Hong Kong Travel Plans in May? Check the Weather First.
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[by Ma Chae Rim] The spring feeling of May calls for a trip. If you have time and money, you can go anywhere, but if you have a schedule such as home life, work life, study, etc., it is not easy to travel to a faraway place. But it is also hard to suppress the desire to leave.
At a time like this, let's go to Hong Kong where you can enjoy a good trip even on a short schedule. Hong Kong's May, which is ahead of the season, is already in full early summer. If you are planning a trip to Hong Kong, the most important checklist is the local weather. Let's look at the May weather in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong in May
Summer in Hong Kong comes relatively fast and last longer. The May of Hong Kong is similar to the midsummer of Beijing and Seoul. However, since the maximum temperature in May does not exceed 30 ° C, it is not difficult to travel outside because of the hot weather.
In May, the average low temperature in Hong Kong is 24.1 ℃, the average high temperature is 28.4 ℃, and the day and night temperature difference are not big at 4.3℃. Be aware that there is a high chance that you will encounter rain during your trip because of the long rain season. The average precipitation is 304.7mm and the average number of precipitation days is 14.7 days, so half of May will be in rain
What to wear
The day and night time temperature difference in Hong Kong is less than 5 degrees Celsius, which can be felt hot both day and night. It is good to prepare thin clothes mainly, and most importantly, take summer clothes of well-ventilated material. There is not a large difference in day and night temperature, so you do not need to prepare an outerwear such as a cardigan.
It will be helpful to have umbrellas, raincoats, rain boots, etc. in preparation for the May weather in Hong Kong, which is rainy. It is sometimes useful to keep the wet clothes separately by preparing a waterproof pack because your clothes can get wet due to sudden rain. Also, please have plenty of innerwear and underwear to wear so you can change frequently as needed.
What are the May specialties in Hong Kong?
'Goobne Chicken' is a popular NO.1 roast chicken brand in Hong Kong. Centrally located in the heart of Hong Kong, it features spacious, comfortable interiors and a various menu. The advantage is being able to enjoy chicken in healthier way because it is roasted instead of frying in oil. Especially crispy and sweet, 'Honey Curry Basasak Chicken' is a popular dish widely enjoyed by both young and old. In addition, a variety of menus are available, including original oven roasted chicken, Terri barbecue chicken, Gochu Basasak chicken, Volcano chicken, and Deep cheese chicken.
The famous Wonton soup restaurant, Wang Wa, which has been in Wanchai for over 60 years, serves wonton that is made with pork and shrimp with chewy noodles along with savory broth made with shark bones to create deep and flavorful dish. They still insisted on the traditional way of pulling the noodle using bamboo rods, so it is worth a visit. Wonton (Shrimp Wonton Noodle) as well as Hot Chili Sauce with Sliced Pork Noodle with pork is the popular menu here.
If you are traveling to Hong Kong, why not visit the most famous dim sum restaurants there? Hong Kong's famous dim sum restaurant, 'Tim Ho Wan', currently operates five branches in Hong Kong, including Sham Shui Po, North Point, and Tai Kok Tsui. It is an excellent restaurant to be introduced in the Michelin guide. This is a place where they catch the taste of the guests at reasonable prices. Baked Bun with BBQ Pork and Steamed Egg Cake, reminiscent of Castella, are the must try of the place.
If you want to feel the unique atmosphere of Hong Kong, visit Mido Cafe, which opened in 1950. In the interior where you can feel the sensibility of the 50's, the popular menu is the traditional milk tea with black tea and the sweet and thick French toast covered in eggs. If you want to make an unforgettable memory in Hong Kong, sit down at the window on the second floor of Mido Cafe and look down Temple Street and Tin Hau Temple. (photo by Goobne, Goobne Chicken, Hong Kong Tourism Board, Wing Wa, Tim Ho Wan, Mido Cafe)