Macau Weather: Climate, Temperature, Weather Forecast & Best Time to Visit

Located along the southeast coast of Mainland China, Macao is bordered on Zhuhai City of Guangdong Province to the north, facing the Hengqin Island in Zhuhai to the west and Hong Kong across the Pearl River Estuary to the east. Surrounded by the sea on three sides, it is exposed to direct solar radiation twice a year with a subtropical oceanic monsoon climate that is characterized by intense radiation, exuberant evaporation, adequate moisture, high temperature, and abundant rainfall.

Normally, the average annual temperature is about 73 °F (23 °C). Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 55 °F (13 °C) to 89 °F (32 °C) and is rarely below 50 °F (10 °C) or above 93 °F (34 °C). The rainfall in Macau mostly focuses on May to September. From May to November, it may be attacked by tropical cyclones of various strengths and occasional squally thunderstorms. The typhoon season is likely in May to October. The detailed information about best time to visit Macau, Macau climate graphs, Macau weather typhoon and seasons to go Macau are as followings and please feel free to use them when plan your Macau tour.

Best Time to Visit Macau

Macau is a city highly influenced by monsoon, it thus has a long hot summer with abundant rainfalls. Meanwhile, the tropical cyclones in Macu is from May to September, focusing on July to September with high degree. In Spring and Autumn, Macau sees sunny and enjoyable weather. Therefore, the best time to Macau is from October to next April when you can enjoy Macau time with comfortable weather, and it is also suitable to visit Macau all year round.

MACAU WEATHER

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Average Rainfall of Macau

Average Rainfall of Macau

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
mm 27 60 89 195 311 364 297 343 220 79 44 30
Days 6 10 12 12 14 18 16 16 12 6 5 5

Average Humidity of Macau

Average Humidity of Macau

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
% 74 81 85 86 84 84 82 81 78 72 70 69

Macau Seasons to Go

Bordering the Asian continent in the north and the tropical ocean (the South China Sea) in the south, Macao is influenced by the mid- and high-latitude atmospheric circulation from the continent and the low-latitude atmospheric circulation from the ocean. For this reason, Macao has a warm and humid spring, a long summer with high temperature and abundant rainfall, a comfortable and sunny autumn, and a cool and dry winter.
Spring (March - May)
March and April are the transition period from winter to summer, during which temperature begins to increase and the mean temperature of this two months is about 68 °F (20 °C). In May, the temperatures are even close to 86 °F (30 °C). However, as the winter monsoon meets the summer monsoon during Spring, the weather may change quickly and you could see cold and rainy days.
What to Wear
It is advised to take light sweater or overcoat, long sleeved shirt, T-shirt, thin jeans and trousers with you, and remember to take an umbrella or a raincoat, and wear water-proof shoes in case of unexpected rains.
Seasonal Activities
During this season, you could go to Historical Center of Macau to enjoy those East-meets-West heritages. This place has been listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Record with more than 20 historical sites, including A-ma Temple, Ruins of St Paul' s Cathedral, Senado Square, Macau Maritime Museum, etc. Macau Tower Adventure is also a good choice for you. You could also eat delicious local foods at Rua do Cunha. Furthermore, you could see China’s Panda at Macau Giant Panda Pavilion.
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Macau in Spring

Macau in Spring

Macau Weather in Mar

  • Temperature: 18°C / 64°F
  • High Temperature: 21°C / 70°F
  • Low Temperature: 16°C / 61°F
  • Humidity: 85%
  • Rainfall: 89 mm
  • Rainy Days: 12 days
  • Sunrise: 06:19 ~ 06:46
  • Sunset: 18:29 ~ 18:40

Macau Weather in Apr

  • Temperature: 22°C / 72°F
  • High Temperature: 25°C /77°F
  • Low Temperature: 20°C / 68°F
  • Humidity: 86%
  • Rainfall: 195 mm
  • Rainy Days: 12 days
  • Sunrise: 05:54 ~ 06:18
  • Sunset: 18:40 ~ 18:51

Macau Weather in May

  • Temperature: 26°C / 79°F
  • High Temperature: 28°C /82°F
  • Low Temperature: 24°C / 75°F
  • Humidity: 84%
  • Rainfall: 311 mm
  • Rainy Days: 14 days
  • Sunrise: 05:41 ~ 05:53
  • Sunset: 18:52 ~ 19:05
Summer (June - August)
According to the way of dividing four seasons in inland China, June to August is summer period. However, Macau has a long summer, and the high temperature and abundant rainfall even last until September. During this season, it’s hot and highly wet. With the impacts of tropical cyclones during this period, Macu sees occasional thunderstorms, and typhoons.
What to Wear
As the mean temperature is always higher than 77 °F (25 °C), you need to wear as light as possible, including T-shirts, shorts, skirts,etc. Meanwhile, you should bring umbrella or raincoat, as well as water-proof shoes or sandals. In addition, you should pay much attention to weather forecast and avoid bad weather.
Seasonal Activities
In this season, we suggest you to do some indoor activities, including visiting Macau Museum, Macau Tea Culture House, Grand Prix Museum, and Macau Maritime Museum. You can also watch splendid House of Dancing Water or drink Portuguese Wines at Macau Soul. Meanwhile, during some days with nice weather, you could also have sunbathe at Hac sac Beach of Coloane Island or walk along the Long Chao Kok to the peaceful pagoda named "聽海軒" above the sea where you can rest and meditate. If you are lucky, you might even see pink dolphins! Furthermore, you could go to Venetian Macau or Parisian Macau to experience the luxury casinos.
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Macau in Summer

Macau in Summer

Macau Weather in Jun

  • Temperature: 28°C / 82°F
  • High Temperature: 30°C / 86°F
  • Low Temperature: 26°C / 79°F
  • Humidity: 84%
  • Rainfall: 364 mm
  • Rainy Days: 18 days
  • Sunrise: 05:41 ~ 05:45
  • Sunset: 19:05 ~ 19:13

Macau Weather in Jul

  • Temperature: 29°C / 84°F
  • High Temperature: 32°C /90°F
  • Low Temperature: 26°C / 79°F
  • Humidity: 82%
  • Rainfall: 297 mm
  • Rainy Days: 16 days
  • Sunrise: 05:45 ~ 05:57
  • Sunset: 19:07 ~ 19:13

Macau Weather in Aug

  • Temperature: 28°C / 82°F
  • High Temperature: 32°C /90°F
  • Low Temperature: 26°C / 79°F
  • Humidity: 81%
  • Rainfall: 343 mm
  • Rainy Days: 16 days
  • Sunrise: 05:57 ~ 06:08
  • Sunset: 18:44 ~ 19:06
Autumn (September to November)
At September, the weather in Macau is still hot and wet. From October, the temperature and rainfall begin to decrease and the weather becomes more comfortable. You could see a clear and refreshing autumn in Macau.
What to Wear
Thin clothes, light sweater and trousers are recommended for Autumn in Macau. You also need to bring umbrella or raincoat, and water proof shoes in case of rains.
Seasonal Activities
As the weather in this season is so comfortable that you could go anywhere you want in Macau. We suggest you go to the Historical Center of Macau, which is a collection of World Cultural Heritage covering over 20 historical sites as A-ma Temple, Ruins of St Paul' s Cathedral, Senado Square, Macau Maritime Museum, etc. You could also go to Taipa Village to explore an authentic Macau or go to Kun Iam Temple to know Chinese Buddhist culture. Fisherman’s Wharf can also be a good place for you to relax.
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Macau in Autumn

Macau in Autumn

Macau Weather in Sep

  • Temperature: 27°C / 81°F
  • High Temperature: 30°C / 86°F
  • Low Temperature: 25°C / 77°F
  • Humidity: 78%
  • Rainfall: 220 mm
  • Rainy Days: 12 days
  • Sunrise: 06:08 ~ 06:16
  • Sunset: 18:14 ~ 18:43

Macau Weather in Oct

  • Temperature: 25°C / 77°F
  • High Temperature: 28°C /82°F
  • Low Temperature: 23°C / 73°F
  • Humidity: 72%
  • Rainfall: 79 mm
  • Rainy Days: 6 days
  • Sunrise: 06:17 ~ 06:29
  • Sunset: 17:49 ~ 18:13

Macau Weather in Nov

  • Temperature: 21°C / 70°F
  • High Temperature: 24°C /75°F
  • Low Temperature: 18°C / 64°F
  • Humidity: 70%
  • Rainfall: 44 mm
  • Rainy Days: 5 days
  • Sunrise: 06:29 ~ 06:47
  • Sunset: 17:41 ~ 17:49
Winter (December - February)
During winter, Macau rarely snows and the mean temperature is about 59 °F (15 °C). January and February are the coldest time in a year. However, the temperature is not likely to lower than 50 °F (10 °C).
What to Wear
It is recommended to wear sweaters and long trousers in winter, and take a coat with you to wear during the cooler hours of darkness.
Seasonal Activities
During this season, you could climb Guia Hill, the highest mountain in Macau Peninsula, to see Guia Lighthouse and Fortress. You could also go to Historical Center of Macau with A-ma Temple, Ruins of St Paul' s Cathedral, Senado Square, Macau Maritime Museum, etc. Grand Prix Museum and Wine Museum can also be good places to visit.
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Macau in Winter

Macau in Winter

Macau Weather in Dec

  • Temperature: 17°C / 63°F
  • High Temperature: 20°C / 68°F
  • Low Temperature: 14°C / 57°F
  • Humidity: 69%
  • Rainfall: 30 mm
  • Rainy Days: 5 days
  • Sunrise: 06:48 ~ 07:04
  • Sunset: 17:41 ~ 17:52

Macau Weather in Jan

  • Temperature: 15°C / 59°F
  • High Temperature: 18°C /64°F
  • Low Temperature: 13°C / 55°F
  • Humidity: 74%
  • Rainfall: 27 mm
  • Rainy Days: 6 days
  • Sunrise: 07:04 ~ 07:07
  • Sunset: 17:53 ~ 18:13

Macau Weather in Feb

  • Temperature: 16°C / 61°F
  • High Temperature: 19°C /66°F
  • Low Temperature: 14°C / 57°F
  • Humidity: 81%
  • Rainfall: 60 mm
  • Rainy Days: 10 days
  • Sunrise: 06:47 ~ 07:04
  • Sunset: 18:14 ~ 18:29

Macau Typhoon Season

Macau typhoon season is from May to October, focusing on July to September. If you happen to visit Macau in the typhoon season, you should not venture out too far when the typhoon warning is level 3 or less, but stay indoors when it is higher. All shops and banks are closed when a level 8 typhoon warning is given.

How to Plan Your Macau Tour

For most regular travelers to Macau, they spend 1-2 days to enjoy the best highlights of the culture, history, food and development of this city, including Ruins of St Paul’s Cathedral, A-ma Temple, Senado Square, Rua do Cunha, Macau Tower, Casinos, etc. You could come to there to experience the top things to do we recommended above. Besides, for many visitors, they also combine a trip to Macau together with Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Jiangmen, Foshan and else to explore more attractions of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area of China.

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