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Climate in Hongkong

The hilly terrain of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island
Areas of urban development and vegetation are visible in this false-colour satellite image.Hong Kong, which consists of a peninsula and 236 islands, is located on China's south coast, 60 km (37 mi) east of Macau on the opposite side of the Pearl River Delta. It is surrounded by the South China Sea on the east, south, and west, and borders the Guangdong city of Shenzhen to the north over the Shenzhen River. Hong Kong's terrain is long, irregular and curvaceous coast line provides it with many bays, rivers and beaches.

Situated just south of the Tropic of Cancer, Hong Kong's climate is humid subtropical climate. Summer is hot and humid with occasional showers and thunderstorms, and warm air coming from the southwest. It is also the time when typhoons are most likely, sometimes resulting in flooding or landslides. Winter weather usually starts sunny and becomes cloudier towards February, with the occasional cold front bringing strong, cooling winds from the north. The most pleasant seasons are spring, although changeable, and autumn, which is generally sunny and dry. Hong Kong averages 1,948 hours of sunshine per year, while the highest and lowest ever recorded temperatures at the Hong Kong Observatory are 36.1 °C (97.0 °F) and 0.0 °C (32.0 °F), respectively.

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