Canadians traveling on regular passports do not require a visa to enter Hong Kong. (Traveller is advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.)
Hong Kong has a subtropical climate with distinct seasons. Typhoon season is May to November. When a typhoon is approaching, warnings are broadcast on TV and radio, and signals indicate its significance, the latest position and expected movement of the centre of the tropical cyclone, information on the wind strength, rainfall and sea level in the territory. When typhoon signal 8 is hoisted, businesses and shops close down and flights may be cancelled. There is a separate warning for heavy rain.
Spring: March to May – Temperature and humidity are rising. Evenings can be cool.
Summer: June to August – Hot, humid and sunny, with occasional showers and thunderstorms. The temperture can exceed 31°C.
Autumn: September to November – There are pleasant breezes, plenty of sunshine and comfortable temperatures. Many people regard these as the best months of the year to visit Hong Kong.
Winter: December to February – Cool, dry and cloudy, with occasional cold fronts. The temperature can drop below 10°C in urban areas.
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200/220 volts, 50 cycles. Three-rectangular pin plugs are the norm.