What is the best time to visit Macau?

October to December is the best time to visit Macau. Considered as the autumn season, these months with cool and clear weather mark the post-summer and pre-winter season. With a distinct dry and wet season, the average temperature in Macau ranges around 20 degrees Celcius almost the entire year.

December is the best month to visit Macau with the weather being neither too dry nor too hot. January and February mark the coldest period in Macau but is a good time to visit for people who don't mind a little cold.

The summer months in Macau from May and September is very hot and humid with June being the hottest month. However, beach lovers and tourists on a budget can consider visiting Macau during these months.

It is recommended to avoid visiting Macau from July to September as the area is prone to cyclone and typhoons during the monsoon season. 

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Monthly Weather in Macau

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 21°/ 16° 2 days
February 21°/ 16° 5 days
March 23°/ 19° 7 days
April 24°/ 19° 9 days
May 27°/ 24° 24 days
June 31°/ 27° 20 days
July 32°/ 27° 20 days
August 32°/ 27° 25 days
September 31°/ 26° 15 days
October 29°/ 24° 6 days
November 26°/ 20° 0 days
December 22°/ 16° 1 days

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Macau in Summer (May - September)

The summer and monsoon season coincide in Macau. The months between May and September are considered summer months when the mercury climbs to a steep 35 degrees Celcius. June is the hottest month of the year, making it unfavourable for outdoorsy tourists. However, this is the best off-season time to find great discounts, sightsee in the evenings, and hit the casinos by night.

Macau in Monsoon (July - September)

Macau’s monsoon season stretches between April and September, with heavy rains. With an average temperature of 30 degrees Celcius and a very high humidity of 95%, visitors can expect rain almost every day.

The typhoon season between July and September is the off-season that sees the least tourists – it is advisable to stay away from Macau during this season as the weather is unpredictable and there is not much to see outdoors. However, the off-season rates ensure great discounts on casinos, making it an ideal time for budget-conscious tourists who only want to visit the casinos and stay indoors. April and May are the wettest months.

Macau in Autumn (October - December)

The best, most popular time to visit Macau, the October-December tourist season offers a great balance of the outdoors and casinos alike, with temperatures ranging from 27 degrees Celcius to 13 degrees Celcius. With the thumping Macau International Music Festival in October, the iconic Macau Grand Prix held in November, the Latin Pride Parade March in December, and thrilling watersports in tow, one can’t go wrong! However, the prices are steep and hotels are usually sold out weeks in advance.

Macau in Winter (January - February)

With temperatures ranging between 20 degrees Celcius and 7 degrees Celcius, Macau’s winter months between December and February are chilly. Sudden drops in temperature may be anticipated, but are tolerable if tourists are armed with cozy winter wear. Christmas and New Year in Macau is are events that are not to be missed – the entire city comes alive and the casinos host great parties. This is the mid-tourist season.

Macau in Spring (March - April)

The second-best time to visit Macau, the spring months (March to April) bring a host of fun outdoor adventures and festivals. An ideal option for couples and families on a budget, Macau in spring has comfortable temperatures ranging between 27 degrees Celcius and 16 degrees Celcius. This is also when the famous Macau Arts Festival is held.

Macau in January

The chill winter weather with a high of 18 degrees Celcius and a low of 7 degrees Celcius makes January the coldest month of the year. There is not much rain, and the afternoons are pleasant. Don’t forget to pack winter essentials and a thick coat here. The New Year celebrations and the Macau Fringe Art Festival are great ways to soak in the local culture and party with loved ones.

Macau in February

February is warmer than January in Macau with an average temperature of 19 degrees Celcius, although sudden drops to 10 degrees Celcius may still occur. Revel in the celebration of the Chinese New Year, a week-long extravaganza with vibrant parades, great food, and live performances. This is a great time to understand the exotic culture of the locals.

Macau in March

The pleasant spring month in Macau brings up temperatures to a comfortable 17 degrees Celcius to 21 degrees Celcius ? making it a good tourist season. As a former European colony, the locals celebrate Easter with a distinctive European flair, making it a fun outdoor activity for tourists. Visit the churches or town squares to take part in a Portuguese European egg hunt, and gorge on egg cakes!

Macau in April

As the tourist season dawns invitingly with temperatures ranging between 20 degrees Celcius and 25 degrees Celcius ? visitors can make full use of the weather and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Old Macau and its Portuguese monuments. Head over to the legendary village of Taipa to take part in the Taoist Pak Tai festival, and pray to the Sea God for good fortune!

Macau in May

As the mercury heats up to a range of 24 degrees Celcius and 30 degrees Celcius, May signals the end of spring in Macau. However, one can still hope to sightsee and get around town with a trusty umbrella or a hat. Head over to the Nautical Centre to catch the action of the dramatic International Dragon Boat Races, and cheer the racers on. Check out incredible performance arts pieces and modern art at the diverse Macau Arts Festival too!

Macau in June

While the summer heat touches a high of 32 degrees Celcius and a low of 26­­­ degrees Celcius in Macau, there are a range of local summer festivals, casino themed nights, and night markets to choose from. Don’t forget to load up on sunscreen and carry an umbrella if you’re planning on sightseeing during this time – we recommend hitting the major scenic spots at Old Macau by the evening to take in the vibrant local culture and escape the heat.

Macau in July

Not only is July the hottest month in Macau at ­­­35 degrees Celcius, but it also signals the beginning of the unpredictable typhoon season. This is the off-season time where not many tourists visit Macau. It is not advisable to take up hiking or watersports during this time. However, the dazzling casinos put up great discounts for accommodation and attractions, making it a great getaway for visitors who’d rather explore the resorts indoors.

Macau in August

With temperatures ranging between 33 degrees Celcius and 26 degrees Celcius, and constant rainfall, August is another off-season month in Macau. Budget tourists can take advantage of the casinos’ discounts and revel in the world-class amenities indoors.

Macau in September

Towards the end of September, the typhoon season ends in Macau and more tourists start trickling in. With temperatures ranging between 30 degrees Celcius and 25 degrees Celcius, the weather is decent enough to venture outdoors. The famous Macau International Fireworks Display contest - featuring teams from all over the world - lights up the night sky every weekend in September, so don’t forget to look up!

Macau in October

As the weather cools down to a comfortable range between 27 degrees Celcius and 22 degrees Celcius, the main tourist season dawns at Macau. The skies are clear and the waters are perfect to indulge in watersports. Dance away at the Macau International Music Festival held across the city in October, grooving along to EDM, disco, folk songs, and western pop numbers aplenty.

Macau in November

With the mercury dipping to a low of 18 degrees Celcius and a high of 23 degrees Celcius, November is the most popular month to visit Macau. This is the perfect time to go sightseeing and explore the city of Old Macau and take a hike nearby. The crowning glory of Macau’s circuit, the Macau Grand Prix is a must-watch event for petrol heads and stroll by the Sai Wan Lake to indulge your taste buds at the Macau Food Festival while you’re there!

Macau in December

Although temperatures are freezing with a high of 20 degrees Celcius and a low of 13 degrees Celcius, the holiday spirit is enough to warm all hearts at Macau. With special discounts at casinos, public celebrations, and the famous Macau International Parade, there are plenty of events to take part in. Ring in the New Year at the Macau Light Festival celebrations, or party at a casino.

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