Going outside? Check the weather forecast first before doing outdoor activities. If you want to impress the Cantonese speakers, one of the best ways to do so is by commenting using Cantonese weather vocabulary 天氣 (tin1 hei3). Ready to learn more? Keep reading below!
If you're planning to travel to Hong Kong for the first time, you consider many factors and details to make your trip memorable and fun. Ensure that the weather is one of those things because how can you enjoy your whole trip if you're not aware of the weather? How would you plan activities if you're experiencing unexpected things because of the weather? How can you enjoy walking down the busy streets of Hong Kong or eating street food if the weather doesn't agree with you?
Imagine how hard it would be if you lacked the basic knowledge about weather. So, give yourself a headstart on weather by learning these basic Cantonese weather vocabulary.
The weather is one of the important factors that affect our daily life. We plan, think, or wear clothes according to the weather. Weather is defined as the condition of the atmosphere in terms of heat or cold, wetness or dryness, calmness or storminess, clarity or cloudiness. The Cantonese word for weather is 天氣 (tin1 hei3). In Hong Kong, this term is used in all situations like daily conversations, weather forecasts, or in school.
Hong Kong has a subtropical climate, with moderate winters and humid, rainy, and muggy summers. The four seasons in Hong Kong include humid spring, rainy summer, energizing autumn, and cold winter. The annual temperature averages 23°C (73.4°F).
When it comes to Hong Kong weather by month, November and December are the ideal months to visit because the weather is often good, with plenty of sunshine and gentle breezes. Tropical cyclones of varied intensity and periodic rains and thunderstorms may affect Hong Kong from May to November.
The Hong Kong Observatory is a government agency in charge of weather monitoring and forecasting and issuing weather-related warnings.
Weather is an essential factor to consider when you're going on a trip, especially in a different country like Hong Kong. Since we were young, we have been taught about the weather, and we're going to that again but this time in a different language. So, let's start widening your vocabulary and learn these Cantonese weather vocabulary so that if you hear or watch a weather forecast in Cantonese, you can understand it easily.
Summer is the season in Hong Kong, where it's usually sunny. It delivers Hong Kong unpleasant heat, rain, and frequent typhoons. The average temperature is 28 degrees Celsius to 32 degrees Celsius or even higher during the day. Locals and visitors alike can suffer from a lack of breeze, scorching sun, and oppressive humidity, so you might want to pack some t-shirts, shorts, or dresses. You might also want to bring an umbrella ( 雨傘 jyu5 saan3) to protect you from the sun and water (水 seoi2) to keep you hydrated.
It's hard to travel and do outdoor activities if it's raining. In June, expect rainy days and the constant threat of typhoons, showers, and thunderstorms if you're heading to Hong Kong. Bringing an umbrella and appropriate clothing for rainy days is also advisable.
Generally, Hong Kong has mild, dry, and cloudy winters, with occasional cold fronts. Cloudy days are one of the best weather because you can enjoy many outdoor activities without being exposed to the sun. Children enjoy this kind of weather because they can play outside. Hong Kong usually has this weather during the winter season.
The average hourly wind speed in Hong Kong experiences significant seasonal variation over the year. The windier part of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from September 30 to March 14, with average wind speeds of more than 11.2 miles per hour. The windiest month in Hong Kong is December, with an average hourly wind speed of 13.0 miles per hour.
One of the worst cases that can happen when traveling is when you experience stormy weather. If you have seen a sign or heard that the weather forecast says there will be a storm, better be ready for possible things to happen. Tropical cyclones of varied intensity and periodic rains and thunderstorms may affect Hong Kong from May to November.
Weather in Hong Kong can be unpredictable too. Even if it's spring season, you can experience foggy weather. During foggy weather in Hong Kong, ferry services are temporarily suspended.
Some months in Hong Kong are incredibly humid, while others are moderately humid. December is the least humid month, while April and May have the most humidity, with an average relative humidity of 83 percent.
Here are more words and phrases in the Cantonese language related to weather:
|氣候變化||hei3 hau6 bin3 faa3||climate change|
|毛毛雨||mou4 mou4 jyu5||drizzle|
|下雨雪||haa6 jyu5 syut3||falling sleet|
|凍到震||dung3 dou3 jan3||freezing|
|鬆泡泡的雲||sung1 paau1 paau1 dik1 wan4||fluffy cloud|
|風調雨順||fung1 tiu4 jyu5 seon6||good weather|
|大雨||daai6 jyu5||heavy rain|
|結冰||git3 bing1||ice over|
|大塊冰雹||daai6 faai3 bing1 bok6||large hailstones|
|毛毛雨||mou4 mou4 jyu5||light drizzle|
|晨霜||san4 soeng1||morning frost|
|陣雨||zan6 jyu5||rain shower|
|落大雨||lok6 daai6 yu5||storm|
|天氣預報||tin1 hei3 jyu6 bou3||weather forecast|
|天氣預報||tin1 hei3 jyu6 bou3||weather report|
|天文台||tin1 man4 toi4||weather station|
|天氣點呀?||tin1 hei3 dim5 aa1||How’s the weather?|
|今日幾多度呀?||gam1 jat6 gei2 do1 dou6 aa3||How’s the temperature today?|
|落雨。||lok6 yu5。||It rains.|
|今日好熱。||gam1 yat6 hou2 yit6。||It's hot today.|
|今日好凍。||gam1 yat6 hou2 dung3。||It's cold today.|
|就嚟落雨。||jau6 lai4 lok6 yu5。||It's going to rain.|
|就嚟落雪。||jau6 lai4 lok6 syut3。||It's going to snow.|
|天氣預報話會落雨。||tin1 hei3 yu6 bou3 wa6 wui5 lok6 yu5。||It's forecast to rain.|
|天氣預報話今日全 日多雲。||tin1 hei3 yu6 bou3 wa6 gam1 yat6 chyun4 yat6 do1 wan4。||It's forecast to be cloudy all day.|
|今日將會凍到震。||gam1 yat6 jeung1 wui5 dung3 dou3 jan3。||It will be freezing today.|
|睇落颱風嚟緊。||tai2 lok6 toi4 fung1 lai4 gan2。||It looks like the typhoon is coming.|
|睇落就嚟落大雨。||tai2 lok6 jau6 lai4 lok6 daai6 yu5。||It looks like the storm is coming.|
|八月很潮濕。||baat3 jyut6 han2 ciu4 sap1.||It's humid in August.|
|我覺得好凍。||ngo5 gok3 dak1 hou2 dung3||I feel very cold.|
|我覺得好熱。||ngo5 gok3 dak1 hou2 jit6||I feel very hot.|
|我覺得今日好潮濕。||ngo5 gok3 dak1 gam1 jat6 hou2 ciu4 sap1||I feel very humid today.|
|今日天氣好好。||gam1 yat6 tin1 hei3 hou2 hou2。||The weather is nice today.|
|街上正在下雨。||gai1 soeng6 zing3 zoi6 haa6 jyu5.||The rain is falling on the street.|
|好快停雨。||hou2 faai3 ting4 yu5。||The rain is going to stop soon.|
|溫度都幾高。||wan1 dou6 dou1 gei2 gou1。||The temperature is rather high.|
|溫度都幾低。||wan1 dou6 dou1 gei2 dai1。||The temperature is rather low.|
|颱風登陸了。||toi4 fung1 dang1 luk6 liu5.||The typhoon has hit.|
|停咗雪。||ting4 jo2 syut3。||The snow has stopped.|
|今天非常悶熱。||gam1 tin1 fei1 soeng4 mun6 jit6||Today is very muggy.|
|今天天氣晴朗，間中有雲。||gam1 tin1 tin1 hei3 cing4 long5 gaan3 zung1 jau5 wan4||Today's weather is sunny with occasional clouds.|
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