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Annual outlook for 2022

8 March 2022

The Observatory has issued the annual outlook for 2022. Taking a number of factors including the development of La Niña, climate model predictions and objective guidance into consideration, it is expected that the tropical cyclone season may start in June or earlier, and end in October or later. There will be about five to eight tropical cyclones coming within 500 kilometres of Hong Kong this year, which is normal to above normal. Annual rainfall is expected to be normal to above normal. Under the influence of global warming and local urbanization, the chance of normal to above-normal annual mean temperature is relatively higher.

Annual rainfall in Hong Kong
Normal to above normal
(between 2200 and 2800 mm)
Number of tropical cyclones
entering 500 km of Hong Kong
Normal to above normal
(5 to 8)
Annual mean temperature in Hong Kong