Local Information

Climate and clothing

The climate in Macau is fairly warm tropical climates. Annual average temperature is about 20oC (68oF) and ranges from 16oC (50oF) to 25oC (77oF). Humidity levels are high and average values vary between 73% and 90%. Annual rainfall is 1.778mm, mostly during summer.

Autumn (October - December) is the most pleasant season. Days are sunny and warm and humidity levels are low. Winter (January - March) is cold but sunny. In April humidity increases and from May to September the climate becomes hot, humid and rainy with occasional tropical storms (typhoons).

In December, some woolen clothes are recommended as well as a thicker jacket or even an overcoat.

For more information, please visit the website of the Macau Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau

Time Zone

Macau is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8).

Currency

Macau’s official currency is “Pataca” (MOP$). Currently the “Pataca” is linked to the Hong Kong dollar (HK$). The exchange rate is roughly MOP$103.20 = HK$100.00. In terms of US dollars, 8 Patacas is roughly equivalent to 1 US dollar.

Major credit cards such as VISA, MasterCard, American Express are accepted at many hotels, shops and restaurants.

Electricity

Electricity in Macau is at 220V, 50Hz. The power plugs used in Macau are of the three-pin, square-shaped.

Safety and Security

In case of emergency, there are police stations and reporting centers in the territory, and you may call the emergency dial 999.

For more related information, please visit the website of the Macau Government Tourist Office