Macau has been a Portuguese colony until 1999. Therefore, it is a blend of Portuguese and Chinese cultures. This autonomous region on the south coast of China is known for the gambling industry. The official languages of Macau are Cantonese and Portuguese. Hokkien, English, and Mandarin are also spoken. Macau has a subtropical climate. Weather is unpredictable, and rain can turn to the sun in seconds. There is sunshine most of the year. Macau has warm and rainy weather conditions with the distinct humid and dry season due to coastal regions.