Climate in vietnam: everything you need to know


A lot of people know about Vietnam, especially the North by Halong Bay. But the whole area is not only attracted by Halong cất cánh or Sapa, we have many more things lớn discover. & if you are planning to visit, the article below will give you some detailed information about the North Vietnam weather in general.

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North Vietnam Weather Overview

There are two different Vietnam weather patterns: the Northern one with 4 seasons (spring, summer, autumn, winter) and the Southern one with 2 seasons (dry, rainy). Generally speaking, the Northern weather pattern is similar lớn weather patterns in most North Hemisphere countries. Northern regions have tropical climates with a bit more distinctive seasonal changes of weather. The weather in the North is divided into 4 different seasons và each season of the year has its own characteristics of the weather that makes the landscape different. Let’s take a look at the features of each season & months of weather in the north below.


North Vietnam Weather by Seasons


February lớn April is the season of spring when the temperature is rising from the cold month of January. With the average temperature in North is at around 15°C - 25°C & the average humidity is at 80%, drizzle and mild humidity should be foretold, but the sunshine is pleasant with clear, blue skies. In spring, small rains are expected, the North weather is still pleasant & great for hiking, with spring flowers in full bloom in different places, from Hanoi thành phố to the upper northern area making the region especially beautiful. It is the best time to lớn visit North Vietnam if you want lớn capture Instagram-worthy pictures wearing your best outfit. Spring is also the time of almost all festivals in North Vietnam. Traditional festivals, flower villages và magnificent landscapes make for impressive subjects for photos in spring.


Spring in north Vietnam


The summer lasts from May khổng lồ August every year, it is very hot at this time & the normal temperature is around 30°C - 38°C, so that beach vacations are meant for children during this period. Although it is the high season for the domestics who travel by the short time in the summer in Vietnam, the mountainous areas or a lot of historical monuments are not too touristy since summer vacation for Vietnamese families normally means beach trips.

75% humidity on average and the precipitation level between 240mm và 340mm in recent years means you can get caught in the rain no matter what part of the month you plan your visit. Nonetheless, rains come & go quickly, and no matter how torrential they may get. The rain does some good in taking away all the heat and gives you a pleasant evening lớn hang out. Sometimes, there are some early storms in late August, but it’s really unusual. The storm season normally begins in September so summer is also very ideal for any foreign tourist who books & enjoys the trip khổng lồ Vietnam.


Kayaking is best activities in north Vietnam summer


Autumn in Vietnam is from September to lớn November, the North Vietnam weather experiences the most pleasant time. The weather is cool và dry with a light breeze. It is not unreasonable when autumn is the high tourist season in Vietnam. This period of time gives the most pleasant climate of the year when it features cool but also sunny weather ranging from 24°C - 30°C which makes it perfect for outdoor activities.

Autumn is considered khổng lồ be the most thắm thiết time in Hanoi when you can enjoy a lot of specialities lượt thích green young rice (Cốm), dracontomelon (edible fruit named Sấu), milk flower (Hoa Sua), etc. Likewise, the North highland areas immerse in yellow grain, which offers spectacular scenes to catch sights of the endless yellow rice terraces — something you might have never seen before — & get in touch with ethnic minorities living in villages of Vietnam. In November, the North remains its late autumn climate. Temperatures drop further down lớn an average of 24°C, & the air becomes colder.


Yellow rice terrace in north Vietnam autumn


Winter in Northern is from late November to February, the period shows a different cold season, Hanoi and nearby areas (Halong Bay, Ninh Binh, Mai Chau etc.) may drop to below 10°C and it is even more severe in mountainous areas lượt thích Sapa, Ha Giang, Mau Son etc., when the temperature may drop below 0°C. Winter is one of the best times to discover North Vietnam. It is not only the time of the dry weather, delicious & hearty dishes but also the time to explore the outstanding sceneries of the beauty of Vietnam.

A hot delicious bowl of Pho or some sour & spicy hot pot will warm you up on Hanoi cold winter days, make every moment more memorable. Winter is also a good time lớn take a trekking trip khổng lồ the mountainous areas of the North. The fog creates an aura of mystery that also lends credence to lớn the Northwest mountain’s reputation as Heaven’s Resort.


Winter in north Vietnam

North Vietnam Weather by Months

January:is one of the driest months of the year in North. You can get plenty of sunshine & clear blue skies. Temperatures in the north are still quite cool. The average temperature is 18°C. Rainfall is at the lowest level. At this time, haze is not unusual, especially in coastal areas & around Ha Long Bay. In the North Pole, conditions are dry but chilly and sometimes foggy, especially at night.

February:the temperature of the Northern area is still quite cold at around 20-22℃, it might decrease khổng lồ 14℃ at night. Famous beaches in the North are unavailable for swimming during this time because of the cold bites. Though the temperature has already risen in comparison with January, in Sapa và other mountainous areas, it is still lower than the average, so you should prepare warm layers of clothes for the colder evenings here.

March: temperature is between 16°C - 26°C with very low rainfall but an excess of humidity. If you live in Hanoi long enough, you will get used lớn the idea of sweating walls and floors. This unfortunately does not give the most pleasant feel lớn locals and visitors alike. At the same time, expect drizzle and mist for most days in March, which sometimes may obscure your view of the mountain và sea.

April: temperature rises continuously because the region heads towards the hot & wet summer months. The average temperature is about 24°C, but it will be hotter in Hanoi. Visiting the North mountainous rural area in the is a good idea to escape from the bustling & busy Vietnam cities. The sheer rice terraces sculpted by ethnic minorities are so picturesque và wonderful that you never want to miss during your trip to lớn Vietnam in April. Admiring the beauty of the chất lượng rice terraces while enjoying the peaceful environment.

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May: bids goodbye to the humid and misty month of April. The weather in North Vietnam is hot but comfortable. The temperature in Hanoi ranges between 24°C & 32°C and a balmy humidity of 75%. With lots of sunshine without the scorching heat, May is the best time khổng lồ visit Hanoi & its famous surrounding destinations such as Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay, Ninh Binh & so forth.

June: one of the few times in the year that the weather in North & the Central region chia sẻ a common pattern. Hanoi and Halong Bay’s temperature in June stays between 27°C - 36°C và scanty precipitation. There may be sudden downpours, though the chances are not as high as in July and August.

July:is both the hottest và rainiest month in the North of Vietnam. If you stay in this region long enough from June khổng lồ July, you can see a pronounced rise in both the heat and the rainfall level. The average temperature in Hanoi is between 26°C & 33°C but it normally feels lượt thích 40 to 40 plus for most of the days, except for when the downpours take over.

August: The tropical climate of Vietnam can clearly be felt via the summer in the Northern region. August is the last month of summer in the North with an average temperature of 29°C. You can expect this number khổng lồ range widely from 26 up to 36°C. Although it is not the hottest time, August may have storms or heavy rains which might affect your cruise trip in Halong bay or hiking trip on the mountain due lớn the wet soil.

September: The miserable downpours in the previous month at least vị some good by cooling off the heat for September. Hanoi’s temperature is down lớn 24°C - 31°C low/high, but the humidity remains high at 80%. Northern mountain shares similar humidity but a lower average at 17°C - 27°C both locals & foreign travellers have voted for September as the favourite month of the year. That’s because it is not too hot or not too cold, the general weather in North Vietnam is dry và comfortable.


Sep is best time khổng lồ see golden rice

October: the weather is cool, chilly with a little drizzle. The average temperature ranges from 23 degree Celsius to lớn 26 degree Celsius with a pleasant atmosphere. In remote areas such as Sapa, Mu Cang Chai and Ha Giang, the weather is dry & sunny which is perfect for some soft adventure activities such as trekking. Additionally, October is a superb time lớn visit Halong Bay, Ninh Binh.

November:a transitional period between the fall shoulder season và cold winter. The weather is characterized by dryness & coolness. The temperatures remain mild at around 24°C so you vì not need lớn pack many thick clothes. Lower precipitation also makes the average humidity decrease lớn about 74%. The 7 hours of sunshine on average is enough for one lớn appreciate the beauty of the changing season. Little rainfall in the Sapa, Ha Giang, Yen Bai, và other mountainous provinces is also a perfect condition for trekking or cruising experiences.

December: endure a chilly winter with highs of 21°C và lows of 15°C Temperature drops sharply as you move further up north or to the mountain region in the Northwest & Northeast areas. There are a few days during the cold wave when the temperature gets to lớn sub-zero with frost and snow inevitable. This is also the driest month of the year in the North with very little rain and low humidity level, at 68%. Be prepared for flaky skin and chapped lips, và avoid them by applying frequent moisturizers & drinking plenty of water.

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In a nutshell, any time you visit North Vietnam, the region has its own beauty that can surprise you. No matter what season, or which month you come, the weather is still pleasant. From the mountain to the ocean, the sceneries have big changes allured visitors. The only thing you need khổng lồ mind is to check the weather and pack the suitable stuff, our North Vietnam’s Tours thing will satisfy you.