Hanoi Vietnam best season to visit

Hanoi, as well as the North of Vietnam, has a humid tropical climate, characterized by monsoons which has hot summer with plenty of rain (called the rainy season) and cold winter, rare of rain (called the dry season).

Hanoi Vietnam best season to visit
Hanoi Vietnam best season to visit. Photo: Hoai Lam

In addition, it also has two interference periods between the rainy and dry seasons thus forming the spring and autumn in Hanoi.

Meanwhile, it has only two seasons including the rainy season and dry season in a year in Saigon and Da Lat, generally from Da Nang Province to the South of Vietnam.

How many season does Hanoi Vietnam have?

The seasons and weather in Hanoi is expressed according to 12 months in a year as following:

1. The spring is the beginning of a new year from February to April.

2. The summer lasts from May to July

3. The autumn is from August to October

4. The winter lasts from November to January next year.

Hanoi Vietnam best season to visit
Hanoi Vietnam best season to visit. Photo: Nguyen Huong

Located in the tropical zone, Hanoi  has abundant solar radiation whole year and high temperatures. The average total of radiation each year is 122.8 kcal/cm2 with 1,641 hours of sunshine and the annual temperature is 23,6 degrees Celsius with the highest temperature is 29,8 degrees Celsius in June (hottest month) and the lowest is 17,2 degrees Celsius in January.

Hanoi also receives relatively high humidity and rainfall. The average annually humidity is 79% and rainfall is 1.800 mm with 114 rainy days each year.

The most clearly feature climate is change and different from hot and cold seasons. The dry season with the average temperature is 29.2 degree Celsius from May to September.

The rainy and dry season lasts from November to March next year with dry weather, the average temperature is 15,2 degrees Celsius.

In addition, two seasons are two transition periods of April and October so it can say that Hanoi has all four seasons a year including spring, summer, autumn and winter. The weather rotates follow four beautiful seasons that make abundant, diversified feature of Hanoi climate.

Hanoi weather and climate in the summer - Vietnam flood season

It is very hot, the temperature can reach to 42 degrees Celsius, large rainfalls usually appear about 1-2 hours in the evening.

Hanoi weather and climate in the summer
Hanoi weather and climate in the summer

Hanoi Vietnam flood season
Hanoi Vietnam flood season

Hanoi Vietnam flood season
Flood in Hanoi in summer. Photo: zing

In the afternoon summer, the roads are relatively solitary because of burning heat from surfaces. People don’t seem to like the summer but this is an exciting season with green trees and variety of fruits sold on the streets.

Hanoi weather in the autumn - Vietnam cool season

Hanoi weather has stable temperatures with light sunny, little rainfalls when gradually moving to autumn. But the common weather is prolonged dry.

Around the middle and the end of the autumn, trees begin to change new leaves, yellow leaves fall off the road such signs are turning winter.

Hanoi Vietnam best season to visit
Hanoi Vietnam best season to visit

Hanoi Vietnam best season to visit
Hanoi Vietnam best season to visit

Autumn is the most beautiful season in Hanoi (read more: The best time to go to Hanoi Vietnam), like most of the North of Vietnam but it can’t get in Saigon and the South. From October, the air is gradually colder making  daytime temperatures decrease to 24-25 degrees Celsius. The fog covers the fields looking so dim in the afternoon and evening.

Hanoi weather in the winter - Vietnam cold season

Similar to the summer, many people in Hanoi don’t like the winter because of low temperatures at about 9-10 degrees Celsius and they don’t  accustomed to cold air. In the same time, snow begin to fall in Sapa - Lao Cai and Dong Van - Ha Giang province but Hanoi has never had any snow.

Hanoi Vietnam best season to visit
Hanoi Vietnam best season to visit

People do not like the winter because they have to wear many kind of warm clothes such as cotton coat, thick jacket or life jacket and wear masks as Ninja when driving their motorbikes on the road.

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In contrast with that, people in Saigon as well as in the South of Vietnam are extremely interested in the winter as a gift for coming to Hanoi because of no this such winter in Saigon.

Hanoi weather in the spring - Vietnam flower season

Spring is not clearly in Hanoi. People said that the spring begins from Tet holiday - read more: Travel to Vietnam during Tet, but it just really come from March when plenty of flowers begin to bloom. And Tet holiday is still in the winter because of low temperatures at about 9-14 degrees Celsius or higher temperature at 15-19 degrees Celsius.

Hanoi Vietnam seasons
Hanoi Vietnam seasons: The spring

Spring is the season of hundreds of small and large traditional carnivals throughout villages in Hanoi and in the North of Vietnam.

Hoan Kiem Lake in Spring
Hoan Kiem Lake in Spring

The early spring has light sunny, week-long drizzle. It’s sunny and trees start to make flowers, fruits at the end of the spring.

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