When is the rainy season in Hanoi Vietnam?

 The rainy season in Hanoi is thing I hate most. I almost do not want to go out at this time.

The weather in Hanoi is also like in Northern Vietnam with 4 clearly seasons in the year, including: spring, summer, autumn and winter.

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 The rainy season in the spring in Hanoi Vietnam. Photo: Thanh Loan

Meanwhile, in the Southern of Vietnam, including from Danang to Ho Chi Minh city and the Mekong Delta, there are only two seasons in a year, which is the rainy season and dry season.

The rainy season in the Southern Vietnam starts from the September to December and then it is the dry season from the January to August.

But in Hanoi and North Vietnam, the rainy season is the period of time from the May to August. In other words, the rainy season in Hanoi is during the summer. In the summer, Hanoi temperature usually rose very high, at the midday in June and July, the temperature maybe at 39-40°C and even 41-42°C, but in the afternoon, it usually have heavy rains, thunderstorms may be occur. That are the tropical rains, was formed by convective clouds, accompanied by thunder very dangerous.

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The image of a rain on the Red River. Photo: Hoang Ha

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The big thunderstorms often occur in the summer afternoon in Hanoi. Photo: Hoang Ha

Summer is probably the harshest season in Hanoi, but also because of the heat so the people of Hanoi travel very crowded. To understand more about Hanoi weather, you should read: Best time to visit Hanoi

Also, in the spring, namely the period from February to March also is the rainy season in Hanoi. At this period of time, it is not heavy rain with thunderstorms as in summer, but it is just drizzle. It is also the traditional festive season in North Vietnam. If you're on the road, only light rain, can not make you get wet, but all roads like sink in water vapor and mist. The sky became overcast. However, from late March onwards, the spring sunshine starts shimmering everywhere in this city.

Hanoi streets often flooded after heavy rain
Hanoi streets were often flooded after heavy rain

Sometime, in the December, Hanoi weather also may be occur drizzle due influenced by the cold air from the north came down into.