Hanoi Vietnam weather in April

In Hanoi as well as the North of Viet Nam, there are 4 seasons in a year, include: spring, summer, autumn and winter. They change obviously. January, February and March are often known as Spring because they are the beginning of a year. In fact, however, in January and February, the weather in Hanoi is really cold. The North-east monsoons (known as the cold air masses which come from Asia continent to the South, the cold air come along with them) continuously blow to the North of Viet Nam (also called Tonkin). There is time that snow appeared in Sapa and Fansipan in Lao Cai province and Mau Son Mountain in Lang Son province (this is an extremely rare phenomenon in a tropical country as Vietnam).

Hanoi weather in April
Hanoi weather in April

Therefore in fact, Hanoi weather is still in the middle of winter in January and February. The weather is really cold, the average temperature is often about 15-18 degree Celsius, or even colder, about 10-12 degree Celsius.

Hanoi weather is still cold in March, however, the number of low temperature days would be less than in January and February.

The lily flower season & Hanoi April
The lily flower season & Hanoi April. Photo: Nguyen Phuong
In April, although it is sometimes cold in Hanoi but generally, Hanoi weather becomes cool at the begining of April and  it would be a little hot at the end of this month. All in all, April is the time for season changing in Hanoi and the North of Viet Nam. This is why there are more rain and sunshine in April. The temperature will gradually change from winter to summer. The average temperature of a day is about 22-26 degree Celsius.

Lily flowers on the street
Lily flowers on the street in Hanoi
At the end of April, the sun starts to heat Hanoi but the weather is still comfortable. There are some signals of summer at this time. However, the "peak of summer" is in May, June and July when the weather is as hot as furnace.

Many girls in Hanoi will go to take a photo with lily flower when the April comming
Many girls in Hanoi will go to take a photo with lily flower when the April comming
The end of Hanoi April is also the begining of traveling season in the North of Vietnam. If people often go to forests in January, February and March, then from the month of April, they tend to looking for sea tour information. Many beaches such as Ha Long Bay, Cat Ba Island, Cua Lo City, ect are re-opened. More and more tourists come there every day. However, in recent years, Hanoi's people prefer go to beaches located in the central of Vietnam such as Nha Trang, Phan Thiet- Mui Ne, Vung Tau, Da Nang, Hoi An, ect rather than beaches in the North.

Go around Hanoi West Lake in April
Go around Hanoi West Lake in April. Photo: kenh14.vn
In addition to that, the beginning of April is the sunny season. Because Hanoi weather is warmer, flowers bloom all over Hanoi fields. Some fruits also begin to ripe such as lychee in Luc Ngan district, Bac Giang province, plum in Moc Chau district, Son La province...

Sunshine and sunset in Hanoi April
Sunshine and sunset in Hanoi April. From Hanoi West Lake
After winter and spring which are both wet and cold, the sun warm up the weather in April in Hanoi. Therefore, the young people in Hanoi love to find out beautiful places to watch flowers and take photos. The most popular flowers in Hanoi in April are lilies. This is not a wild flower. Lilies, which are grown by farmers who live in the villages in the outskirt of Hanoi capital, are grown in large fields to be cut, to be brought inside Hanoi and to be sold to those who in love which flowers.

Hanoi girl in Hanoi April
The beauty of a Hanoi girl in Hanoi April. Photo: Thai Ca
This is why the first image that comes to our mind when telling about Hanoi in April is the beautiful white fields of lily. Some amazing places to take photo with lily flowers are at Tay Tuu flower village (in Tu Liem district) and other flower villages in Hoai Duc district, Thanh Tri district, Gia Lam district, Hanoi - Vietnam.

April is the beginning of summer and sunny. Therefore, the sunset in Hanoi in April also started glamorous again after a cold winter.