When it comes to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, what gives the very first impression is the placid air highlighted by a gracious flavour. With its richness of cultural, historical and traditional values, Hanoi captivates visitors around the world. If you intend to make your way to Hanoi, you should make a few inquiries about its climate, which will significantly affect your visit. Do not let bad weather interfere with your discovery of this attractive and interesting city!
Hanoi has a tropical climate that is typical of the Northern Vietnam with four seasons – winter, spring, summer and autumn.
Winter in Hanoi starts from November and lasts until late February or early March. The average temperature is around 15°C, but it can sometimes fall to below 10°C. It may not be considered too cold, especially if you come from Western countries, most of which are used to sub-zero temperature. However, the extremely high humidity in a tropical country makes it a different type of cold. It is not only cold, but also damp and even chilly. Therefore, if you come to visit Hanoi in wintertime, make sure that you bring some serious warm clothes. In addition, you had better keep yourself warm with a few layers of clothes even indoors, since the housing conditions here are not usually ideal for cold weather. By the way, Hanoi is well known for its excellent street cuisine that can warm you up in such a chilly winter.
The most accurate word to describe spring in Hanoi is “wet”. Lasting from February to April, springtime sees light drizzles and air filled by humidity. The temperature normally ranges from 15 to 20°C, which creates superd conditions for plants to grow and flowers to blossom. You can expect to witness a vivid picture of colourful flowers here during spring. What is more, travelling to Hanoi in springtime, you will have chance to enjoy the traditional Tet holiday – the most essential festival of the year. However, during this occcasion, the price usually becomes much higher than normal, so do not be surprised!
The summer months of May to September can get uncomfortably hot with the average temperature of 32°C. Recently it has increased remarkably as a result of the global warming. There have been times when temperature of above 40°C was reported. Therefore, bring light and sweat-absorbent clothes so that you can handle such a scorching summer. Besides, the hot weather is usually accompanied by heavy rain, which is one of the main particularities of summer in Hanoi. Do not forget to bring with you an umbrella or a raincoat when going out in case you get caught in a sudden rain.
Autumn in Hanoi, which lasts from mid September to the end of November, tend to be the perfect time to visit Hanoi. With the temperature running from 20 to 25°C, the weather is generally hospitable. Visitors can take pleasure in soft breeze, warm sunlight and dry atmosphere. Try roaming around the city, and you will be enraptured with the sweet fragrance of Milk Flowers or the special taste of Geen Rice, both of which are considered as symbols of Hanoi’s autumn.
In spite of its unpredictable weather, Hanoi is beautiful and charming in its own way. I hope the information I have just provided will be useful for your visit to Hanoi.
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