Hanoi is named as one of the most affordable and best tourist destinations in the world and there is a good reason for this. Whenever we want to visit a new location, it is important to go there at the right time. What is the use of going to Hanoi when the weather will potentially ruin the experience? Let us discuss the Hanoi weather and what the best time to visit this beautiful city is.
Hanoi has a warm humid subtropical climate and is blessed with ample precipitation throughout the year. Despite the climate, one can observe four distinct seasons during the year – spring, summer, autumn, and winter. The best time to visit the city would probably be during spring or autumn.
The spring season starts in the month of February and ends in April and is a humid season with occasional drizzles greeting every now and then. The average temperature is very pleasant and ranges from 15 to 20 degree Celcius. The weather conditions favor the vegetation to grow which means you can see a lot of blossoming flowers and plants during these months. This makes it the best time to visit Hanoi if you want to witness the tropical beauty of the city in full glory. The spring is also the time of the Tet holiday which is the longest and the most important festival of Vietnam.
The fall, which starts in the middle of September and goes on till the end of November, is also a wonderful time to visit the capital. You will be welcomed with a warm and pleasant average temperature of 25 degree Celcius, cool breeze, and in contrast with the humidity of the Spring, a dry atmosphere. It is a very romantic season and many couples love to visit Hanoi during this time of the year just because of this. If you love peace, watching the leaves change color, and enjoy the local specialties made during the season, autumn is the ideal time to be in Hanoi.
The Hanoi weather is diverse and beautiful and you can enjoy it any time you come. The winter months from December till late February can be a little discouraging and difficult because of the humidity. It is not possible to enjoy and tour the beautiful city and appreciate its natural sub tropical flora that is visible in all its brightness during the spring months. Hanoi’s summer is humid and very hot with the average temperature rising each year because of global warming. Heavy rains are one of the most famous features of this season of Hanoi and if you plan to visit the city during these months, it is advised that you carry an umbrella all the time. Even though spring and autumn months are the most attractive times to tour the city, you can enjoy the beauty of this wonderful capital any time of the year!