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Best time to visit Hanoi

For best time to visit Hanoi is between October and December, when you can expect warm, sunny days, with limited rainfall. December is the driest month of the year.


Hanoi weather

Hanoi has a humid subtropical climate, characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed rainfall throughout the year.

Winter, December through February, averages 17°C (62°F), while summer, from June to September, averages 28°C (82°F).

You can expect hot and wet weather from May to September.

In summer, daytime temperatures are high with warm nights. Much of the summer rainfall comes from thunderstorms. August is typically the wettest month of the year.

The warmest month, on average, is June with an average temperature of 29°C (84°F), while the coolest month, on average, is January, with an average temperature of 17°C (62°F).


Hanoi – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Ave Temp (°C) 17 17 20 24 27 29 29 28 27 25 21 18
Ave High Temp (°C) 19 19 23 26 31 32 32 32 31 28 24 21
Ave Low Temp (°C) 15 15 18 21 24 25 26 26 25 22 19 15
Sunshine (Hrs daily) 3 2 2 4 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 4
Daylight (Hrs daily) 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Comfort Level No heat & humidity No heat & humidity Low heat & humidity Low heat icon High heat & humidity icon Extreme heat & humidity icon Extreme heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Low heat & humidity icon No heat & humidity
Ave Humidity (%) 85 85 90 90 85 85 85 90 85 80 80 80
UV Index 7 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 8 7
Days with some Rain 14 17 22 18 18 18 19 18 14 11 9 9
Ave Rainfall (mm) 21 28 46 91 183 229 255 296 251 146 46 14
(Hanoi, Vietnam) J F M A M J J A S O N D

Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).


Latest update: Best time to visit Hanoi: 14 January, 2020


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