Sapa weather - Find your best time for best experience

Thanks to its geographic condition, Sapa has one of the most favorable climates in Vietnam. The temperature remains stably cool throughout the year.

Sapa weather features highly seasonal, with extremely cold, wet, cloudy and foggy climate during the winter and a subtropical climate in the summer. The average temperature for Sapa town is often15.4ºC, with a maximum of 29.4ºC and a minimum of 1ºC.

As well as, Sapa is a marked wet season from May to September, with the heaviest rainfall occurring in July and August. The weather is always notorious for changing quickly and frequently. Thus, people say that coming to Sapa, we can experience 4 different seasons within only one day.

Sapa weather summary by month

 Month

Weather features

January

Coldest month, cloudy, foggy but not too wet. Become better from early days and gets worse to the latter half of the month.

February

Very cold in early days, cloudy, foggy and get warmer & better towards later days.

March

Much nicer and warmer than Feb with more sunshine

April

Summer starts with dry, clear, warm enough

May

Start rainy season with quick shower occasionally, clear sky with more sunshine but little bit warm in the open at noon.

June

Warm but not as hot like other region. Clear sky, much sunshine but summer shower get more but not too wet

July

Among the 2 worst months of the year caused by summer shower

August

The month of some typhoons and rains in North Vietnam

September

Autumn starts, get drier and normally very nice towards the end of the month.

October

Cool, dry, sunshine almost every day, clear sky

November

Cooler, dry. Maybe misty and foggy towards the end but nice

December

Wet winter starts and get worse at the later days of the month.

 

With the prominent features, the best time to visit Sapa is from March to May and from September to early December and it is entirely possible to enjoy a trekking trip to Sapa and the surrounding mountain ranges all year round. September is the harvesting season in Sapa so get your camera charged in full or else you will regret every single step you walk. 

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