Halong Bay Weather
Ha Long locates in the North of Vietnam- just 156km away from Hanoi capital so the weather in Hanoi and Halong is similar: the two cities both share the same typical tropical monsoon climate. While the South of Vietnam has only two seasons (rain and dry season), Halong has 4 seasons with its own weather features. Take a look at the following graphs for an overview of the weather conditions in Halong:
From January – to March, the temperature is around 16-20°C which is very pleasant and perfect for relaxing. There is sunlight during the day but mostly you will see fog and drizzle in the morning and late afternoon. However, during this time you can see a completely different look of Halong Bay. A mystical Halong Bay, where the rock formations hide under cloudy fog, appear, disappear and then show up again.
Compared to other months of the year, Halong is less crowded and you will have the chance to experience Lunar New Year – the most important holiday in Vietnam.
April – May: The weather is not hot yet but it will be more likely to rain. Humidity will start to increase during this time. However, the weather is still pleasant and there is more sunlight for outdoor activities such as swimming and kayaking in the daytime.
When you visit Halong during this time, you can avoid the peak season and still enjoy the nice weather with various festivals, including the Halong Carnival.
June – September: Can be hot and humidity for westerners but Halong during this time is very charming with crystal clear sky and emerald water. There can be some light rain but overall, you can expect a lot of direct sunlight. If you want to enjoy a clear view of the bay, especially from the seaplane, this is the best time to do so. There will be more time for swimming, kayaking, and other water activities than in the fall and winter.
Starting from July to the end of September is the rainy season with a high chance of storms and typhoon. The average temperature is quite warm so you can swim as long as you like. It tends to rain the most during August but don’t worry too much: usually, the rain does not last long so you can relax at your hotel for a day and continue your adventure the next day with a bright blue sky.
October – December: This is three months which is the best time of year and peak season to visit Halong Bay thanks to its pleasant weather. The humidity level drops considerably and the temperature is around 21°C.
There is less rainfall during this period of time. Tourists can enjoy more sunshine, which is not as harsh as in the summer. December is also time for Christmas and New Year. There will be cruise deals and special programs for this occasion.
Summary: There are different weather between each month. However, depending on your plan you choose your suitable arrival time to admire the beautiful and charming. That Sightseeing make you unforget memory.