Climate in Sapa (Lao Cai), Vietnam

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.
* Data from weather station: Sapa, Vietnam.

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

Daily percent of sunshine

The mean percent of sunhours during the day over the year

Monthly precipitation

The mean monthly precipitation over the year, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Inches

Monthly rainy days

The average number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

Weather Forecasts for Sapa (Lao Cai)

THU Sep 23
25°C | 18°C

Moderate rain

FRI Sep 24
23°C | 18°C

Moderate rain

SAT Sep 25
22°C | 17°C

Moderate rain

The best time of year to visit Sapa in Vietnam

Sa Pa or Sapa has a special climate. It has all the characteristics of a tropical savannah climate. There are rainy seasons and dry periods. The temperature is very high in summer months. However, due to the altitude and the influence of the surrounding mountains, the temperature is considerably lower in winter. Average temperatures can even drop to freezing.

Here are some average weather facts we collected from our historical climate data:

  • During the month of April, May, June, July, August and September you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F).
  • A lot of rain (rainy season) falls in the month of: April, May, June, July, August, September and October.
  • The warmest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 23°C (73°F).
  • The coldest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 12°C (54°F).
  • July is the most wet month. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.
  • December is the driest month.
  • April is the most sunny month.
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