Climate in Sapa (Lao Cai), Vietnam

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.

Average day and night temperature

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

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Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

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Daily percent of sunshine

The mean percent of sunhours during the day over the year

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Monthly precipitation

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

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Monthly rainy days

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

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Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

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Weather Forecasts for Sapa (Lao Cai)

TUE   Sep 27
25°C | 15°C
ENE 6 kmph
0.3 mm
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

WED   Sep 28
22°C | 15°C
NE 8 kmph
0.3 mm
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

THU   Sep 29
23°C | 19°C
ENE 6 kmph
1.3 mm
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

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.

Although you can go at any time of the year, the best time to visit Sapa is March to May or September to November. During this period Sapa has many beautiful landscapes and the weather is pleasant. It can be a bit busy during this period so it is recommended to book a place to stay in advance.

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 26 degrees Celsius (79°F).

Other facts from our historical climate data:

  • Which is the warmest month in Sapa?
    July has an average maximum temperature of 23°C (73°F) and is the warmest month of the year.
  • Which is the coldest month in Sapa?
    The coldest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 13°C (55°F).
  • Which is the wettest month in Sapa?
    July tops the wettest month list with 480mm (18.9in) of rainfall.
  • Which is the driest month in Sapa?
    December is the driest month with 40mm (1.6in) of precipitation.
  • Which is the sunniest month in Sapa?
    April is the sunniest month with an average of 170 hours of sunshine.

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