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

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)

MON Jan 17
18°C | 14°C
Moderate rain

Moderate rain

TUE Jan 18
18°C | 13°C
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

WED Jan 19
20°C | 12°C
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.

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).

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 12°C (54°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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