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.

Average monthly minimum and maximum temperature in Sapa, Vietnam

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Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

Average monthly hours of sunshine in Sapa, Vietnam

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Daily percent of sunshine

The mean percent of hours of sunhours during the day over the year

Average monthly percentage of sunshine in Sapa, Vietnam

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Monthly precipitation

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

Average monthly rainfall, snow, precipitation in Sapa, Vietnam

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Monthly rainy days

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

Average monthly rainy days in Sapa, Vietnam

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Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

Average monthly relative humidity in Sapa, Vietnam

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Weather Forecasts for Sapa

Mon   Feb 26
23°C | 14°C
S 4 km/h
partly cloudy and no rain

partly cloudy and no rain

Tue   Feb 27
20°C | 13°C
S 4 km/h
1 mm
overcast and small chance of rain

overcast and small chance of rain

Wed   Feb 28
23°C | 15°C
SW 4 km/h
2.4 mm
partly cloudy and  chance of rain

partly cloudy and chance of 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.

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 months of February, March, October and November you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20°C and 26°C.

Other facts from our historical weather data:

  • Which is the warmest month in Sapa?
    June has an average maximum temperature of 29°C 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 19°C.
  • Which is the wettest month in Sapa?
    July tops the wettest month list with 359 mm of rainfall.
  • Which is the driest month in Sapa?
    December is the driest month with 83 mm 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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