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Sapa weather in December (Lao Cai, Vietnam)

Looking to travel to Sapa in December? This guide provides all the details you need.

In December, Sapa generally has pleasant temperatures and moderate rainfall. December is a winter month. Daytime temperatures hover around 19°C, while nights can cool down to about 11°C.

Sapa in December usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 83 mm for the month. It's the month with the least rainfall. Whether you're keen on hiking, outdoor festivals, or just enjoying a walk in the park, this month provides a reliably dry backdrop for all your plans. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 7 days of the month will see rainfall.

The city usually sees around 132 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

If your ideal day consists of dry skies and moderate temperatures November generally stands out with the best circumstances. While June, July and August tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Sapa climate page with graphs.

 

Sapa, monthly averages in December

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 11°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 19°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 23%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 83 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 7 days  
HumidityHumidity 88%  
SunshineSunshine 132 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine 40%  

Where to go in Vietnam in December

Find out more about the weather in Vietnam and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

For visitors traveling to Sapa, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Swimming
6/10
Cycling
9/10
Walking
9/10
Camping
8/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

Interested in more climate information?

This site provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Sapa.

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