Sapa weather in January (Lao Cai, Vietnam)

You can expect very pleasant temperatures during the day in January. The average maximum daytime temperature in Sapa in January lies at 21.1°C (69.98°F). Usually it is the coldest month of the year. The average minimum temperature goes down to around 14.8°C (58.64°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

January is a dry month with an average of 28mm (1.1 inches) of rain. This makes it the driest month of the year. There are generally around 7 rainy days. The sun will show itself now and again, with 113 hours of sunshine during the entire month. January is known as one of the best months to visit Sapa.


Sapa, monthly averages in January

Show in Celsius
Min Temperature 58 °F  
Max Temperature 69 °F  
Chance of Rain 26%  
Precipitation 1 in  
Rainy days 8 days  
Humidity 86% *  
Sunshine 113 hrs *  
Percentage Sunshine 34% *  

Where to stay in Sapa

Where to go in Vietnam in January

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

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So what to wear in January? 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.

What To Do

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

Outdoor sports

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