Average weather in May in Sapa (Lao Cai), Vietnam

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Sapa in May is 16.0°C (60.8°F). May falls in the rainy season with an average precipitation of 370mm (14.6in). It rains on average a total of 22 days. You can expect very pleasant temperatures during the day. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 23.0°C (73.4°F). The sun will occasionally show itself with 150 hours of sunshine during the whole month.


So what to wear in May? Visitors traveling to Sapa should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket since it will often be raining. Also bring your shorts or a skirt because it can be very nice and warm.

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For other monthly average weather and what to do in May look at the numbers below.

Monthly Averages in May

Show in Celsius

Min Temperature 60 °F
Max Temperature 73 °F
Chance of Rain 75%
Precipitation 15 in
Rainy Days 23
Sunshine Hours 150

 

Where to stay in Sapa

Where to go in Vietnam in May

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

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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 / 3.5inch a month).

What To Do

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

Swimming
6/10
Camping
6/10

Weather Forecasts for Sapa (Lao Cai)

SAT   Dec 03
74°F | 59°F
SSE 2 mph
0.02 in
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

SUN   Dec 04
74°F | 64°F
ESE 3 mph
0.05 in
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

MON   Dec 05
69°F | 60°F
E 3 mph
0.04 in
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

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