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.

No idea where to travel to this year? We now have a tool which suggests which destination suits your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.

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

What To Do

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

Swimming
6/10
Camping
6/10

Weather Forecasts for Sapa (Lao Cai)

TUE Jan 18
65°F | 56°F
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

WED Jan 19
68°F | 56°F
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

THU Jan 20
63°F | 50°F
Heavy rain

Heavy rain

Interested in more climate information?

Weather and Climate provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Sapa.

Our site offers climate and forecast data for almost all countries in the world. Are you going to Vietnam? On this website you can find historical weather averages for many cities in Vietnam. Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which suggests which destination suits your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.