Lao Cai Weather

As the province is mostly mountainous, it experiences a dry cold climate from October to March, while the tropical monsoon is rainy season which lasts from April to September. The annual average temperature is 23 °C (73 °F). The temperature generally ranges between 18 °C (64 °F) and 28 °C (82 °F) in the mountainous region, with the lowland areas showing a temperature variation of between 20 °C (68 °F) and 22 °C (72 °F). In Sapa town however, the temperature drops to less than 0 °C (32 °F) with snowing conditions. Fog and frost are a common phenomenon in the province.

Lao Cai Weather in January

January may not be a good time to do a trek in Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen area since it is cool, and foggy. January may be the coldest month of the year. The average temperature is around 7 – 10 degree C. It can be lower when the monsoon comes. It used to be cloudy but not too wet. The rainfall is around 140mm. If you already plan a trekking tour in Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen in January then try to find out your trek and have it booked as soon as possible especially when you travel to Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen during the Vietnamese Lunar New Year which usually falls into either January and February. There are many Vietnamese tourists traveling to Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen during this period. Besides most of hotels, tourist sites, restaurants, trains are closed during the Tet festival. They can be closed three and four days before and after the TET festival. As an experienced tour guide at Lotussia Travel I do not recommend you planning a Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen trek during this event which may fall into January.

Lao Cai Weather in February

February may not be a very good time to do a trek in Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen area since it is still very cool and foggy especially in the early month. The average temperature is around 7 – 10 degree C. It can be lower when the monsoon comes. It used to be cloudy but not too wet. It gets warmer towards the end of the month. The rainfall is around 80mm. If you already plan a trekking tour in Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen in February then try to find out your trek and have it booked as soon as possible especially when you travel to Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen during the Vietnamese Lunar New Year which usually falls into either January and February. There are many Vietnamese tourists traveling to Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen during this period. Besides, most of hotels, tourist sites, restaurants, trains are closed during the Tet festival. Hotels and restaurants may be closed three, four or even five days before and after the TET festival. As an experienced tour guide at Lotussia Travel I do not recommend you planning a Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen trek during this event which may fall into February. If your holidays is already planned for February, please try to book your trek running before or after the TET.

Lao Cai Weather in March

March is a very good time to do a trek in Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen area since it is much nicer, warmer than February. The average temperature is around 14 degree C. It is sunshine many days in the month. The rainfall is around 100mm. Indeed march is a very good time for trekking Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen hill tribe villages, climbing Fansipan mountain.

Lao Cai Weather in April

April is the best month to do a trek in Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen area since it is warm enough, dry and sunshine. The average temperature is around 17 degree C. It is sunshine many days especially in the late days of the month. The rainfall is around 140mm. Indeed April is the best time for trekking Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen hill tribe villages, climbing Fansipan mountain, visiting local hill tribe village, doing a mountain bike tour.

Lao Cai Weather in May

Although May is the beginner of the summer, the rainy season May is a very good month to do a trek in Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen area. There is quick shower occasionally. The sky is clear with more sunshine. The average temperature is around 17 degree C. The rainfall is around 285mm. Indeed May is a very good month to travel to Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen. The weather, temperature is even wonderful during the early days of the month.

Lao Cai Weather in June

June may not be the ideal month for planning a trek in Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen. Therefore if your tour frame falls into June and that this is not flexible, it is possible for you to do some day tours and short treks in Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen area. It is warm in June in Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen while it is quite hot in other places in the northern Vietnam. The sky is clear with much sunshine. But summer shower get more (not to wet). The average temperature is around 20 degree C. The rainfall is around 290mm.

Lao Cai Weather in July

July may not be the ideal month for planning a trek in Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen. Therefore if your tour frame falls into July and that this is not flexible, it is possible for you to do some day tours and short treks in Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen area. It is warm in July in Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen while it is quite hot in other places in the northern Vietnam. The average temperature in Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen is around 20 degree C while it is about 32 – 35 in Hanoi. The sky is clear with much more sunshine. But summer shower get more. This is one of the two worst month in the year caused by summer shower. The rainfall is around 490mm.

Lao Cai Weather in August

August is the peak month of typhoon and rain. It rains very often during the month of August, especially in the mornings. It is warm in August in Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen while it is quite hot in other places in the northern Vietnam. The average temperature in Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen is around 19 degree C while it is about 32 – 35 in Hanoi. The sky is clear with much sunshine. But summer shower get more. This is one of the two worst months in the year caused by summer shower. The rainfall is around 670mm. Therefore if your holiday to Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen falls into August and this is not possible for you to change it, you can do some day tours and short treks in Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen during this period without much inconvenience.

Lao Cai Weather in September

September may not the best time to visit Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen since the weather is still hot with some rain. But it is hot with sunny. If you already plan a trekking in Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen in September then try to find out the best treks wich best fit your needs. If you are about to plan a trekking tour to Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen in September, try to avoid to travel to Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen during the Vietnamese national holiday, the 2nd of September, National Day. Most of Hanoi Laocai train, car and hotels rooms in Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen used to be full during this period. We highly recommend you begin your trip after this day.

Lao Cai Weather in October

October is the best to do a trek in Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen area since it is cool, dry and sunshine almost every day. The sky is clear without much fog.  If you already plan a trekking tour in Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen in October then try to find out the trek which fit your needs as much as possible. If you are about to travel to Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen in October, you should have your trip booked as soon as possible since October is the peak of the high travel season in the northern Vietnam. There are many tourists traveling to Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen including both Vietnamese people and foreign tourist. Although there are about dozen of trains running between Hanoi and Laocai, but these night trains are usually full at weekends.

Lao Cai Weather in November

November is a very good time to do a trek in Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen area since it is cool (cooler than in October), and dry. It is sometimes misty and foggy towards the end but nice overall.  If you already plan a trekking tour in Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen in November then try to find out your trek and have it booked as soon as possible since November is the peak of the high travel season in the northern Vietnam. There are many tourists traveling to Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen including both Vietnamese people and foreign tourist. Although there are about dozen of trains running between Hanoi and Laocai, but these night trains are usually full at weekends.

Lao Cai Weather in December

December is still a very good time to do a trek in Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen area since it is cool (cooler than November), and dry in early December. But it starts being wet in late December. It is sometimes foggy towards the end of month. The every temperature is 8 – 10 degree C. It can be lower when the monsoon comes. It is sometimes zero degree Celsius (one for every two or three years). The rainfall if 50mm. If you already plan a trekking tour in Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen in December then try to find out your trek and have it booked as soon as possible especially when you travel to Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen during the period of New Year Eve. There are many tourists traveling to Lao Cai, Sapa, Bac Ha, Cao Son, Muong Khuong, Can Cau, Fansipan Mountain, Bat Xat, Muong Hum, Van Ban, Bao Yen during this period including both Vietnamese people and foreign tourists. Although there are about dozen of trains running between Hanoi and Laocai, but these night trains are usually full at weekends.

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