Weather in North VIetnam in december???
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Oct 9, 2012 4:54 AM Last Post By: mooslie
Oct 7, 2012 2:58 AM
Weather in North VIetnam in december???What is the weather in northern Vietnam in December? would expect temperatures? I'd like to get to the mountains of Laos. I've heard that it can be very cold. is this true?
Oct 7, 2012 3:10 AM
1See Tripadvisor: http://www.vietnamtravelguide.com/weather/sapa-weather.html
Note that the average minimum temperature in ONE degree Celcius in Sapa.
In my experience, the mountains in December can be cold, wet and miserable, especially at night. Sapa does get SNOW during some winters, sometimes twice in the one winter.
Oct 7, 2012 4:36 AM
2You have not bothered to fill in your country.
If you are a resident of Nothern Europe you will find Hanoi warm in December and swimming in Halong Bay will be invigorating!
If you live in Florida you may indeed find it cold.
We are from London and visiting Hanoi and Halong Bay in December and found the climate wonderful and enjoyed a good pre breakfast swim.
Oct 7, 2012 6:33 AM
3Altitude makes a big difference. Halong Bay is obviously at sea level, but Sapa is over 1000m with surrounding peaks over 2000m. I've felt "cold" even in March/April (hot season) during nights at those altitudes in northern Laos. Also depends on your definition of "cold". Are you an Eskimo by any chance? In December it could get near freezing at night if you're up high. Here in Chiang Mai where I live December nights get down to around 15C but up on the hills more like 5C with occasional frosty mornings.
Oct 7, 2012 1:09 PM
4Arriving in mid December in Hanoi a few years ago the locals were dressed like it was snowing. It wasn't that cold but I suspect we just missed a very cold snap. We swam in Halong on Christmas Day,were rugged up at night in Sapa but T shirts in the day and the kids swam in the river a few times in Luangprbang northern Laos. I think we were lucky.
Oct 8, 2012 4:43 AM
Oct 8, 2012 7:16 AM
6Weather will be variable.
Cold relative-very warm for tourists from Iceland.
Oct 8, 2012 7:52 AM
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