Thứ Tư, 30 tháng 10, 2013

Weather advice for your Sapa tour

Sapa is an incredibly picturesque town that lies in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range near the Chinese border in northwestern Vietnam, known as "the Tonkinese Alps". Sapa and its surrounding region is host to many hill tribes, as well as rice terraces, lush vegetation, and Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam. In this article, Vietwindtravel will provide you some information about Climate and Weather in Sapa as well as some suggestions about the best time for you Sapa Tour

Sapa town

1. General Information Of Sapa Weather

The climate of Hoang Lien National Park is unique to Vietnam. It is highly seasonal, with a subtropical climate in the summer and a temperate climate during the winter. Mean annual temperature for Sa Pa town is 15.4°C, with a maximum of 29.4°C and a minimum of 1°C. The warmest months are July and August, and the coldest months are December and January. Snow falls in some years on the highest peaks. The heaviest rainfall occurs in July and August. The weather is also notorious for changing frequently and quickly. It is said that only in Sapa, one can experience many different seasons within only one day.

  
Month Weather features

Weather by months

Month
Weather features
January
Coldest month, cloudy, foggy but not too wet. better from early days and gets worse to the later half of the month.
February
Very cold in early days, cloudy, foggy. Getting warmer & better towards later days.
March
Much nicer and warmer than Feb, more sunshine
April
Summer start, dry, clear, warm enough
May
Starting rainy season with quick shower occasionally, clear sky with more sunshine but little bit warm in the open at noon.
June
Warm but not as hot like other region. Clear sky, much sunshine but summer shower get more but not too wet
July
Among the 2 worst months of the year caused by summer shower
August
The peak month of typhoon and rain
September
Autumn starts, getting drier and normally very nice towards the end of the month.
October
Cool, dry, sunshine almost every day, clear sky
November
Cooler, dry. May be misty and foggy towards the end but nice
December
Wet winter starts and get worse at the later days of the month.

3. Best times to visit Sapa

Although, each season has its own special qualities and surprises, The best time to visit Sapa as well as the northern mountain is from September to November or from March to May, when the weather is fairly settled with dry sunny days and clear cold nights. During this period the temperature ranges from 15 – 25 degree Celsius. It is not rainy season in Sapa so the trekking routes are dry and bear which means added opportunity to do longer treks, and possibly conquer Mount Fansipan
And if you want to go there in winter, you can get some great feelings with the weather and sightseeing at there, Winters can be decidedly chilly, especially in the Northeast where night frosts are not uncommon from December to February, but the compensation is daybreak mists and breathtaking sunrise views high above valleys filled with early-morning lakes of cloud. During the winter months, the temperature is much cooler and it is advised to bring a some warmer clothing (good waterproof jacket, sweater, wool socks).
If you are a photographer, the most beautiful landscape in Sa Pa is:
September - October with terraced fields of yellow-ripened rice
May with green terraced fields of young rice plant
December with spring flower like peach & plum flower
Source: Vietwind Travel

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