Climate of Sapa

Northern Vietnam has four seasons a year.

There is no statistics for the exact spot where Topas Ecolodge is located. But we do have some statistics for the weather in Sapa even though this is 5-600 m above the location of the lodge. The temperature at Topas Ecolodge, therefore, is 3-5 °C (37.4-41 °F) warmer then the temperature in Sapa at the time.

The mean annual temperature in Sapa is 15.4 °C (59.7 °F) with a maximum of 29.4 °C (84.9 °F) in July and a minimum of -3.0 °C (-26.6 °F) in December. The coldest months are December to March and snow sometimes falls for 1-3 days. Frosts are frequent during the winter and mist shrouds the area. Foggy days are common, with an average of 137 per year.

The mean annual rainfall is 2,763 mm, with a high of 4,723 mm and a low of 2,964 mm. The rainy season is between May and September. Humidity ranges from 75-91% with an average of 87%.

Tabular view for temperature

MonthNormalWarmestColdest
January9.1°C13.0°C6.5°C
February10.7°C14.9°C7.8°C
March14.4°C19.4°C10.9°C
April17.8°C23.0°C14.2°C
May20.4°C24.8°C17.1°C
June21.3°C25.1°C18.6°C
July21.4°C25.4°C18.7°C
August21.0°C25.4°C18.2°C
September19.5°C23.9°C16.8°C
October17.0°C21.0°C14.6°C
November13.5°C17.4°C11.1°C
December10.2°C14.5°C7.6°C

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Warm clothing is often necessary during your stay in Sapa and Topas Ecolodge from November to March. A light jacket might be needed in other months, as it can be cold in the evening time.