Sapa Weather & Climate
Northern Vietnam has four seasons a year. While there are no statistics for the exact spot where Topas Ecolodge is located, we do have some statistics for the weather in Sapa. Please bear in mind that Sapa is at an altitude 500-600m higher than the lodge and therefore there will likely be some variation between the two places. The temperature at Topas Ecolodge is usually 3-5 °C (37.4-41 °F) warmer than the temperature in Sapa at any given 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 around 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 lasts from May to September. Humidity ranges from 75-91 per cent with an average of 87 per cent.
Tabular view for temperature
BEST TIME TO VISIT SAPA
You are wondering which is the best month to visit Sapa? Let’s find out with us.
No matter what time you travel, Sapa always has its own typical seasonal beauty. Sapa’s temperature is around 15-18 degree Celsius year round. Particularly in winter, it can drop deely to below 0 degree Celsius with a high possibility of snow. Sapa is also one of the best destinations if you want to experience snow in Vietnam.
1. SPRING IN SAPA
Spring in Sapa is brilliant with hundreds of blooming flowers. When all the mountains and hills are filled with the floral color, white plum, pear blossom or peach, cherry blossom. It is also the time for various flower festivals here.
2. SUMMER IN SAPA
Vast green terraced fields under the golden sunlight may be the most well-known symbol when people think about the Summer of Sapa. Summer is magical, coming here this time, you can experience all 4 seasons in just 1 day. Early morning will bring you a Spring sense, it can be hotter like Summer time at noon, then the mild weather of Autumn will replace soon in the afternoon, and finally, the coming night will bring you the chilly Winter air.
3. AUTUMN IN SAPA
Autumn in Sapa is considered as the wonder of the North West region as well as Vietnam. Late August and September is the Golden Season around Sapa, when the rice is ripe and the harvest takes place. The highland rice harvesting season comes following much work throughout the preceding months. The highland rice harvesting season comes following much work throughout the preceding months. And because it only happens one time per year, it is greeted with much enthusiasm by farmers. Add to this the fragrant aroma of new sticky rice and encounters with the people enthusiastically working the fields in groups and you have the recipe for the most beautiful vacation in the Northwest.
4. WINTER IN SAPA
Have you ever seen snow or ice flowers? In Vietnam, we hardly can see it in our life. But there’s only one best place in Vietnam where we can experience that with your own eyes, it’s Sapa. According to that, many winter festivals such as: Christmas & New Year or Sunworld Winter Festive Day are beautifully celebrated.