The Climate around Sapa

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.

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Tabular view for temperature

Month

Normal

Warmest

Coldest

January

9.1°C

13.0°C

6.5°C

February

10.7°C

14.9°C

7.8°C

March

14.4°C

19.4°C

10.9°C

April

17.8°C

23.0°C

14.2°C

May

20.4°C

24.8°C

17.1°C

June

21.3°C

25.1°C

18.6°C

July

21.4°C

25.4°C

18.7°C

August

21.0°C

25.4°C

18.2°C

September

19.5°C

23.9°C

16.8°C

October

17.0°C

21.0°C

14.6°C

November

13.5°C

17.4°C

11.1°C

December

10.2°C

14.5°C

7.6°C