Sapa (Laocai) is in Northern Vietnam, which has a tropical monsoon climate. Coupled with the high terrain, Sapa weather has a humid temperate and subtropical climate. The annual average temperature in the weather forecast in Sapa is about 15 degrees Celsius.

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In summer, the town does not bring the uncomfortable heat like the plains or coastal provinces. The day weather temperature ranges from 20 to 25 degrees Celsius at night. In summer, the temperature here is only about 13 to 15 degrees Celsius.

During the winter, when it starts to get cold, and there may be snow, the temperature in Sapa sometimes drops below 0 degrees Celsius. The beautiful snowfall also begins at this time of year.

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Sapa in the spring – A new beginning, a new land

While spring is everywhere in Vietnam, signaled by the warm sunshine and buds, the weather in Sapa is still very cold. Although it is spring, the winds are still waiting to blow through many layers of clothing and it makes us feel cold. Therefore, if you come to Sapa this season, remember to bring lots of warm clothes. Colorful flowers often bloom in the spring.

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So, tourists often come to Sapa to admire the beauty of flowers and enjoy the pleasant weather of Sapa at this time.

Sapa is home to many fruit specialties that bring mountain flavors. You will be able to enjoy the freshness, richness and subtle unique highland flavor. Famous fruits here include peaches, pears, plums, cat apples, grapes, etc.

Those who love Sapa trekking cannot miss the experience of conquering the Roof of Indochina – Fansipan Peak when traveling to Sapa. Besides, when you set foot on the highest position of Vietnam, you will admire the enchanting beauty of the great Hoang Lien.

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Besides these exciting activities, you can also participate in some extraordinary festivals of ethnic minorities such as: “Nao Cong” Ceremony of the Mong, Dao, and Giay people living in Muong Hoa; Festival “Nhan Song” and “Nao Song” of the Red Dao in Ta Van.

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Sapa in the summer – The ideal time to relax

Summer weather in Sapa always makes people feel comfortable. Sapa is cold in summer-like Da Lat. During the day, the sunshine is mild, but it is still enough to dispel the thin and chilly fog. Daytime temperatures often fluctuate at 20 ° C to 25 ° C. The temperature is lower than the delta and coastal areas.

When night falls, Sapa is engulfed in solitude. The temperature is only from 15 degrees C to 18 degrees C with high humidity. The temperature is low, and the weather is cold, so you will need a thin coat to stay warm.

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Located at an altitude of more than 3,000 meters above sea level, Ta Suua is a beautiful spot to watch clouds. You will have to climb passes, wade streams to cross the forest path and stand on the top of Ta Sua. The clouds are so close that you seem to be touching them.

Not only Ta Xua, but Fansipan mountain is also an exciting destination. If you cannot climb a mountain, you can take the cable car to Fansipan. The 2-way ticket price is 750.000 VND for an adult, and you can see a lot of beautiful scenes on the way to Fansipan.

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The autumn in Sapa – The heaven of rice terraces

At the time of September, October, and November, Sapa is in the autumn and still remains a little sunlight of the summer. The cold air is a favorable condition for the trekking tour of this land.

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Going to Sapa in the autumn, you not only enjoy cold and comfortable weather but still enjoy the beautiful sunshine. This is the ideal condition for those who are into photography because the sun will make the photos more attractive.

Come to Sapa in the autumn, and you will see the terraces, which are no longer green as spring but covered in golden yellow of ripe rice. The rice is usually mature in the fall. Therefore, you will quickly come across farmers who are harvesting rice in their fields.

At this time, Sapa people start pounding rice to make rice nuggets to prepare for the new rice celebration. Besides, you can also stroll through famous places such as Stone church, Cat Cat village or colorful markets in Sapa.

What do you need to know about the Sapa weather in December?

Sapa Vietnam weather in December is often clearly divided into two segments at the beginning of the month and the end of the month.

Sapa climate in early December is quite similar to Sapa weather in November, which is not cold enough to make people shudder. The temperature is 10-18 degrees.

But by the end of December, it starts to get colder. It begins to appear extended cold spells. The temperature is always on average of 5-10 degrees. Freezing frequently occurs on the Fansipan peak, possibly even with snow.

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If the average temperature in December is between 0 and 2 degrees, it may snow. You will want to try Sapa hiking with a long journey to conquer Fansipan. The higher you go, the more the atmosphere changes. The snow-covered vegetation becomes even more impressive so that the mood will be delightful.

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Sapa weather tips

  • Due to the cold air, the temperature changes quite suddenly. You should follow the Sapa weather forecast news on TV or weather applications. It often snows in Sapa when the temperature drops to 0 degrees C or lower.
  • The best time to check-in with snow is in the morning when the sun is not yet high, and the snowflakes haven’t melted yet. If you are passionate about climbing, you can climb the high mountains in Sapa. Some climbers often take impressive photos when they reach the peak of the mountain.
  • Photography equipment may get wet when the snow melts. It would be best if you had nylon bags and the necessary protective gear for your machine.

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  • To be safe, go in groups. Remember to charge your phone fully to keep in touch in emergencies. You should pack enough warm clothes. The jacket should be rain-proof and have a hood. You should wear plain pants to avoid getting snow. Besides, you should also wear wool pants inside to keep warm for the body to avoid catching a cold. Snowshoes are also necessary.
  • Besides, you should bring thermal patches, wind oil, cold medicines, and necessary warm-up items such as scarves, gloves, socks, etc. In heavy snow, be careful when driving. You should limit driving fast, never brake quickly. And remember that do not inflate the tires too tight. Choose a helmet with a front glass to prevent snow from blocking the view.


The above article presents you with the necessary information about Sapa weather for everyone to have a better trip. Besides, I also give tips for you to be able to adapt to the climate and make the most out of your journey. Let’s visit Sapa and enjoy the beautiful weather here.