When planning to travel to a brand new place, besides where to eat or what to do, you might look for the weather of the coming destination. Hence, if you want to visit Vietnam capital but don’t know how the weather is in Hanoi, let’s start scrolling down!
Weather in Hanoi with four seasons
Weather Hanoi is typical for the tropical monsoon climate: hot summer with heavy rains (rainy season) and cold winter with little rains (dry season). The summer lasts from May to September while the winter is from November to March. In the summer, the sun usually rises early so if you want to feel the cool air, you should get up a bit early. However, in the winter, the sun is a bit lazy so sleep in for 5 – 10 minutes could be a great treatment. In addition, Hanoi also has two periods between the rainy and dry season, which called spring and autumn. When coming to Hanoi at the right time, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy these two most beautiful seasons of the year.
Autumn in Hanoi usually manifests most clearly in October. You will know when autumn comes when walking along Hoan Kiem Lake and see yellow leaves covering up the roads. The beauty of this season Hanoi is an endless inspiration of musicians, poets, and writers. On the other hand, if you want to admire the fresh and cool atmosphere of the spring, please visit Hanoi in April. It’s when flowers bloom. Around March, you will see “milk flowers” blooming along the streets that bring you an unforgettable fragrance. Moreover, the weather Hanoi this time seems to be friendliest. It doesn’t rain too much and the sun isn’t too heavy neither.
What to eat in Hanoi each season?
Spring is the busy season of the year when the whole family prepares for the Lunar New Year. Hence, you can’t skip the Tet’s specialty, Banh Chung, when being in Vietnam capital during this holiday. Banh Chung is a kind of steamed cake made from rice, pork, and mungbean. However, the most common way that locals eat Banh Chung is frying them then eat with soy sauce.
Next, May and June are when the summer comes. The weather in Hanoi during this period is so hot that they need something with a sour taste to get balance. And the Hanoians are very pleased to introduce you to Nuoc Sau Dam. This is a beverage made from Qua sau, a tropical fruit, fermented in sugar. The sourness of qua sau and the sweetness of sugar will help go through scorching days.
Furthermore, when the sun gets more easygoing, the autumn comes along with Com to Hanoi. Com is immature rice kernels roasted over very low heat then pounded in a mortar and pestle until flatted. Since it has a slightly sweet and nutty flavor, you can eat it plain or with coconut.
Besides, in winter, Hanoi weather is not as harsh as other countries in the North, but the temperature is low enough a warm-up dish like mussels porridge. Sitting on the pavement enjoying the sweetness of mussels broth combining with the heat of the porridge is what you should give a try.