Halong bay weather is one of the essential information that you need to study well when traveling to this World Natural Heritage. Knowing in advance about the weather features of Halong helping you to choose the most suitable outing time. The 14-day, 7-day or 3-day weather forecasts before the trip are also helpful to prepare accordingly. This article, Hai Phong Tours would like to share everything with you.
Where to check Halong weather forecast?
Just go to Google to search, you will easily find websites providing Halong bay weather. Below is popular website:
- Weather.com (better)
- Accuweather (better)
- National Center for Hydrometeorological Forecasting
The forecast information is also divided by hour, daily, the forecast for the next 3 days, the next 10 days…
Halong bay weather in February, March, April
Spring weather in Halong lasts usually from late January to February, March and possibly mid-April. Depending on each year, spring can be clear or alternate with the remaining cold from winter. Spring temperatures range from 19oC – 30oC. There will still be small rains and deep cold days but in general the Halong bay weather is relatively pleasant, not too cold for a great resting trip on the bay.
However, outdoor activities, swimming on Halong bay is quite limited this season because the sea water is cold, not as cool as in summer. So you should consider this activity. Other recreational activities such as kayaking, fishing village visit, caving, playing games in Sunworld … visiting tourist attractions on the shore are still normal.
On Halong Bay, spring is the season when trees are green, flowers bloom and birds live in the bay. This is a best time to go on a Halong bay day tour or go on a night cruise. A few days may get foggy, but make the scenery even more dull and majestic.
Halong bay weather in May, June, July, August, September
Summer in Halong lasts in May, June, July, August, September, with hot summers, high temperatures and heavy rainy days and storms. From mid-May, the sky turns clear, the temperature increases during the day on average about 34oC – 35oC, very suitable for outdoor activities: swimming, resting on the beach, kayaking. Early summer sunrise, long day, is the time when you can admire the most beautiful moments of sunrise and sunset on Halong Bay, the scenery is unique.
Summer is also the season with heavy rains or storms that can affect the trip, especially cruises on the bay. If there is a storm, there will be early warning messages and you will easily know before the tour when looking at Halong bay weather reports.
Note that in summer when traveling to Halong, you need to bring sunscreen, light-colored clothes, wide-brimmed hats and black glasses to avoid the hot sun at noon affecting your health. Some mosquito repellent creams are also essential when you are on an island or relaxing on a tree-lined beach.
Halong bay weather in October, November
Autumn falls in October and November, a not long but very beautiful time in Halong. The average temperature this season is about 27oC. Halong bay weather is cool and comfortable. And especially the golden sunshine, which is very suitable for the best photos. In the fall, late storms are still possible but are not as frequent and strong as summer storms. This is a good time for couples or families to visit Halong Bay on private cruise.
Halong bay weather in December, January to end of February
Winter is characterized by cold weather and cold wind, temperature from 8oC – 20oC. There are cold days in Halong due to northeast monsoon. In winter, days are shorter and rarely sunny, and many days there are foggy over the bay. Outdoor activities like swimming, water park games cannot be done in winter. But other activities can be done normally.
If you go on cruise tours on Halong, the outdoor activities in winter will not be as attractive as summer. In return, you can enjoy the rest time, enjoy the games inside the warm room. Enjoying a cup of coffee, reading a book or listening to music amidst the romantic scenery of Halong Bay in winter.
The best time to visit Halong bay
Halong bay weather is typical of the North of Vietnam, with all four seasons of the year. However, weather is still divided into two distinct seasons: hot summer with rainy season and cold dry winter. A good time to travel to Halong is in late spring, summer months, and late autumn. Storms are likely to happen but will be forecasted for a long time.
Going to the beach still needs to be sunny, windy, and blue sea with sunshine. To me, maybe May and September are the best time to visit Halong Bay
In May, early summer, it is sunny, the sky is clear, and the sun is not too strong. You will enjoy the right summer vacation … with full of vitamin sea
September in autumn, golden sunshine and cool temperature, very suitable for resting trips, enjoying natural beauty. Outdoor activities: swimming, kayaking is still quite comfortable.
Hopefully, through this article, you have learned more about Halong bay weather according to the seasons and find the right information sources to check the weather before traveling to Halong. Have a great trip.