Halong weather and best time to visit Halong

Halong weather and best time to visit Halong

If you're planning your upcoming trip in Halong Bay but still get confused about the best time to visit this beautiful bay then take a look at our article below. 

Halong climate

Halong is affected by the coastal climate, with two distinct seasons each year, winter from November to April, summer from May to October.

Halong is a coastal climate, with two distinct seasons each year, winter from November to April, summer from May to October.

Located in the tropics, Halong has an average annual radiation intensity of 115.4 kcal / cm². The average annual air temperature is 23.2ºC; The highest was June (28.6ºC); The lowest is January (16.7ºC). Yearly average humidity reached 82.7%.

The annual average rainfall is 1578mm, distributed unevenly in two seasons. Summer rains heavily, accounting for 80-85% of total rain throughout the year. Winter is a dry season, less rainfall, only about 15 - 20% of total annual rainfall.

Due to its geographical features and geographic location, there are two distinct types of monsoons in the city of Halong: North East winds in winter and southwest winds in summer. Halong is a sealed area, so big storms less influence it. The strongest winds in storms are usually level 9, level 10. Notably, there are strong storms of level 11.

Halong's climate is humid and tropical. With a hot, wet summer and dry, cold winter; Halong's temperature varies from 15ºC to 25ºC. Annual rainfall is between 2000mm and 2200mm. Halong Bay has a typical diurnal tide system (tide amplitude ranges from 3.5-4m).

The stunning view of Halong Bay

The stunning view of Halong Bay

The salinity is from 31 to 34.5MT in the dry season and lower in the rainy season. It is possible to visit Halong Bay year-round, with the best time to visit is from October through April, while during the winter months of December, January and February, the Halong weather might be cool and overcast with low visibility. During the summer months from May to September, temperatures rise, and storms are more likely during the rainy season.

March April + May: Temperature: ~ 20 ° F-22 ° F; Some day have light rain; Clear with blue sky

June + July + Aug: Temperature: ~ 26 ° F-28 ° F with strong Sun; Carefully with Typhoon; Some day have in the rain but quick

Sept + Oct + Nov: Best time to enjoy Halong with cool temperature: ~ 26 ° F-28 ° F

Dec + Jan + Feb: Temperature: 18 ° F ~ 20 ° F; Cold with strong wind; sometime, misty and rainy

Summer is a good time to cruise on Halong Bay but the best time of year is during spring or fall. It may get colder in the fall and winter, and though you will not see extremes such as blizzards, it's still a lousy place to be when it gets cold.

Ti Top Island

Ti Top Island

Halong Bay in summer

Because of the high demand in peak season, travel agencies will offer a great deal of promotion for Halong Bay tours and Halong Bay cruises as well as accommodation. To get the perfect trip, visitors should consult some tips when visiting Halong in the summer below.

Summer is the time when tourists love to go to the beaches or mountainous area for enjoying the cool air, escape the heat of summer. Thus, Halong is considered as an ideal destination with blue sky, sunshine and white sand which can meet the requirements of visitors for a summer vacation to the sea.

Halong Bay or Bai Tu Long?

If you are looking for a new arcade, a quiet place with enchanting, beautiful sceneries, Bai Tu Long Bay would be sure to fascinate you. If you prefer a bustling place, Halong Bay is a better choice. Or if you have plenty of time, you can visit both of them, and each place will have its unique features that you will never forget.

Cruise experience

The term "Halong Cruise" has become familiar to many people recently, but not everyone has the opportunity to experience it. Visiting Halong by yacht is an exciting thing for tourists this summer. To create favorable conditions for tourists to have a great time on board. The signature Halong cruise team welcomes the glorious summer of 2018 with extremely attractive offers.

Cruise in Halong Bay

Cruise in Halong Bay

Necessary items to pack

Bring sunglasses, insect repellent, and some other common medicine is the first and foremost advice for you. If you take part in a yacht excursion, remember to bring your ID card. For those who like to bathe when traveling to Halong, remember to keep sunscreen, a sunhat, shawl in the bag because the heat and the sunshine may damage your skin, which leads to wrinkles, sunburn, and a dozen of consequences. Another thing to remember is the camera; you do not want to miss the beautiful scenery on your trip, right?

Finally, notice the jellyfish, if you swim in Halong Bay in the middle of May to July, you should pay attention to the instructions of the tour guides. Because it is the time for jellyfish to breed, they can cause a rash and itching on your skin.

Halong Bay in winter

A trip to Halong in winter, though it is not as noisy and busy as it is in the summer, it gives you the quiet space to regain balance after the tumultuous, stress in daily life. Immersing in the laid-back atmosphere, setting your soul free, or flying with smoke from floating houses' stoves will give you a time to refresh. Do not hesitate anymore, why don't you just pick your backpack up and go to Halong this winter to experience all this fascinating.

It takes you about 3 to 4 hours from Ha Noi to Halong. 

Should take a tour or join a group to reduce the cost

Search in advance the information about the urban route in Halong

Restrict to purchase food and drinks in the resort because of the expensive cost

Bring a jacket when coming here in December.

The temperature in Halong in December is about 15 to 20 degrees.

Before buying souvenirs, you should question the price before any decision

You can admire the scenic bay amid winter which is very interesting. 

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