Hanoi is a happening spot anytime of year, even during the wet, hot summer months. Pack a poncho and be ready for adventure, as you visit this thriving Vietnamese metropolitan.
Climate Averages in Hanoi in July
Vietnamese woman walking though the temple at Cong Vien, Cau Giay in July, Hanoi. Photo: Bryon Lippincott
Temperatures remain about the same compared to June, ranging from a low of 80°F (26.7°C) to a high of 90°F (32.2°C). July receives the most amount of sunshine compared to any other month, with 5.9 hours of direct sunlight representing 44% of the 13.3 hours of daylight. At the beginning of the month, hot temperatures persist from 10 am to 9 pm, and by mid-July, temperatures are hot from 11 am to 8 pm.
Likely caused by the sweltering temperatures and the slight increase in humidity to 79%, July receives an increase of 288.2 mm of rainfall over the course of 15.7 rainfall days (nearly half the month). Rainfall remains heavy and frequent and can occur suddenly at any time of the day. Parts of the city have been known to flood after a particularly heavy downpour.
Things To Do in Hanoi in July
Ho Thu Le lake in July, Hanoi. Photo: Bryon Lippincott
Similar to June, July remains peak tourist season in Hanoi despite the uncomfortably hot and humid temperatures. Family trips to Hanoi and the surrounding area are common, with school being out for the summer.
Although there are no annual festivals in Hanoi during this time, July is the perfect time to enjoy Hanoi’s sunshine and nearby beaches. You can take a short trip to Ha Long Bay to enjoy its stunning limestone islands, or visit one of Hanoi’s many nearby beaches, including Do Son Beach, Thinh Long Beach, Bai Chay Beach, and Tuan Chau Beach.
Tips for Visiting Hanoi in July
Fruit vendor making her rounds in July, Hanoi. Photo: Bryon Lippincott
With the high humidity, sweltering heat and heavy rainfall dominating the weather, it’s best to avoid visiting Hanoi during this time of year and instead wait for the upcoming fall months.
If you do decide to visit Hanoi in July, be sure to wear light, sweat-absorbent clothing when outdoors. As July receives the most direct sunlight compared to any other month, it’s best to always use sun protection, including sunscreen, sun hats, and sunglasses.
As rainfall continually increases, rain gear is essential when visiting Hanoi during this time of year as storms can be frequent, unexpected and can last for a long time.
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