Monday, 21 May 2012
Hanoi Weather: Hanoi became the capital of Vietnam in 1010. Since then, it has been the social, cultural and economic center of the country. It is one of the most captivating cities in Southeast Asia. The lovely sight of lakes, shaded avenues, verdant parks and French-colonial architecture complements the unhurried pace of life. Hanoi has emerged as a fascinating and unconventional tourist destination for several years. Many people, fed up with visiting clichÐ crowded places, now prefer Hanoi as a charming unique city for its own beauty and culture. Experienced travelers would like to have a brief overview of the place they are going to visit and its weather surely tops the information-list so that they can have a pleasant weather during their tour. The climate of Vietnam varies greatly from the North to the South due to its long and narrow territory. Therefore, you can never assess Hanoi’s weather from the knowledge of the other Vietnamese regions. Hanoi, lying in a plain, belongs to Red River Delta and is far from the sea. It features the hot climatic zone under the influence of south and northeast monsoons.Hanoi experiences the typical climate of Northern Vietnam where summer is hot and humid and winter is relatively cold and dry. Summer lasts from May to early September with its extremely hot weather and plenty of rain. In particular, during June, the peak temperature can rise up to 39-40oC. I do not like too heavy rain but I still prefer cool rainy weather to hot sunny weather in summer.