Hanoi Weather in April

It is your smart choice to visit Hanoi in April because the good weather at this time will help you to discover various places in Hanoi and its surroundings. Also, April is a time of charming and beautiful scenery. In this post, Incredible Asia Journeys will give you some weather information and suggest the best things you can do in Hanoi in April with the hope that you enjoy your wonderful trips. Let’s see more!

White Lily Flower in Hanoi in April

1. The Temperature in Hanoi in April

In April, Hanoi becomes warmer with average temperatures of 21˚C (69.8˚F) and 28˚C (82.4˚F). The daily low temperature may drop to 16˚C (60.8˚F) or rise up to 26˚C (78.8˚F), while the average daily high temperature tends to range from 20˚C (68˚F) to 35˚C (95˚F). 

At the beginning of the month, you can feel the warm temperature from noon to around 07.00 pm. Until the mid-month, it will be between 10.00 am and 10.00 pm. By the end of the month, the temperature increases and you will feel warm all day.

Fallen Leaves Street in Hanoi in April

2. Rainfall in Hanoi in April

April is the time of welcoming the rainy season, so you may see unexpected rains covering the Hanoi ambiance. In this month, the received amount of rainfall doubles in comparison with Hanoi in March. It is around 80mm to 100mm of rainfall throughout the month with 13-18 wet days. The rainfall in April tends to rise from the beginning of the month toward the end of the month. In general, the highest chance of rain is around noon, while it is less likely to be wet after 08.00 pm during the month.

3. Sunshine Hours in Hanoi in April

In general, the sun rises at 05.50 am and sets at 06.11 pm, which provides Hanoi in April with around 12.21 hours of daylight. The weather in Hanoi in April gives the city between 2 and 3 sunshine hours per day. Cloud covers most of the daytime in Hanoi at this time.

4. Best things to do in Hanoi in April

4.1. Hanoi Old Quarter

The Old Quarter with 36 bustling streets is a popular tourist attraction in Hanoi. Hanoi Old Quarter is the place gathering many foreign tourists visiting Hanoi, so it is bustling enough for you can find many things to explore including attractive shopping and dining sites, daytime markets, night markets, and various ceremonies every day. To explore Hanoi Old Quarter, you can walk on foot or hire a cyclo to travel around and see many interesting things here. You may spend 100,000 VND or more for one or two people for an hour traveling if you hire a cyclo.

Walk around Hanoi Old Quarter

4.2. Hoan Kiem Lake

Hoan Kiem Lake is known as the soul of Hanoi, which is associated with the legend of returning the sword of one Vietnam’s king in the past. Visiting Hoan Kiem Lake, you can enjoy the fresh atmosphere and local life people in Hanoi. Especially, in the 3 days of weekends, you can have more space in Hoan Kiem Lake Walking Street. You can join many traditional games taken places by volunteers in Hanoi like "O An Quan”, rope skipping, “ Ka Keo”… and see some groups of people dancing, singing, or playing bamboo flutes…

Skipping Rope in Hoan Kiem Lake Walking Street

4.3. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is an important historical destination in Hanoi, which is for honouring the national hero – Ho Chi Minh President. It is free of charge to visit the Mausoleum; however, you have to pay attention that short skirts or tank tops and taking photos are not allowed inside the Mausoleum. Another thing to note that Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum will be closed occasionally for maintenance so check before you go (often from the mid of September to November).

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

5. Best Places to Travel from Hanoi in April

5.1. Halong Bay Trips from Hanoi

The summertime of April is truly the best time to visit the legendary Halong Bay. There is no chance of encountering hurricanes in Halong Bay in April, so you can enjoy the relaxing environment all the time in the bay. Therefore, Halong Bay attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world to visit the bay for sightseeing and relaxation.

You can join the Halong Bay Day Trip for one day to discover the beauty of Halong Bay in April. If you have much more time and would like to enjoy Halong Bay more, click on Halong Bay Cruises to get more information about cruises in Halong Bay .

Magnificent Halong Bay scenery

5.2. Sapa Trips from Hanoi

Sapa has its different beauty in both seasons – spring, summer, autumn, and winter. In April, Sapa welcomes a huge number of visitors because of the suitable climate that is sunny in the daylight and a little bit cold at night. Sapa at this time is covered by many kinds of flowers like buck flowers, peach blossom, ban flowers (Hoa Ban) – a specific kind of flower in the northwest area… and terraced green fields. This makes Sapa as beautiful as heaven.

There are many tours to Sapa that you can join, some of them are: Sapa Trekking & Bac Ha Market Best Of Sapa Explore 3 days Sapa Cycling Tour With Homestay 

Terraced green fields in Sapa

5.3. Ninh Binh Trips from Hanoi

Ninh Binh is famous for many attractive sites including Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, Bai Dinh Pagoda, Tam Coc Bich Dong (Three Grottoes – Green Pearl Grotto), Trang An Grottoes,… In addition, if you want to walk in a fairyland with thousands of colourful butterflies flying in lines, Cuc Phuong National Park in Ninh Binh in the late of April will be the best place. 

Click on the link to see our tours to Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip, Trang An - Bai Dinh Full Day Tour, Tam Coc Bich Dong Day Tour, and Cuc Phuong National Park Day Trip from Hanoi.

Butterfly season in Cuc Phuong National Park

6. Clothing advice when visiting Hanoi in April

You should wear a long-sleeved T-shirt and casual pants, which are enough for you to walk around Hanoi. Remember to bring with you an umbrella or a thin raincoat in case of getting wet from rain in April.

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