Ninh Binh Weather & Temperature: All You Need to Know

Ninh Binh is a province in North Vietnam, famous for its stunning natural scenery, ancient temples, and rural villages. It is also a popular destination for travelers who want to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trang An, the Bai Dinh Pagoda, the Tam Coc caves, and the Hoa Lu ancient capital.

But before you pack your bags and head to Ninh Binh, you might want to know what the weather and temperature are like there. In this blog post, Incredible Asia Journeys will give you an overview of the climate and temperature in Ninh Binh, as well as some tips on when to visit and what to wear.

Overview of Ninh Binh

1. Ninh Binh Weather Overview

Ninh Binh has a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons: hot summer, cold winter, cool autumn, and cool spring. The average temperature is 23.5°C with average sunny hours between 4 - 5 hours/ day. The average rainfall is between 1700 mm to 1900 mm and high humidity is from 80% to 85%.

1.1. Summer

Summer lasts from May to July. The temperature ranges from 26°C to 36°C. June is the hottest month. The weather is sunny and humid. There are many activities to do in summer, such as boating in Tam Coc or Trang An, hiking to Mua Viewpoint, or watching the sunrise or sunset.

Hang Mua

1.2. Autumn

Autumn lasts from August to October. The temperature ranges from 24°C to 33°C. There is a lot of rain in August and September, but not always. The weather is mild and pleasant. The main attraction in autumn is the yellow rice fields that can be seen in late September or early October. You can enjoy the scenery by boating along the Tam Coc River or biking in the village.

Boating in Tam Coc

1.3. Winter

Winter lasts from November to January. The temperature ranges from 8°C to 10°C. The weather is cold and dry. There are many sights to see in winter, such as the Hoa Lu ancient capital, the Bai Dinh Pagoda, and the Phat Diem Cathedral. You can also relax in your accommodation and try the local food.

Hoa Lu Ancient Capital

1.4. Spring

Spring lasts from February to April. The temperature ranges from 18°C to 25°C. The weather is wet and humid. There is a lot of rain and mist in February and March, but not always. The weather is warm and sunny in April. There are many things to do in spring, such as climbing to Mua viewpoint, cycling around the village, or seeing the flowers.

Hoa Lu Festival

The hottest months are June and July when the temperature can reach up to 35°C and the humidity can be over 90%. The rainy season lasts from May to October, with frequent thunderstorms and heavy downpours. The coldest months are December and January when the temperature can drop to 15°C and the humidity can be below 70%. The dry season lasts from November to April, with less rainfall and more sunshine.

2. Monthly Weather in Ninh Binh

To choose your right traveling time, here is a detailed overview of the weather for each month, including the high and low temperatures, the average rainfall, and some special features of that month.

2.1. January

 • Temperature: 32,4 °C - 5,7 °C; Average: 16,6 °C

 • Rainfall: 24 mm

 • Humidity: 85,1 %

The special thing in this month: Taking part in festivals in Bai Dinh pagoda.

The weather in January is cold and dry. It’s in the coldest winter period and may not be an ideal time for tourists from the South of Vietnam, where the winter is rarely cold to travel.

The beginning of the biggest festival season in Bai Dinh Pagoda, the religious center of this province, is what makes it special. If you want to explore the beauty of Ninh Binh nature, make sure to wear thicker clothes to stay warm and healthy.

2.2. February

 • Temperature: 33,3 °C - 5,7 °C; Average: 17,1 °C

 • Rainfall: 29 mm

 • Humidity: 88,1 %

The special thing in this month: Explore many activities welcoming the Lunar New Year.

February is the time when the Lunar New Year is celebrated. Many people take advantage of their long vacations to travel, which is why Ninh Binh sees a bustle of tourists every year at this time.

Thanks to that, many activities are organized to meet the tourists’ needs, including many festivals in Bai Dinh Pagoda and more.

Ninh Binh Weather in Spring

2.3. March

 • Temperature: 36,6 °C - 7,5 °C; Average: 19,7 °C

 • Rainfall: 48 mm

 • Humidity: 90,4 %

The special thing in this month: Participating in festivals in Trang An and Hoa Lu ancient capital.

March is festival season in the ancient capital of Hoa Lu. Many people visit to learn about its history and traditional royal culture. The well-preserved temples, mausoleums, and other historical sites make it a valuable attraction.

Trang An, one of Vietnam’s largest scenic areas, offers many tourism activities to attract both domestic and international visitors. It’s the perfect time to experience Ninh Binh’s biggest festival season of the year.

2.4. April

 • Temperature: 38,8 °C to 12,6 °C; Average: 23,6 °C

 • Rainfall: 78 mm

 • Humidity: 89,4 %

The special thing in this month: Best weather to explore caves.

In April, the rainy season begins. The weather gets hotter and wetter, but the vegetation grows faster and is more lively. With an average temperature of 24°C, it’s a comfortable time for tourists to enjoy their trips.

Exploring caves is an attractive activity for most tourists in this weather. Please don’t miss your chance to do it and rack up some awesome travel experiences.

2.5. May

 • Temperature: 40,4 °C to 17,7 °C; Average: 27, 2 °C

 • Rainfall: 165 mm

 • Humidity: 85,1 %

The special thing in this month: Enjoy natural countryside scenery with ripe rice fields.

Ninh Binh is extremely famous for its stunning countryside scenery. Immense rice fields nestled among limestone mountains and slight rivers make Ninh Binh's viewpoint really passionate.

In a year, May is harvest time when these rice fields turn ripe. The vibrant yellow color of these fields creates peaceful sightseeing, making tourists excited and really love them at first sight. Thus, May is also one of the peak tourist months in the year when you should choose to depart your trip. You won’t be disappointed.

Ninh Binh Weather in Summer

2.6. June

 • Temperature: 40,1 °C - 19,1 °C; Average: 28,8 °C

 • Rainfall: 232 mm

 • Humidity: 82,7%

The special thing in this month: Best time to explore beautiful wetland scenery.

June falls within the rainy season, which lasts from April to October. The weather of this month has many similarities with May’s. It has rained in up to 2 weeks and a bit hotter temperatures.

But in general, it’s time that vegetation is very green and full of life. Rain helps the deep turquoise water surface of many rivers be clearer. This enhances the beauty of famous Ninh Binh attractions like Trang An, Tam Coc - Bich Dong, Mua Cave and Mua viewpoint making them even more appealing with their stunning wetland scenery.

2.7. July

• Temperature: 39,3 °C - 21,6 °C; Average: 29,3 °C

• Rainfall: 224 mm

• Humidity: 81,6 %

The special thing in this month: Best time for ecotourism.

Like other regions, July is the hottest month in Ninh Binh, with an average temperature of 29°C. However, it’s also the time of the long summer vacation for students. Therefore, many people choose July for their family trips despite the hot weather.

Fortunately, various terrains of Ninh Binh include many rivers, mountains, and vegetation, making this destination very ideal for ecotourism. Boat trips to explore stunning landscapes like Tam Coc - Bich Dong or Trang An are a must-try.

2.8. August

 • Temperature: 37,9 °C - 21,9 °C; Average: 28,5 °C

 • Rainfall: 317 mm

 • Humidity: 85,3 %

The special thing in this month: Trekking in Cuc Phuong National Park.

Like July, August in Ninh Binh is hot and rainy, with about 15 days of rain. It’s still a great time for ecotourism.

Instead of classic activities like boat trips or biking around the village, why don't you try something different like trekking in Cuc Phuong National Park and conquering the Silver Peak? It’ll make your trip even more memorable.

Ninh Binh Weather in Autumn

2.9. September

 • Temperature: 36,6 °C - 16,8 °C; Average: 27,3 °C

 • Rainfall: 269 mm

 • Humidity: 85,2 %

The special thing in this month: Best time for biking around the villages.

In September, the rainfall and heat decrease, making it cooler and more comfortable to enjoy Ninh Binh’s natural beauty. One of the best ways to do this is by biking around the villages to take in their peaceful charm. It’s a great idea for your trip.

2.10. October

 • Temperature: 34,1 °C - 13,4 °C; Average: 24,8 °C

 • Rainfall: 244 mm

 • Humidity: 82,7 %

The special thing in this month: Best time for enjoying the gentle beauty of autumn.

As autumn arrives in October, Ninh Binh is graced with cool and gentle winds. A perfect time for travelers to wander and explore. The beauty of the season will leave an indelible mark on your journey.

2.11. November

 • Temperature: 33,4 °C - 10,6 °C; Average: 24,8 °C

 • Rainfall: 68 mm

 • Humidity: 80,8 %

The special thing: Best time for outdoor activities such as biking, trekking, climbing.

In November, the weather in Ninh Binh becomes colder. Despite this, many tourists find the cooler temperatures advantageous for engaging in outdoor activities such as biking, trekking, and climbing. The lower temperatures can reduce fatigue and enhance the overall experience. It is recommended to take advantage of this opportunity.

2.12. December

 • Temperature: 33 °C - 5,8 °C; Average: 18,3 °C

 • Rainfall: 32 mm

 • Humidity: 81,3 %

The special thing in this month: Best time to visit the traditional village.

In December, the average temperature in Ninh Binh experiences a significant decrease. Due to its humid subtropical climate, the winter months are characterized by cold and dry conditions. As a result, outdoor activities may be less feasible. An alternative option is to visit traditional villages, which offer not only the production of specialty goods but also the preservation of traditional culture.

Ninh Binh Weather in Winter

Depending on the season and your personal preference, you might need different types of clothing and accessories for your trip to Ninh Binh. Here are some general suggestions:

- For summer (May - August): Wear light and breathable fabrics such as cotton or linen. Avoid dark colors that absorb heat. Bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Carry an umbrella or a raincoat in case of rain.

- For winter (December - January): Wear warm and layered clothing such as wool or fleece. Bring a jacket or a coat for evenings. Wear gloves, scarves, hats, and socks to keep warm. Carry an umbrella or a raincoat in case of rain.

- For autumn (September - November) and spring (February - April): Wear comfortable and versatile clothing that can be easily adjusted for changing temperatures. Bring a sweater or a cardigan for the mornings and evenings. Wear shoes that are suitable for walking and hiking.

3. Conclusion

Ninh Binh is a beautiful place to visit all year round, but you need to be aware of the weather and temperature changes. By knowing what to expect and what to wear, you can make the most of your trip and enjoy the amazing attractions that Ninh Binh has to offer.

Incredible Asia Journeys hope this blog post has been helpful for you. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below. Thank you for reading!

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