The weather in Hanoi is so “nice” as it should be for Tet with grey sky, light rain and a little bit coldness. Light rain lasting for nearly whole day makes the city look like a charming girl sleeping softly in thin clouds. It also makes the border between sky and water surface in the Westlake fading away which offers tourists amazing view.
It is very cool on Friday and Saturday with average temperature at 20 degree Celsius , and relatively warm on Sunday with day temperature is 23 degree Celsius . However, remember to put on scarf, warm clothes and wear gloves when going out for the Tet Eve (Sunday night) because the temperature drops down significantly to 13 degree Celsius . The New Year of Dragon and also a new week will start with a wonderful day with rather cold but sunny weather.
Hanoi weather forecast Jan 16-22 (Source: Google)
In contrast to Hanoi, the coastal city of Da Nang is going through the last three days of the Cat year with warm and sunny weather, and welcomes the New Year with light rains. Temperature level seems to have no change in three consecutive days, and keep fluctuating between 20 degree Celsius and 27 degree Celsius . Warm weather without rain enables both locals and travelers to spend more time shopping, preparation for the Tet. Meanwhile, a little rain on the first day of the Dragon Year (Monday) makes the trip to pagoda at the beginning of Lunar New Year more poetic.
Da Nang weather forecast Jan 16-22 (Source: Google)
Ho Chi Minh City
It is rather hot and dry in the southern metropolis of Vietnam these days with relatively high temperature ranging from 21 degree Celsius to 34 degree Celsius , and low humidity of 58%. Sunshine and blooming golden apricots colorizes all streets and seem to add more joy to the festive atmosphere. The Tet Eve is anticipated to be rainy that tourists are advised to bring along umbrella and raincoat when going out for Tet celebration. Like Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City welcomes the New Year with sunny weather. However, tourists should apply moisture lotion and bring along hat or umbrella when getting down the street on the hot and dry Monday.
Ho Chi Minh City weather forecast Jan 16-22 (Source: Google)
While global economy has been through a really hard time, Vietnam tourism has experienced a golden time in 2011 with an impressive number of inbound tourists up to 6 millions (6 is lucky number to Vietnamese). The year of Cat also witnessed a number of new brands jumping into air travel and hospitality industry, which is promised to offer tourists more great choices for their trips to the country next year. Especially, worldwide recognition of Vietnam’s natural world wonder and world heritages hopefully pushes the country’s tourism forward in the year of Dragon.
Grey sky in Hanoi is being brightened up with peach blossoms these days, and all streets are flooded with lots of people rushing for Tet shopping. The Lunar New Year is so close already! Just take a look at Events during Tet 2012 in Hanoi
for your best Tet celebration in the capital of Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City
The most modern and dynamic city in Vietnam offers travelers a number of music shows, festivals and other joyful activities in the Tet occasion. Having plan to celebrate the lunar New Year in the southern metropolis of Vietnam? Don’t forget to check out the event list for Tet 2012 in Ho Chi Minh City