Hanoi in December: Weather & climate information
- Drizzling rains and cold monsoon winds are popular types of weather in December.
- The number of sunny days decreases and air condition is getting drier.
December is one of the coldest months in Hanoi. The temperature in this time of the year dramatically drops to 18-19°C with dry climate. Sun light hours shortens and it gets dark as early as 5:30 PM. Of course the relative definition of being cold may vary - if you are from cold country like Northern Europe or America, it will be cool like mid-fall weather. If you are from Southeast Asia, however, bring warm clothes!
|Max Temperature||21.9°C||Rainy Days||1.0 days|
|Humidity||68.6%||Sunshine Hours||6.7 hours|
December weather averages for Hanoi in the last 10 years ( 2010 to 2020).
Temperature Graph (°C)
The average Hanoi temperature during December is around 18.1°C (64.58°F).
|November||26.7°C (80.06°F)||19.6°C (67.28°F)||-2.5°C (27.5°F)|
|December*||21.9°C (71.42°F)||15.0°C (59.0°F)||-4.7°C (23.54°F)|
|January||20.7°C (69.26°F)||14.6°C (58.28°F)||-0.7°C (30.74°F)|
Humidity Graph (%)
The average humidity in December in Hanoi is 68.6%, which is 4.3% lower than November and 4.9% lower than January.
Rainfall Graph (mm)
Average rainfall in December in Hanoi: 16.0mm
|40.0mm (-24.0mm)||16.0mm||19.9mm (-3.9mm)|
Rain Days Graph
Average rain days in December in Hanoi: 1.0 days
Average daylight in December in Hanoi: 10.9h
What to expect if you travel to Hanoi in December
Hanoi is beautiful in December, that is to say for sure. You will enjoy the cool air (though it gets biting cold from time to time), dry weather (no sweat involved!). Without rain, it is ideal to take a stroll along the tree-lined boulevards and watch Hanoians flip by. Suggested places to visit during December in Hanoi include: Hanoi Old Quarter, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, to name a few.
Do not expect a variety of fruits in Hanoi at this time of the year - most good bites come in summer time (take a look at Hanoi seasons). However, the slightly cold weather makes it great to dine at hotpot or grill restaurants.
Remember to pack scarfs, sets of warm clothes, gloves, and shoes in your luggage to travel to Hanoi in December. Other essential items are light raincoats and face-masks that can protect you from getting wet as well as inflammation throat.
Frequently asked questions
How is the weather in Hanoi in December?
December is a relatively cold month in Hanoi with an average temperature of 18.1°C. Hanoi's temperature in December is between 15.0°C (59.0°F) - at the lowest and 21.9°C (71.42°F) - at the highest.
Is Hanoi humid in December?
Yes, it is. The humidity of Hanoi in December is around 68.6% and rarely falls below 38.0%.
Does it rain often in Hanoi in December?
No, it does not. Hanoi has only 1.0 rainy days in December with an approximate 16.0mm (0.63") of precipitation.
How many hours of daylight are there in December in Hanoi?
In December, Hanoi's average day-length is 10.9 hours.
How long is the sun out per day in Hanoi in December?
The average sunshine hours of Hanoi in December is 6.7 hours.