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Halong bay weather October

Last updated: April 06, 2021 /38 Views

October is one of the best months of the year to visit Halong Bay. It is the time when the weather is pleasant, it is not too hot, or not too cold. The bay experiences a light cool and fresh breeze with a little dry sunshine. October is the beginning of peak season in Halong Bay, booking a cruise in advance is highly recommended. You may get a promotion when doing it early in advance.

The below article is information about Halong Bay weather in October, some tips for your traveling to Halong Bay in October.

1. Halong Bay Weather in October

Temperature: Average temperature in Halong Bay in October is 24.5 degrees Celicious. The highest temperature is 28 degrees Celsius, and the lowest temperature is 21 degrees Celsius.

Sunlight: We can expect about 7 hours of proper sunlight every day, and nearly 12 hours between sunrise and sunset.

Humidity: Average humidity levels is 72%

Rainfall: Average rainfall is 54mm

Rainfall days: 11 days

Clouds: The chance for a cloudy day in October is 49%

Halong Bay weather in Ocotober

Halong Bay weather in October

2. Halong Bay activities in October

October is the beginning of the dry season in Vietnam, the level of rainfall decreases dramatically, the average sea temperature is quite warm, and pleasant. You will have a chance to enjoy many hours in the sun or be involved in many exciting outdoor activities.

The weather in October is perfect for swimming. You can swim for hours without worrying about the temperature. Swimming in the calm, emerald green water, watching the golden sunshine above in October is one of the best things to do in Halong Bay in October.

Kayakingto each and every corner of islands, caves, and grottoes in Halong Bay like Sung Sot cave, Light and Dark cave…is another great thing to do in Halong Bay in October. Kayaking in cool weather in October, you will not sweat too much, but burn your energy and help you keep fit. You may find it a bit difficult kayaking at the very first moment. But after a few instructions from the tour guide, you will get used to it and have a lot of fun with this activity. Most of the kayaking on the cruise lasts around 45 minutes. If you want a longer time, take with the tour guide, and you can kayak while other people swim or relax on the beaches.

Halong Bay weather in October

Kayaking in Halong Bay in October weather

If water activities are not your interest, try riding a cycle around one of some of the beautiful islands in Halong Bay. This kind of activity is offered by some luxury Halong Bay cruises like Orchid cruise, or Heritage Line Ginger Cruise... You will cycle to Viet Hai village, a small village belonging to Cat Ba National Park. Cycling to this village, you can see the local fishing village, go through rain forests and dark tunnels, enjoy the stunning scenery of rice fields. It is a great chance for you to see a typical local fishing village in Vietnam.

Halong Baay weather in October

Cycling to Viet Hai village in October weather

After these activities, you can come back to the cruise and fully relax on board. When the night falls, taste the best seafood on Halong Bay, go for squid fishing, play some games onboard…or just enjoy your favorite drinks at the bar on the cruise.

3. Pro and cons for visiting Halong Bay in October

Pros

October is the end of the low season for tourism in Halong Bay, so take your chance to enjoy the peace in Halong Bay. Next month in November, there will be an increasing influx of international visitors, and Halong Bay can be crowded.

Not touristy, and more importantly, Halong Bay weather in October is pleasant. It is the time when the rainfall significantly reduces, the humidity is not too high, there are sunshine, fresh and cool breeze, the scenery of Halong Bay is stunning. Great weather conditions in Halong Bay in October will make your Halong bay tour is an unforgettable experience.

Halong bay weather in Ocotober

Relaxing on the beach in Halong Bay

Cons:

There is a chance of Northeast monsoon at the end of October and may experience some chilly days when November comes

4. What to prepare when joining the Halong Bay cruise in October

  • A light sweatshirt or sweater will be great for your early mornings and evenings in Halong Bay
  • You will need a hat, sun cream, and sunglasses when joining outdoor activities. Sun cream is very important. Although the sun is not as harsh as summer, ultraviolet rays are still harmful to your skin.
  • Do not forget to bring your own swimsuits, eyeglasses, contact lens, sun hat, and flip-flops
  • Bring a light rain jacket in case a shower blows
  • Other necessary things are a first-aid kit, insect repellent, waterproof bag for your phone, or camera.

5. Travel Tips for Halong Bay Weather in October

When traveling in Halong Bay in October, there is not too much thing to worry about. The perfect weather will make your trip a memorial trip. You may consider which cruise to book: budget, mid-range, or a luxury cruise. Unlike booking a hotel, you will stay all your time on the cruise. If you are not tight with your budget, book a cruise that is 4 stars or above. The price difference is not too much, but you get a get great service with a 4 or 5-star cruise. If you are on a budget, but still want to see beautiful Halong Bay, choose a day cruise, it is much cheaper than an overnight cruise.

Weather in October is an ideal time to explore not only Halong Bay but also other parts of Vietnam. Either heading down south to Hoian, Hue, Ho Chi Minh, or coming back to Hanoi to explore the northern part of Vietnam like Mai Chau, Sapa, or Ninh Binh, that will be a great experience. Besides booking a cruise to Halong Bay, we can help you to arrange the whole package tour in Vietnam, so do not hesitate to let us know if you need any help.

Halong bay weather in October

Ginger cruise in the weather of October

Hope that the above information about Halong Bay weather in October is helpful for your trip to Halong Bay. Contact us if you need any assistance booking a cruise to Halong Bay

Jenny Tran

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