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Hanoi Weather April: Temperature & Things to Do

May 29, 2021 - 375 views

Hanoi is beautiful and bustling all year round, but tourists are always suggested to have a trip to this city in April. The comfortable Hanoi weather during this month, together with charming and beautiful sceneries will make your trip wonderful. Many tourists choose April to visit Hanoi because of its comfortable weather during this month. Here is some information about the Hanoi weather in April.

Hanoi weather in April overview

April in Hanoi is a hot spring month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 26°C and an average low of 21°C. The average relative humidity in this Vietnamese destination is around 75% during April, which feels humid for the most part. At the beginning of the month, the likelihood of a muggy, oppressive, even miserable, the weather is up to 68%. At the end of April, this probability rises to around 90%.

Hanoi's weather in April with sunshine and warm weather is perfect for outdoor activities, which is the first reason why many tourists prefer visiting this city in April. 

April is a transitional period between dry (winter) and rainy (summer) seasons in this destination. In the course of the month, the received amount of precipitation doubles when compared to March. The level of rainfall in April is around 80mm - 100mm. You might see unexpected rainfalls but not too regularly and in general, the rains do not affect your Hanoi tour much.

Hanoi weather in April

If you are still wondering whether you should travel to Hanoi in April or not, the answer is absolutely yes. It is a great time to visit if you wish to avoid the chilling cold of northern Vietnam winter, the extreme heat in summer, or the risk of typhoons in the autumn months.  Pack your sunscreen and a shade hat with your shorts and swimwear, and a light rainproof and/or umbrella is de rigueur towards the end of April.

Things to do in Hanoi April

Hanoi Old Quarter is a popular tourist attraction in Vietnam that you should never miss during your trip here. You will see many foreigners in this area because there are 36 bustling old streets here, providing many things, from attractive shopping and dining sites to excellent dishes.

Hanoi old quarter

Hanoi old quarter

Once coming here, in the comfortable weather, you should have a Hanoi food tour around the city. Hanoi cuisine is one of the reasons for attracting tourists. Here are the must-try foods in your food tour: grilled fish with dill and turmeric (cha ca), glass noodles with deep-fried eel (mien xao luon), rice vermicelli with chicken, egg, pork (bun thang), barbecued pork with rice vermicelli (bun cha), steamed rice rolls (banh cuon), Vietnamese noodle soup (pho), Vietnamese sweet soup (che), Vietnamese egg coffee,…

You also can visit some famous tourist attractions and famous places such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hoa Lo Prison, Hoan Kiem Lake, West Lake, Temple of Literature, etc. 


Reunification Day. April 30 is the Vietnam liberation day, all people are celebrating the joyfulness of reuniting North and South Vietnam. This day in 1976 marked the end of the American Invasion War. Vietnam officially gained absolute independence. On this day, the best place to come is Ho Chi Minh complex. At 6 am and 9 pm every day, the flag raising and lowering ceremony at Ba Dinh Square has become a national ritual. You can expect to see a lot of people wait in really long lines to visit Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and show respect to our uncle Ho. Thanks to him, we found out the way to defend our country, and become a beautiful country now.


Tips for traveling to Hanoi in April

  • Life in Hanoi happens on the street, so some bargaining skills are useful things to learn.
  • You can start feeling the hotness of summer sometimes in April, so drinking Bia Hoi with the locals is a great experience to have in Hanoi. 
  • Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, light clothes, sports shoes, and a lot of water are all needed because the high humidity and rising temperature will make you sweat a lot.
  • Dress appropriately when coming to temples, pagodas and especially Ho Chi Minh complex if you are about to visit. This is the way you show your respect.

Hanoi is amazing no matter in which month or which season. If you decide to travel to this city in April, above is some information about the weather and suitable activities. 

You might also like Hanoi weather in May.

Vana Pham 

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