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Hanoi weather in November: Temperature & Things to Do

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November marks the changing season between autumn and winter around Hanoi in particular and in the North of Vietnam in general. To help you plan the best itinerary for your trip to Vietnam, we bring you some useful information about Hanoi weather in November.

Along with the history of “thousand years of civilization”, Hanoi always attracts visitors with a distinctive color, a cultural richness, and a unique lifestyle that cannot be mixed with anywhere else. Some people wonder if visiting Hanoi in November is the best choice. Below is something you should know about Hanoi weather in November.


Hanoi weather in November Overview

Temperature: Average Temperatures continue to decrease in November in Hanoi at a steady rate. In most cases, these range between 19°C (64.4°F) and 24°C (78.8°F).  Daily low temperature may vary from 13°C (55.4°F) to 24°C (75.2°F) while daily high temperature could fluctuate between 19°C (66.2°F) and 31°C (87.8°F). 

In general, the first half of November is warmer than the second for a couple of degrees. Most of the month, days are warm while nights are usually comfortable. Yet, the interval of warm temperatures gradually shortens in the course of November. By the end of the month, the city enjoys a pleasant temperature during the entire day for a brief period.

Rainfall: The dry season in North Vietnam in general and in Hanoi specifically starts in November. So that the chance of a wet day over the course of November is very rapidly decreasing. The month begins with the 21% possibility of a wet day. In mid-November, this probability is around 15%. The final day of November features about 9% of the chances of wet conditions. For the biggest part of this period, days are more likely to be rainy than nights.

The amount of rainfall received in this month is less compared to previous months and the number of rainy days is also lower than in October. It typically ranges between 7 and 9 days for the entire month and you will see that Sporadic rain is the most common form of wet weather here in November.

Sunshine: The number of sunshine hours is also gradually decreasing during November in the city of Hanoi.  For the most parts and most hours per day, the city features overcast or mostly cloudy weather. 

Sunrise and sunset: From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 24 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 50 seconds, and a weekly decrease of 5 minutes, 50 seconds. The longest day of the month is November 1st with 11 hours 22 minutes of daylight in which sunrise occurs at 5:59 AM while sundown takes place at 5:20 PM. The latest sunrise is 17 minutes later at 6:16 AM and sunrise is 7 minutes early which sets at 5:13 PM

Humidity: is around 63% in Hanoi, which feels comfortable for the most part of the day. The chance that a given day will be muggy in Hanoi is very rapidly decreasing during November, falling from 63% to 32% over the course of the month.

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Besides Springtime and October, November is the most visited month and also the best time to visit Hanoi. The constant rains during the summer months of May-September give way to one of the best seasons to travel to Hanoi. The average temperature is about 25°C and exploring the many beautiful tourist sites of the city can be undertaken with ease.

Hanoi Weather November

November is the best time to visit Hanoi

November offers many beautiful sunny days, decorated with comfortable heat from morning to evening, and are numerous enough to become primary in the qualification of travelers’ experiences. Even if the rains still show up from time to time, they have little effect on the comfort of visitors. The fall also brings with it the clear blue skies, the cool air, and warm sun make for the ideal weather — the landscape changes to hues of yellow and golden that are splendidly scattered throughout the terrain.

However, November is considered to be the peak travel season, most of the accommodations could be overbooked by the time you get here and the expense could be slightly higher than previous months.


Things to do in Hanoi November

Hanoi is beautiful thanks to the ancient architecture associated with the nation’s long history, which is also the factor that attracts many people to learn and explore this city. One of the famous architectural complexes in Hanoi is 36 streets and a dense system of temples and churches. 

Stroll along the narrow alleys of Hanoi’s Old Quarter and enjoy the architecture of the nineteenth century; you will surely have unforgettable memories in Hanoi. Besides, you can also find the poetic Hoan Kiem Lake located in the heart of the city with the ancient Turtle Tower in the middle of the lake. Exploring Hanoi’s Old Quarter by self-guided is easy or any kind of walking tour is suitable as well.

If you don’t prefer walking then taking the Hanoi city bus tour is a perfect idea to discover the city’s landmarks and attractions. One of the most popular and well-known sightseeing buses is Hanoi City Tour Hop-on Hop-off Bus. This sightseeing bus tour offers its customers a journey around the city on the red double-decker bus to more than 20 major tourist points in Hanoi such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, St Joseph’s Cathedral, Tran Quoc Pagoda,... The first floor of the bus is air-conditioned. The upper floor has open-air seating allowing everyone to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Hanoi throughout the journey. You can hop on and marvel at Vietnam’s capital from the top of the City Sightseeing bus while learning about the city’s fascinating history before hopping off to explore Hanoi at your own pace.

You can also visit Tay Tuu Flower Garden or Nhat Tan Flower Garden. Two of them are the most famous flower gardens in Hanoi. November is the month of many beautiful flowers, especially white baby daisies (Cuc Hoa Mi Trang). These gardens are ideal places for you to take your beautiful photo album with this month’s special flowers.

Hanoi’s weather in November is also suitable for enjoying the special cuisine of this land. This city has countless delicious dishes for tourists to choose from. Pho, hotpot, ice cream, and sticky rice are the favorite foods attracting a lot of visitors in Hanoi. Trang Tien, Thuy Ta, West Lake, Tran Quoc Toan, Lo Duc are familiar addresses for ice cream of Hanoi people. 

Symbol flower of November - Hanoi weather November

White baby daisy - Symbol flower of Hanoi in November


Tips for traveling to Hanoi in November

If you are planning to travel to Hanoi during November, you should have your accommodation booked in advance as the number of tourists flocking to the city is getting higher. In case you forgot to pack something, you can find it at any store in Hanoi or any market stall in Hanoi Old Quarter. Don’t expect high quality and always bargain for better prices.

It is the dry season in November, so you should stay hydrated with water, especially when walking around Hanoi Old Quarter. But also, don’t estimate the sun in a tropical country like Vietnam, remember to use sun cream to protect you from ultraviolet radiation during the daytime. Additionally, A good pair of shoes will be more suitable for your outdoor activities during the daytime than flip-flops, or high heels.

What to pack?

Since November is shifting from autumn to winter and the temperature is on the decline, the weather could get chilly. That is why it’s better to be well prepared in order to have an enjoyable trip. The Following are some recommended things that you should have while traveling to Hanoi during this month.

  • Be prepared for the diverse weather pattern and ready for any changes. Pack layers with a light jacket,  jumper, or long-sleeved shirts to wear in the early morning and late afternoon along with T-shirt, shorts, or summer clothes when it gets sunny during the day.
  • Rain gear is always a must since there is still a chance of rain along with a hat, umbrella which would be handy for any weather occasion, for instance, drizzle or sunny.
  • Packing a basic health kit is a good idea no matter where and when you are going. It is ideal to bring personal medication essentials and arrive prepared for the things you can anticipate, carry copies of your prescription medications or write down your allergies ahead of time.
  • While packing toiletries, bear in mind to keep the miscellaneous stuff to a minimum. Only bring those items that are brand specific, focus on your needs since some items can be easily purchased in big cities like Hanoi. In addition, bring a mosquito repellent with you while taking part in outdoor activities.

It is said that Hanoi is the most beautiful in early winter and hopefully this information will help you prepare for a good trip to Hanoi and Vietnam. Visit BestPrice and join our Hanoi tours which will bring memorable experiences for you.

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