October Weather Averages for Hanoi

What's the Weather Like in Hanoi in October

Temperature

In October, air temperatures decrease in Hanoi. In general, minimum temperatures range between 17˚C (62.6˚F) and 26˚C (78.8˚F). Maximum temperatures vary from 23˚C (73.4˚F) to 33˚C (91.4˚F). However, temperatures the city usually features this time of year fluctuate between 22˚C (71.6˚F) and 29˚C (84.2˚F). In regard to average temperatures, the capital of Vietnam is slightly warm...

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  • Temperature Temperature 25°C 77°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 28°C 82°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 22°C 72°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 7 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 100 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 11 days

What's the Weather Like in Hanoi in October

Temperature

In October, air temperatures decrease in Hanoi. In general, minimum temperatures range between 17˚C (62.6˚F) and 26˚C (78.8˚F). Maximum temperatures vary from 23˚C (73.4˚F) to 33˚C (91.4˚F). However, temperatures the city usually features this time of year fluctuate between 22˚C (71.6˚F) and 29˚C (84.2˚F). In regard to average temperatures, the capital of Vietnam is slightly warmer than Taipei, the capital of Taiwan in October.

Temperatures decrease at a slow pace in the course of the month. The beginning of October features a few degrees higher values than the end of the month. More so, hot temperatures are likely to occur only in the first several days, and they are usually contained within a period from around 1 pm to 5 pm. From then on, warm temperatures take precedence. More so, it becomes comfortable from around 9pm to 8am starting from mid-October. Finally, periods of comfortable temperatures become longer as days pass. 

Sunshine Hours

Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital, receives virtually the same amount of sunshine in October as in the previous month. The average number of sunny hours per day is commonly between 4 and 5 this time of year. On average, this city in Northern Vietnam features 36% of sunshine during daylight hours while the remaining percentage is a share of compact cloud cover.

Rainfall

When it comes to rain, October proves to be a transitional period between the rainy season and the dry season. The city of Hanoi receives a significantly lesser amount of rainfall during this month than in September, and still fairly bigger than in November. When compared to the previous month, this destination receives around half the amount of precipitation in this period, which typically varies between 100 mm/3.94 in and 130 mm/5.12 in. In accordance, the number of wet days decreases from around 14 in September to 10 in October. Thunderstorms are still a prevailing form of precipitation, but they are much shorter this time of year than in the previous months.

The possibility of a rainy day drops at a fast rate in the course of the month. According to certain observations, a chance for a wet day on October 1 is around 30%. That probability decreases to around 20% on October 31. In general, days tend to be rainier than nights. Noon is the time of day when the likelihood of rain is statistically the highest.      

Wind speed

The wind speed remains almost constant during October in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. The average speed of the wind increases from 2.8 m/s at the beginning to 2.9 m/s at the end of the month. With the wind speed being up to 3.8 m/s, days are much windier than nights, when this parameter drops down to 2 m/s.

Humidity

October is a less humid month than several previous months. The average relative humidity this time of year is 69%. It still feels humid, true, but the chances of comfortable conditions are on a significant rise. For example, the probability of a humid day in the first half of October varies between 90% and 80%. In the second half of the month, the decrease is even more rapid. During this period, the likelihood of muggy, oppressive or miserable conditions drop from 80% to 64%.

Sunrise and sunset

The duration of daylight is on the further decrease in Ha Noi during October. The Vietnam's capital has the longest daylight on October 1. On that day, sunrise takes place at 5:47 am while sunset occurs at 5:44 pm, which grants to the city 11:57 hours of daylight. On October 31, daylight lasts 11:23 hours, with the sun rising at 5:58 am and setting at 5:21 pm.

Extraordinary weather occurrences

The season of typhoons is nearly at its end in North Vietnam. Still, these natural hazards tend to hit Hanoi in October, bringing plentiful rainfall that may flood large parts of the city. Plus, winds accompanying these storms might grow very strong, even to the point of causing trees to uproot if the soil is too damp.

Also, earthquakes are other occurrences you might need to deal with in Northern Vietnam. Thankfully, none of stronger ones endangered this particular destination in a past few decades.

Hanoi Hotels in October

The capital of Vietnam boasts providers of accommodation that meet various needs and budgets. The biggest number of those is available in or near the historic Old Quarter, where you will find most tourist attractions and related activities.

Hanoi View 2 Hotel

Hanoi View 2 Hotel is a 2-star property, next to the railway station. Albeit it is not located in the renowned Old Quarter, the hotel offers views of this neighborhood. Hoan Kiem Lake is a short walk away while the airport is around 28 kilometers (17.4 miles) distant. Rooms vary in size from 20 m2 to 40 m2 and feature free internet access, computers, air-conditioners, flat-screen TVs, safes and coffee makers. Paid parking is near Hanoi View 2 Hotel.

Cosiana Hotel Hanoi

3-star Cosiana Hotel Hanoi is a property featuring a convenient location in regard to top points of interest in the historic center. Rooms and suites dispose of free Wi-Fi, central air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs with cable programs and safes. An on-site restaurant prepares Vietnamese, Asian and western dishes. The parking area is free of charge. The distance between Cosiana Hotel and Noi Bai International Airport is 28 km/17.4 mi.

Golden Silk Boutique Hotel

Golden Silk Boutique Hotel is a 4-star property, located in Hanoi Old Quarter. Hence, the hotel features an ideal location in regard to the most attractive sightseeing and shopping activities. Rooms and suites range in size from 24 m2 to 102 m2. They feature safety deposit boxes, air-conditioners, minibars, TVs with flat screens and free toiletries. A rooftop bar, spa, restaurant and meeting rooms are some complimentary facilities.

Movenpick Hotel Hanoi

Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi, situated near the Old Quarter, features 5 stars. Its rooms and suites include tea and coffee makers, safes, internet access, TVs with cable channels, minibars and toiletries. Some useful hotel's facilities are meeting rooms, wellness facilities free of charge, a gym, restaurant and a free parking lot. The international airport is approx. 28.5 km/17.7 mi away.

Bars and Restaurants

The culinary scene of the city of Hanoi focuses on Vietnamese, French and Chinese cuisines for the most part. Besides dining at restaurants and bars, you should research street dining opportunities as well for the most authentic experience. Note, however, that disposing of cash may become essential since there are venues in the city that don't accept credit cards. If you travel on a budget, cash payments should be your priority since paying with a card usually incurs a few percent transaction fee.

Aubergine Cafe

Aubergine Café is a Vietnamese restaurant serving affordable food. Located in the Old Quarter, the eatery serves meat-based dishes and has options for vegans and vegetarians. Free wireless internet and a balcony are some of Aubergine Café's amenities. Opening hours are approximately from 10 am to 10 pm.

Blue Butterfly Restaurant

Blue Butterfly Restaurant, located in Hanoi Old Quarter, is a well-reputed, mid-range restaurant serving specialties of Vietnamese cuisine. Besides traditional courses, you can opt for a set menu here. Blue Butterfly organizes cooking classes, too. Among other alternatives, you can choose among dishes based on fish, beef and pork meat. The restaurant is open from mid-morning to 10:30 pm.

Dalcheeni 

Dalcheeni is a reputable restaurant serving specialties of Indian royal cuisine. You will find the dining venue in a beautiful setting of West Lake, the largest lake in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. Besides enjoying dining in a beautiful ambiance, guests of Dalcheeni have an opportunity to relax in a lounge bar. The restaurant serves delicious kebabs and curries. In general, this fine-dining venue is open daily from 10:30 am to 10:30 pm, with a break during work days between 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm.

Club Opera Novel

Club Opera Novel is an upscale dining venue, located in the vicinity of Hanoi Opera House, in the French Quarter. The house serves Vietnamese cuisine specialties in an elegant ambiance. Some dishes you should consider ordering are Hanoi spring rolls with meat of crab, grilled chicken spiced with lemon leaves and filet of garrupa fish in imperial sauce. Club Opera Novel's opening hours are from 11 am to 11 pm.

Things to do in Hanoi in October

Cau Giay

Cau Giay is a modern park near the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. It is one of the most popular green areas among the locals for spending leisure time because it offers various activities. Many of them are suitable for children while adults appreciate the tranquility of Cu Giay Park. Here, you can enjoy traditional water puppet shows staged by troupes from various provinces of Vietnam. This type of show came into existence in the 11th century when the kingdom prospered due to absence of wars.

Vietnamese Military History Museum

The Vietnamese Military History Museum offers an overview of a long struggle of the Vietnamese people for independence. Three most recent conflicts, when the Vietnamese had to fight the French first, then the Japanese and finally the Americans, took place in the 20th century. The museum features indoor and outdoor displays, enriched with photos, films and complimentary exhibitions. Some highlights are the historic tank 843 and the remains of a US B-52 bomber. The former stormed the gate of the Presidential palace in Saigon (nowadays Ho Chi Minh City), marking the end of the Vietnam War in 1975.

October, and autumn in general, is a great time for visiting Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital. Warm colors coat the city and weather conditions are quite favorable. Hence, places that feature plentiful vegetation, such as unavoidable Hoan Kiem Lake, West Lake and the Temple of Literature, are especially worth exploring. Plan to take a vantage point if the forecast predicts a storm. Experiencing a thunderstorm with a lake as a backdrop may be very enjoyable.

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