The winter of Hanoi starts from December and may last until the February, with the average temperature of 15 – 17 °C. Sometimes it drops to below 10°C and the high humidity will make the weather a litter bit colder. Remember to bring warm clothes if you don’t want to get a cold when visiting a tropical country.
Winter often brings a sad feeling, because the sky is often dark and gloomy. However, Hanoi seems to have its busiest days of the year and streets are more crowded than usual during working hours as people are in rush to complete all the remaining works and prepair for Tet holiday. The cold weather enables people living in Hanoi or visitor to enjoy the tasty hot food like hotpot or grill dishes.
Spring in Hanoi is short and often from the last day of January to March or first days of April. Spring coming means a new lunar year is coming. People in Hanoi as well as other places in Vietnam are eager to enjoy the Tet holiday – the biggest holiday and festival of Vietnam every year. On Tet holiday, Hanoi is quite and peaceful, different from the noisiness of daily life. Despite enjoying the Tet holiday of Vietnam, tourist travel to Vietnam at that time will have to meet some difficulties, because there are little services, so the price is much higher.
The weather in spring is much warmer, humid and has drizzling rains. This kind of weather is suitable for the plants to grow and flowers to blossom. The green buds appear on the trees and flowers seem to be more beautiful in the spring. Peace-blossom, especially Nhat Tan peace-blossom, is a very famous kind of flower of Hanoi in the occasion of Tet holiday. Other kinds of flower, such as rose, gladiolus, narcissus…, are also more beautiful than in other seasons. Tourists who love taking photos can have a chance to take photos with “Mountain-ebony flower” (“Ban” flower) in some streets of Hanoi.