Ninh Binh Weather Overview
With humidity on an average throughout the year and the city has high humidity ranges between 80-85%, Ninh Binh is typical for tropical monsoon climate with rainfall all the year round The temperature is measured and the average temperature during the year is approximately 23.4 Degrees Celsius. In Ninh Binh, huge storms are not a common.
Rain mode is divided into two distinct seasons: rainy season in summer, Summer lasts from May to October in Ninh Binh is hot, humid and with plenty of rainfall. If you wish to witness the vivid greens of the rice paddy fields here, then this season is the best bet for you. However, note that the region is susceptible to typhoons during September.
From November to March is Winter when the climate is cold dry. The most beautiful weather is from April and October which is known as the transition periods like spring and autumn.
In general, the weather is so enjoyable all time of the year; thus it might be said you can visit at any time of the year when coming to beautiful Ninh Binh.
Check the below table to have the idea of Ninh Binh weather throughout the year.
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Best time to go to Ninh Binh
The best time to visit Ninh Binh is during May and July, which offer you the chance to admire the natural beauty of this place. Apart from the harvest season with the beautiful golden paddle fields, another advantage of visiting Ninh Binh in June is that you can see lotus in Tam Coc - Bich Dong. Once you get here, you can feel the perfume of lotus pervades in the air.
May - July is not only the best time for lotus lovers, but also a great time for travellers to enjoy the natural beauty of the caves as well as the mountains. From September to October, the weather is nice and cool; therefore, it is the perfect time for your travel. You can get rid of bad weather that you might experience if you visit in other months, such as the heat and humidity, as well as rainfall and potential typhoons.
Other months which are worth visiting Ninh Binh is February and March. This is right after the Lunar New Year so you can enjoy the solemn atmosphere in the pagodas. In this time, thousands of people from all over the country will visit the Bai Dinh pagoda to burn the incense and wish a new year full of luck, happiness, and prosperity for their family.
Additionally, an important event called Hoa Lu ancient capital traditional festival is held on March 6th, 7th, and 8th every year. This festival is to celebrate the recognition of noble heroes who built the Hoa Lu Kingdom and Dai Co Viet State.
On the other hand, November to April is the dry months so the weather can be cold during these months. August is usually the time of the year when there is a lot of rainfall, so it makes the travelling difficult and uncomfortable. Because there might be typhoons, August to early September can be a bit risky as well. You need to follow the weather forecast carefully if you plan to visit Ninh Binh these months. However, despite those downfalls, you can have benefits regarding airfares and accommodation costs. More than that, the place will not be so crowded.
Ninh Binh Seasonal Weather Guide
Dry season (From November to March)
Weather is somewhat cool and wet, even sometimes foggy this time of year in Ninh Binh to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average during this season is between 19°C and 26°C, have high humidity and a little rainfall. January and February are crowded with domestic tourist since it's the festival season.
In November, the lowest average temperature can get down to 22°C with 162 hours of sunshine. This month is regarded as the most ideal time in the year for activities like cycling, swimming, camping and walking.
Ninh Binh in December has the average minimum temperature as 19°C. December is a dry month with an average of 23 millimeters rain and a bit less sunshine.
For visitors traveling to Ninh Binh, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings to keep you warm.
In January, the average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Ninh Binh is 18°C. January is the driest month of the year and you will hardly see any sunshine. Therefore, weather conditions allow you to participate in all kinds of outdoor sport and activities. However, the cold weather is something you should pay attention to – keeping warm is our advice.
The average minimum temperature in Ninh Binh in February is 19°C. Just like other winter months in Ninh Binh, you should never go out for swimming because you might get a freeze in the cold water. Furthermore, if you plan on hiking, the temperature can get very low at the peaks of the mountains so you should be careful to protect yourself.
In March, the average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Ninh Binh is 21°C. The amount of rain in March is normal, but this month you will hardly see any sunshine. So what to wear in March?
Visitors traveling to Ninh Binh should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket since it will be raining some days. Also, bring your shorts and or a skirt because it can be very nice and warm.
Raining season (From April to October)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel hot, humid with lots of heavy rainfall. Beware of typhoons in around September. The temperature is high ranging from 25°C to over 30°C. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 11 days of significant precipitation per month.
Spring is the slowest for foreign tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Ninh Binh, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
In April, the average minimum temperature is around 25°C with a high chance of rain throughout this month. There will not be much sunlight in April, so just like March, you should bring some rain jackets and wearing shorts if you have a plan to Ninh Binh in this month.
In May, The average minimum temperature in Ninh Binh is 28°C. May falls in the rainy season, but you will also see the sun sometimes this month. This month is suitable for walking, cycling and other outdoor sports activities.
June in Ninh Binh expects the average minimum temperature of 30°C and 156 hours of sun. Since the sunlight in this month is much stronger than the previous months, you should prepare sunglass, suncream and a hat when you come to Ninh Binh in June.
In July, the average minimum temperature in Ninh Binh in is 30°C. The weather can get very hot sometimes, so you should bring along sunblock things to protect yourself.
The average minimum temperature in Ninh Binh in August is 29°C. August falls in the rainy season and is the wettest month of the year.
An umbrella or rain jacket will be your best friend if you want to go to Ninh Binh in August. However, the weather conditions are still good enough for outdoor activities.
In September, the weather in Ninh Binh can get as low as 26°C and still in the rainy season. The weather this month has cool down a bit, so it’s really suitable for travelers coming here. But as I said above, beware of typhoons around this month.
So if you are planning your trip to Ninh Binh this September, double check the weather!
In October, the average minimum temperature in Ninh Binh is 25°C. The amount of rain in October is high with an average of 130 millimeters. You will see the sun sometimes this month, but camping is not recommended in October due to a highly likely chance of rain and thunderstorm
Best time to visit some tourist spots in Ninh Binh
For charming ripe rice fields and boat ride in Tam Coc - Bich Dong
There are two perfect times to observe the magnificent beauty of ripening rice fields. They are from late May to early July, when Ninh Binh local residents harvest summer rice and the other is the harvest time of wet rice ranging from September to October.
According to almost all local inhabitants, it is the best time to visit Ninh Binh, also to enjoy the whole charm of Tam Coc - Bich Dong complex.
One special thing you would be keen on is floating along the natural streams of Tam Coc - Bich Dong, also known as "A terrestrial Ha Long Bay". It sounds great to sitting boats in the cool streams surrounded by a host of ripe rice fields and taking some beautiful photographs on your unforgettable trip.
The pristine natural beauty of Tam Coc Grotto combining with simple but beautiful landmarks and a scared spiritual life of locals is a harmonious match, which contributes a lot to alluring thousand flocks of foreign tourists from all regions of the world.
For attractive views of thousands of lotus flowers
Besides enjoying the view full of the yellow color of ripe rice fields in Tam Coc Bich Dong Complex, tourists can also seek a chance to watch the fabulous forest of lotus in here. It can be said that lotus and waterlily are omnipresent in every part of Ninh Binh, especially in Tam Coc Grotto. Floating along the stream to Tam Coc Grotto, tourists seem to turn back the significant history of Le Dynasty.
Best time to visit Ninh Binh and Tam Coc - Bich Dong to watch lotus is June, in which the perfume of lotus flowers pervades the surrounding air. For lovers of flower, it's the best time to enjoy the flavor of lotus and involve in the natural beauty of this mountainous regions.
For Trang An Landscape and Pagodas
Ninh Binh is known as a spiritual land with various scared pagodas and temples such as Bai Dinh Pagoda and Bich Dong Pagoda. It also owns Trang An Landscape Complex with limestone karst peaks permeated with valleys. It is of great significance thanks to the role as a remarkable humid tropical tower-karst landmark.
The best time to visit Ninh Binh, especially the beauty of nature in Trang An or the solemn atmosphere of the pagoda is after Lunar New Year Festival (Tet holiday), starting from February to March. On this time, many thousands of pilgrims from all over the country gather in Ninh Binh to burn the incenses a wish a new year full of happiness, luck, and prosperity for family and relatives.
There is also an important event taking place on March 6th, 7th, and 8th called Hoa Lu Ancient Capital Traditional Festival in recognition of noble heroes building the Hoa Lu Kingdom and Dai Co Viet State.
Other natural landscapes such as Cuc Phuong Natural Park, Van Long Nature Reserve, and Thung Nham, travelers can visit at any season in the year.