…vnagency.com.vn/Miscellany/225029/flooding-… Try to keep dry!
We are planning to be in Hanoi from 3rd week in June. Might just head back down south i think. Dont fancy that at the end of our holiday.
There can be no doubt my Vietnamese friends in Hanoi will be delighted by some cooling rain and lower temperatures, and even flooding would be little more than a temporary inconvenience, or at worst would involve a fair bit of mopping up.
However for people living on the slopes of or at the foot of hills and mountains elsewhere in the north, landslides are always a possibility so fingers crossed for them.
Hmmm..not sure I like the sound of this. We're due to arrive from DaNang on the 29th of May for 5 days. I guess we'll just have to keep an eye on things very closely.
Thanks for the warning. Much appreciated.
Always a good idea to have a flexible itinerary. One more reason I personally never book and pay for hotels and tours far in advance.
And a heads up to all those travelers who like to micro manage and plan their holidays 12 months ahead :-)
Well fortunately we've booked through a site that has a good cancellation policy - but I hope we don't need to use it!!
well, I think that is good information however i can not be rain everyday, impossible :))
nessnem, you really don't have to worry too much. The flooded area is many kilometres from the places where tourists venture and the flooding is doubtlessly down to the drains not functioning properly.
The heavy summer rain in Hanoi rarely lasts more than an hour or two and the rest of the day it is dry. Moreover the rain brings down the temperature for a while, which believe me you will be grateful for!
I am due to arrive in Hanoi on 5 June for a 3 day trip to Halong Bay and then a 2 day trip to Sapa ... given the heavy rainfall do you think I should give Sapa a miss?
Thanks for any advice.
Pink, only typhoons are predictable and it's not the typhoon season yet. There's absolutely no saying whether it will be raining in Sapa when you plan to go, so if you can you should play it by ear and decide when you get to Hanoi.