What’s the weather like in Vietnam in January?
Located in central Asia, January is the ideal time of year to visit Vietnam. As the inland areas come out of the rainy season, the start of the year is dry right across the country, with plenty of lovely winter sun. While the south is hotter than the north, all regions of Vietnam have warm temperatures in January, so you can relax on the idyllic beaches under clear blue skies in the heat of the golden sun.
In the cooler north, average temperatures are 18°C during the month of January. The south has warmer temperatures of around 26°C, while central regions are 23°C on average. Rain is not likely in the north or south of the country, while the inland mountains may experience a few wet days at the beginning of the month. With the cooler nights, make sure you pack plenty of layers to stay warm. At the start of the month, sunset in Hanoi is around 5.25pm.