Ninh Binh is located at the southernmost gateway to the North, therefore, it has a typical climate of Northern Vietnam with four seasons including spring, summer, autumn, and winter. In general, each season in Ninh Binh has its own unique beauty.
I - Detail information about the weather in Ninh Binh during a year
1 - In spring
During February, the North still suffers from cold spells, but it is not too cold like January. At this time, spring rain appears quite frequently, rainfall is about 170 mm, and the average temperature is about 13-18 degrees Celsius. It's just the perfect time to eat some goat meat and crispy burned rice - a specialty of Ninh Binh.
Spring in Ninh Binh (Source: Shyam)
March is the beginning of spring there. The weather is less cold, spring rain still appears suddenly. The rainfall of Ninh Binh fluctuates in the range of 200mm, the average temperature is from 16-22 degrees C, and this festive season is an ideal time for spring trips.
Visitors often go to Bai Dinh pagoda to celebrate the spring festival as well as pray for fortune and peace for their family.
During April, the weather is about to get hotter, but Ninh Binh weather sometimes still suffers from several waves of cold air at the end of the season. At the end of the month, the weather is quite pleasant for travel with the average temperature is from 22-28 degrees C and little rain.
2 - In summer
During May, the weather gradually turns hot. From this month, Ninh Binh starts its peak tourist season because it's time the rice begins to ripen. The average temperature is about 32 degrees Celsius, the amount of rain is also higher than that ranging from 250 - 260mm. Tourists often come to Van Long lagoon, Tam Coc - Bich Dong, and the scenic complex of Trang An to admire the unique mixed golden-green rice fields.
The time from the end of May to the end of June is also the season of fragrant lotus swamps in Ninh Binh...
Lotus pond in Ninh Binh (Source: Tuna Nguyen)
In June, the temperature rises to 36 degrees Celsius, the weather becomes sunnier, the air is hot and the humidity is high. It is also the time when rice fields are most ripe. The rainfall is quite heavy, ranging from 260 to 270mm. Tourists from everywhere flock to Tam Coc - Bich Dong, flow down the river and admire the golden rice on both sides. In particular, this is also the season that a large number of butterflies converge in Cuc Phuong National Park creating an incredible stunning sight.
In July, the weather in Ninh Binh is still very hot, the humidity is high, and the average temperature is about 28 - 37, 38 degrees C. If you travel to Ninh Binh during this period of time, you should choose some attractions covered with trees such as Hoa Lu ancient capital, Thung Nham bird garden, Cuc Phuong national park, and Dong Chuong lake.
3 - In autumn
From August, the rainy season of Ninh Binh begins with rainfall from 270-290mm and a rather high average temperature ranging from 31 to 34 degrees Celsius. Nevertheless, a large number of tourists still arrive at Ninh Binh, especially Bai Dinh Pagoda - the largest temple in Southeast Asia with magnificent architecture. Going to Ninh Binh at this time, tourists should not miss the specialty stone snail - a snail that only appears in the rainy season or the delicious fish (Nhech) salad.
A scene of golden rice fields (Source: Hachi)
September is the beginning of the second rice crop of the year. The rice begins to flourish creating a green color that stretches to the horizon. The weather is no longer too hot, the average temperature drops to about 26 - 32 degrees C; the rainfall has also decreased significantly compared to August, only from 260mm. In short, this is also an ideal time to travel to Ninh Binh.
Weather in Ninh Binh in October is the typical time of autumn with light yellow sunshine and pleasant cool breeze. The air is extremely fresh with an average temperature of 24 degrees Celsius. As a result, visitors often love to come to Ninh Binh those days. Traveling to Ninh Binh during this season also gives you the chance to see the golden rice fields from above at Mua cave or boating among picturesque natural scenes in comfortable weather.
4 - In winter
November with the vibe of changing seasons is also an ideal time to travel. The weather is cool, neither sunny nor rainy with an average temperature of about 22-28 degrees Celsius and relatively low rainfall of 210mm. Going there in November, visitors can comfortably visit the diverse tourist attractions of Ninh Binh.
Cuc Phuong National Park (Source: Kenh14)
Ninh Binh weather in December, the winter has already come. The trees curl up to wait for spring, so the landscape was quite barren. The river is no longer as clear as the previous months. The average temperature in the North is quite low, only fluctuating between 16 - 24 degrees Celsius and the rainfall gradually decreases to about 160mm.
However, it does not mean that Ninh Binh is no longer attractive. Visitors still come here to explore Cuc Phuong National Park, challenging themselves when climbing Ngoa Long mountain, walking around Mua cave to enjoy the typical cold winds of early winter of the North.
Ninh Binh weather in January is the time when the whole of the North falls into long, damaging cold spells. The temperature fluctuates around 15-22 degrees C, the lowest temperature sometimes drops to 7 degrees Celsius. The average humidity is quite low, only fluctuating at about 160mm, so tourists coming to Ninh Binh often choose to visit spiritual destinations such as Trang An Scenic Complex, Bai Dinh Pagoda, Dance Cave...
II - Best time to visit Ninh Binh
In general, Ninh Binh is an ideal destination with diverse forms of sightseeing green tourism which is available all year-round, so visitors can go there at any time. Each month, Ninh Binh attracts tourists with its very own beauty and interesting activities.
Bai Dinh pagoda (Source: VnExpress)
Spring in Ninh Binh happens in February due to the solar calendar, and is also the time of the Tet holiday. Ninh Binh is an attractive destination for tourists who go on a pilgrimage as well as sightseeing. Bai Dinh Temple or the Temple of King Dinh, King Le is very crowded with Vietnamese tourists during this period of time, so international visitors should consider going there in February and March. April will be more suitable for visiting and experiencing because attractions are more sparse and Ninh Binh VietNam weather is still cool before summer turns.
After summer, when autumn arrives, is also one of the most ideal times for travel and sightseeing. Going to Ninh Binh, especially the Tam Coc area in late September and early October, visitors have the opportunity to sit on a boat while watching the golden rice fields in the warm autumn weather. In winter, the weather turns cold, although the scenery is no longer vibrant, it is still a good time to travel, climb mountains or visit Cuc Phuong national forest, temples, or caves.
In general, the period of time between September and April is the most suitable time for tourism activities in Ninh Binh. Meanwhile, the period from January to February is the peak season of the festival, a large number of Vietnamese visitors come to Ninh Binh to attend the Bai Dinh pagoda festival, visit Trang An, or Tam Coc, and so on.
Nature has given good weather in Ninh Binh and invaluable gifts which are the majestic natural scenery, scenic spots, and spiritual-cultural relics. Furthermore, Ninh Binh increasingly improved its position in Vietnam and the world tourism map with the title of top 14 most attractive destinations in Asia voted by the website Trips to Discover in July 2020. (According to Tien Phong).