Cao Bang Weather, Best Time to Visit Cao Bang

Cao Bang Province has a tropical monsoon climate, but there are areas in Cao Bang with subtropical climate. The province is located to the Northeast of Vietnam and is among the first lands in Vietnam that the winter monsoon (Northeasterly monsoon) brushes through. Also, most of the terrain of Cao Bang is mountainous land on high altitudes this helps to make the averaged temperatures in Cao Bang among the lowest in Vietnam.

 There are basically two seasons in Cao Bang:
- The rainy season is from April through September: the predominant wind is mostly southeasterly which is moist and which causes torrential rains, thunderstorms, possible flash floods. The temperatures are mostly from 17-33oC. There are times that there may be brief Northeasterly wind blowing or Southwesterly wind blowing. The former causes cool temperatures, brief drizzles; the latter causes high temperatures 26-34oC, rarely 36-38oC.Amazing mountains at Dong Khe, Cao Bang, Vietnam

From June through October, Cao Bang may be affected by tropical depressions or typhoons, but thanks to its special location that the effects of tropical depressions or typhoons, if any, are very limited.

- The dry season is from October through March with successive spells of the cold Northeasterly Monsoon. It may drizzle and may be wet a couple of days when a new spell of the cold wind starts blowing but it is mostly cold and dry. It is more likely cloudy sky during this time.

The coldest time is from December through February with temperatures mostly from 8-18oC, sometimes it gets to the freezing point and there may be snow in December-January. The temperatures in the less cold months of the dry season are mostly 12-28oC, sometimes the high temperatures may reach 30oC.

Cao Bang’s weather and temperatures by month
- January: Relatively dry, light rains, 7-22oC, rarely 25-29oC.
- February: cold and relatively dry, possible light rains, 12-24oC mostly, rarely 25-29oC.
- March: mostly cold and dry, mixed cloudy and sunny days, some possible light drizzles, 12-25oC mostly, sometimes 15-31oC.
- April: The rainy season may start at the beginning or the end of the month, mixed dry and wet days, more often rains, 16-30oC mostly, sometimes 20-33oC.
- May: Sun mostly, rains and thunderstorms often, possible landslides and flash floods, 24-33oC mostly, rarely but possible 26-39oC.
- June: Sun mostly, rains and thunderstorms often, possible landslides and flash floods, 24-33oC mostly, rarely but possible 26-37oC.
- July: Sun mostly, more torrential rains, possible landslides and flash floods, 24-33oC mostly.
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Scenic moountains in Cao Bang Province on a wonderful day
Scenic moountains in Cao Bang Province on a wonderful day

The best time for nice weather to visit Cao Bang
The best time to visit Cao Ban is during the dry season. If you do not like the cold, then avoid visiting Cao Bang during the last 10 days of December and during the first 10 days of January. Those of you who are planning a trekking adventure tour in Cao Bang, then you’ll definitely want to visit the land during the cold and dry winter.

The end of September and early October is the time when you’ll see yellow rice just before the harvest time and is definitely the best time for rice field photography.

Bucolic country landscape at Trung Khanh, Cao Bang
Bucolic country landscape at Trung Khanh, Cao Bang