It will be stinking hot in Hanoi and very humid, so try to restrict your sightseeing to the relatively less hot hours and spend the middle of the day eating and having a drink or two somewhere cool.
In the north the typhoon season starts in July. The chance you will encounter a severe typhoon is not high, but if it should happen your cruise on Halong Bay would probably be cancelled.
Thanks for your replies. Hmmmm don't think July/August is a good time to visit maybe November instead.
CreakingBones - thanks, we'll probably be out & about early in the day, have lunch then back to the hotel for a nanna nap in the air conditioned comfort then go back out again when its cooler : )
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