Mai Chau is known as a cultural ecological tourist attraction of Hoa Binh province. Coming to Mai Chau is coming to villages of ethnic minority people, living in their houses, enjoying their traditional food, local culture and exploring jungles and mountains here. At the latitude of 200-1500m above the sea level, climate in Mai Chau is characterized by Northwest Vietnam weather cool and fresh air all year round. People in Mai Chau are warm-hearted and hospitable. They do business with all their natural property which introduces tourists the beauty of Mai Chau villages through colorful brocades and traditional cuisine.
Mai Chau is located in Hoa Binh Province, belonging to the area of tropical monsoon climate. Mai Chau weather is portrayed by warm atmosphere all year round. The average temperature is about 26.7°C. The rainfall in Mai Chau is relatively high, with the heavy rains in summer months. During a year, there are 160 days that the rainfall is about 1721mm. In months of spring, summer and autumn, the lighting hours of the sunshine is different. In autumn, winter and spring, the humidity in Mai Chau is at the lowest point. Annually, the temperature averages at 23°C; the average rainfall 1.800mm/year; relative humidity of 85%; and average annual evaporation of 704mm. The weather in Mai Chau Valley is the weather of low hills with mild temperature.
In summer, the average temperature is about 27.5°C; the highest temperature in daytime is 31°C, while the figure at night is about 24°C. Sunshine in this region is last for 5 hours during 13 hours of daytime. In Mai Chau, heat and humidity is regarded very high. During this month, the rainfall is about 208mm recored amongst 18 days. In autumn, the temperature averages about 26°C. The highest temperature in daytime is about 30°C; the humidity falls along with the rainfall. In winter, Mai Chau attracts tourists most. The total hours of sunshine in winter are about 5 hours. The highest temperature in daytime is 22°C, and lowest at 13°C (in December). The rainfall in this season is low with about 16mm. In January and February, weather in Mai Chau changes significantly. The temperature rises gradually with the average figure of about 19.5°C, low humidity, and the average rainfall of 24mm.
In November, December, January and February or winter time, Mai Chau climate is relatively cold with average temperature of 16°C. For those from other region in this country should bring warm coats along to avoid having a cold. Between January and February, this is the transition period from winter to spring. During this time, Mai Chau is depicted with fantastic peach blossom. In months of March, April, May, September, and October: this is considered the most comfortable period in Mai Chau. The temperature averages from 18-25°C. In March and April, there are many kinds of flowers blooming in Mai Chau, creating a wonderful scenery. During June, July and August, it is summer time with high temperature of 25-35°C with heavy rain.
Mai Chau is situated in lowland area, thus, its climate is moderate all year round. Tourists can visit Mai Chau at any time during a year. The period when Mai Chau is described with yellow rice fields, blooming season of flowers or colorful festivals is the most exciting and beautiful time to travel Mai Chau. The best time to travel Mai Chau is from October to December (solar calendar), and the first month of lunar year, before and after Tet holiday of Vietnamese people. During this time, Mai Chau is covered by beautiful white plum blossom. March is the period when white flowers spreading everywhere in Mai Chau. From April to August, weather in Mai Chau is cooler than in Hanoi. In summer, Mai Chau is covered by a lush green color of jungles, paddy fields, and corn fields. Specifically, at the end of autumn, Mai Chau features wealthy and vibrant beauty with yellow terraced fields of grain covering all hillsides. Peaceful natural and fascinating seasonal scenery cannot exaggerate the great beauty in Mai Chau.