The best time to visit Ha Noi is from September to November or between March and April for their milder temperatures and pleasant weather. Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the country's second largest city. The city is located on the right bank of the Red River. Hanoi is located at 1,760 km (1,090 mi) north of Ho Chi Minh City. Hanoi has a humid tropical climate, with a cold and dry in winter (from November to March), the temperature can drop to as low as 6°C – 7°C and a hot and extremely humid summer (between May and September) the temperature can climb up to a maximum of 39°C. Spring is characterized with light drizzles while the summers bring heavy rain. The hottest month of the year is June. January is the coolest month.