Vietnam weather

12, November, 2015

Vietnam weather

Weather is one of the most important factors for a perfect holiday in Vietnam. It is advised to check the weather in Vietnam carefully in order that you can stay away from bad weather. However, it is not easy to find out useful information of Vietnam weather as you may get confused with different sources on internet. Being a reliable travel agent in Vietnam, Vivutravel have prepared full information of its weather which is easier for you to follow and decide best time to travel in Vietnam.

In general, Vietnam has a tropical monsoon climate and its weather is different from North to South with 3 main regions: the North, the Central and the South.

Northern Vietnam is mostly dry from Nov to Apr with cool weather in Nov, Mar and Apr and the average temperature of 22 degree C, cold weather in Dec, Jan, Feb and the average temperature of 18 degree C. In Jan & Feb, it can see heavy mists that can run for days and reduce visibility in places like Northeast and Northwest mountains, Sapa, Ha Long Bay. Furthermore, the Northeast and Northwest Vietnam always get lower temperature than other places in the flat delta. From May to Sep are rainy and hot season with average temperature of 28 degree C. However, it doesn’t mean that it rains for hours or days by days. It is just heavy rain for one or two hours and stops fast which can’t destroy your day-plans as you can continue your activities after raining. Especially, Jul and Aug are typhoon season in Halong Bay and all cruises will be cancelled if a heavy storm comes.

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The dry season of Central Vietnam lasts from Feb to Jul with nice weather. On Feb and Mar, it is cool with average temperature of 23 degree, whereas, it will be hot in Apr, May, Jun and Jul with average temperature of 30 degree C. Then from Aug to Jan are rainy season. It is cool in Nov, Dec and Jan with average temperature of 22 degree C and hot in Aug, Sep and Oct with average temperature of 30 degree C. The rainiest months in Hoi An are Sep and Oct and there might be heavy rain there.

In the South, it is hot all year round with average temperature of 29 degree C. The dry months are from Dec to Apr and the rainy months are from May to Nov.

Finally, the best months to visit Vietnam are from Nov to April with dry season and cool weather everywhere.

As below, you can have all necessary information of Vietnam weather and the red parts are dry season.

 

The North

The Central

The South

 

Average temperature

(Celsius)

Average rainfall

(mm)

Average temperature

(Celsius)

Average rainfall

(mm)

Average temperature

(Celsius)

Average rainfall

(mm)

Jan

17

18

22

101

27

15

Feb

18

28

22

31

28

4

Mar

20

38

24

12

29

13

Apr

24

81

27

18

30

42

May

28

197

29

47

29

221

Jun

30

238

30

42

29

331

Jul

30

322

30

99

28

314

Aug

29

343

28

117

28

268

Sep

28

252

26

447

27

334

Oct

26

98

24

530

27

268

Nov

22

42

22

221

27

114

Dec

19

21

21

208

27

56