Weather in Vietnam

Vietnam’s climate is generally hot and humid. In the central and southern. Vietnam, seasonal variations are slight and marked only by a dry and a wet period. the average daily temperatures in Mekong Delta range from 17 – 34ºC. ( 63 to 93 F ) in January and from 22 to 33ºC.( 72 to 91 F) in July.

Along the central coast, temperatures range from18 to 28ºC. ( 64 to 83 F ) in January and from 24 to 37ºC.(76 to 99 F)in July. the northern plains experience greater seasonal variations and generally have cooler night time temperatures. The average daily temperatures at Hanoi, for example, range from 13 to 20ºC.(56 to 68 F) in January and from 25ºC. to 33ºC.(78 to 91 F) in July.

In general, rainfall is plentiful throughout the country, although most precipitation in southern and central Vietnam occurs during the summer months when monsoon winds sweep in from the sea. the Mekong delta has the longest rainy season, typicallasting from May to October. central Vietnam receives heavy precipitation from Sep to Dec. the average annual rainfall is about 1680 mm(66in) in the red river delta , 1650mm (65in) along the central coast and 1980mm (78in) in Mekong delta. Typhoon periodically strike the central coast, and in recent years one have caused considerable loss of life and destructionof cropland

MONTH HANOI DANANG SAIGON
Av. Temp
(Celsius)
Av. Rainfall
(mm)
Av. Temp
(Celsius)
Av. Rainfall
(mm)
Av. Temp
(Celsius)
Av. Rainfall
(mm)
Jan 17 18 22 102 27 15
Feb 18 28 23 31 28 3
Mar 20 38 24 12 29 13
Apr 24 81 27 18 30 43
May 28 196 29 47 29 221
Jun 30 239 30 42 29 330
Jul 30 323 30 99 28 315
Aug 29 343 30 117 28 269
Sep 28 254 28 447 27 335
Oct 26 99 26 530 27 269
Nov 22 43 25 221 27 114
Dec 19 20 23 209 27 56

When is the best time to Visit Vietnam?

Winter season lasts from November to April in the North with temperatures averaging 16 degree centigrade. The rest of the year is considered summer time with heavy rainfalls and occasional storms.

The rainy season lasts from May to October in the south. However, it only rarely rains the whole day. It gets dry after rainfall as quickly as it comes. The dry season is generally from November to April.

The central parts of Vietnam are affected by the South West monsoon season coming from Laos during May.

June experiences a muggy heat and sometimes produces typhoons and tropical storms.

During November and December there is sometimes long lasting rains. Despite of this fact, the months of November and December are constantly considered the peak period for incoming tourists.

January and February are still occasionally cloudy and rainy.

The best time for a long tour from North to South Vietnam would be from January till April. For those who wish beach holidays can come to enjoy warm water and sunshine in the central coast during summer time, from May to October.

 

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