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Vietnam climate: when to go to Vietnam

Because of its size, the climate of Vietnam varies considerably from north to south. The tropical monsoon will have from May to October in the north and south of the country, and from September to January along the central coast. In other months the climate is dry.

Southern Vietnam has a humid tropical climate with three distinct seasons, a wet season between May and November, with more rainy months between June and August, a cool and dry season between December and January, and a hot dry season between February and April. The warmest months in absolute are April and May. The average annual rainfall is around 2,000 mm. Temperatures undergo few changes during the year with averages ranging between 21°C and 28°C.

The central coast of Vietnam has a climate almost reversed compared to the south, with the rainy season between August and January and the dry season between February and July. Rainfall is most intense between September and December, the average annual rainfall is around 2,000 mm. The central highlands have a climate similar to the south, but the temperatures are cooler and during winter are also possible frosts.

The north of Vietnam has a sub-tropical climate divided in two seasons a cool and dry season between November and April and a very hot and rainy season between May and October. Average annual rainfall varies between 1,600 and 2,400 mm.

The typhoons are possible in the north and center of the country between July and November.

The capital Hanoi has a wet tropical monsoonal climate, with hot and rains between May and September, and dry and cool climate between November and March. The average annual rainfall is 1,800 mm. The hottest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 33°C and an average minimum of 26°C, while the cooler is January with an average maximum temperature of 19°C and an average minimum of 13°C .

The sea water temperature in Vietnam varies between 30 ° C of the hottest months – June, July and August – and 24 ° C in the months of January, February and March.

WHEN TO GO TO VIETNAM

The best time to travel to Vietnam are the months between November and April.

VIETNAM CLIMATIC TABLES

HANOI (19 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 13,7 19,3 18,6  8,4
February 15,0 19,9 26,2  11,3
March 18,1 22,8 43,8  15,0
April 21,4 27,0 90,1  13,3
May 24,3 31,5 188,5  14,2
June 25,8 32,6 239,9  14,7
July 26,1 32,9 288,2  15,7
August 25,7 31,9 318,0  16,7
September 24,7 30,9 265,4  13,7
October 21,9 28,6 130,7  9,0
November 18,5 25,2 43,4  6,5
December 15,3 21,8 23,4  6,0
YEAR 20,9 27,0 1676,2  144,5

DA NANG (7 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 18,5 24,8 96,2  13,7
February 19,8 26,1 33,0  6,9
March 21,5 28,7 22,4  4,8
April 23,3 31,0 26,9  5,6
May 24,9 33,4 62,6  8,9
June 25,5 33,9 87,1  8,0
July 25,3 34,3 85,6  8,6
August 25,5 33,9 103,0  11,4
September 24,1 31,5 349,7  15,4
October 23,2 29,6 612,8  21,2
November 21,6 27,0 366,2  20,9
December 19,3 24,9 199,0  18,6
YEAR 22,7 29,9 2044,5  144

HO CHI MINH CITY (19 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 21,1 31,6 13,8  2,4
February 22,5 32,9 4,1  1,0
March 24,4 33,9 10,5  1,9
April 25,8 34,6 50,4  5,4
May 25,2 34,0 218,4  17,8
June 24,6 32,4 311,7  19,0
July 24,3 32,0 293,7  22,9
August 24,3 31,8 269,8  22,4
September 24,4 31,3 327,1  23,1
October 23,9 31,2 266,7  20,9
November 22,8 31,0 116,5  12,1
December 21,4 30,8 48,3  6,7
YEAR 23,7 32,3 1931,0  155,6

DA NANG
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 24
February 24
March 24
April 26
May 28
June 30
July 30
August 30
September 29
October 28
November 26
December 25

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