Climate of Vietnam
The country has a tropical climate (hot and humid) throughout its territory and is affected by the monsoons of the southwest (May-September) and north-west (October-April).
Because of its length of 1600 km, each region of Vietnam has variable weather conditions and we will take it into account when planning your trip.
Two distinct seasons: the dry season from October to the end of March and the rainy season from April to September. The weather can be very cold and frosty in December and January, especially at night.
Winter and summer in Hanoi and Northern Vietnam are distinct.
Winter, cool and especially dry, lasts from November to April, with average temperatures of 17 to 22 ° C, the coldest months are from the end of December to March.
Summer, hot and humid, lasts from May to October. Heavy rains can occur from July to September. Access to Halong Bay will be regulated.
Hoi An, Hue and Danang in central Vietnam have hot, dry weather from mid-January to late August, with temperatures often reaching 30 ° C. During the winter months, rainfall increases in October and November. reaching peak levels, sometimes in the form of typhoons. Hue is often cooler than Hoi An, especially at the beginning of the year. Each city is located on either side of a small mountain range (Cloud Pass), the weather can vary significantly the same day for these two cities.
Quy Nhon is a six-hour drive south of Hoi An and shares a similar weather although the dry season is slightly longer due to its proximity to the south.
In the extreme south of central Vietnam, Nha Trang enjoys a longer dry season (usually from January to September), with high temperatures and little rain. The rainy season runs from October to early December with almost half of the annual rainfall falling in October and November.
Dalat, in the central highlands, is humid from June to October. From November to May it is much drier but cold in December and January.
With temperatures that remain constant throughout the year, the southern climate is divided into two seasons:
The dry season starts in November and ends in April / early May. The period from late February to May is slightly warmer and wetter.
The rainy season lasts from May to the beginning of November: The months of June, July and August receive the highest rainfall of the year. Rains are usually abundant but short-lived, often occurring as a shower in the middle of the afternoon. Average temperatures in the south range from 25 to 35 degrees, all year long.
In the extreme south, the islands of Phu Quoc and Con Dao are very popular throughout the year, with many sunny days.