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The climate in Vietnam is very different from the North to the South but can generally be divided into two distinct patterns. The climate in the North and the South versus the climate in the central highlands around Hue, Hoi An and Danang.

The South of Vietnam most typically Ho Chi Minh and the Mekong Delta as well as Hanoi and the North tend to follow the rainy season pattern which is evident across Southeast Asia, with heavy rains from May till October.

 The best time to visit these regions then would be between the end of October to March. Hanoi and the mountains of the North are generally much cooler than the South of Vietnam.

If you plan to visit central Vietnam the monsoon arrives from October to March which certainly is different to the typical weather pattern of Southeast Asia.

All in all the best time to make a trip to explore the whole of Vietnam would be around April, May or October. Although you could certainly visit all year round picking your destination relative to the time of year.


Climate Information of Hanoi

 

Month

Ticks

Monthly Maximum
Temperature

Monthly Average
Rainfall

       

January

 
20°C
 
16mm

February

 
21°C
 
30mm

March

 
23°C
 
38mm

April

 
28°C
 
90mm

May

 
32°C
 
196mm

June

 
33°C
 
241mm

July

 
33°C
 
294mm

August

 
32°C
 
317mm

September

 
31°C
 
253mm

October

 
29°C
 
122mm

November

 
26°C
 
41mm

December

 
22°C
 
18mm



Climate Information of Hoi An (Central Vietnam)

 

Month

Ticks

Monthly Maximum
Temperature

Monthly Average
Rainfall

       

January

 
25°C
 
83mm

February

 
27°C
 
38mm

March

 
28°C
 
36mm

April

 
31°C
 
39mm

May

 
33°C
 
72mm

June

 
34°C
 
112mm

July

 
33°C
 
115mm

August

 
33°C
 
159mm

September

 
31°C
 
322mm

October

 
29°C
 
467mm

November

 
27°C
 
465mm

December

 
25°C
 
179mm



Climate Information of Ho Chi Minh (Southern Vietnam)

 

Month

Ticks

Monthly Maximum
Temperature

Monthly Average
Rainfall

       

January

 
32°C
 
13mm

February

 
33°C
 
12mm

March

 
34°C
 
11mm

April

 
35°C
 
48mm

May

 
33°C
 
214mm

June

 
32°C
 
303mm

July

 
31°C
 
291mm

August

 
31°C
 
260mm

September

 
31°C
 
316mm

October

 
31°C
 
316mm

November

 
31°C
 
112mm

December

 
31°C
 
44mm



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