Weather in Vietnam
Vietnam’s climate is characterized by strong monsoons, a considerable number of sunny days, high levels of rainfall and high humidity. It’s also much diversified because the country covers a wide range of latitudes and altitudes.
The cold season is between November and April when average temperature is about 60°F/16°C In the hot period between May and October, the average temperature is about 86°F/30°C.
Central Vietnam offers a combination of climate: northern and southern. The southern part has less rainfall and the temperature is similar to that in the south. The northern part has more rain and significant changes in temperature. The rainy season in the Central lasts from September to December.
Especially during the months of October and November, North and Central Vietnam is hit by typhoons with strong winds and heavy downpours.
The temperature in the south is constant all year, ranging from 77-86°F/25-30°C. The
dry season is from November to April and the wet period lasts from May to October.
For the best balance, the months of April, May or October are the best for a round island tour.
For travel to the south only, November to February is dry and cooler.
Tet (Vietnamese New Year), the biggest festival in the calendar, which falls in late January or early February is also a good time to be in Vietnam, bearing in mind, the whole country is on the move and prices rise dramatically. Transport is crammed in the runup and aftermath, the Reunification Express shuts down during festivities, and most shops and businesses are closed.