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Weather and Climate

 In general, the best time to travel in Vietnam is when there is a reduced chance of rain; that is during April/May and October/November. 

Weather and Climate
 Vietnam's elongated shape including tropical and subtropical zone combined with seasonal monsoon is responsible for the varied climate in the country. In general, the best time to travel in Vietnam is when there is a reduced chance of rain; that is during April/May and October/November. Note that high season is November to March and low season is April to October. We can divide into 3 parts to describe the Vietnam’s climate:

 

The South: Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet/Mui Ne

The south is year-round hot and has two seasons: hot-wet and hot-humid

 

The first season lasts from May to October and you can expect daily downpours. These are usually short and easy to predict. The second season from November to April is generally sunny and humid.

 

The Center: Nha Trang to Hue

For most of the year Nha Trang is bathed in beautiful sunshine but between November and December the area has heavy rain. Dalat, at an altitude of 1,500m is cooler than the coastal area, particularly from November through to March. Da Nang (Hoi An) and Hue both experience typhoon activity from mid October to mid December when the climate becomes cooler, more overcast and wet.

 

The North: Hanoi to Sapa

Summer in the north lasts from May to October where temperatures range between 30-35 degrees Celsius with the occasional burst of heavy rain. The temperature varies from 10-15 degrees in winter (December to March) which is affected by monsoon. February and March can be damp with drizzle and overcast skies

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