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Hoi An Weather And Best Time To Visit Hoi An
Established way back in 1595, this ancient coastal town of Hoi An was once a famed trading port of the country in the 17th and 18th century. It is located in the delta of the Bon River. Hoi An can be divided into two distinct seasons, the Dry Season (February - August) and the Monsoon Season (September - January). The weather in Hoi An throughout the year is well balanced, averaging around 29°C. The best period to visit Hoi An is from February to May during the dry season due to the warm weather and clear skies. During the monsoon, it is recommended to check the weather forecast before venturing out as the old town of Hoi An can be prone to flooding at times.
However, for majority of the season the rain showers are quite brief. The winters can get quite chilly and windy, usually from November to January.
Dry Season (February - August)
The peirod between February and July is the best time to visit due to higher temperatures, relatively low humidity and clear visibility. There is also practically no rainfall during this season. The Dry Season can be split into two phases. From February to May the temperature is at its ideal limit. Whereas, June to August is when the temperature is at its highest going up to 34° C. This is perfect for sunbathing, snorkelling, jet skiing and host of other outdoor activities. Additionally, this season is also primed for fishing and the seafood available is of the highest quality. There are also full moons in July and August, which make for stunning views that serve as the backdrop for the famous full moon parties.
Monsoon Season (September - January)
The busiest tourist period tends to coincide with Central Vietnam’s monsoon. During bad spells the rainfall can be incessant and the tides are high. Typhoon warnings are normally predicted from October to mid-December. Hoi An is also prone to flooding. Hence, caution is advised when travelling here during this season. From November to January, the winter sets in, usually characterized by strong winds, low temperatures that make the climate colder than it actually appears. May to July is when tourism dies down and is a good opportunity for other budget travellers looking to explore the area. Even the rainfall for most of this season is periodic and light.