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Vietnam Weather And Best Time To Visit Vietnam
Vietnam is a country located in South-East Asia, famed for its beaches, pagodas and energetic cities. It is currently a growing tourist hotspot due its affordability and unique landscape. The vast territory of Vietnam means that different parts of the country tend to display different climatic features. There are primarily only two seasons or periods. One is fairly hot (November-April) and the other is wet and rainy (May-October).
In the southern and northern parts of Vietnam, cities enjoy a tropical monsoon climate, characterized by humidity and rain. The weather in Vietnam changes a bit more extremely in the north. In the heart of Vietnam, the weather is a combination of the two weather periods shared above. All in all, the climate is well-balanced throughout the year in Vietnam. So what's the best time to visit? Well, we have described below.
Spring (March – May)
March and April are very warm months in Vietnam. The neighbouring sea breeze brings no relief. Additionally, the end of April tends to bring with it tropical showers. Tourism tends to die down during this period. The central part of Vietnam experiences an average temperature of 25°C, as rain showers become more intense. The month of May tends to get scorching hot and humid at the same time. It is recommended to avoid travel in this month, especially to visitors with health concerns.
Summer (June – August)
In the summer season there are a wide variety of weather conditions occurring in Vietnam. The southern part of the country experiences temperatures of approximately 33°C. Recurrent hefty rainfall is quite common in the summer but lasts very briefly. The central parts of Vietnam are relatively dryer. However in August, typhoons and thunderstorms pass through this country. The northern part of Vietnam heats up but the dryness is bearable due to a constant ocean breeze. Post sunset the weather tends to dip to about 27°C.
Autumn (September – November)
This combination of rains and warm weather continues throughout September and October, eventually dying down in November. Vacationing in Vietnam is not recommended during this time due to the likelihood of typhoons and storms occurring. Visitors are recommended to proceed with caution when travelling here during this season.
Winter (December – February)
December in southern parts of Vietnam involves a weather shift to low rainfall and warmer temperatures of a decent 27°C. This is a good time to explore the seaside towns and nightlife in Vietnam. However, in the North of Vietnam, temperatures are less favourable, dropping to an average of 13 to 15°C. The central parts tend to still suffer from a high level of humidity.