Climate and Average Weather in Vietnam

The climate in Vietnam differs greatly between north and south, though both regions experience monsoons. Vietnam is located in both a tropical and a temperate climate zone. It is characterized by a strong monsoon influence, a considerable amount of sunny days and a high rate of rainfall and humidity.

From November to April, the north is cool and dry, while May to October is hot and rainy. The rainy season lasts from May to November. The temperature in Hanoi can range from 19.5 degrees Celsius (67° Fahrenheit) in January, to 33 degrees Celsius (91.5° Fahrenheit) in June.

What is the best time to visit Vietnam? Most people who visit Vietnam want to visit both the north, south and central part. If you would like to visit the whole country we suggest you go the second half of January and the month of February. The end of February, it is already getting seriously hot in the south.

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
Please select the city you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.

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Islands of Vietnam

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