Climate of vietnam


The weather in Vietnam is very varied due lớn the great distance from north lớn south. Vietnam extends from the mountainous Van Don province khổng lồ the north, and 1600 km lớn the south, lớn the mouth of the lush Mekong Delta.

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Vietnam thus has both subtropical & tropical climate. In northern Vietnam’s mountainous areas, on the border with China, you can experience temperatures approaching the freezing point and even see snow on vị trí cao nhất of the country’s highest mountain Fansipan at Sapa. In South Vietnam, on the other hand, you will encounter classic warm equatorial climate.

Vietnam’s climate diversity means that there are NOT bad times to travel to Vietnam. There are always areas with comfortable climate. When you travel khổng lồ Vietnam you therefore have a certain influence on what conditions you are going khổng lồ travel under, it just depends on where và when you visit the country.

When you look at the weather in Vietnam you can roughly divide it into 3 regions: 

North VietnamIs where you will find Vietnams capital Hanoi, the Mountain city Sapa with beautiful rice terraces and the UNESCO protected Halong Bay.

Central Vietnam Endless trắng sandy beaches at domain authority Nang, UNESCO protected Hoi An, the former imperial thành phố Hue và worlds largest cave Son Doong is found here.

South VietnamHere you can visit the mighty Mekong Delta, fast growing Ho bỏ ra Minh City, Nam cat Tien national park, beaches at Mui Ne and Nha Trang & two exotic islands Phu Quoc and Con Dao


Below you can read our guide khổng lồ the climate & the weather in the different parts of Vietnam:


North Vietnam

(Sapa, Ha Giang, Halong Bay & low land around Hanoi)

Recommended time to lớn travel to North Vietnam:March – April & August – November

March – April:18-32 degrees. Days of sunshine & days of cloudy. Rarely rain.

August – November19-30 degrees. Varied weather conditions. Days of rain & days of dry weather.

North Vietnam has four seasons

In the northern areas of Vietnam there are four seasons, as we know it in Denmark. However, the weather in North Vietnam is a lot warmer all year round compared to Denmark. The daytime temperature depends on whether the weather front comes from the cool north or the warmer south. You must be aware that Sapa và Topas Ecolodge are situated at 1600 and 1000 meters respectively, here it can be cool during the months mentioned. The periods are usually characterized by very little rainfall.

In the summer months of Northern Vietnam, May to lớn September you can both experience weather that offers day rain but also cloudless. Often, during the rainy season, heavy rain will fall in the evening và at night when most people are indoors. If the rain falls during the day, this is warm và cool. We like to travel during the rainy season, as most rain can be avoided with an umbrella and, in turn, it is very lush and green.



Weather in Hanoi

Hanoi is a must visit place on your travel to Vietnam. And even though the weather changes during the year, you shouldn’t avoid going there. 

The best time khổng lồ visit Hanoi is from february to april, where temperatures are around 20-25 degrees celcius, and average precipitation is low. In late october temperatures are again on their way down, the same is average precipitation, so this is also a very good time khổng lồ visit Hanoi. 

If you are visiting Hanoi during summer you will experience temperatures around 30 degrees and rainfall every second day in average. Visiting Hanoi in this period will impress you, as the locals really doesn’t bother about the rain. If doing anything, they just stop lớn put on a rain poncho, & then continue whatever they where doing.

Visiting Vietnam as photographer during the heavy rainfalls will give you some really exceptionel opportunities to lớn capture stunning imagery. 

Weather in Sapa

The mountanous region of Sapa right on the border to đài loan trung quốc is on many travelers wish-list. 

The best combination of temperature & low precipitation is during spring or autumn. If visiting Sapa in september you will have the possibility to capture stunning images of the colourful rice terraces covering the mountains. 

During summer you will experience rainfall in the Sapa region, so the hiking paths will be more slippery, but the temperatures will be in the 20’s so you will still be warm. 

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Central Vietnam

(Hoi An, Danang, Dong Hoi và Hué)

Recommended time to travel lớn Central Vietnam:February – August

February – August:Sunshine and dry weather. Between 20-34 degrees. Some rain showers.


Central Vietnam between mountains and sea

Central Vietnam differs from northern Vietnam, as there are only two seasons. The dry season extends from December khổng lồ August & the rainy season from September khổng lồ November.

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The weather in Central Vietnam is also varying due to the mountain range, Truong Son, which has great influence on the weather. For example, you will often experience marked temperature và weather differences when the nhì Van pass is crossed between Hue & Danang.

The characteristic of the weather in Mid-Vietnam is that the highlands are slightly cooler than the lowlands. Vietnam is located in a so-called monsoon zone, which means that in central Vietnam you can experience smaller typhoons followed by floods in the period from October lớn November. Topas has a strong emergency preparedness if such rare situations should arise, we will typically be informed in advance and coordinate the journey in close cooperation with our local topaz employees & you.


Weather in Hoi An

The UNESCO World Heritage thành phố of Hoi An with its diverse arcitechture, lantern filled citycentre and long trắng beaches is part of many Vietnam travels. 

The weather in Hoi An consists of dry and rainy season. Khổng lồ get the best experience of both the city & the beaches we recommend you visit Hoi An during dry season, from february to august. During dry season you will meet temperatures around 25-30 degrees & sea temperatures about the same range. 

The rainy season sets in around september và lasts until around december. The most rain will be in october & november, và this is also the time of year where Hoi An occasionally sees floodings. Flooding in Hoi An is not uncommon, so the locals are used to handle it. On walking around the city và surroundings you will se numerous markings of the water level from historic floodings. 

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South Vietnam

(Ho đưa ra Minh City, Mekong Delta, & Phan Thiet)

Recommended time to lớn travel to lớn South Vietnam:November – April

November – April:High sunshine. Between 21 – 33 degrees.

Weather in South Vietnam

The weather in South Vietnam belongs to tropical climate, therefore it is warm all year round, from 25 lớn 35 degrees. The average daytime temperature is about 30 degrees.

South Vietnam has two seasons, the dry season và the rainy season. The rainy season extends from May to October. When it rains in South Vietnam, large amounts of rain fall, typically for 1-2 hours và on average 2 out of 3 days. Due to the heavy but short-lived rains, the humidity is not so high, the large amount of rainfall taken into account.

The dry season in South Vietnam extends from mid-November to lớn April, where there is limited rainfall & thus several days and weeks without rain.

Weather in Ho bỏ ra Minh City

Ho chi Minh đô thị is located in South Vietnam và has tropical climate. Thus here you will find stable high temperatures year round. 

The best time lớn visit Ho chi Minh thành phố is during dry season from november khổng lồ april. 


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When to visit the beaches of Vietnam

Vietnam has a lot of beaches, và many travelers spend the last 3-5 days on the beach before returning home.

Hoi An in the central Vietnam has long trắng beaches in combination with a historical very interesting city, & the best time to lớn visit the beaches of Hoi An is during dry season from february lớn august.

Nha Thrang is located further south in Vietnam, và thus has sea temperatures a little higher than in Hoi An. Air temperature is in average in the late 20’s most of the year. The coastline of Nha Trang is more exposed to lớn the south-east, meaning precipitation is much lower here than in Hoi An. Dry season is still the best time lớn visit Nha Trang, and like Hoi An this is from february to lớn august.

The beaches at Mui Ne & Phan Thiet has even lower precipitation, so here you will also find sand dunes. As with the beaches further north, the peak of rainy season spans a couple of months.

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The island Phu Quoc has stable high water temperatures year round, và also high air temperatures. Rainy season is during summer, so the best time khổng lồ visit Phu Quoc is from november lớn april.