Full Information About Weather and Climate in Vietnam

Before planning a trip anywhere, one thing you cannot miss is learning about the weather and climate of the destination, to make sure you can choose the best time to travel as well as bring the right clothes. This article will equip you with full information about the weather and climate in Vietnam, helping you get ready for the adventure tour to this beautiful country.
 

Full Information About Weather and Climate in Vietnam

 

Overview

In general, Vietnam climate has characteristics of tropical monsoon climate with the following main features:
  • The average annual temperature is higher than 210C
  • Average square meter receives over 1 million kilocalories of thermal energy.
  • Number of sunny hours reach from 1400 to 3000 hours per year
  • One year has 2 wind seasons:
  • Winter wind: cold, dry
  • Summer wind: hot, humid.
  • Average annual rainfall is greater than 1500 mm per year
  • Air humidity is higher than 80%. Therefore, compared to other countries in the same latitude, our country has a colder winter and a cooler summer.
However, although located entirely in the tropical area, Vietnam climate is diversified and erratic due to topographic characteristics (stretching across many latitudes) and the influence of the sea. The climate is seasonal and differentiated from North to South, West to East, from low to high. Rainfall also changes with seasons and temperature decreases with altitude. Besides, the climate can also change suddenly with the time of each season is different year by year.


The climate of Northern Vietnam

The northern climate is quite stable and divided into 4 distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Spring is from February to April with warm weather and long drizzle. Summer is from May to July with dry, hot weather, and heavy rain. Autumn takes place from August to October with the cool and pleasant weather. From November to February is winter with cold weather and little rain.


The climate of Central Vietnam

Basically, Central Vietnam consists of 2 main seasons: rainy season (from September to December) and dry season (from January to August). However, due to the topography, the North of Hai Van Pass is still affected by the cold winter, but there is less winter than the Northern climate and the summer is strongly influenced by the Lao wind (hot and dry West wind). The Southern Central Coast in the South of Hai Van Pass has a clear and longer dry season. An important feature of Central climate is that the rainy and dry seasons are not at the same time as the rainy and dry seasons of the other two climates. In the summer, while the country has the largest rainfall, this climate zone is in the driest period.


The climate of Southern Vietnam

Southern Vietnam has a humid tropical monsoon climate with two main seasons like the Central: dry season (from October to April) and the rainy season (from May to November). Throughout the year, the temperature of this region is high, and the temperature range between day and night is significantly smaller than the other two regions. The South has a long dry season, but in general, its climate is quite stable during the year.
 
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