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Hanoi and northern Vietnam have a distinct winter and summer season. A dryer winter lasts from November to April with average temperatures of 18 - 20ºC. Summer lasts from May to October and is hot and humid with temperatures around 30 - 35ºC. In areas like Sapa, prepare accordingly for the winter months as it has been known to snow on occasion. 

Hue and Danang, in the center of the country, have very hot, dry weather from February to August with temperatures reaching over 35ºC. The region can experience quite heavy rainfall between September and January.

Ho Chi Minh City and the south have a hot, dry season from December till April with average temperatures around 28ºC. The rainy season lasts from May through till November. It rarely rains for long periods, even in the rainy season, with most rain coming in short, heavy bursts.


  HANOI (North) DANANG (Center) SAIGON (South)
Av. Temp
Av. Rainfall
Av. Temp
Av. Rainfall
Av. Temp
Av. Rainfall (mm)
Jan 17 18 22 102 27 15
Feb 18 28 23 31 28 3
Mar 20 38 24 12 29 13
Apr 24 81 27 18 30 43
May 28 196 29 47 29 221
Jun 30 239 30 42 29 330
Jul 30 323 30 99 28 315
Aug 29 343 30 117 28 269
Sep 28 254 28 447 27 335
Oct 26 99 26 530 27 269
Nov 22 43 25 221 27 114
Dec 19 20 23 209 27 56

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