Vietnam’s rainy season

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Vietnam's rainy season
Vietnam's rainy season

It can be said that Vietnam is the S-shaped country and granted different types of climate. For this reason, the weather in the Southern Vietnam and the Northern Vietnam are different from each other and the arrival of rainy season and dry season also has significant differences. This article would like to provide you more information about Vietnam’s rainy season so that you can learn more about the Vietnam’s weather and choose the suitable time for your vacation in Vietnam.

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Rainy season in the Northern Vietnam

Rainy season in the Northern Vietnam
Rainy season in the Northern Vietnam

In the Northern Vietnam, there are four distinct seasons including spring when the weather becomes wet and warm; summer when there are quite a few thunderstorms with hot weather; autumn whose climate is rather nice and cool and finally winter when cold weather attacks numerous areas in the North accompanied by drizzle.

In the north, there are no obvious specific features of rainy season. Showers accompanied by fierce storms spread in the afternoon or sometimes low pressure go through several areas, which leads to the rains lasting for 2 or 3 days in the summer (from May to July or August).

When the autumn arrives, the sunshine is pleasant and the weather becomes gradually cool and fine. But the winter is quite cold with small drizzle in some days. The drizzle almost lasts from late winter (December) to February or March, after the Lunar New Year.

Rainy season in the Central Vietnam

Rainy season in the Central Vietnam
Rainy season in the Central Vietnam

In terms of Central region, especially the South Central region (Da Nang, Nha Trang) and the Central Highlands (for example, Dalat) the rainy season begins in September or October. The rainy season in the South and the Central Highlands have several common characteristics. Particularly, the sun shines in the morning and the rain falls in the afternoon, which will last for several days or several weeks.

A noteworthy point is that the summer in the north central area is scorchingly hot. In the months of September, October and November in Hue, Nha Trang, Da Nang and Da Lat, the rain lasts from day to day.

Rainy season in the Southern Vietnam

Rainy season in the Southern Vietnam
Rainy season in the Southern Vietnam

The weather in Saigon in particular and the Southern Vietnam in general, including the southwest region owns the characteristics different from the Northern Vietnam. While in the North, there are four distinct seasons, the South has only two basic seasons including rainy season and dry season. The dry season in Saigon and the Southern Vietnam as well starts in November and ends in April. That means the period from May to October will be the rainy season.

In the South region and the Mekong Delta, the rainy season usually lasts from May to the Lunar New Year; after that, the whole region will enter the dry season. The reason is that in May, the northeast monsoon in the North is weakened and the temperature rises, so the North welcome the summer. Meanwhile, the wind begins to blow from the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Belgan to the South, carrying a lot of water vapor, causing rain.

If you want to travel in the North, it is recommended that you should come in the autumn that is considered the most beautiful season. However, you can choose any time throughout the year for traveling to the South because the rain in the South only lasts for a short time in a day.

Currently, due to the impact of climate change, the weather in Vietnam change a little bit but the above-mentioned description is basic features of Vietnam’s climate. However, the rainy season still has sunny and dry days or in dry season, there is still rain out of season.