The best times to visit Vietnam for ideal weather are

November 19th to March 18th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

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Vietnam Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Vietnam


    Average temperatures in Vietnam vary very little and are temperate for much of the year. The area is in the top 43 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Vietnam, the hottest months are June, May, and then May. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early June where highs are regularly around 90.6°F (32.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.2°F (25.7°C) at night.

    Vietnam Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


    Vietnam Temperatures (Celsius)


    “Feels-Like” Temperatures

    The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

    Vietnam Perceived Temperature (F)


    Vietnam Perceived Temperature (C)



    Average Vietnam Temperatures by Month

    Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

    Show Fahrenheit

    Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan 74 68.2 63.3
    Feb 77.5 71.2 66.1
    Mar 81 74.9 69.7
    Apr 85.5 79 73.7
    May 89.3 82.5 76.8
    Jun 89.9 83.3 78
    Jul 88.9 82.5 77.5
    Aug 88.6 82.1 77.1
    Sep 86.9 80.7 75.8
    Oct 84.6 78.4 73.4
    Nov 81.3 75.4 70.6
    Dec 76.3 70.7 65.8

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 23.3 20.1 17.4
    Feb 25.3 21.8 18.9
    Mar 27.2 23.8 20.9
    Apr 29.7 26.1 23.2
    May 31.8 28.1 24.9
    Jun 32.2 28.5 25.6
    Jul 31.6 28.1 25.3
    Aug 31.4 27.8 25.1
    Sep 30.5 27.1 24.3
    Oct 29.2 25.8 23
    Nov 27.4 24.1 21.4
    Dec 24.6 21.5 18.8


    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Vietnam are September, July, and then August. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early February. For example, on the week of February 5th there are only 1 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late July with an average of 3.4 days with significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.

    When can you find snow in Vietnam? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

    Chance of Precipitation

    The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Vietnam.

    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

    The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Vietnam (in).

    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 21.4 0 0.06
    Feb 18.6 0 0.03
    Mar 22.9 0 0.06
    Apr 24.3 0 0.09
    May 32.9 0 0.16
    Jun 37.1 0 0.21
    Jul 44.3 0 0.27
    Aug 41.4 0 0.25
    Sep 44.3 0 0.34
    Oct 37.1 0 0.26
    Nov 35.7 0 0.21
    Dec 25.7 0 0.11

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 21.4 0 0.15
    Feb 18.6 0 0.08
    Mar 22.9 0 0.15
    Apr 24.3 0 0.23
    May 32.9 0 0.41
    Jun 37.1 0 0.53
    Jul 44.3 0 0.69
    Aug 41.4 0 0.64
    Sep 44.3 0 0.86
    Oct 37.1 0 0.66
    Nov 35.7 0 0.53
    Dec 25.7 0 0.28


    Humidity and Wind

    Vietnam has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is December (74.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (78.9%).

    Wind in Vietnam is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and February. January’s average wind speed of around 5.3 knots (6.1 MPH or 9.8 KPH) is considered “light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early-to-mid-January where average top sustained speeds reach 8.8 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

    The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Vietnam.

    Avg. Relative Humidity


    The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 5.3 a light breeze 8.6 a gentle breeze
    Feb 5 a light breeze 8.4 a gentle breeze
    Mar 4.9 a light breeze 8.3 a gentle breeze
    Apr 4.4 a light breeze 7.9 a gentle breeze
    May 4.3 a light breeze 8 a gentle breeze
    Jun 4.7 a light breeze 8.4 a gentle breeze
    Jul 4.8 a light breeze 8.5 a gentle breeze
    Aug 4.5 a light breeze 8.1 a gentle breeze
    Sep 4.5 a light breeze 8.1 a gentle breeze
    Oct 4.1 a light breeze 7.6 a gentle breeze
    Nov 4.7 a light breeze 8.1 a gentle breeze
    Dec 5.2 a light breeze 8.6 a gentle breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 74.1
    Feb 74.8
    Mar 75.3
    Apr 74.9
    May 74.3
    Jun 74.4
    Jul 76.4
    Aug 77.4
    Sep 78.9
    Oct 77.3
    Nov 76.5
    Dec 74.1


    Is it Safe to Travel to Vietnam?

    As of 5/19/2017 there are travel warnings for Vietnam; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories.

    The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

    The busiest month for tourism in Vietnam is August, followed by July and November. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Vietnam in February. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

    Estimated Tourism by Month


    Most Popular Months to Visit

    Tourists Seeking Accommodations

    Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 41.5 in February means 41.5% of the tourists vs. August.

    Overall Vietnam Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90.2°F (32.3°C) and 79°F (26.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 10 days of precipitation per month. Spring is busy for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

    Summer (June through August)

    The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 11 to 14 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Vietnam, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 87.4°F (30.8°C) and 79.3°F (26.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 11 to 13 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is perfect this time of year in Vietnam to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 78.4°F (25.8°C) and 72.7°F (22.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a noticeable amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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