The best times to visit Vietnam for ideal weather are

November 26th to March 11th

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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Weather in Vietnam

Temperature

Average temperatures in Vietnam vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 32nd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Vietnam, the hottest months are June, July, 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)

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Vietnam Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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)

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Vietnam Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

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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

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Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Vietnam are February, January, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early February. For example, on the week of February 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late July with an average of 3 days of 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

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

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 9% 0 1.8
Feb 5% 0 0.8
Mar 10% 0 1.8
Apr 13% 0 2.6
May 21% 0 5.1
Jun 25% 0 6.2
Jul 32% 0 8.5
Aug 29% 0 7.9
Sep 33% 0 10.1
Oct 26% 0 8.1
Nov 22% 0 6.3
Dec 14% 0 3.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 9 0 4.6
Feb 5 0 2
Mar 10 0 4.6
Apr 13 0 6.6
May 21 0 13
Jun 25 0 15.7
Jul 32 0 21.6
Aug 29 0 20.1
Sep 33 0 25.7
Oct 26 0 20.6
Nov 22 0 16
Dec 14 0 8.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Vietnam has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is December (74.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (78.9%).

Wind in Vietnam is usually calm. 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 “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid June 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.

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Wind

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

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 5.3 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Feb 5 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.9 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.4 Light breeze 7.9 Gentle breeze
May 4.3 Light breeze 8 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.7 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.8 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.5 Light breeze 8.1 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.5 Light breeze 8.1 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.1 Light breeze 7.6 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.7 Light breeze 8.1 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.2 Light breeze 8.6 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?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 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

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

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


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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 3 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest 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 the most precipitation with 8 to 10 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 significant amount: 7 to 10 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably 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 80.4°F (26.9°C) and 72.7°F (22.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

Best Times to Travel › Vietnam

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