Vietnam’s climate is in the tropical zone. However, because of the monsoon influences & the country’s geographical features, the weather of each region varies from north to south & from east to lớn west according to the topography. This country has the largest horizontal width of only about 310.7 miles (500 km) but its north-south distance is up lớn 1,025 miles (1,650 km) & the coastline measures 2,140 miles (3,444 km) length.Quý Khách vẫn xem: Monsoon season là gì
The northeast (winter) monsoon và southwest (summer) monsoon
For easier understanding, we can divide Vietphái nam into lớn three separate regions: the North, the Central, & Southbased upon their weather characteristics. The temperature of the whole country is quite constant: hot và humid all year round. It is applied for most parts of the country, except for the north with the cold winter in December và January, và the Central Highlands which is always cooler compared to other places & is said khổng lồ have sầu a temperate climate.
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The monsoon also has a huge impact on the weather, it decides whether that region would rain at that time or not. The Northeast monsoon’s effect is from November khổng lồ April. It brings rain lớn regions from the north half of the Central Coast khổng lồ the North; sometimes it can be the cause of torrential rain & hail in these areas. The Southwest monsoon starts from May khổng lồ October. The North, Central Highlvà, và the South would face a lot of downpour in this period, while northern Central Vietnam and southern Northwest Vietphái mạnh is much drier & has less rainfall.
With the annual average amount of 1,500-2,000 mm, rain is definitely a crucial factor that you should consider when planning to visit Vietnam giới. It does not mean that you have sầu lớn totally avoid the wet season, you just need to lớn pay attention to the match of your intentional arrival time and the suitability of the weather system in your preferable-to-visit destinations. Here are some noteworthy features of the monsoon season in Vietphái nam depending on regions together with our advice for your trips & required clothes.
Effects of monsoon season in Vietphái nam on three regions
The North of Vietnam
Most provinces in Northern Vietphái mạnh have distinguishable summer & winter. From November khổng lồ April is the cold, dry winter, and from May khổng lồ October is hot, humid, rainy summer. In December & January, several areas can be freezing cold & experience some heavy mists, which might lead lớn bad visibility. In return, the landscape would be picturesque & dreamlượt thích.
The mountainous area in the Vietphái mạnh northernmost has the coldest weather compared to other parts. At the top of Fansipan, the highest peak of Indochimãng cầu, snow covers all the paths in winters. One of the most interesting places lớn visit is Sapa, a frontier town and also the tourism center of the northwest. You can meet some Vietnamese ethnicities here và join their local fairs. The average temperature is 15 Celsius (59 Fahrenheit), while the lowest point is 5 Celcius (41 Fahrenheit), so if you have no difficulty handling this cold, add Sapage authority lớn your traveling checkcác mục.
Since Vietnam giới is a coastal country, there are many beaches that are worth visiting along the borders. The North region is no exception. There is Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has two iconic seasons of the North: dry winter & wet summer. However, thanks to lớn its location in a closed-sea area, it is protected from hurricanes and tropical cyclones. Beaches in other provinces such as Hai Phong, Quang Ninch are also breathtaking và relaxing. Despite that, note that January lớn March is not the ideal time for swimming since the weather is in cloudy condition, and the seawater is relatively cold. If your vacation is in these times, exploring the national parks & the local historical site is recommended activity.
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The hot and cold weather in the North is usually more intense than other parts
With the above information, the most enjoyable time to travel to lớn the North of Vietphái nam is in the spring or autumn, particularly April and October-November, right after the winter. The weather in these months would not be too severely cold or skin-burning hot.
The Centre (Northern Central Coast, Southern Central Coast, & Central Highland)
This is the transitional part of the weather conditions in the North và the one in the South. To the west of Central Vietphái nam, the Truong Son mountain range dries the southwest monsoon, or the summer monsoon, và prevents it from bringing its pure characteristics lớn the coast. Since the impact of the monsoon is weakened, in the rainy season, April to lớn September in particular, the area receives less precipitation in comparison to lớn the rest of the country.
The northern half of Central Vietnam is in the exposed zone lớn the northeast monsoon, which leads to lớn a huge amount of rainfall và vulnerability to lớn typhoon season, especially in the last months of the year. In this period, Hoi An, which is near this area, is often flooded. In 2017, the residents và the provincial authority had to lớn spover a lot of effort lớn clean up after the flood in Hoi An so that the thành phố is well-prepared to welcome the delegates of the APEC.
While the rain seems to be harsher, the temperature here is higher và it also gets more sunshine than the North. Hue (Thua Thien Hue Province) has an average temperature of around 26 Celsius (78.8 Fahrenheit). Quang Nam Province (the lvà of modern beach city Da Nang and Hoi An ancient town) also has similar weather. However, Quang Nam is a bit warmer since the locations of the two provinces are on the opposite sides of Bach Ma Range, which is also the borderline for the northern half và southern half of Central Vietphái mạnh. The coolest month is January, but the temperature varies from just đôi mươi Celsius (68 Fahrenheit) in Hue lớn 24 Celsius (75.2 Fahrenheit) in Nha Trang.
The Centre has many coastal provinces
The best time to visit Central Vietphái mạnh is February - March for the north region and January - March for the south one. It is recommended to lớn come no later than April. If you happen khổng lồ arrive from May lớn August, read our suggested belongings which are mentioned below khổng lồ cope with the monsoon season in Vietnam.