Vietnam’s climate is in the tropical zone. However, because of the monsoon influences và the country’s geographical features, the weather of each region varies from north lớn south & from east khổng lồ west according khổng lồ 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) and the coastline measures 2,140 miles (3,444 km) length.Quý Khách đã xem: Monsoon season là gì
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The northeast (winter) monsoon và southwest (summer) monsoon
For easier understanding, we can divide Vietphái mạnh into lớn three separate regions: the North, the Central, and Southbased upon their weather characteristics. The temperature of the whole country is quite constant: hot and humid all year round. It is applied for most parts of the country, except for the north with the cold winter in December and January, & the Central Highlands which is always cooler compared lớn other places & is said lớn 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 to April. It brings rain lớn regions from the north half of the Central Coast to lớn the North; sometimes it can be the cause of torrential rain & hail in these areas. The Southwest monsoon starts from May to lớn October. The North, Central Highl&, và the South would face a lot of downpour in this period, while northern Central Vietphái mạnh & 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 khổng lồ totally avoid the wet season, you just need khổng lồ pay attention to the match of your intentional arrival time và the suitability of the weather system in your preferable-to-visit destinations. Here are some noteworthy features of the monsoon season in Vietnam depending on regions together with our advice for your trips & required clothes.
Effects of monsoon season in Vietnam on three regions
The North of Vietnam
Most provinces in Northern Vietnam giới have distinguishable summer & winter. From November khổng lồ April is the cold, dry winter, & from May to October is hot, humid, rainy summer. In December and January, several areas can be freezing cold và experience some heavy mists, which might lead lớn bad visibility. In return, the landscape would be picturesque and dreamlượt thích.
The mountainous area in the Vietnam giới northernmost has the coldest weather compared to lớn other parts. At the top of Fansipan, the highest peak of Indochina, snow covers all the paths in winters. One of the most interesting places lớn visit is Sapage authority, a frontier town và 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 sầu no difficulty handling this cold, add Sapa to lớn your traveling checklist.
Since Vietphái mạnh 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 và wet summer. However, thanks khổng lồ its location in a closed-sea area, it is protected from hurricanes & 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 ikhuyến mãi time for swimming since the weather is in cloudy condition, & the seawater is relatively cold. If your vacation is in these times, exploring the national parks and the local historical site is recommended activity.
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The dry peak in December & January, while the wetdemo time is July and August. In the rainy season, scattered showers usually occur in the afternoon and evening. Therefore, if possible, arrange all your outdoor activities in the morning, the rest of the day can be spent with a cup of hot tea or coffee at your warm room or at a cozy coffee house. Even though the average temperature is about 24 Celsius (75.2 Fahrenheit), it can reach 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) on some days, so kiểm tra the forecast khổng lồ prepare appropriate clothes.
The hot và cold weather in the North is usually more intense than other parts
With the above sầu information, the most enjoyable time lớn travel khổng lồ the North of Vietnam giới is in the spring or autumn, particularly April và 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, và Central Highland)
This is the transitional part of the weather conditions in the North and the one in the South. To the west of Central Vietnam, the Truong Son mountain range dries the southwest monsoon, or the summer monsoon, và prevents it from bringing its pure characteristics khổng lồ 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 khổng lồ the rest of the country.
The northern half of Central Vietnam is in the exposed zone to the northeast monsoon, which leads lớn a huge amount of rainfall và vulnerability 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 khổng lồ spover a lot of effort to lớn clean up after the flood in Hoi An so that the thành phố is well-prepared to lớn welcome the delegates of the APEC.
While the rain seems lớn be harsher, the temperature here is higher & 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 land of modern beach thành phố Da Nang & 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 & southern half of Central Vietphái nam. The coolest month is January, but the temperature varies from just trăng tròn Celsius (68 Fahrenheit) in Hue to 24 Celsius (75.2 Fahrenheit) in Nha Trang.
The Centre has many coastal provinces
Those provinces that are near the south of Vietnam experience a longer dry season which length is from January to September since the cold air from the north hardly reach this area. Rain also only comes concentratedly in only a few months with a less abundant amount. Therefore, some places lượt thích Phan Thiet become semi-arid and sand dunes are founded in Mui Ne & Quy Nhon. However, intense storms usually occur from August to November, bring terrible damages & inconveniences lớn the life of the locals along the coast in the southern half of Central Vietnam giới.
The Central Highlands is cooler than many parts of the country all year round. A popular destination is Da Lat – the lãng mạn đô thị. Its annual average temperature is 18 Celsius (64.4 Fahrenheit). The lowest temperature of the day is 15 Celsius (59 Fahrenheit) while the highest is 24 Celsius (75.2 Fahrenheit). Because of this, Da Lat is said to have four seasons in just one day. In the wet season from June khổng lồ October there is considerable precipitation, other months are much drier.
The best time to visit Central Vietnam is February – March for the north region và January – March for the south one. It is recommended to come no later than April. If you happen to arrive sầu from May to August, read our suggested belongings which are mentioned below khổng lồ cope with the monsoon season in Vietphái nam.