Climate of Vietnam

Climate of Vietnam: Following the length of the territory, the weather of Vietnam is divided into three regions: the subtropical and humid weather in the north, the tropical weather in the central region, while the south has the tropical weather of the savannah. The weather in Vietnam is relatively humid, averaging 84 to 100% of the year. However, due to differences in latitude and topographic differences, the weather tends to be significantly different in each region. Winter or dry season lasts from November to March of next year. Summer lasts from May to October. It's hot and the weather is rainy.

Climate of Vietnam

Particularities of the climate of each region:

1 - The North Mountain: This mountainous region has the subtropical and humid climate with four distinct seasons: Spring, summer, autumn and winter. The weather is characterized by instability of the beginning, the end of the season and the temperature. The rain often starts in June and ends in October.

The highest temperature is 37 degrees between June and October as at Dien Bien Phu, Than Uyen, Lai Chau... and the lowest is -3 degrees at Sapa, Mau Son at Lang Son...with occasional snow.

While, the northeastern part having the border with the Gulf of Tonkin has the ocean weather which is often threatened by tropical typhoons as in the province of Quang Ninh where Halong Bay is located.

The monsoon at the northern plain, the Red River Delta...begins in the month of July and ends in October. The average temperature is 29 - 30 degrees: the highest is 42 in summer (but it lasts a few days per month): May, June, July and the lowest is 9 degrees (But it lasts a few days per season) between January and February.

Climate of Vietnam

2 - The climate of the Center: In north of the Ocean Clouds Pass: The Vietnamese weather is also distinguished in 4 seasons here. This region is characterized by wind coming from Southwest Asia which makes it hot and dry: between May and October with heavy rains like in Nghe An, Quang Binh... The highest temperature is 42 degree and the lowest is 12 degrees. Above all, typhoons on the coast are quite common. In south of the Ocean Clouds Pass, the temperature is stable: 30 degrees on average. The cold waves are very rare.

3 - The climate of the High Plateau and South: This territory has tropical savannah weather with two seasons: the dry season between March and May and the rainy season between October and November. Throughout the year, the temperature is on average 25 - 30 degrees, without knowing any important changes.

Annual rainfall in all regions ranges from 120 to 300 centimeters and in some places, it can cause flooding. Almost 90% of precipitation falls in summer. Average annual temperatures in the delta are generally higher than in mountainous regions and plateaus. In the north, in Sapa for example, the temperature can drop to minus 3 degrees, between December and January. In Hanoi, it can rise to 42 degrees in June, July...The seasonal divisions in the north are clearer than in the south where, except for highlands, the seasonal temperature is often 21 to 38 ° C.

Climate of Vietnam

The tropical position gives a high temperature to Vietnam, from 22ºC to 27ºC. Every year, there are about 100 rainy days with average rainfall of 1500 to 2000 mm. The humidity of the air is about 80%. The number of hours of sunshine is about 1500 - 2000 hours per year.

The climate of Vietnam is strongly affected by the north-east monsoon, so the average temperature is below the average temperature of many other countries of the same latitude in Asia. Compared to these countries, the temperature of Vietnam is colder and the summer is less hot.

Due to the monsoon effect, the complexity of the terrain, differences from one place to another, from north to south, and from bottom to top...the climate of Vietnam is always changing rapidly in the year.