Vietnam weather overview

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Check on the Vietnam weather before you book your holiday. Whatever kind of trip you are planning, take a look at today's temperature, the outlook for tomorrow and what the weather is usually like at this time of year. The Vietnam weather guide shown below is for Hanoi. Read more about the weather in Vietnam.

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Vietnam weather overview

Vietnam, which is now attracting more and more visitors, is a tropical country with a typical monsoon climate. Most of the country has one rainy season from May to September when humidity is at its highest and conditions can be sultry and oppressive. Outside these months, much of Vietnam is virtually dry. Exceptions to this are parts of the central highlands which experience most of their rain between September and January.

The south of Vietnam is warmest and sunniest during the dry winter months. In the north, there is very little sun and cold fronts blowing in from China reduce temperatures.

What to pack for Vietnam weather

Take light clothing, rainwear during the monsoon season and warmer clothing if you are going north or up into the mountains during the winter.

Vietnam weather map: Select a destination

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Compare Vietnam weather with the United States

Below the Vietnam weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Vietnam (Hanoi) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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