Best time to visit Vietnam

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.

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When is the best time to visit Vietnam?

The best time to visit Vietnam (Hanoi) is November based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 20°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Vietnam (Hanoi)20
  • 20°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Vietnam (Hanoi)20
  • 23°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Vietnam (Hanoi)23
  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Vietnam (Hanoi)27
  • 32°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Vietnam (Hanoi)32
  • 33°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Vietnam (Hanoi)33
  • 33°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Vietnam (Hanoi)33
  • 32°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Vietnam (Hanoi)32
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Vietnam (Hanoi)31
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Vietnam (Hanoi)29
  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Vietnam (Hanoi)25
  • 22°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Vietnam (Hanoi)22

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The weather guide for Vietnam (Hanoi) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Vietnam weather overview

Outside of the rainy season 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.

Which is the hottest month in Vietnam?

The hottest time of year in Hanoi, Vietnam is normally July. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 33°C with extreme heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Vietnam?

In terms of rainfall, August is usually the wettest month in Hanoi, Vietnam with 297mm on average. There are normally 17 days in August with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Vietnam?

The sunniest time of year in Hanoi, Vietnam is normally September with bright sunshine on average for 48% of daylight hours; that's 6 hours of sunshine per day.

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