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Central Vietnam Weather: Definite Guide

July 12, 2023 - 2732 views

Vietnam is becoming more and more popular for its natural beauty and amazing food culture, especially in the Central region. If you are planning to have a visit, this topic will give you detailed information about the general Weather in Central Vietnam.

Central Vietnam Weather Overview

The Central of Vietnam is divided into three smaller regions: North Central Coast, South Central Coast, and Central Highlands, depending on each region’s different Vietnam weather characteristics, so let’s take a look at the weather here. 

North Central Coast extends from Thanh Hoa to Hue; the region has Truong Son mountains dominated, spreading close to the sea and ending in Hue with the Northside of Bach Ma mountain. Affected by the North's weather, this region has four seasons, with winter lasting from November – February, temperature dropping and low humidity. Spring, the time of flowers blooming; the weather is cool and humid. Summer from May to August is hot and humid. The fall of this region is the time when the storms dominate, from late August to October.

The South Central Coast includes the coastal provinces from Da Nang to Binh Thuan with only 2 seasons in the year: dry and rainy season. The dry season starts from February to July next year, and the rainy season is from August to January. South Central Coast Vietnam weather is situated in a tropical monsoon climate. The weather in this region is portrayed by high temperature, hot and humid climate, high light intensity, much rainfall in several months in a year. 

The tropical savanna climate characterizes the weather in Central Highland. There are two distinct seasons in this region: the rainy season from June to October and the dry, cold season from December to May. 

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Central Vietnam Weather by season

Dry season

For foreign tourists, the most beautiful weather time to visit Central starts around February and goes all the way to the end of July. These months fall right in the dry season of the whole area; it’s ideal to book a tour to visit Central. The weather this time is sunny but quite cool and pleasant; the temperature ranges from 28 to 32°C make you feel comfortable doing any sorts of outdoor activities. There are many options for visitors depending on their interests, length of stay and budget. For sun, sea and sand activities lovers, this time is fabulous for you to go to the sunny white beaches of the Central and have some swimming, snorkelling and windsurfing… During this time, visiting famous tourist attractions or going for a reward are excellent choices too. So don’t think too much, let’s discover Central.

Dry season in Center Vietnam

Dry season in Center Vietnam

 

Stormy season

The Central is the area usually occurs typhoon in Vietnam. The stormy season here doesn't last many months; it normally concentrates on only 2 months from late September to mid-November, just alternates between periods of sunny and hot weather. Sometime during this period, the rains last several days are widespread, causing big floods. Thua Thien – Hue is one of the provinces with the most rainfall in Vietnam's typhoon season. Because the Huong river basin's whole area is over 80% is mountains, plain areas mostly remain lower than sea level.

Storm Season in Center Vietnam

Storm Season in Center Vietnam

 

Rainy season

The North Central region is one of the important cultural centres of Vietnam. It is home to four world cultural heritages: Ho Dynasty Citadel, Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, Hue Imperial city, Hue royal court music. The precipitation of the region during this time is quite high, at around 300-450mm and 16-24 raining days per month varies depending on different provinces. However, the low season is the best time for you to find thousands of good deals for your trip to Central, which helps you save a lot of money.

The best landscapes during this season are always less touristy. With several choices of accommodations, restaurants and tour combos discounts, you can stay as long as you want without worrying about your budget. Besides, we often choose sunny days to trip, but extraordinary trips are always more memorable. We would like to recommend some places that are so beautiful in the rain so you can consider them for your visit.

  • Hue is very famous for its beautiful silence in the rain. The rain in Hue city brings peace and tranquillity to people's hearts so that the rain has become a feature of Hue city deposited in many poems and songs. With the well-known royalty food culture, Hue is also one of the roots of Vietnam's enormous food culture.
  • Ba Na Hills (Da Nang) in the rainy season is immersed in a fantastical space of clouds and clouds, gradually becoming the image of medieval France with ancient, majestic castles, large and spacious squares or the small lane is hidden, quiet and far away, provoking peaceful serenity. If you do not love the cold and the rain, you can unleash to explore the fascinating games in the indoor play area. There are also many attractive activities in the Christmas season and the New Year.
  • Hoi An again put on a new, poetic and romantic shirt in the rainy season, incredibly beautiful. On rainy days, the street is no longer crowded, as usual, then only you are walking in the middle of the rain, freely exploring every corner, enjoying delicious food, shopping—satisfactory items… without having to wait as long as the crowded Hoi An occasions.

Rainy season in center vietnam

Rainy season in center vietnam

 

Central Vietnam weather by month

January: Both the North and the South influence the weather in the Central region, the rainy season ends, and the long rainfall is unlikely to happen. The temperature is 23°C on average in January, not too hot and not too cold. It is a good time to visit some beach destinations this time but pretty chilly in the areas of the central highlands.

February: sunny and a little rainy with an average temperature of 25°C. Hue is dry and warm, while the Central Highlands and Dalat have a cooler climate. Therefore, it is necessary to prepare some warm clothes to wear at night in these places. This month is the perfect time to kick-off and tries some adventure activities. You can also play some water sports or go swimming at Da Nang and Nha Trang's beaches. Visit Central this time; you can join the Vietnam Lunar New Year celebration and enjoy a lot of traditional food and the Spring festival.

March: the average temperature is around 28°C. This temperature is excellent for beach relaxation because of the constant sunshine. The great combination of warm and dry conditions will bring about an ideal journey to discover the Dalat and the Central Highlands. In general, March can be considered as the best time to visit Central Vietnam.

April: the whole area soaks up the sunshine and ideal for taking a visit. The beach towns and coastal cities remain at their best. Sunshine and blue skies are all the way for the centre of Vietnam, Hoi An, Danang and Nha Trang's beaches at their best (avg temp: 28 °C). Further north, Hue is also enjoying good weather, likewise to the west in the Central Highlands and Dalat.

May: offers the best time to visit the beaches in Hoi An, Da Nang, and Nha Trang when the average temperatures fluctuate around 30°C, the average humidity is around 80%. Besides, the North of Hue also experiences a great condition of Vietnam's climate in May. The low rainfall coupled with long hours of sunshine promises a great trip to Danang's coastal city, Nha Trang and Quy Nhon. When it comes to the West of the Central Highlands and Da Lat, there is an increase in rainfall despite several dry spells. 

June: is ideal for tourists to bask on the beautiful beaches, the weather is also very favourable for you to visit nearby destinations like Hue Ancient Capital, My Son Holy Land, Hoi An Ancient Town, and others more. With the same low possibility of rainfalls and an average temperature low/high of 25/32°C, June is the right time for you to start impressive and wonderful summer vacation.

July: Unlike Hanoi, July is not a rainy month for Danang and Hoi An as the typhoon season does not come until a few months later. The sky is clear, blue and endless. You cannot find a better time to laze on the beach of My Khe and An Bang than this time of the year.

August: Hoi An and Da Nang beaches remain favourable, with good weather to be expected throughout the month. Temperatures remain high and mostly dry, with more frequent rainfall expected by the end of the month (average temperature: 30 ° C). Nha Trang may be the place with the best weather, although it can be overcast at times at the end of the month. Hue is experiencing greater rainfall while in the Central Highlands, it is currently very wet, making adventurous activities unadvisable.

September: with the southwest monsoon from the Eastern sea, the amount of rain in the Central region is enormous causing floods sometimes. Late September is also the beginning of the stormy season in Central Vietnam, this may have a big effect on your trip to the central beaches, so watch the forecast carefully. 

October: Cold air combined with tropical air turbulence in the East Sea makes the Central weather quite unpredictable. Heavy rainfalls or storms are guaranteed in October, leading to flooding in some lowland cities. Meanwhile, the Central Highlands still see great sunny days as they receive less sway from the tropical rains. However, it is wise to check the weather forecast before planning any travel trip to Central land in October.

November: The average temperature this time is quite comfy, around 25°C; unfortunately, November often coincides with the peak of the rainy and stormy season. The high possibility of torrential rains often causes flooding in the lowland, landslides on the mountains and difficulty in outdoor adventure in general. Recorded humidity is also at the highest point, at about 84%. You should check the weather forecast at least a week before visiting this region in November. On the brighter side, Central Highlands is sunnier and receives less rainfall during this month.

December: the more pleasing temperature at around 23°C, and even though the humidity is still high at around 82%, the rain is not as much as in November. Although the precipitation level varies by year, it is a good idea to watch the forecast and avoid spending your beach break during the rainy days.

 

This region is so beautiful that, except for stormy days, any time is a good time to discover every inch of Central Vietnam. At different times, each region of Central will have its own uniqueness that you would certainly love to discover. The beauty is not only in the scenery, the beauty is also seen in the culture and culinary, people’s hospitality, and your amazing experience in Central Vietnam with the love you spend here. So when to visit Central Vietnam is not a big deal, every moment you have on this land is invaluable. Let’s book a Center Vietnam Tour now and discover all these beauties.

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