Weather in the South

Weather in the South

Ho Chi Minh City in March

Ho Chi Minh City in March

Mekong Delta in November

Mekong Delta in November

Tay Ninh in March

Tay Ninh in March

The tropical south

The distinction in precipitation between the 2 seasons (dry from November to Could and rainy from June to October) is more obvious than elsewhere in Vietnam. Nevertheless, the rain within the wet season is often limited to heavy showers at the finish of the afternoon, and the weather is warm all through the year. Annual rainfall in the south is approximately sixty five inches and temperatures stay comparatively constant -between 30°C and 35°C in the course of the day and from 20°C to 25°C at night – all through the year.

Temperatures are remarkably constant across all the area. Nonetheless, rainfall declines towards the south – Vung Tau’s weather is considerably drier than additional inland.

Ho Chi Minh City’s weather Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Mean high temperature (˚C) 32 33 34 33 33 32 32 32 31 31 31 31
Mean high temperature (˚F) 89 91 93 92 92 90 89 89 88 88 88 87
Mean low temperature (˚C) 21 22 23 25 24 24 24 24 24 23 23 22
Mean low temperature (˚F) 70 71 74 77 76 75 75 75 75 74 73 71
Rainfall in inches 0.4 0.2 0.4 2.0 8.6 11.7 11.0 10.7 12.2 10.5 4.4 1.4
Average percentage humidity 65 65 61 62 71 78 80 78 79 79 75 70

There isn’t an apparent time to visit the southern part of Vietnam aside from the two months when the bulk of the rain falls, and even then there is nonetheless plenty of sunshine between the downpours. When you want to avoid excessive warmth, the early part of the rainy season can be a better choice. The air is cooler and it isn’t as dusty as in the dry season.

If you want to go to the Mekong Delta, you might want to keep away from the annual flooding attributable to the large volume of water from heavy rainfall within the mountains of Cambodia, Thailand and Laos that happens throughout August and September. Alternatively, the floods are a possibility to witness the ways during which the local folks have modified their dwellings and farming patterns to deal with the three months when a lot of the delta could be as a lot as three metre beneath water.


Excessive weather


Flooding on the Mekong Delta is a phenomenon that affects local people. There’s clearly a heightened danger of drowning during the floods, with children notably at risk. Nonetheless, visitors travel alongside raised roads and by boat, so there is no danger for them.


The topography and prevailing winds of Vietnam’s central and southern areas signifies that the latter avoids most of the tropical storms that cause problems alongside the central coastline.


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