[1]:27 Many cold fronts can penetrate into Vietnam during winter of which there are 3-4 occurrences every month in northern Vietnam. [1]:33, The highest air pressure ever recorded in Vietnam was at the Lang weather station on 18 November 1996 when a reading of 1,035.9 hPa (30.59 inHg) was recorded. [1]:39 The climate is characterized by cold, dry (little drizzly rain), sunny winters in which hoarfrost is common in many years. Vietnam's Traditional Lunar New Year Festival (Tet Nguyen Dan) is celebrated countrywide, spanning four days. Averages are for Ha Noi Airport, which is 13 miles from Hanoi. [11] Average annual rainfall in coastal areas is approximately 1,800 mm (71 in). The far north of Vietnam is mountainous and its high altitudes can sometimes experience snow and freezing temperatures. Jillian Dara is a freelance travel writer and fact checker. [7] In the south, only two seasons are present: a dry and a wet season. Here are 8 of these places (in no... Sign up for our free daily e-letter, Overseas Opportunity Letter, and get your FREE report: The 10 Best Places To Retire Overseas In 2020. Greg Rodgers is a freelance writer and photographer from Kentucky. [8]:10, The Northeast region includes the northern and northeastern provinces: Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Hoa Binh, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Phu Tho, Cao Bang, Lang Son, Bac Kan, Thai Nguyen, and Quang Ninh. You may be better off flying into the part of Vietnam you wish to visit rather than trying to travel long distances overland during monsoon season. That sounds like something you would like to add to the bucket list right? ANNUAL JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YEARS # CITIES ; Average Temperature (F) 76.5: 69.1: 70.7: 74.5: 78.5: 81.1: 82: 81.6: 81.2: 79.5: 77: 74: 70.7: 24 Typically, rain begins in full force by late April and by May, the heat and humidity are intense. Vietnam is located in both a tropical and a temperate zone. [1]:28 In addition, during summer, Vietnam is influenced by tropical air from the Bay of Bengal which occurs when a continental low pressure originating from South Asia (South Asian continental low) moves eastwards towards Vietnam, covering almost all of Vietnam and southern China; this causes hot, dry weather in the North Central Coast as westerly winds descend and warm adiabatically on the eastern slopes of the Annamite Range (Truong Son range). [11][12] The rainy season occurs in the last 6 months of the year with September and October having the highest rainfall. List of countries by average yearly temperature, "Viet Nam Assessment Report on Climate Change (VARCC)", "Viet Nam's Second National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change", "Impact of Climate Change on ASEAN International Affairs: Risk and Opportunity Multiplier", "Extreme climatic events over Vietnam from observational data and RegCM3 projections", "Vietnam just observed its highest temperature ever recorded: 110 degrees, in April", Groundwater extraction, land subsidence, and sea-level rise in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam, "Vietnam Building Code Natural Physical & Climatic Data for Construction", "A comprehensive set of high-resolution grids of monthly climate for Europe and the globe: the observed record (1901–2000) and 16 scenarios (2001–2100)", "Chapter 8: Climate Change in the Coastal Regions of Vietnam", National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate change, Council for National Defense and Security, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Climate_of_Vietnam&oldid=979741124, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.