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Vietnam Weather in May
May is the last of the 'all-rounder months' in Vietnam. You've still got the best of all the beaches without the crowds of earlier in the year.
Vietnam is a country with more than 2000 miles of coastline and three different weather systems. Because of differences in latitude and the marked variety in topographical relief, the Vietnam weather tends to vary considerably from place to place.
Mountainous Far North
The climate in Sapa and Vietnam’s far north-west is divided into two seasons: the dry season runs from October to late March and the wet season runs from April to September. In the mountains conditions remain good with May being a good month to explore the Sapa region whilst Ha Giang to the east starts to see more rain.
Hanoi, Halong and North Vietnam has a distinct winter and summer
season. The cool but mostly dry winter lasts from November to April.
Temperatures are rising in May with the chance of rain although dry days
are still prevalent (avg temp: 28-29 °C).
May is the beginning of summer in Hoi An with the rapid rise of the temperature up to 30°C. Humidity is 82%. Average max temperature is 31°C, average min temperature is 23°C.
In Central Vietnam, it’s sunshine and blue skies all the way with the beaches of Hoi An, Danang and Nha Trang at their best (avg temp: 30 °C). In Hue is also warm good weather. In the Central Highlands and in Dalat rainfall is on the increase although far from its peak and you can still expect many dry days.
South Vietnam average temperature in May is 28°C.
The likelihood of rain will increase in May although this helps to bring
down the high temperatures of the past few months and you can still
expect plenty of dry spells. Throughout the month the rain tends to fall
in the afternoon often in short, heavy downpours.
“Typhoon season” in the Pacific is in May – November. On average, 27 tropical storms form in this basin every year. Typhoons can lash the central and northern coastline of Vietnam until November.