The dry, cooler weather has firmly returned to north Vietnam making November one of the best months to visit. The central regions are receiving the lion’s share of the rain with stormy weather a possibility at times. In the far south it’s a different story with blue skies and sunshine ensuring that the beaches of Phu Quoc, Phan Thiet & Mui Ne are back to their best, a situation that will remain for the coming six months. Good conditions for adventure activities continue in the mountains of the north and also return to the Central Highlands.
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Ha Giang Ninh Binh, Mai Chau & Cuc Phuong
By now the hot and wet summer is becoming a distant memory in the north with some of the best conditions of the year. Temperatures remain moderate and the little rain there is becomes infrequent and light (avg temp: 24°C). In the far north the weather in mountains of Sapa and Ha Giang is dry and clear promising some of the best trekking conditions of the year.
Hoi An, Danang, Hue, Nha Trang, Quy Nhon, Dalat & Central Highlands
The rainfall in the centre of the country is at its peak and heavy storms can occur. The temperatures in Hoi An and Hue differ with Hoi An and Danang being the hotter end of the Hai Van Pass (avg temp: 23- 25°C). Further south Nha Trang (sitting in its own micro-weather system) will be seeing plenty of rain with nearly half the city's annual rainfall falling in October and November. Up in the Central Highlands and Dalat it’s a different story with clear skies and little if any rain expected.
Ho Chi Minh City, Phan Thiet, Mui Ne, Mekong Delta & Phu Quoc
Come November the south welcomes back the summer in all its glory with some of the best weather of the year, thanks to clear skies and a drop in humidity (avg temp: 27°C). The beaches of Phu Quoc and Phan Thiet & Mui Ne are undoubtedly the pick of the bunch thanks to clear blue skies and plenty of sunshine, in direct contrast with the wet weather further north.