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Vietnam weather & when to go: November

Vietnam November weather overview

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.

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November’s weather in detail

North Vietnam

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Ha Giang, Mu Cang Chai, Ninh Binh & Mai Chau

By November the hot and wet summer is becoming a distant memory in the north and the region is now enjoying 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 the mountainous regions of Mu Cang Chai, Sapa and Ha Giang is dry and clear promising some of the best trekking conditions of the year. November is also considered to be one of the best months to experience a junk cruise on Halong Bay.

Central Vietnam

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. Hoi Ai in particular is prone to flooding in November. 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.

South Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Phan Thiet & Mui Ne, Mekong Delta, Ho Tram & Long Hai, Con Dao & 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 within easy reach of Ho Chi Minh City - Phan Thiet & Mui Ne, Ho Tram & Long Hai - are experiencing blue skies and plenty of sunshine. The islands of Phu Quoc and Con Dao are also enjoying warm, dry weather, making the southern beaches the pick of the bunch in November. 

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