Vietnam Weather in November

By studying the weather in Vietnam in November, you can see how the country's landscape changes as it enters the dry season. With moderate temperatures and reduced rainfall, this month presents an ideal climate for exploring the country's fascinating sites and cultural treasures.

What is the weather like in Vietnam in November?

The weather in Vietnam in November is characterised by the continued transition from the rainy season to the dry season, creating favourable conditions for travel. In every region, the weather improves in this month.

In northern Vietnam, including Hanoi and Halong Bay, November is considered one of the best months to travel in the north of the country as the rainy season comes to an end. Clear skies and reduced rainfall create excellent opportunities for outdoor activities and sightseeing.

Similarly, in central Vietnam, cities such as Hue, Da Nang and Hoi An benefit from the end of the rainy season. Humidity decreases and coastal areas become more attractive.

In the south of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta, November sees lower humidity and less rain, allowing you to fully enjoy exploring and outdoor activities.

The weather in Vietnam in November is beneficial for visiting the country and offers a more enjoyable travel experience due to the improved weather conditions.

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Danang, Vietnam © Galina Savina/Shutterstock

Danang, Vietnam © Galina Savina/Shutterstock

Is it cold in Vietnam in November?

Due to the transition from the rainy season to the dry season, the weather in Vietnam in November is comfortable for various kinds of activities. In general, the weather in this month cannot be called cold and the temperature depends on which region of Vietnam you are in.

The northern part of Vietnam, including Hanoi and Halong Bay, can be cool but not too cold, with temperatures ranging from 19°C (66°F) to 27°C (81°F).

In central Vietnam, which includes cities such as Hue, Da Nang and Hoi An, temperatures range from 22°C (72°F) to 28°C (82°F), making it milder and more pleasant.

The southern part of Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta, also enjoys pleasant temperatures ranging from 24°C (75°F) to 31°C (88°F).

It's also worth noting that November is much better for beach holidays compared to the rainy season. While in the north of the country, the water can be slightly cool due to the end of the summer heatwave, the central and southern coastal areas are swimmable, making them excellent destinations for beach holidays at this time of year.

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Is November a good time to visit Vietnam?

The change of weather in Vietnam in November after the rainy season offers travellers a number of advantages and makes this a favourable month to visit the country. The country's climate becomes drier, the temperature becomes more comfortable, humidity decreases and all this makes outdoor activities more enjoyable.

What is particularly attractive in November is that the coastal areas of central and southern Vietnam, such as Da Nang, Nha Trang, and Phu Quoc Island, benefit from the pleasant weather. This time is great for beach holidays and water sports in these destinations. Calm seas and warm water temperatures make these places even more attractive.

The beauty of the rural scenery intensifies with the end of the rainy season, leaving behind lush greenery and colourful vegetation. Such a backdrop adds to the charm of the countryside and the iconic rice terraces.

In addition, the comfortable weather is conducive to outdoor activities such as trekking, cycling and exploring national parks, allowing tourists to fully embrace the natural splendour of Vietnam.

Not quite sure when to go? See our guides to the Vietnam weather in October or Vietnam in December.

Nha Trang coastal resort, Vietnam

Nha Trang coastal resort, Vietnam @ Shutterstock

Average rainfall in November

With the arrival of the dry season, the weather in Vietnam in November naturally experiences a decrease in rainfall.

November marks the end of the rainy season in the country's north. Hanoi, for example, usually receives an average of 60-70 mm of rain (about 2-3 inches) in this month.

In central Vietnam, unlike in the south and north, heavy rains can still fall in November. In Da Nang and Hoi An, rainfall can reach around 400 mm (16 inches).

The southern region also receives less rainfall in November. Ho Chi Minh City, for example, usually averages about 100 mm (about 4 inches) of rainfall this month. Phu Quoc Island, in the south of the country, may receive a similar amount of rainfall or slightly more.

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Hoi An, Bridge, Vietnam

What to do in Vietnam in November

As November approaches, Vietnam becomes an attractive destination with its favourable weather and wide range of experiences. You can fully experience Hanoi's blend of tradition and modernity as you stroll the lively streets of the Old Quarter and visit the serene Hoan Kiem Lake.

To the south lies the charming city of Hoi An, where time seems to stand still. Stroll through the lantern-lit Ancient City and explore its architectural gems. It is also where Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day is celebrated on 23 November. As part of this festival, you can attend various events and exhibitions showcasing the country's diverse cultural richness.

Nha Trang, located in central Vietnam, beckons beach lovers in November. Take up water sports, explore the nearby islands or simply laze in the sun along the picturesque coastline.

The Mekong Delta, located in the south of the country, offers an insight into the life of river people. Experience the rhythm of local life as you navigate the intricate waterways and bustling floating markets.

Thanks to Vietnam's pleasant weather in November, you can enjoy outdoor activities to the full. Go trekking, cycling and hiking in the country's natural areas. From the rice terraces of Sapa to the national parks, nature lovers have every opportunity to commune with nature.

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Busy streets of Hanoi, Vietnam

Busy streets of Hanoi, Vietnam @ Shutterstock

Olga Sitnitsa

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Olga Sitnitsa

updated 14.05.2024

Online editor at Rough Guides, specialising in travel content. Passionate about creating compelling stories and inspiring others to explore the world.

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