In Vietnam, December falls in the winter season. The weather in December varies depending on the region. Here is a breakdown of the weather conditions in different parts of Vietnam in December:
1. Northern Vietnam (Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa): It is generally cool and dry in December. The average temperature ranges from 15°C (59°F) to 20°C (68°F) with occasional drizzles. It can get colder, especially in Sapa, where temperatures can drop below 10°C (50°F). Foggy and misty conditions might also occur.
2. Central Vietnam (Danang, Hoi An, Hue): Central Vietnam experiences a mix of weather patterns in December. The temperatures range from 20°C (68°F) to 25°C (77°F), making it relatively mild. However, it can be wet, with occasional rain and showers. The sea is a bit cool for swimming.
3. Southern Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Phu Quoc): Southern Vietnam enjoys warm and dry weather in December. The average temperature ranges from 25°C (77°F) to 30°C (86°F). The humidity is high, but rainfall is minimal. It is an excellent time to visit the beaches and islands in the region.
It is important to note that weather patterns can change from year to year, so it is always advisable to check the latest forecasts before planning your trip.
What to expect if you travel to Vietnam in December
Flights to Vietnam and other exotic destinations may rocket closer to the Christmas time so plan your travel way ahead. If you are away from home during Christmas, take into consideration that mashed potatoes and roasted turkeys are not easy to find in Vietnam. On the other hand, you will have a festive holiday being abroad, trying bun cha and nem ran.
- December 22: Vietnam Military Day
- December 25: Christmas
- December 31: New Year’s Eve
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