In March, Vietnam experiences warmer weather as it moves towards the summer season. However, the weather can vary depending on the region.
In northern Vietnam (Hanoi, Halong Bay), March sees an increase in temperature with average highs of around 24°C (75°F) and lows of 15°C (59°F). This region experiences occasional rains, and the humidity begins to rise.
Central Vietnam (Danang, Hoi An) also starts to warm up in March, with average temperatures ranging from 26°C (79°F) to 31°C (88°F). It is a transitional month, with increasing sunshine, but there may still be some showers.
Southern Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta) has hot and humid weather in March. Average temperatures range from 25°C (77°F) to 34°C (93°F). This region experiences high humidity and occasional afternoon rain showers.
Overall, March is considered a best time to visit Vietnam, as it is not too hot and humid, and rainfall is generally less frequent compared to the previous months. However, it is always recommended to check the local weather forecast before your trip, as weather patterns can vary.
What to expect if you travel to Vietnam in March
If you happen to be in the North of Vietnam for March, do not miss Perfume Pagoda festival. Buddhists from all over Vietnam make their pilgrimage here from early February to mid- March to pray for luck, health and happiness of themselves and their families. The trek is tedious and usually crammed with pilgrimage. However, it is the only time of the year to capture such a moment in Perfume Pagoda- people with trays of chicken, sticky rice and fruits on top of their heads while walking up the rocky stairs.
March the 8th is also an important day for many Vietnamese, and in case you forget, it is considered the International Woman’s Day. There are flower and gift services all over the cities and cultural events to celebrate the importance of women in socio-economic and historical area of Vietnam. The younger is to show respect for their mothers and grandmothers; students to teachers and men to women; nowhere can the Women Day be so alive like in Vietnam.
* March 8: International Women’s Day
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