When is the best weather in Mekong Delta?

Known as the Western Region or the South-western region, the Mekong Delta is the region in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a complicated network of distributaries. Thanks to special natural characteristics, the Mekong Delta has been dubbed as a “biological treasure trove”. It has over 1,000 animal species and new species of plants, fish, lizards, and even mammals has been discovered in previously unexplored areas, comprising of the Laotian rock rat, that were thought to be extinct. Well, many travelers love to visit here to discover interesting nature and the life of the people on rivers. And as an important part of any trips, having an awareness of when the best weather in Mekong Delta is will absolutely be helpful to you.


Travelers are going boating on the river in Mekong Delta
Travelers are going boating on the river in Mekong Delta- source: internet

Mekong Delta weather in general

Located in the tropical monsoon climate with high humidity, adjacent with Southeast Vietnam, so the characteristics of weather in Mekong Delta River are specific to the region.

Weather in Mekong River Delta is characterized by humid tropical climate and sub-equatorial climate with the average temperature around 24°C – 27°C. The temperature between day and night is not different very much. However, there are few storms or weather disturbance in this area sometimes. Mekong Delta region has two distinct seasons as rainy season lasting from May to November with the rainfall accounting for about 99% of the total annual rainfall. The other is the dry season running from December to April with less, even almost no rain. With this patterns of the weather like this, it is said that the climatic factors of the area are suitable for developing all type of agriculture.


The marvelous scenery of rice paddy fields during harvest time in Mekong Delta
The marvelous scenery of rice paddy fields during harvest time in Mekong Delta- source: internet

The dry season

It’s supposed that the dry season seems to be the best time to have the best weather of the region. The truth that, most of former travelers recommend that this is the best time to visit Mekong Delta. Because the region is describe by azure sky, lush vegetation and calm rivers during this time, you have good chance to enjoy the peacefully beautiful landscape here in no worry about the rain. Probably, the weather will be hot and humid during June to September, nevertheless this condition of the weather will provide a various range of tropical fruits and flowers.

Mekong Delta is also famous for its delicious tropical fruits, beautiful nature as well as rich culture. The dry season is also the harvest season of fruits, so you will have a chance to enjoy many Vietnamese tropical fruits when they are fresh and delicious. Therefore, that would be the best time to travel to the region in particular in this season as well as other places nearby such as Ho Chi Minh City. To get more information, you can click: mekong river cruise ho chi minh to phnom penh


Fruits in a harvest in Mekong Delta
Fruits in a harvest in Mekong Delta- source: internet

As we all know that most of the area in Mekong Delta is covered with so many small rivers which are the distributaries of Mekong River. So absolutely, the life in this region is very unique and different from other places in Vietnam. Here, the local people sell and exchange merchandises directly right on water surface of rivers. So the spots for trading like this are usually called as floating market. You may feel this is a strange thing, but in fact that life in Mekong Delta is woven by water and seasons. If you are in Mekong Delta one day, you will be surprised at how vibrant floating markets going on with activities trading.

The best time for traveling here is between September and November as these months are the floating season in Mekong Delta. In the floating season, the weather is comfortable and the rainfall is low in these months. Travelers will enjoy some interesting activities in comfort, like riding a bike along the country roads, visiting local families to experience their daily life. Therefore, this season attracts not only international travelers but also Vietnamese people through out the country. And in this season, there are many interesting things to experience, and more interesting that travelers can go fishing on a Vietnamese traditional boat with local people, then enjoy the meal cooked with the fish you just caught yourselves.


A daily scene of trading on at the floating market in Mekong Delta
A daily scene of trading on at the floating market in Mekong Delta- source: internet

The rainy season

Mekong Delta has the rainy season beginning in May and lasts until August. However, the rains in this region are usually short and seems not to affect your trip seriously. So it might say that visiting Mekong Delta during these months is not a bad choice at all.


A foreign traveler are sitting and viewing the rain in Mekong Dalta
A foreign traveler are sitting and viewing the rain in Mekong Dalta- source: internet

In general, the weather of Southern Vietnam is very stable throughout the year with the average temperature of 30 degrees Celsius. And most travelers agree that the dry season is the time that Mekong Delta has the best weather for traveling. Though it could be rainy in some months, any day of the rainy season would be great time for travelers to visit Mekong Delta.

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