Weather in the Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta, as a region, lies immediately to the west of Ho Chi Minh City, roughly forming a triangle stretching from My Tho in the east to Chau Doc and Ha Tien in the northwest, down to Ca Mau and the South China Sea at the southernmost tip of Vietnam, and including the island of Phu Quoc. If you want to discover Mekong, you should what the best time of year to visit Mekong Delta is. No one wants to hang out on a beach in the rainy season or hit the slopes in summer.

The Mekong Delta in nice weather
The Mekong Delta in nice weather – source: waytovietnam.com

Located in the tropical monsoon climate with high humidity, adjacent with Southeast Vietnam, the characteristics of weather in Mekong Delta River are specific to the region. Annual rainfall in Mekong Delta River fluctuates from 966 -1325 mm. The rainfall comprises 70-82% of the total annual rainfall. Rainfall is unevenly distributed, decreasing from adjacent areas of Ho Chi Minh City to areas in the west and southwest. Districts in the southeast near the sea have the least amount of rainfall. The high intensity of heavy rain causes erosion in high hills, at the same time, rain combined with tidal power causing flooding, which affects production and livelihood of the population. Tours Indochina Vietnam

Weather in Mekong River Delta is characterized by humid tropical climate and sub-equatorial climate. The average temperature is 24°C – 27°C. The annual temperature range is about 2-30°C. The difference between day and night temperatures is low; there are few storms or weather disturbance.

Enjoy the beauty of the Mekong Delta in nice weather
Enjoy the beauty of the Mekong Delta in nice weather – source: trekkingtravel.com.vn

The most popular time of year to visit the region is between November and April. With the exception of the mountainous colder parts of Yunnan and Myanmar, the weather is at its most comfortable during this time when the sky is crystal clear, the land is lush and the water is calm. However, this means that in some places, accommodation may be harder to find in the high season. The hot season, from March to May is very dry, but in some places, during this time, some rivers are harder to navigate, and boat journeys in remote places may not be possible. The rainy season, generally from June to September is for many people the best time to travel – despite the fact that it rains, it never gets that cold, and nearly all hotels and guesthouses have rooms available – often a lot cheaper than during the high season. It may be hot and humid but the greatest variety of tropical fruit is available only in these months. During October and November, occasional flooding is expected, especially in remote areas around Dong Thap and Tra Vinh, so stay informed of regional weather forecast ahead of your trip if you are travelling in these months. Vietnam travel tours

Tropical fruits
Tropical fruits – source: saigon-gpdaily.com.vn

In March, temperatures in the south are starting to rise although the peak is not expected until late in the month or early April. The weather remains dry and the beaches of Ho Chi Minh and Mekong Delta River remain amongst the best choices in the country.

The Mekong Delta is a low-lying coastal region in the South of Vietnam and it is particularly susceptible to floods resulting rises in sea level due to climate change. Like Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta Region has a pleasant tropical climate with two alternate seasons. The dry season begins from November to April with average temperatures around 28 degrees Celcius and from May through October is the rainy season.

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