Vietnam Weather in December

December is the winter in the North of Vietnam, cold rainy season in the Central Region of Vietnam, pleasant dry season in the Central Highlands and in the South of Vietnam. With climatic change, it may be drastically different nowadays though.

1/The weather in the North of Vietnam in December
The cold winter in the North and northern area of the Central Regions of Vietnam is caused by cold and dry northeasterly winds which could originate from the Gobi Desert or Siberia. At the beginning and the end of the winter, it is normally light cold winds from the Gobi Desert while the deep cold in the North of Vietnam mostly is caused by successive strengthening spells of cold winds from Siberia.

Each spell of cold winds could cause light rains in the North a couple of days; those at the beginning of the season normally cause more rains than those in the middle of the season. The stronger the winds the less it may cause rains.

The temperatures in the North of Vietnam in December could fluctuate from year to year between below 10oC to 25oC. The provinces to the Northeast of the country receives more rains and colder while the lowlands and the Northwest tend to be a bit drier and a bit warmer.

2/The North of the Central Region of Vietnam (Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh) tend to share the weather pattern with the North of Vietnam. The difference may be that it tends to be warmer and it tends to rain more. The temperatures are from 10oC to 28oC.

3/The Central Region of Vietnam (or the Central Coast of Vietnam) is in the rainy season with cool temperatures. It is the time when the northeasterly monsoons meet with easterly monsoons and they both help accumulate clouds to the east of the Truong Son Range which runs the full length of the Central Region of Vietnam.

The torrential rains normally last for several days and could cause bad floods. Traveling by train or by road may be blocked temporarily. The temperatures are from 18-28oC; the temperatures are normally higher to the south of the Hai Van Pass than the region to the north.

4/ The Central Highlands of Vietnam mostly enjoy pleasant sunny days in December with temperatures from 15-26oC, 14-18oC in Da Lat.

5/South of Vietnam enjoys mostly sunny days with pleasant temperatures from 23oC-33oC.

  • The new spell of northerly cold winds in northern Vietnam starting on the night of 27December2018 in the mountains and 28Dec2018 in the lowlands has been causing extreme cold to the north of Vietnam and torrential rains in the Central Region of Vietnam. Records show -0.5oC at Mau Son Mountain (Lang Son) on 30December2018, there has been snow and frost at Mau Son on 31December2018.

  • The new spell of northerly winds started having its effects in the Central Region of Vietnam from 7December2018. The northerly winds met with the southeasterly winds on high altitudes caused unusually heavy rains from Thanh Hoa to Binh Dinh with rainfalls between 300-400mm and up to over 800-900mm in some places (Cam Le, Ba Na, Binh Phu, Thang Binh... in Quang Nam and Da Nang). Floods are rampant throughout the region; Dong Ha (Quang Tri), Da Nang and Quang Nam are to suffer the worst.

  • 04-December-2019

    07:00 A.M The typhoon is 480km east northeast of the Song Tu Tay Island (Truong Sa Islands, Spratly Islands) carrying sustained winds of 90-115kph. The projected path in the next 24 hours is wnw.

    10:00 A.M The typhoon is 450km northeast of the Song Tu Tay Island (Truong Sa Islands, Spratly Islands) carrying sustained winds of 90-115kph. The projected path in the next 24 hours is wnw.

    05-December-2019

    04:00 A.M The typhoon is 410km northeast of the Song Tu Tay Island (Truong Sa Islands, Spratly Islands) carrying sustained winds of 60-75kph. The projected path in the next 12 hours is west then southwest. The path of the typhoon is changed due to strong and cold Northeasterly Monsoon.

    10:00 A.M The typhoon is 280km north of the Song Tu Tay Island (Truong Sa Islands, Spratly Islands) carrying sustained winds of 60-75kph. The projected path in the next 12 hours is south southwest.

    13:00  The typhoon has weakened to be a tropical depression which is 250km north northwest of the Song Tu Tay Island (Truong Sa Islands, Spratly Islands) carrying sustained winds of 40-60kph. The projected path in the next 12 hours is south southwest.

    21:00  The tropical depression has weakened further to be an air trough which is 210km north northwest of the Song Tu Tay Island (Truong Sa Islands, Spratly Islands) carrying sustained winds of less than 40kph. The projected path in the next 12 hours is south and the air trough should melt away then. This is the last update on Typhoon No. 7 in Vietnam in 2019.

  • 25-December-2019

    Evening: Typhoon Phanfone has entered the East Sea of Vietnam becoming typhoon No. 8 in Vietnam in 2019.

    20:00 The typhoon is 620km east northeast of the Song Tu Tay Island (Truong Sa Islands) packing sustained wind of 115-135kph. The projected path in the next 24 hours is west northwest.

    26-December-2019

    10:00 A.M The typhoon is 470km east northeast of the Song Tu Tay Island (Truong Sa Islands) packing sustained wind of 115-135kph. The projected path in the next 24 hours is west northwest.

    13:00 The typhoon is 450km east northeast of the Song Tu Tay Island (Truong Sa Islands) packing sustained wind of 115-135kph. The projected path in the next 24 hours is west northwest.

    16:00 The typhoon is 440km east northeast of the Song Tu Tay Island (Truong Sa Islands) packing sustained wind of 115-150kph. The projected path in the next 24 hours is west northwest.

    27-December-2019

    07:00 A.M The typhoon is 550km east southeast of the Hoang Sa Islands packing sustained wind of 100-135kph. The projected path in the next 24 hours is west.

    28-December-2019

    07:00 A.M The typhoon is 360km east southeast of the Hoang Sa Islands carrying sustained wind of 60-75kph. The typhoon is to weaken to be a tropical depression with the projected path in the next 24 hours is west southwest.

    10:00 A.M The typhoon has weakened to be a tropical depression which is 350km southeast of the Hoang Sa Islands carrying sustained wind of 40-60kph. The projected path in the next 12 hours is west.

    13:00 The tropical depression is 330km southeast of the Hoang Sa Islands carrying sustained wind of 40-50kph. The projected path in the next 12 hours is west and the tropical should have weakened further to be an air trough before melting away. The typhoon (later tropical depression) has been weakened so fast by the strong and cold Northeasterly Monsoon.

    16:00 The tropical depression is 310km southeast of the Hoang Sa Islands carrying sustained wind of less thann 40kph. The projected path in the next 12 hours is west and the tropical should have weakened further to be an air trough before melting away. This is the last update on Typhoon Phanfone (Typhoon No. 8 in Vietnam in 2019).

  • 1/The North of Vietnam
    In North Vietnam, December is winter but it was slightly different in 2018. December 2018 the North of Vietnam experienced the first week with perfect and typical autumn days: sunny, breezy and absolutely pleasant. The temperatures were 14-26oC in the lowlands and 12-23oC in the mountains.

  • December is the winter in the North of Vietnam, rainy and cold season in the Central Coast, the dry season in the Central Highlands and South of Vietnam.

  • The Central Highlands and the South of Vietnam have a fabulous day with mostly sun and lovely temperatures; today is among the best days to travel in these regions. The Central Coast has a nice day with mostly sunshine with some isolated rains. The North of Vietnam has a day with mostly clouds, some rains. Hanoi has a mostly cloudy yet cheery day except for a short shower at mid day, very pleasant temperatures, strong winds in the after noon as the new spell of cold wind sweeping in.

  • The Central Highlands and the South of Vietnam have a nice day with some sun, mostly clouds and lovely temperatures; today is among the best days to travel in these regions. The Central Coast has mostly clouds and rains. The North of Vietnam has a nice day with mostly sun, clouds, some rains. Hanoi has a dry and sunny day, very pleasant temperatures.

  • The North, Central Highlands and the South of Vietnam have a wonderful day with sun, clouds and lovely temperatures; today is among the best days to travel in these regions. The Central Coast has some sun, mostly clouds, some rains. Hanoi has a dry and sunny day, very pleasant temperatures and strong winds.

  • The North, Central Highlands and the South of Vietnam have a wonderful day with sun, clouds and lovely temperatures; today is among the best days to travel in these regions. The Central Coast has nice day with some isolated rains: this is great for holidays as it should be the rainy season in this region. Hanoi has a dry and sunny day, cool yet pleasant temperatures.

  • The North, Central Highlands and the South of Vietnam have a wonderful day with sun, clouds and lovely temperatures; today is among the best days to travel in these regions. The far northern mountains are experiencing lowest temperatures by far in 2019; so is the South of Vietnam that the real feel temperatures in Saigon gets down to 17oC. The Central Coast has nice day with some isolated rains in the south (Quang Nam, Quang Ngai): this is great for holidays as it should be the rainy season in this region. Hanoi has a dry and sunny day, cool yet pleasant temperatures.

  • Central Highlands and the South of Vietnam have a wonderful day with sun, clouds and lovely temperatures; today is among the best days to travel in these regions. The North has bright sunshine, dry and cold air. The far northern mountains are experiencing lowest temperatures by far in 2019; so is the South of Vietnam that the real feel temperatures in Saigon gets down to 20oC. The Central Coast has nice day with some isolated rains in the south (Phu Yen, Quang Ngai): this is great for holidays as it should be the rainy season in this region. Hanoi has a dry and sunny day, cold temperatures, strong winds.

  • Central Highlands and the South of Vietnam have a wonderful day with sun, clouds and lovely temperatures; today is among the best days to travel in these regions. The North has bright sunshine, dry and cold air. The far northern mountains are experiencing lowest temperatures by far in 2019; so is the South of Vietnam that the real feel temperatures in Saigon gets down to 20oC. The Central Coast has nice day with some isolated rains in the south (Da Nang, Phu Yen, Quang Ngai): this is great for holidays here as it is supposed be the rainy season in this region. Hanoi has a dry and sunny day, cold temperatures, strong winds.

  • Central Highlands and the South of Vietnam have a fabulous day with sun, clouds and lovely temperatures; today is among the best days to travel in these regions. The North has bright sunshine, dry and cold air: a great time for mountain climbing and trekking tours in the far-northern mountains, biking tours in the Red River Delta. The far northern mountains are experiencing lowest temperatures by far in 2019. The Central Coast has nice day with some isolated rains in the south (Da Nang, Phu Yen, Quang Ngai, Quang Nam): this is great for holidays here as it is supposed be the rainy season in this region. Hanoi has a dry and sunny day, cold temperatures but pleasant feel.

  • Central Highlands and the South of Vietnam have a fabulous day with sun, clouds and lovely temperatures; today is among the best days to travel in these regions. The North has bright sunshine, dry and cold air: a great time for mountain climbing and hiking tours in the far-northern mountains, biking tours in the Red River Delta. The far northern mountains are experiencing lowest temperatures by far in 2019. The Central Coast has nice day with some rains in the south (from Da Nang to Phu Yen): this is great for holidays here as it is supposed be the rainy season in this region. Hanoi has a dry and sunny day, cold temperatures but pleasant feel.

  • Central Highlands and the South of Vietnam have a fabulous day with sun, clouds and lovely temperatures; today is among the best days to travel in these regions. The North has bright sunshine, dry and cold air: a great time for mountain climbing and hiking tours in the far-northern mountains, biking tours in the Red River Delta. The far northern mountains are experiencing lowest temperatures by far in 2019. The Central Coast has lovely day with mostly clouds, isolated rains in Quang Nam only. Hanoi has a dry and sunny day, cold temperatures but pleasant feel.

  • Central Highlands and the South of Vietnam have a fabulous day with sun, clouds and lovely temperatures; today is among the best days to travel in these regions. The North has bright sunshine, dry and cold air: a great time for mountain climbing and hiking tours in the far-northern mountains, biking tours in the Red River Delta. The far northern mountains are experiencing lowest temperatures by far in 2019. The Central Coast has more rains today. Hanoi has a dry and sunny day, cold temperatures but pleasant feel.

  • Central Highlands and the South of Vietnam have a wonderful day with sun, clouds and lovely temperatures; today is among the best days to travel in these regions. The North has bright sunshine, dry and cold air: a great time for mountain climbing and hiking tours in the far-northern mountains, biking tours in the Red River Delta. The far northern mountains are having warmer temperatures today. The Central Coast has rains today. Hanoi has a dry and sunny day, pleasant temperatures.

  • Central Highlands and the South of Vietnam have a wonderful day with sun, clouds and lovely temperatures; today is among the best days to travel in these regions. The North has bright sunshine, dry and cold air: a great time for mountain climbing and hiking tours in the far-northern mountains, biking tours in the Red River Delta. The North is having warmer temperatures today. The Central Coast has sun, clouds and rains today. Hanoi has a dry and sunny day, pleasant temperatures.

  • Central Highlands and the South of Vietnam have a wonderful day with sun, clouds and lovely temperatures; today is among the best days to travel in these regions; a great day for adventure tours. The North has mild and hazy sunshine, dry and cold air mostly; some rains in Lang Son and Hai Phong; a great time for mountain climbing and hiking tours in the far-northern mountains, biking tours in the Red River Delta. The Central Coast has some rains today which is quite nice given that it is in the rainy season. Hanoi has a foggy early morning; dry, hazy and sunny day, pleasant temperatures for the remainder of the day.