Vietnam in June: Weather, Tips & Summer Festivals
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Summer in Vietnam spells one thing: rain. This can put a damper on travel plans but fret not. This beautiful country still has lots to offer during this time of year. Traveling to Vietnam in June means enjoying splendid beach days in the hot and dry eastern lowlands. The early part of June also sees fewer visitors in the country. So book your vacation early to get the best rates.
Vietnam Weather in June
Vietnam in June promises to be hot, wherever you go. In Hanoi, temperatures could range anywhere between 26°C to 34°C. Monsoon season is also in full swing in June, so expect upwards of 190mm of rain during the month.
Central regions are much drier at this time of year, with Da Nang and Hoi An seeing less than 70mm of precipitation for the entire month. Here, temperatures hover between 26°C and 35°C, which is perfect for a day at the beach.
Head further south and you are bound to run into the rain again, with most of the Mekong Delta flooding during summer. Ho Chi Minh City sometimes sees as many as 15.5 rainy days in June, but the rain showers usually take place during the late afternoon. The city has average temperatures between 25°C and 32°C during this month, although the mercury could go as high as 37°C in some instances.
Here is our month-by-month breakdown of the best time to visit Vietnam.
Weather in Vietnam in June - Rainfall and Temperatures
|Avg Daily (°C)||19||19||23||26||31||32||32||32||31||28||24||21|
|Avg Nightly (°C)||15||15||18||21||24||25||26||26||25||22||19||15|
|Avg Daily (°F)||66.2||66.2||73.4||78.8||87.8||89.6||89.6||89.6||87.8||82.4||75.2||69.8|
|Avg Nightly (°F)||59||59||64.4||69.8||75.2||77||78.8||78.8||77||71.6||66.2||59|
|Avg Rainfall (mm)||10||30||50||100||150||190||210||200||160||100||60||30|
Why Visit Vietnam in June
Vietnam in June is for adventure seekers and beach lovers looking for an unforgettable holiday. Here are some other reasons why you should visit Vietnam this month.
- Not too busy: This is not a popular time for travelers to visit Vietnam, so expect good rates all around the country. City areas are slightly emptier than normal during this month as people head to their villages for holidays.
- Fireworks: Head to Da Nang which not only serves as a prime beach destination but is also home to the month-long Firework Festival. This stunning festival of fireworks takes place along the Han River.
- Summer festivals: This event in Vietnam is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, which is equivalent to the summer solstice. On this day, families eat traditional delicacies such as Banh U and Com Ruou to cleanse themselves for the upcoming seasons. In addition to this, you might also be interested in the Nha Trang Sea Festival, which is organized every other year to celebrate seafood.
- Beach stay: The long stretches of golden sands in Da Nang are abuzz with people enjoying their summer holiday in June. Beach holidays in Vietnam here are best enjoyed around dusk when the water is warm and the sun is not beating down too hard.
Where to go and what to do
Ninh Binh takes on a particularly beautiful hue in June, with its rice fields along with riverbanks lending to the bright-green and golden-yellow landscape. Take a boat tour in Tam Coc to soak up this stunning view.
The flood season in Vietnam comes with its own bag of tricks, with the annual ‘water-pouring’ taking place in the highlands, famous for their rice terraces, in June. As the skies rip open, these terraces look like mirrors reflecting cloudy skies. June is a unique time to discover this scenic region. You could also take an unforgettable bicycle trip through Mu Cang Chai to see this natural spectacle at play.
Vietnamese food is world-renowned, but the array of fruits available in summer is like nowhere else on earth. Bac Giang, one of the unassuming and lesser-known destinations in the country, is swathed in bright red in June, thanks to the lychee harvest season. Roads are filled with thousands of farmers transporting their harvest of this sumptuous fruit in a spectacle that lasts only a couple of weeks each year. Visit Bac Giang if you wish to enjoy this succulent fruit.
The Con Dao archipelago is one of the best places to visit in Vietnam if you are a lover of marine creatures and the environment. This protected region has some of the most beautiful reefs in the country and this month is also the peak nesting time for green turtles. Visitors can see these majestic creatures come ashore to lay their eggs during their trip to Vietnam.
While it is hot and wet in Vietnam in June, the country still has tons of things to do. Make the most of dry conditions by hitting beaches along its central coast and do not be scared to venture into rainy areas to see how nature is transformed by the annual downpour.
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