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Rainy Season - how bad is it really?

Posted by ahirsch on 11/9/2009 at 19:06

Hi, we are thinking of travelling to Vietnam end of September / early October. As this is bang in the middle of the rainy season, we were wondering how much hassle that causes? We dont mind the odd drop (or torrential downpour) of rain but dont have enough time to wait for roads to clear after flooding ... Can anyone help?

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Posted by Pablot on 11/9/2009 at 19:12

Some years Central VN has mild weather - sometimes it is a nightmare (3 years ago eye of a major typhoon passed over Danang). What is the probability of bad weather? the last few years worldwide more extreme weather so who knows?

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Posted by barrydullaghan on 11/9/2009 at 23:26

if you were in north vietnam around early october you should be ok

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Posted by lexkssnbrg on 14/9/2009 at 10:11

My personal opinion is never let the weather put your travels off. It rained here and there while we were in Vietnam but didn't last that long. So everything was fine.

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Posted by katherine1984 on 14/9/2009 at 19:17

Posted from within Vietnam.

Normally the weather is ok but some time it is very bad in some place but I thnk you shouldnt worry abour it.Because It is not rain everywehre in Viet Nam

#5 katherine1984 has been a member since 14/9/2009. Posts: 6

Posted by bone on 10/10/2009 at 20:29

We were in Vietnam for the second half of September, North, Middle and South, and hardly saw any rain - but narrowly missed typhoon Ketsana which flooded Hue and the central area. Keep an eye on the weather and keep your schedule flexible.

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Posted by veloasia on 10/12/2009 at 06:04

Important: Vietnam has an almost annual typhoon in September/Oct. If there is one, it will play havoc on your trip - heavy flooding, cancelled, flights, etc.

The only questions is, are you feeling lucky?

2008
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27472222/

2007
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/HAN331600.htm

2006
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2006-10/05/content_701909.htm

2005
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/MCOT-7LHGF8?OpenDocument

2004
http://patrick.guenin2.free.fr/cantho/vnnews/flood40.htm

2003
http://www.adrc.asia/view_disaster_en.php?NationCode=704&lang=en&KEY=664

2002
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2202248.stm

2001
http://edition.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/asiapcf/southeast/09/06/vietnam.bodies/index.html

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