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Rainy Season - how bad is it really?

  • ahirsch

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    Posts: 1

    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?

    #1 Posted: 11/9/2009 - 19:06

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  • Pablot

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    4th May, 2009
    Posts: 102

    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?

    #2 Posted: 11/9/2009 - 19:12

  • barrydullag-
    han

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    Posts: 5

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

    #3 Posted: 11/9/2009 - 23:26

  • lexkssnbrg

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    5th May, 2009
    Posts: 53

    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.

    #4 Posted: 14/9/2009 - 10:11

  • katherine19-
    84

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    14th September, 2009
    Posts: 6

    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 Posted: 14/9/2009 - 19:17

  • bone

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    10th October, 2009
    Posts: 3

    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.

    #6 Posted: 10/10/2009 - 20:29

  • veloasia

    Joined Travelfish
    3rd March, 2006
    Location Global Village
    Posts: 4

    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

    #7 Posted: 10/12/2009 - 06:04

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