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Another Weather Question- Sorry :(

Posted by Benno on 6/7/2012 at 02:33

Hi Everyone,
Looking at spending a few weeks in the central/southern part of Vietnam in NOVEMBER (1st 3 weeks) this year. Locations are the Hoi An area and HCMC.
By area I mean we have not decided on HA or Danang as launch pads yet (suggestions??)
We are looking at spending a few days in HCMC then heading up to Hoi An to explore the surrounds.
I know there were floods last year that decimated the area as well as other countries, but was this a one off super system or is it a regular occurrence in November. I see by reports that it is a high rainfall time, but excluding 2011, are the showers afternoon downpours then fine or are days of rain to be expected??
We were hoping to have this part of the holiday as the fun in the sun part as well as explore the towns. We would like to avoid the super tourist areas like Na Trang etc.

Thanks for your patience with another weather related question.

#1 Benno has been a member since 18/1/2012. Posts: 36

Posted by daawgon on 6/7/2012 at 11:19

The later you go, the safer you will be from fall typhoons (I believe October to be the month to avoid). No one can predict weather - my best advice is just to stay flexible, keep on top of the weather (the internet can predict 7-10 days ahead) and stop worrying. I will be in N. VN myself in late Nov. Not going to Hanoi - why not, are you crazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy?

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Posted by Benno on 6/7/2012 at 19:34

Thanks daawgon,
We actually just returned from nth VN a week ago. We are doing VN in two stages due to work. We did spend 4N in Hanoi then as well as time in SAPA and Ha Long bay.

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Posted by alenathai181 on 7/7/2012 at 02:46

I am living in Hue, near to Hoi An & Da Nang. November is cold season without no flood normally. Although it is cold but not much rain so you can travel this time. Normally rain heavy from end of Sep & Oct
South of Vietnam from Nha Trang to HCMC is sunny.
Take a trip to Hoi An, My son & village surround Hoi An if you wish, have a cooking class. Take flight to nhatrang or HCMC to continue your trip and visit HCMC, cu chi tunnels & mekong delta.

Sunny welcome & have a nice trip!

#4 alenathai181 has been a member since 7/7/2012. Location: Vietnam. Posts: 25

Posted by Benno on 7/7/2012 at 04:14

By 'cold' do you mean top temprature of 25C instead of 30+ degrees??
Cold down here is an overnight of -2C and a 'top' of 12C.
We don't want to be spending a lot of time packing and unpacking in hotels, so a nice 'launchpad' with warm weather is what we are after.

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Posted by alenathai181 on 9/7/2012 at 08:04

Posted from within Vietnam.

Cold but the temperature normally from 15 to 15 degree

#6 alenathai181 has been a member since 7/7/2012. Location: Vietnam. Posts: 25


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