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Hoi An for New Year?

Posted by chrispyrolls on 5/5/2009 at 02:40

Now the last time I was in Hoi An was November, and it was wet... very wet!

So is it any drier around New Year? Beach umbrella.. or just umbrella?


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Posted by somtam2000 on 5/5/2009 at 07:07 admin

Central Vietnam sees most of its rainfall between August and December, but my January should be drying out a little.

Probably not the answer you were looking for!

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Posted by brucemoon on 5/5/2009 at 07:16


Given that we love to 'predict' weather, but rarely do we gain absolute success, maybe your question needs to be directed to a 'higher' authority than merely the Travelfish audience.

If you do find a web connection to that 'higher' authority, please don't keep it a secret.

My understanding is that Tet occurs near the end on the 'winter' monsoon period. Thus, you'd have to factor in the potential of a monsoon at that time.


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Posted by tingers on 5/5/2009 at 09:38

Posted from within Vietnam.

I spent New Year in Hoi An in 2007/08. Had a great time. We partied out at the nightclub that is on the beach - Seamile Club I think it was called. There is a pool there and a big dancefloor, there was a live band as well. All the motorbike drivers know this place. The weather was ok - a little cool, very windy but no rain. That was on New Years though..

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Posted by waterbeo on 8/5/2009 at 00:45

Posted from within Vietnam.

In VN southern, rainy season's from Dec - Mar, and sunny's from Apr - Nov. Vietnamese Tet ( Lunar calendar) normally falls in early Feb or late Jan of Christ calendar. Hoi An is in the middle, but weather's somehow more likely in the south. I've just been there, it was late of Apr, but it was rain there. All the locals there felt strange about this weather. Best is in May - Nov, much sun and wind. The sea is great.
P/s:In the north, rainy season's from Jun - Sep. Oct is autumn, and the weather's so so fine.

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Posted by brucemoon on 8/5/2009 at 06:34



is a 'would be' travel agent - con merchant.

He has made similar 'trust me' posts elsewhere on Travelfish today.

Believe what he writes at your peril!!!


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Posted by Pablot on 16/5/2009 at 21:21

Posted from within Vietnam.

Globally weather is unpredictable; if anything it is getting more extreme! Last year Hoi An had rain over Christmas & 1 January New Year. Better weather down south in Nha Trang....

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