December is the most awaited month for the people of Vietnam. During this month the people engage themselves to prepare for the Tet festival to be celebrated in mid-January or February. The weather on the other hand is distinct in north and south. In the north the average temperature drops to 19°C and mostly the locals of north work there but visit their families in the south during the festival. The south already speaks of the incoming of festival with blue skies, warm weather, low rain and city experiencing cool winds from time to time. Whereas the central Vietnam encounters decrease in rainfall with avg. temperature 27°C but still few chances of stormy weather. A visit during this time of year couldn’t be any more welcoming, especially for travellers.

Average Temperature of Vietnam

Average Temperature of Vietnam in December

In December, it is often cold in North region with Sa pa rated as the coldest during winters. Visiting during this time will require an extra baggage of extra warm clothes to keep you away from cold and flu. Apart from that, the month of December announces the birth of Jesus. Though this day is not announced as a public holiday but is celebrated with equal Zest. The streets of Hanoi welcome the cool dry weather with flower decorations on this festive occasion. The avg. temperature of 25°C and 1.5 meter per second wind speed serves as the response of how pleased God is. For travellers Hang Ma Street located in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter always goes with the latest trend. Prefer walking the streets which are lit up with Christmas trees, snowmen made from snow, Santa and his reindeers delivering gifts. On the day of Christmas one can pray hymn at Saint Joseph Cathedral and later dine at excruciating hotels serving buffets under reasonable prices too. Seeing the families celebrate will bring one back to their own place and wonder how simple life seems at times.

Vietnam have beautiful weather in December

Vietnam is beautiful in December

The Southern region is mostly involved in the preparation of Tet festival. The general atmosphere during this time is the hustle of shopping for decorations at home; buying gifts for relatives, new traditional dresses for their little ones and the most important ingredient is the gathering of cooking material for Tet. The Ho chi Minh ensures the perfect weather of an avg. of 25°C with least or no rainfall which synchronizes with the streets covered in the fragrance of freshly cooked street foods and garden-fresh picked flowers. Go Vap District is a flower village in the city which at this time blooms in the daylight. The avg. humidity in this region is around 75% which is ideal to grow variety of flowers. The site is excruciating with fields covered in wide variety of flowers and people coming in and going shopping for the festival.

Nha Trang, a famous coastal place in Southern region of Vietnam is cooler during this time. With an avg. temperature of 24°C and precipitation reduced to half compared to the previous month makes it an intermediate place to spend time alone. Celebrating Christmas here for the first time would be made warm and welcoming by the people you find in local restaurants. Prefer visiting this place during the end of the month when avg. precipitation has gone even below 120mm. The beaches of Phu Quoc are in their best conditions with avg. temperature falling to 25°C which makes the sun bath even more relaxing just like a natural spa. The avg. precipitation falls down to 40 mm which results in either very little or no rainfall. The wind speed on the other hand rises up to an avg. of 10km/hr. Thus the place at this time incites tourists so it is recommended to book in advance. The North is experiencing cold weather especially by the end of the month so it is advised to capture its beauty at the start of the month waking up to hot tea while mist envelops your thoughts and your day.

Written By Disha Grover

Vietnam Weather of top cities in December

City Name Temperature (° C) Humidity (%) Wind Speed (mph) Precip (inch)
Max Avg Min Max Avg Min Max Avg Min
Hanoi 24 17 9 100 68 19 21 11 3 0.00
Ho Chi Minh City 34 28 20 94 68 36 24 11 3 0.00
Da Nang 28 22 16 100 84 47 18 11 1 0.26
Hue 27 19 14 100 92 42 61 14 3 0.33
Da lat 30 26 21 100 77 35 26 18 4 0.00
Ha Long Bay 24 17 9 100 68 19 21 11 3 0.00
Nha Trang 30 25 19 99 74 44 27 16 2 0.15
Ninh Binh 24 17 9 100 68 19 21 11 3 0.00
Phu Quoc 32 27 21 99 65 39 25 16 4 0.08
Can Tho 33 27 21 100 70 22 18 11 2 0.00

Vietnam Weather by Month