Vietnam Weather – Nha Trang
Nha Trang is a coastal city and capital of Vietnam’s Khánh Hòa Province, found in the country’s south-central coast. The city has a tropical climate or Aw under the Koppen-Geiger classification system. Nha Trang has an average annual temperature of 26.9 degrees Celsius (80.4 degrees Fahrenheit) and average rainfall and precipitation of 1,177 mm.
The city gets its lowest minimum temperature of 20.9 degrees Celsius (69.6 degrees Fahrenheit) during the month of January and the highest maximum temperature of 32.8 degrees Celsius (91 degrees Fahrenheit) during the month of June. Average minimum temperatures in Nha Trang range from 20.9 degrees Celsius (69.6 Fahrenheit) to 24.8 degrees Celsius (76.6 degrees Fahrenheit), while average maximum temperatures can range from 27.6 degrees Celsius (81.7 degrees Fahrenheit) to 32.8 degrees Celsius (91 degrees Fahrenheit).
Vietnam’s climate tends to vary per region due to the differences in latitude and a marked variety in topographical relief. However, the country generally has four seasons: spring season from March to May is considered hot and humid with tropical showers. The summer season in the country is during the months of June to August and sees a variety of weather conditions — from heavy rain showers to dry spells, rains, and typhoons in the central part of the country. Northern regions are considered hotter during this time as well. Autumn is during the months of September to November. Rains, heat, and even storms are normal during this time. Northern areas such as Hanoi can be challenging for tourists as raging hurricanes can also occur during this time. The winter season is during the months of December to February. For the southern part of the country, this means a dry season with significantly lesser rains. However, northern regions can have unwelcoming weather, while the central part of the country is considerably warmer albeit with high humidity levels.
In Nha Trang, here’s what you can expect each season:
Spring season: Nha Trang experiences it’s spring season during the months of March to May, getting around 25 to 55 mm of rainfall and precipitation, with March considered as the driest month. Minimum temperatures during this time range from 22.2 degrees Celsius (72 degrees Fahrenheit) to 24.4 degrees Celsius (75.9 degrees Fahrenheit), while maximum temperatures range from 29.9 degrees Celsius (85.8 degrees Fahrenheit) to 32.7 degrees Celsius (90.9 degrees Fahrenheit).
Summer season: Nha Trang’s summer season is during the months of June to August, the city gets 38 to 49 mm of rainfall and precipitation. During this time, minimum temperatures can range from 24.5 degrees Celsius (76.1 degrees Fahrenheit) to 24.8 degrees Celsius (76.6 degrees Fahrenheit), while maximum temperatures range from 32.6 degrees Celsius (90.7 degrees Fahrenheit) to 33.1 degrees Celsius (91.6 degrees Fahrenheit).
Autumn season: Nha Trang experiences its autumn season during the months of September to November, getting around 138 to 291 mm of rainfall and precipitation, with October considered as the wettest month. Minimum temperatures range from 22.5 degrees Celsius (72.5 degrees Fahrenheit) to 24 degrees Celsius (75.2 degrees Fahrenheit), while maximum temperatures range from 28.8 degrees Celsius (83.8 degrees Fahrenheit) to 31.6 degrees Celsius (88.9 degrees Fahrenheit).
Winter season: Nha Trang’s winter season falls in the months of December to February, with the city getting around 15 to 162 mm of rainfall and precipitation. Minimum temperatures range from 20.9 degrees Celsius (69.6 degrees Fahrenheit) to 21.5 degrees Celsius (70.7 degrees Fahrenheit), while maximum temperatures range from 27.6 degrees Celsius (81.7 degrees Fahrenheit) to 28.9 degrees Celsius (84 degrees Fahrenheit).
Best Time to Go
The best time to visit Nha Trang is during the months of January to August when the weather is generally warm and sunny. The rainy season is from September to December so it’s best to veer away from these months.