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Weather & Best time to travel to Hue, Vietnam

Weather & Best time to travel to Hue, Vietnam

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    1. Weather in Hue, Vietnam

    a. Hue has a severe weather condition

    Being a part of Central Vietnam, Hue has severe weather conditions. Due to its location in the tropical monsoon belt, Hue receives a considerable volume of solar radiation, it’s about 70 – 85 Kcal/cm² per year. In addition, for being under the influence of Southwest wind blowing from Laos, Hue is considerably hotter than nearby regions such as Hoi An, and Danang.  The average temperature is around 25oC. The hottest month is August with the daylight temperature is up to 34oC. The coolest time is from December to January with the average temperature is around 20,3oC. The annual precipitation is estimated from 3,100 mm to 3,250mm. The Truong Son Mountains in the South bottle up all the moisture. That’s the reason why Hue is usually misty, and drizzly. Hue has pretty high humidity which is around 86.7%. Humidity is often higher than usual in the rainy season, especially from February to the end of March.

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    b. Hue has two indistinct seasons

    Hue climate features common traits of the transition region between the subequatorial climate and the inter-tropical climate. Therefore, Hue has two indistinct seasons including winter and dry season. Summer often lasts from April to September. During these months, especially from July to August, Hue has the scorching heat. It’s also drier due to the winds blowing from Lao. It only gets a bit cold in the winter from October to March since when northeast monsoon. Like other regions in Central Vietnam, Hue suffers a lot of tropical storms which often appears from June and occurs in high density between September and October

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    2. When is the best time to visit Hue, Vietnam

    a. From February to March

    The perfect time to visit Hue is from February to March. During these months, the weather is cooler. The average temperature ranges from 20oC to 22oC, which makes it more comfortable to go outside and explore the beauty of this city. In addition, the precipitation in these months is lowest throughout the year. So that you don’t have to worry that the rain may ruin your vacation. This time also concurs with the beginning of Lunar New Year. Therefore, it’s the ideal time to visit spiritual destinations such as Thien Mu Pagoda, Hung Khanh Pagoda, Bao Quoc Pagoda, and Thien Lam Pagoda.

    b. From October to January

    From October to January is also an ideal time to visit Hue when it starts cooling off. During these moths, Hue suffers many heavy spots of rain, several ones even bear tropical storm. Heavy rains may prevent you from scrolling around the city. However, you still can visit historical sites such as An Dinh Palace, Temple of Literature, and Museum of Royal Antiquities. From October to January is also the time when many remarkable festivals are celebrated in Hue. Visiting Hue in these months, you can have golden chances to enjoy the Nha Nhac  (Vietnamese Court Music), which is recognized as the Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

    22 Jan 2020
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    Cuong Bach The founder of Journey On Air - The Travel Information Center of Vietnam. Our mission is connecting travelers worldwide to the beauty of the landscape, history, culture and the friendly people in Vietnam.

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