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Weather & Best time to travel in Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Weather & Best time to travel in Phu Quoc, Vietnam

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    Weather in Phu Quoc, Vietnam

    Phu Quoc weather is affected by the sea

    Thanks to the location embraced by the ocean, Phu Quoc has temperate weather. The average temperature ranges from 26oC to 28oC. The highest daytime temperature in Phu Quoc is up to 32oC and the lowest one recorded in recent times is 15.7oC. The precipitation is pretty high, around 190 mm/month, which leads to the average annual rainfall of 2879 mm. Due to the equatorial air masses from the sea, Phu Quoc has a high, fairly consistent humidity all year round, which is from 85% to 90%. Humidity is often higher from March when monsoon approaches, and decrease after the last of the heavy rains in October. Phu Quoc climate features the common traits of monsoon tropical and sub-equatorial tropical climate. There are two distinct seasons in Phu Quoc: the rainy season and dry season.

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    The dry season in Phu Quoc, Vietnam (From November to May)

    In the dry season, Phu Quoc is affected by the northeast seasonal wind. These months are the calmest time of the year when the average wind speed of around 3.2m/s. The number of rain days in dry season decreases considerably, and it is from 6 to 10 days. However, the approach of sub-equatorial monsoon often brings rain with great thunders. Dry season also has the best months for visibility. If you are interested in scuba diving or other adventurous activities, let’s visit Phu Quoc during these months.

    Rainy season in Phu Quoc, Vietnam (From June to October)

    During the rainy season, Phu Quoc is under influence of west-southwest seasonal wind which has an average speed of 4.5 m/s. This monsoon blowing from the sea bears a considerable amount of humidity. Since it happens when the temperature is pretty high, it gives a large quantity of rainfall. The months having the highest rainfall occur from July to October. In these moths, the total of rain days can up to 22 days. Heavy rain together high winds will be a barrier stopping from almost all outdoor activities.

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    High season in Phu Quoc (from November to March)

    The high season in Phu Quoc starts in November and usually ends in March. These months coincide with a lot of celebrations including Christmas, Tet Holiday, New Year Eva, Spring breaks. The average temperature is around 27oC. With lower humidity, clear visibility and bright sky, this is the best time for outdoor activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, sunbathing, and exploring the mountainous island by a jeep. The water during these months is bright and calm, which is suitable for night squid fishing. In the high season, the air tickets are a bit higher. The accommodation is quickly full. Therefore, remember to book it in advance.

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    Shoulder season in Phu Quoc (from April to June)

    The shoulder season in Phu Quoc includes April to June and late October. During these months, the average temperature is the highest. It is sunny and pretty hot all day long. There are several days having heavy rains bearing a thunderstorm. Visiting Phu Quoc at this time, it’s a great choice to visit the picturesque fishing village to understand more about the daily life of the locals. In addition, you can have chances of scrolling around the wet market, purchasing fresh seafood at an amazingly cheap price. These months are also the best times to enjoy famous seafood dishes.

    Low season in Phu Quoc (from July to September)

    The low season in Phu Quoc lasts from July to September. The heavy rains may pour down continually for 20 days, the sea is rough and the wind blows strongly. The red dirt roads become slippery sludge and even impassable. On the bright side, there are several interesting activities for you such as: catching a rainbow, admiring beautiful waterfalls and visiting the fish sauce factories.

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    22 Jan 2020
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