Vietnam Weather in February 2019

February is spring in the North of Vietnam, dry season in the Central Region of Vietnam, in the Central Highlands of Vietnam and in the South of Vietnam. Temperatures are normally pleasant in the Central Coast, the Central Highlands and the South of Vietnam in February.

The foehn wind starts having effects in the Vietnam in February and temperatures are building up in the Northwest (Hoa Binh, Son La, Dien Bien, Lai Chau), North of the Central Region (Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh) and the South of Vietnam (including the Mekong Delta). The temperatures in the country are still pleasant at the moment, mostly 13-32oC.

There are sometimes conflicts of different winds in the North of Vietnam in February, mostly the Northeast and the lowlands (Red River Delta and nearby provinces) which may cause very light rains (rain dusts) in the North a couple of days each time these winds meet. You do not normally need raincoats traveling in these light rains.

In 2019, the Vietnamese enjoyed their Tet (Lunar New Year) in beautiful weather all over the country: sunny, breezy and extremely pleasant temperatures. It does not happen this way normally as the Vietnamese in the North are more used to cool temperatures during Tet which helps them keep plenty of food fresh for the whole week. This pattern of weather lasted for the first 3 weeks of February and this was unprecedented!

There was a brief spell of cool wind which came on 11February2019 and lasted only 4 days; this helped the temperatures in the Northeast and lowlands of North Vietnam 1-4oC lower than earlier in the month. The rain was too brief to mention.

For the first 3 weeks of February: the North had lovely chilly weather in the far-northern mountains and pleasant temperatures in the lowlands. The temperature range was 13-32oC. The Central Coast, the Central Highlands and the South of Vietnam enjoyed mostly sunny weather with temperatures from 17-33oC.

The third week of February 2019, a new spell of cold wind had its effect in the Northeast and lowlands of North Vietnam; no visible effects on the other regions of the country. The wind proved stronger later and it caused cloudy and rainy weather in the affected regions. The temperatures in the Northeast were 8-17oC and in the lowlands were 14-23oC.

So, February 2019 was perfect for those who went to the beaches in South Vietnam and south of the Central Region of Vietnam like Phu Quoc Island, Con Dao Islands, Phan Thiet – Mui Ne, Nha Trang and Ninh Chu; you had lovely beach holidays in lovely sunshine. People who went to the Central Regions of Vietnam in Hue, Da Nang and Hoi An also had wonderful time in the sun and in lovely temperatures.

The first 3 weeks of February 2019 was great for those who embarked upon adventure tours in the far-north of Vietnam as you had no rains and the temperatures were perfect for trekking and sightseeing, and you had lovely photographs for certain.

It was a bit gloomy in the last week of February with a couple of days of light rains and cold temperatures in the Northeast and the lowlands of Vietnam. The most affected regions were in Cao Bang, Bac Kan, Ha Giang, Hanoi, Halong Bay and Ninh Binh.