Vietnam Weather in February 2020

February is the beginning of spring in the North of Vietnam, is the beginning of the dry season in the Central Coast of Vietnam, the the dry season in the Central Highlands and South of Vietnam.

 February is often when the Vietnamese celebrate the Lunar New Year with lots of festivals going on throughout the country, services may be booked out. Most trekking tours in the far-northern mountains are halted as local ethnic people do not work during this time. Take this into account if you plan a holiday in Vietnam in February.

Depending on each year, the temperatures may still be cold in the North and North of the Central Coast; extremely pleasant in the Central Coast and Central Highlands; pleasant or sometimes slightly warm in the South of Vietnam.

There could be light drizzles in the North of Vietnam in February but mostly this is the best time for trekking tours, mountain climbing tours, bike tours. The cool temperatures just make it ideal for all physical adventure activities. In the Northwest of Vietnam, you will be traveling amid forests of peach and plum blossoms which is unbelievably beautiful!

February is the best time for beach holidays, bike tours, family adventures in the Central Coast and Central Highlands of Vietnam given the mild sunshine, extremely pleasant temperatures. The beaches in the South of Vietnam offer a lovely time too.

But those who plan for a vacation on the Con Dao Islands (Con Son Island) and Phu Quoc Island should be prepared with strong winds and rough sea which make it not great for boat trips, snorkeling and scuba-diving tours. On the Phu Quoc Island you can still get calm sea staying at hotels and resorts on the western side of the island.

If you plan for cultural visits and soft adventure tours in the South of Vietnam in February you’ll have a wonderful time. But if you plan for some active adventures like cycling, then it may be warm sometimes.

Below you can find more details about the weather in Vietnam in February 2020.

1/ February 2020 begun with gloomy and rainy weather in most of the North of Vietnam as a new spell of cold Northeasterly Monsoon swept in. The wind was strong and the temperatures turned cold in the affected regions! To make the weather worse in the North was that the humid southeasterly monsoon kept blowing and brought inland more moisture; it was rainy, damp and foggy in the North for the whole first week of February.

Most of the Central Coast, save a part of the North of the Central Coast, the Central Highlands and South of Vietnam had nice weather with sun and nice temperatures.

The Con Dao Islands had sun, clouds and strong winds. And the Phu Quoc Island had sun, clouds, strong winds on some days.

At the end of the first week of February, there was a strengthening spell of cold wind blowing through northern Vietnam which made it rainy, foggy and cold weather in all the North.

The cold wind was so strong that the other regions of Vietnam were affected. There was rain all over the country right after the arrival of the cold wind: the North, the Central Coast, the Central highlands and the South of Vietnam. The temperatures were cool in the Central Highlands and pleasant in the Central Coast and South of Vietnam.

The unusual rain in the Central Highlands and South of Vietnam while little was much needed as these regions were suffering from serious lack of water. The Mekong Delta has been suffering from salt water intrusion, serious lack of water for people’s daily use and for agriculture.

2/ Due to the strong cold Northeasterly Monsoon and strong Southeasterly Wind at the same time that the North of Vietnam had thick fog and damp air for most of the second week.

In the Central Coast, the strong cold wind made some rain in the first half of the second week then the weather turned nice again with sun, clouds and pleasant temperatures. For the same reason that the Central Highlands had some rain, but mostly sun and clouds and pleasant temperatures.

The South of Vietnam has been suffering from a drought. It was mostly sun and clouds, mostly nice temperatures here except for a few slightly warm days.

3/ The third week of February started with a new spell of Northeasterly Monsoon. The wind was strong and the temperatures in the North turned cold. Dry weather returned to the region and the sun came out again after a couple of days of cloudy weather. The weather was ideal for adventure tours in the far northern mountains as it was the time of wild blossoms.

This spell of cold wind was so strong that it had its influence to the south of the Central Coast. It rained in most of the Central Coast as the result and the temperatures in the region turned cold.

The Central Highlands and South of Vietnam remained to have dry days full of sunshine and lovely temperatures. However, the drought in the Mekong Delta was getting more serious.

4/ In the fourth week and the last few days of the month, the whole of Vietnam enjoyed fabulous weather: dry air, sunshine and mostly pleasant temperatures.

The North of Vietnam had perfect spring weather with mostly mild sunshine and pleasant temperatures. The far northern mountains had chilly air in the early morning and late afternoon. There was some isolated rain but it was mostly dry.

The Central Coast enjoyed the most beautiful moments of the year with sunshine and pleasant temperatures, some isolated rain which was mostly short-lived.

The Central Highlands had fabulous dry season with perfect sunshine and lovely temperatures.

The South of Vietnam had slightly warm temperatures at mid day at the beginning of the fourth week and later it was hot with 36oC at mid day in most of South Vietnam. The Mekong Delta had a serious drought with lack of water for familial use and agricultural use.