The central region of Vietnam, where the bustling city of Danang is situated, is regarded as one of the main touristy grounds of the whole country. Here, numerous tourist attractions – as well as modern, luxurious golf courses and resort complexes, are erected to readily serve the huge amount of domestic and international tourists coming all year round.
Regardless of your purposes for traveling to Danang, every visitor should take note of this specific area’s weather characteristics as well as the best time to visit Danang for a perfect trip!
They say you can tell a thing or two about the climate of a place if you know something about its geographical position. So now, before finding out which the best time to visit Danang is, let’s first navigate where it is on the map!
Look at the central area of Vietnam map, you can see that Danang is sandwiched between Hue and Hoian, but it’s actually much nearer to Hoian. In particular, it’s about 100km (or a 3-hour drive) south of Hue City, and 30km (30-minute drive) north of Hoian Old Town. Such a favorable location makes Danang an ideal stop spot for travelers who need a break from over-visited areas.
On a larger picture, Danang – being the third largest city, is situated in the middle of Central Vietnam and sandwiched between Hanoi Capital and Ho Chi Minh City. Its northern border is framed by Thua Thien-Hue Province while the southern border is surrounded by Quang Nam Province.
The western Annamite Ranges separate Danang from Laos while the city’s eastern side faces the East Sea. This particular feature holds true to its neighbor regions as well. This means cities that are in the central part of Vietnam lean against the mountain ranges while facing the vast East Sea. Climates of these regions, including Danang’s, are therefore influenced significantly by the complication of the atmospheric circulation found in all monsoon regions in Southeast Asia.
What’s the Weather Like in Danang?
Situated in the general zone of tropical monsoon, Danang’s temperature is always high and stable. Due to its special geography, which is in the center of Vietnam, this coastal city is influenced by climates of the country’s two other sides and is inclined to be more like the tropical climate of the south.
Danang’s average temperatures are constantly high. As are the characteristics belong to countries and cities classified as tropical, Danang’s climate has two notable seasons:
- January – July: The dry season
- August – December: The rainy season
Speaking of the high temperatures, Danang’s average temperature is 25.7°C, and its average precipitation is 2,075mm. Though significant rainfall in Danang lasts for almost half of the year, there’re certain important marks in Danang’s annual weather that future visitors of Danang should put in their climate data:
- January: It is the coolest month, as it’s the transitional period from heavy rain to dry season. Its average temperature is the lowest of the year – at 21.4°C.
- March: It is always the driest month of the year. Its average precipitation is also the lowest – at 30mm.
- June: It is the penultimate month of the dry season and also happens to be the hottest month of the whole year. The average temperature during this time can reach 29.2°C.
- August: It is averagely the warmest month, as it’s just come out of the hot season.
- October: It is the year’s wettest month, as it has the heaviest average precipitation of 553 mm.
So, What Is the Best Time to Visit Danang?
Travelers who aren’t fans of such extreme weathers but are more into the cool ones can come to Danang, too. That’s because this coastal city sits in the mountain area, where the weather is always cool and fresh. Also, the yearly temperature is always amiable (somewhere between 9°C and 29°C), so cold weather does occur sometimes.
So, what’s the best time to visit Danang? Well, it mostly depends on your endurance and preference. But people, especially golfers, generally opt for the dry (or least rainy) months so that they can do more things outdoors. The dry seasons will be perfect for those who can handle the tropical weather’s typical heat and humidity.
Danang is the place where travelers often choose to come in order to escape rains in Hue because it’s warmer here. This kind of weather – with clear skies and bright sun, makes it all the nicer when you holiday at the coastal city and enjoy some outdoor activities.
Also, from November to April will be the most convenient time for those who prefer the cool weather to visit the mountain area. And, for obvious reasons, those holidaymakers who love to go out and don’t like too much rain should avoid October.