Weather in Da Nang

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Da Nang is located in the tropical climate and monsoon region with high temperatures but less variability. The city has two seasons every year. The wet period is from September until March, while the dry period is between April and August.

Average temperatures can go as low as 18°C and as high as 31°C. Rainfall usually comes in short bursts, so carry an umbrella with you during this time of the year. Da Nang weather has a history of floods caused by typhoons, but they are rare occurrences. April sees a transition to Da Nang’s dry season. The city experiences scorching tropical heat and high humidity levels in August. Between May and September, the highest average temperature is at 35°C. Da Nang becomes a popular retreat among locals, so expect large crowds and busy traffic. Only Bana Mountains at an altitude of 1,500 meters, the average temperature is about 20°C.

In January

Da Nang welcomes the New Year with pleasantly cool weather. Moreover, festive atmosphere filling on streets these days somehow make the joyful city more attractive to tourists.

DecemberJanuaryFebruary
Average high23°C degree24°C degree25°C degree
Average low20°C degree19°C degree20°C degree
Precipitation220 mm100 mm30 mm
Rainy days11 days10 days3 days

January is one of the “coldest” months in a year with temperature ranging from 19 to 24 degree Celsius. Though the number of rainy days is quite high (10 days), the precipitation (100 mm) which is only half of what it was in the previous month, makes the weather is generally better in January then in December. However, temperature of water which drops to its lowest level of the year at 22 degree Celsius makes January not a good time to swim and join in other water sports in this coastal city. One should put on long clothes and even a light coat (at night) in the “coldest” month.

Travelling to Da Nang city this month, you can immerse yourself in festive atmosphere of the up coming Tet holiday. Local people rush for Tet shopping, and main streets are lit up and decorated with colorful flowers and flags these days. You should not miss out on the Spring Flower Festival held in March 29th Park to enjoy beautiful flower installations, vibrant music performances and join in exciting folk games like human chess, swinging. Besides, visiting Da Nang or any other big cities in Vietnam at the end of January; you have a big chance to appreciate colorful firework displays on the Tet Eve.

As the intermediate month between damp and dry season, January is quite rainy month and not really a good time for entertainments. You should wait until February, when the weather gets warmer and drier to visit Da Nang.

In February

Not cold and wet like the weather in Ha Noi, it is cool and dry in Da Nang in February. The mild weather is good condition for numerous outdoor entertainment activities during the Tet holiday.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch
Average high24°C degree25°C degree27°C degree
Average low19°C degree20°C degree22°C degree
Precipitation100 mm30 mm30 mm
Rainy days10 days3 days3 days

The coastal city sees a slight temperature increase and remarkable rainfall decline in February. Temperature ranging from 20 to 25 degree Celsius and small amount of rainfall (precipitation of 100 mm, three wet days) bring about mild weather this month. Though the sea temperature of 23 degree Celsius is quite good, swimming is not the best activity for you in this kind of cool weather.

Coming to Da Nang in the first half of this month, you have a big chance to enjoy Tet holiday with the locals. Besides, on January 9th and 10th in lunar calendar, you should visit Tuy Loan rice paper village in Hoa Vang District, to join in the village festival with traditional rituals and exciting folk games like tug-of-war, arm-wrestling, rod pushing and “bánh tráng” baking contest.

Mild weather and festive atmosphere makes February one of the best time to visit Da Nang city.

In March

Warm and dry weather in Da Nang in March is very suitable for outdoor activities. It is good time for sightseeing and joining in big festivals. However, for people, who love to enjoy the sun sea sand, the next month is properly better time to visit the city.

FebruaryMarchApril
Average high25°C degree27°C degree29°C degree
Average low20°C degree22°C degree23°C degree
Precipitation30 mm30 mm30 mm
Rainy days3 days3 days3 days

While the amount of rainfall in March experiences no change compared to the previous month, temperature rises by almost 10%, and reaches 22 to 27 degree Celsius. Temperature of sea water experiences the same increase, and reaches 25 degree Celsius which is ideal for swimming at beaches. However, it would be much better if you wait until April or May to visit the coastal city to enjoy cool sea water in hot summer days.

Traveling to Da Nang in the second half of the March, you have a big chance to join in big festivals like Quan The Am (a Avalokitesvara Festival) held at Marble Mountain on the 19th day of the second lunar month, or dragon boat racing on Han River to celebrate the Liberation Day of Da Nang March 29th.

Beautiful weather and big festivals makes March one of the best time to visit Da Nang.

In April

Da Nang experiences pleasantly warm weather in the last days of spring. Visiting the coastal city this month, you can spend time on the beach, join in the biggest festival of local fishermen or enjoy spectacular firework displays in Da Nang International Fireworks Festival.

MarchAprilMay
Average high27°C degree29°C degree31°C degree
Average low22°C degree23°C degree28°C degree
Precipitation30 mm30 mm60 mm
Rainy days3 days3 days5 days

The amount of rainfall in April continues being at the lowest level of the year with three wet days, and precipitation of 30 mm. The sea water temperature also remains at the same level (25 degree Celsius) as previous month. Meanwhile, the weather gets warmer with temperature is around 26 degree Celsius, plus or minus three; two degree higher than temperature in March.

Coming to Da Nang these days, you should not miss out on Cau Ngu festival (Whale festival), the biggest festival of fishermen in this coastal city. The traditional festival which lasts for two day in the middle of the March on lunar calendar (usually the second half of April), consist of traditional rituals on the first day, and exciting entertainment activities on the second day like regatta, swimming competition, “ba trạo” and “hò khoan” singing.

April is a very good time to visit Da Nang thanks to beautiful weather and exciting festivals.

In May

Sunny days makes May perfect time for people to visit Da Nang, and relax on one of the world’s most attractive beaches.

AprilMayJune
Average high29°C degree31°C degree32°C degree
Average low23°C degree28°C degree26°C degree
Precipitation30 mm60 mm80 mm
Rainy days3 days5 days7 days

It is rather hot in Da Nang in May, when temperature fluctuates between 25 and 31 degree Celsius (increase by 10% compared to April). The sea water temperature also rises up significantly and reaches 28 degree Celsius, the highest level of the year. The warm water allows you swim even in early morning. One should apply sun cream when going out to enjoy the sun-sea-sand, especially in noon, and bring along raincoat or umbrella to avoid occasional rain.

Travelling to Da Nang this month, you should spend time on the beach for swimming and joining in exciting water sports like jet-ski, wind surfing, and motor parachute. My Khe beach, one of the world’s six most attractive beaches recognized by the US – based Forbes magazine, should be the best attraction to visit these days. May is the best time for you to enjoy the sun-sea-sand in Da Nang.

In June

Slight increase in temperature makes the weather in June a little bit hotter than the previous month. Swimming, enjoying water sports or paying a visit to the Marble Mountains to enjoy fresh air, all are good choices for you these days.

MayJuneJuly
Average high31°C degree32°C degree32°C degree
Average low28°C degree26°C degree26°C degree
Precipitation60 mm80 mm90 mm
Rainy days5 days7 days8 days

Temperature which ranges from 26 to 32 degree Celsius makes June one of the hottest month in a year. However, occasional rain somehow cools down the hot weather of summer. Sun cream, raincoat and umbrella are good friends these days. Besides, a bottle of water is indispensable during a trip to the mountains in the hot days.

Besides relaxing on beautiful beaches like My Khe beach, you should visit Marble Mountains, a famous attraction of Danang, nearby Non Nuoc beach, to enjoy the coolness and fresh air during hot summer days. The mountains do not only offer a great view to the coastal city below, but also contain nice caves and ancient pagodas that are interesting to explore. June is also the time for Da Nang International Fireworks Festival. With participation of many international firework teams, the festival is promised to bring about spectacular displays over Han River.

Da Nang in June is not really wonderful but it is not bad either. June is still a good time to enjoy the sun sea sand in this coastal city.

In July

Hot and sunny days may be wonderful for beach lovers, but also brings about annoyances like heatstroke or sunburn. For people traveling to this coastal city in July, mountainous area with cool climate may be better choice than beaches on extremely hot days.

JuneJulyAugust
Average high32°C degree32°C degree32°C degree
Average low26°C degree26°C degree26°C degree
Precipitation80 mm90 mm100 mm
Rainy days7 days8 days9 days

July shares the same temperature level with June (26 – 32 degree Celsius). However, larger amount of rainfall (eight wet days, precipitation of 90 mm) makes July a little bit cooler than the previous month. Anyway, July is still one of the hottest months in a year, and you should not go out during the hottest and sunniest times of the day (usually 11am to 2 pm) to avoid heatstroke. Hat and sun cream are the best friends of travelers these days. Besides, one should take umbrella and raincoat along to avoid occasional rain.

At the altitude of 1,487 meters, Bana Hills that has average temperature from 17 to 20 degree Celsius is an ideal getaway for you in Da Nang on hot summer days of July. Coming to Bana Hills, you do not only have chance to explore diverse bio system in Ba Na natural reservation zone, get panoramic view of the coastal city below, or visit ancient pagodas, luxurious villas, but also experience “four seasons in a day” (spring in the morning, summer at noon, autumn in the afternoon and winter in the evening). For the ones who love to enjoy the sun-sea-sand, morning (before 9:30 am) and late afternoon (4:00 pm to 6:30 pm) are the best time to go to the beach.

July, one of the hottest and driest month may be not the best time to visit this coastal city.

In August

While the autumn is arriving Ha Noi with warm sunshine and gentle winds, the rainy season is knocking on the door in Da Nang this month. It is also the last chance for you to sunbathe on beautiful beaches of this coastal city in the year.

JulyAugustSeptember
Average high32°C degree32°C degree31°C degree
Average low26°C degree26°C degree25°C degree
Precipitation90 mm100 mm300 mm
Rainy days8 days9 days13 days

August marks the beginning of rainy season in Da Nang with considerable rainfall amount: nine wet days and precipitation of 100 mm (10% more than that in July). However, it is still one of the hottest months of the year, with temperature fluctuating around 29 degree Celsius, plus or minus three. Hence, raincoat, umbrella, sun cream and cotton clothes are good friends of travelers these days. Besides, occasional torrential downpours which cause a number of streets flooded may prevent you from outdoor activities. So, check the weather forecast daily if you come to Da Nang this month, to be best prepared for the erratic weather.

For people coming to Da Nang from the North of Vietnam, one of the most interesting things that they should not miss out is traveling by train to appreciate breathtaking natural scenery of Hai Van pass, especially in the early morning or sunset on a summer day. Check the train times carefully to make sure that you can capture one of the most impressive scenes during your trip. Traveling to Da Nang this month, you should pay a visit to Son Tra peninsular to explore the wild nature in the city, and enjoy cool and refreshing atmosphere during hot summer days.

Being one of the hottest month of the year, as well as the first month of rainy season with relatively large amount of rainfall, August may not a good time to visit Da Nang.

In September

Around September time, the weather is staring to get colder and wetter. Large rainfall amount and frequent rains make weather this month become unpleasant, and prevent you from almost exciting outdoor activities.

AugustSeptemberOctober
Average high32°C degree31°C degree28°C degree
Average low26°C degree25°C degree23°C degree
Precipitation100 mm300 mm550 mm
Rainy days9 days13 days16 days

Temperature just decreases slightly in September (1 degree Celsius lower then it in August), and ranges from 25 to 31 degree Celsius. However, the precipitation soars up to 300 mm (three times larger than it in previous month), and number of wet days is estimated at 13 days (1.5 times more than the average in August). Nearly half of the days of September are wet days makes umbrella and raincoat become indispensable companions of you this month.

Coming to Da Nang in September, you can immerse yourself in lively atmosphere of Dragon Boat Racing on Han River to celebrate the Independence Day: September 2nd. To celebrate the Moon Festival (usually takes place in the middle of September), paying a visit to Hoi An ancient town (30 km far from Da Nang) to walk along lantern-lit streets, enjoy cozy atmosphere and lavish Hoi An cuisine may be a great idea.

September is not a good time to visit Da Nang because of frequent rains and large rainfall amount.

In October

The winter in Da Nang begins with soggy weather. Frequent and heavy rains throughout October make many streets flooded and muddy. This is the height of the rainfall season, and it is expected to rain for half of the month.

SeptemberOctoberNovember
Average high31°C degree28°C degree26°C degree
Average low25°C degree23°C degree22°C degree
Precipitation300 mm550 mm330 mm
Rainy days13 days16 days13 days

Temperature ranging from 23 to 28 degree Celsius properly brings about pleasant weather in October. However, heavy rains and occasional storms make the weather get colder than it should be, and transportation delay due to flooding in some cases. The rainfall amount in Da Nang reaches it’s highest level within a year with precipitation of 550 mm, and 16 wet days during the month. Since it is rather cold and rainy for most of the time, one should put on warm clothes, bring along raincoat and rain boots these days.

Bad weather does not let you out, but Da Nang offers you a number of indoor places to visit on wet and rainy days. Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, the only museum dedicated to Cham culture worldwide, is worth visiting and promised to take one back to the glory and grandeur of the ancient Champa Kingdom. Ho Chi Minh Museum – Military Zone 5 Museum, a replica of President Ho’s home in Hanoi with stilt house, fish pond, garden and other relics is also an interesting attraction. Besides, you can spend all day in ancient villages like Cam Ne mat village, Cam Le sesame cake village to experience the real daily life of local communities.

October, the rainiest and wettest month of the year may not a good time to visit the coastal city.

In November

Though the rainfall amount decreases significantly in November, it is still one of the wettest months of the year. Heavy rains and occasional storms continue to prevent you from a number of outdoor activities these days.

OctoberNovemberDecember
Average high28°C degree26°C degree23°C degree
Average low23°C degree22°C degree20°C degree
Precipitation550 mm330 mm220 mm
Rainy days16 days13 days11 days

November is slightly colder than October, with temperature measured at 24 degree Celsius, plus or minus two. Though temperature is quite pleasant, heavy rains and tropical storms make the weather get colder, streets get muddy and somehow annoy tourists. It is the second wettest month of the year with precipitation of 330 mm, and 13 wet days. Remember to put on warm clothes, take raincoat along and spend less time outdoor in the wet and rather cold winter.

Enjoying fresh and hot local food in wet and cold winter days is really great. You can try some specialties like “Bánh xèo” (Rice pancakes), “Bánh tráng cuốn thịt heo” (pork wrapped cake), “Mỳ Quảng” (Quang Noodle) at branded restaurants in the downtown or at sidewalk food stalls. The local food which is cheap, delicious and freshly made to order surely satisfies any type of gastronome.

Unpleasant weather makes November not a good time to visit Da Nang city. It would be better if you wait until the next month, when the weather gets drier to visit the city and enjoy festive atmosphere with the locals.

In December

Not cold and dry like Hanoi; Da Nang celebrates Christmas in a kind of cool and rainy weather.

NovemberDecemberJanuary
Average high26°C degree23°C degree24°C degree
Average low22°C degree20°C degree19°C degree
Precipitation330 mm220 mm100 mm
Rainy days13 days11 days10 days

In the last month of rainy season, rainfall amount drops considerably to 220 mm, only two thirds of what it was in November. However, raincoat and umbrella are still good friends in this rainy weather. Temperature also decreases by 10% compared to the previous month, and fluctuates between 20 and 23 degree Celsius. The lowest level of temperature in the year, plus cold spells due to northeast monsoon and occasional storms make it rather cold sometimes, especially at night. Woolen clothes and light coat are highly recommended for you coming from warm or hot climate zones like Southeast Asia, South America, or Middle East.

Coming to Da Nang this month, you are offered special Christmas deals by luxurious hotels and beach resorts. To celebrate Christmas with the locals, you should visit Da Nang Cathedral, the biggest church in Da Nang to enjoy the festive atmosphere. For the ones traveling to Da Nang on the last days of December, spectacular firework display on Han River on the New Year Eve is a must-join event, for sure.

Unpleasant weather makes December not a really good time to visit Da Nang.

Summary of Da Nang Weather

  • Dry season: April – August
  • Monsoon season: September – March
  • Hottest months: June – August (with highest average temperature of 35°C)
  • Coolest months: November – January (with lowest average temperature of 18°C)

Best Time to Go

The best time to visit the city is from February to May. During this period, Da Nang weather sees sunny skies and low humidity levels, so you can explore on foot or motorcycle taxi. Da Nang’s beaches offer an average water temperature of 25°C. You can soak up the sun and enjoy beach games during this time of the year.