Danang Weather: When is the best time to visit Da Nang?

Danang is a popular destination of both domestic and international travelers. Danang weather is relatively pleasant and warm all year round. But do you know exactly how Danang weather is like and when is the best time to visit Danang? If no, this below article will help you answer it.

Danang Weather by Season

Danang weather is influenced by tropical monsoon climate. There are two distinct seasons: dry season and rainy season.

Dry Season (January – August)

Dragon Bridge over Han River in Danang

Dragon Bridge over Han River in Danang

Dry season lasts from January to August, which is an ideal time to visit Danang when the weather is pretty pleasant and mild. June, July and August are three hottest month of the year in Danang, but it is not as hot as weather in Hanoi and Saigon. The highest temperature is about 35°C, making it best for water activities like swimming, scuba diving, …. During this time, Danang is packed with many domestic travelers coming here for their summer vacation.

Rainy Season (September – December)

Scenic winding train journey over Hai Van Pass connecting Danang and Hue

Scenic winding train journey over Hai Van Pass connecting Danang and Hue

Rainy season in Danang is between September and December. This is the low tourism season but tourists will enjoy many better deals from hotels/ airlines. Average temperature can go as low as 19°C and as high as 31°C. Rainfall usually comes in short bursts. The highest precipitation and chance of flooding is in October and November. Though flooding does not occur every year, it is still something to keep in mind and best to avoid.

Weather in Danang by Month

January

danang from above

In January, weather in Danang is relatively cozy with the temperature ranging from 18 – 25 °C. You should bring along a light jacket when going out, especially at night.  Though the precipitation of this month drops down significantly, about a half compared to that of December, it í cloudy and occasionally drizzles sometimes. For those who want to swim or take part in some water sports, January is not a really good time as the temperature of water decreases to its lowest level at about 22 °C.

In contrast, tourists will have chance to immerse yourself in festive atmosphere of the longest and biggest holiday in Vietnam – Vietnamese Traditional New Year which often occurs in late January and early February. During these day, the streets are decorated with many colorful lights, flowers and national flags, making Danang and any other big cities in Vietnam become sparkling and brilliant.

Average low temperature: 18°C
Average high temperature: 25°C
Rainy days: 14
Precipitation: 96mm

February

Tran Thi Ly Bridge in Danang City

Tran Thi Ly Bridge in Danang City

The coastal city sees a slight temperature increase and remarkable rainfall decline in February. It is pretty dry and pleasant during this month with the temperature fluctuating between 20°C and 26°C. Vietnamese Traditional Lunar New Year also lasts to the first half of this month so you still can enjoy this holiday with locals. However, the travel cost, including hotels, airfare and other related services, is much higher during this time so keep in mind.

Average low temperature: 20°C
Average high temperature: 26°C
Rainy days: 7
Precipitation: 33mm

March

golden bridge ba na hills

The well-known Golden Bridge on Ba Na Hills

Danang weather in March is a bit warmer and drier than that of February. This is a perfect time for outdoor activities and sightseeing around Danang City when the days are filled with sunshine and clear skies. As a result, the number of tourists begins to increase from March. If you are planning to visit Danang in March, remember to book accommodation and flight ticket in advance. However, for those loving to enjoy the sunny and hotter weather, the next month is properly better time.

Average low temperature: 22°C
Average high temperature: 29°C
Rainy days: 15
Precipitation: 22mm

April

nice view from luxury hotel

As the same with March, tourists will enjoy the warm and dry weather in Danang in April, however, the temperature is a little bit higher, making this month perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Danang will be very crowded with a lot of domestic travelers at the end of April due to 2 consecutive public holidays: Liberation Day on 30th April and and Labor Day on 1st May. Once again, make sure to plan the trip ahead and book all services as soon as possible.

Average low temperature: 23°C
Average high temperature: 31°C
Rainy days: 6
Precipitation: 27mm

May

Paragliding on beautiful My Khe Beach

Paragliding on beautiful My Khe Beach

Danang weather in May is quite hot and sunny but still pleasant with the average temperature between 25°C and 33°C. It is perfect to spend time on the nice beaches in Danang for swimming, sunbathing, jet-skiing, paragliding… However, before going out, you should apply sun cream, wear glasses to protect your skin and eyes.
May also sees a slight decrease of international tourists, which means that the demand for accommodation and travel is lower. So if traveling to Danang during this time, you can reduce your travel cost.

Average low temperature: 25°C
Average high temperature: 33°C
Rainy days: 9
Precipitation: 62mm

June

Danang beaches is crowded with a lot of local tourists in summer time

Danang beaches is crowded with a lot of local tourists in summer time

June is the first month of domestic tourism season. Vietnamese people often prefer beaches for their annual summer vacation and Danang is always included in the top list. June along with July and August are the hottest month of the year in Danang. The temperature reaches its peak at 34°C, even up to 40°C at noon. However, there are some occasional rain helping to cool down.

Average low temperature: 25°C
Average high temperature: 34°C
Rainy days: 8
Precipitation: 87mm

July

Panoramic view of Ba Na Hills where you can experience 4 seasons in a day

Panoramic view of Ba Na Hills where you can experience 4 seasons in a day

Like June, the weather in Danang in July is not much different. It is still hot, sunny, dry and rainy sometimes. Sun cream, hat, raincoat and umbrella are good friends these days. The mountainous areas may be a better alternative than beaches in hot summer days. And definitely you should not miss Ba Na Hills at the altitude of 1,487m with the average temperature from 17 to 20°C. Here you can see the finest French architecture as well as well-known Golden Bridge, and experience the changeable four seasons in a single day.

Average low temperature: 25°C
Average high temperature: 34°C
Rainy days: 9
Precipitation: 85mm

August

Carp-Dragon Statue - a symbol of Danang City

Carp-Dragon Statue – a symbol of Danang City

August shares the same temperature level with June and July but the amount of rainfall is higher. This month also ends domestic tourism season since children have to go to school in September and the rainy season is about to start. August is also the last chance for tourists to sunbathe on beautiful beaches of this coastal city in the year.

Average low temperature: 25°C
Average high temperature: 34°C
Rainy days: 11
Precipitation: 103mm

September

The fanciful beauty of Linh Ung Pagoda and its surroundings

The fanciful beauty of Linh Ung Pagoda and its surroundings

The rainy season in Danang starts in September so the weather becomes cooler and wetter. Danang temperature in this month slightly reduces, ranging from 24°C to 31°C. The precipitation is much higher than that of previous months, up to 350mm so raincoat and umbrella are indispensable companions during the day trip. The frequent rains in September may interrupt your outdoor activities so always check Danang weather forecast for the best preparation.

Average low temperature: 24°C
Average high temperature: 31°C
Rainy days: 15
Precipitation: 349mm

October

Danang in october

October is the wettest month of the year in Danang. The number of rainy days is 24 days, which means that it is almost wet in the whole month. The frequent and heavy rains also may cause many streets flooded and muddy. The significant drop of tourist number in October due to the bad weather makes the decrease of hotel and airfare prices in Danang. If you don’t mind raining, you can take this chance to save your travel cost when visiting Danang in October.

Average low temperature: 23°C
Average high temperature: 30°C
Rainy days: 24
Precipitation: 612mm

November

Bun Mam Da Nang - tasty dish you should try

“Bun mam nem” – vermicelli with anchovy fish sauce is one of famous specialties in Danang

The Danang weather in November is relatively cool with the temperature about 22 – 27°C. It does not rain as much as October but the amount of rainfall is still high, about at 360mm. Heavy rains continue to prevent you from outdoor activities so enjoying some local specialties of Danang at this weather is a perfect choice.

Average low temperature: 22°C
Average high temperature: 27°C
Rainy days: 21
Precipitation: 366mm

December

Fireworks are displayed in Da Nang City on the occasion of International New Year

Fireworks are displayed in Da Nang City on the occasion of International New Year

In the last month of rainy season, the precipitation dramatically decreases, down to about 200mm. It is pretty pleasant and sometimes cold at night, making Danang one of the attractive places in Vietnam to celebrate Christmas and New Year. As a result, the number of foreign tourists increases gradually during this time so it is highly recommended to book hotels, restaurants and flight tickets prior 2 or 3 months.

Average low temperature: 19°C
Average high temperature: 25°C
Rainy days: 19
Precipitation: 199mm

Best time to visit

Danang beach

It is clearly to realize the perfect time to visit Danang is from March to May when the weather is not too hot and not too wet. It is hot and sunny enough for water activities but still pleasant enough to chill out and go sightseeing. In summer time, from June to August, Danang becomes a popular retreat for domestic tourists so the beaches and other famous attractions in Danang will be very crowded. If you are looking for a quiet beach and tranquil atmosphere, this is not a right time, except for those loving to soak up the sun and take part in beach games.

The rainy season seems not a good time to explore Danang for swimming and sunny skies but this coastal city still has much to offer such as friendly and hospitable local people, diverse cuisine, natural sceneries, luxury resorts… Let choose the proper time you can travel to Danang and plan a trip!

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