Climate & Electricity in Vietnam

Vietnam climate

Vietnam spans several climatic zones, resulting in substantial weather condition variations between the north and the south. Average temperatures year round range from 20 to 35 degrees Celsius so there is no particularly good or bad time to visit Vietnam.
 In southern Vietnam: there are two seasons
+ The Wet season : from May to November
Average temperatures : 25 to 35 degrees Celsius
Humidity ranges between 75% and 85%
Rain : Downpour 4 to 10 times / a week
Sun : Scorching sun everyday
+ The Dry season : from December to April 
Average temperatures : 20 to 26 degrees Celsius
Humidity ranges between 65% and 75%
Rain : Drizzle down 10 to 20 times / a week
Sun : Light Sun everyday

In north Vietnam : there are four seasons
+ Spring : Febraury, March, April
Average temperatures : 18 to 24 degrees Celsius
Humidity ranges between 40% and 55%
Rain : Drizzle down 15 to 25 times / a week
Sun : Light Sun some days
+ Summer : May, June, July
Average temperatures : 28 to 36 degrees Celsius
Humidity ranges between 75% and 85%
Rain : Downpour 4 to 6 times / a week
Sun : Scorching Sun almost everyday
+ Autumn : August, September, October
Average temperatures : 20 to 28 degrees Celsius
Humidity ranges between 45% and 55%
Rain : autumn rain 2 to 4 times / a week
Sun : autumn Sun, almost everyday
+ Winter : November, December ,January
Average temperatures : 10 to 25 degrees Celsius
Humidity ranges between 35% and 40%
Rain : Drizzle down 4 to 6 times / a week
Sun : Light Sun some days
High tourist seasons : in Vietnam runs from November to March
Lower tourist seasons : in Vietnam runs from April to September

Electricity in Vietnam

Electricity in Vietnam is 220 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to Vietnam with a device that does not accept 220 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter. Electric plug types vary throughout the country, however the two-rounded pin standard Asian plug is usable in most parts of the country
There are three main types of voltage converter. Resistor-network converters will usually be advertised as supporting something like 50-1600 Watts. They are light-weight and support high-wattage electrical appliances like hair dryers and irons. However, they can only be used for short periods of time and are not ideal for digital devices.
Transformers will have a much lower maximum Watt rating, usually 50 or 100. Transformers can often be used continuously and provide better electricity for low wattage appliances like battery chargers, radios, laptop computers, cameras, mp3 players and camcorders. However, they are heavy because they contain large iron rods and lots of copper wire.
Some companies sell combination converters that include both a resistor network and a transformer in the same package. This kind of converter will usually come with a switch that switches between the two modes. If you absolutely need both types of converter, then this is the type to buy.
Vietnam Plug Adapters and Outlet Shapes
Outlets in Vietnam generally accept 3 types of plug
Flat blade plug & Two round pins & Two parallel flat pins with ground pin
If your appliances plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter.
Depending on how much you plan to travel in the future, it may be worthwhile to get a plug adapter
Ask someone to help you to buy a plug adapter in Vietnam, it is easy to buy it or can find them out at any Electricity Store along streets, cost 1 or 2 cent