If you are planning for a trip to Hue, it is wise to know about its weather. Hue is located in tropical monsoon climate so it is divided into two distinguished seasons: dry and rainy season.
People often say February to April is the best time to visit Hue. In these spring months, the weather is at its best for every activity. The temperature hovers around 22oC, which is comfortable to visit Hue’s many tourist attractions. The Thien Mu Pagoda, Thai Hoa Palace, Dien Tho Palace, Ngo Mon, Tomb of Khai Dinh, Ngu Binh Mountain, Trang Tien Bridge… are all at their best at this time of year. The mild temperature also means you can do a little wandering of this picturesque city. From February to April, the rainfall is at its lowest in Hue, giving you ample time to soak in the many wonders and transcend to a different era in Vietnam’s history. Also, you can enjoy unique traditional performances of Nha Nhac Cung Dinh Hue or the Royal Court Music of Hue.
From June to July, it is possible for travelers to visit Hue, but it will be a little hot. In those summer months, the weather is at its hottest, with an average of 30oC, which can become uncomfortable for many travelers. While a little hot around this time of year, the sky is high and blue, naturally lighting the many beautiful tourist attractions of Hue.
August to December is the monsoon season of Hue. It is still possible for travelers to visit Hue in rainy season, but not recommended. The monsoon season brings with it frequent heavy rains that can last for a few hours. However, you will have time to discover the diversity of Hue’s cuisine as well as some activities like drinking tea/coffee, listening to the music, going for a row on Perfume river, taking a cyclo tour around the city… just to enjoy a rainy day in Hue.