Weather and climate

Being a low-lying coastal region, the Mekong Delta is particularly susceptible to floods resulting from rises in sea level due to climate change.

The Climate Change Research Institute at Can Tho University, in studying the possible consequences of climate change, has predicted that, besides suffering from drought brought on by seasonal decrease in rainfall, many provinces in the Mekong Delta will be flooded by the year 2030. The most serious cases are predicted to be the provinces of Ben Tre and Long An, of which 51% and 49%, respectively, are expected to be flooded if sea levels rise by 1 meter

Same with Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta Region has a tropical climate. The average humidity level is 68%, average temperature is 26 ~ 28 °C. The city is generally warm, and has a rainy season from May to November and a dry season from December to April.

Mekong Delta
Month
Average Sunlight (hours)
Temperature °C
Discomfort from heat and humidity
Relative humidity
Average Precipitation (mm)
Min
Average
Max
Daytime
Jan
7
22
23 ~ 24
28
Medium
71
55
Feb
7
24
24~25
31
Medium
76
63
March
8
12
24~25
31
Medium
80
77
April
7
14
25~26
31
Medium
82
118
May
8
16
26~27
31,5
Hight
83
176
June
8
16
26~28
32
Hight
88
268
July
8
18
27~28
33
Hight
89
355
Aug
8
18
27~29
34
Hight
89
479
Sept
8
15
26~27
30
Medium
85
322
Oct
7
14
25~27
30
Medium
80
290
Nov
8
12
25~26
29
Medium
78
180
Dec
7
21
24~25
29
Medium
73
61
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