Meteorological conditions of Danang City
20/02/2014 11:30:39

Danang City has two main seasons: a rainy season beginning from September to December and a dry season starting from January to August. Every year Danang is influenced by at least one hurricane or tropical depression level 6 or higher.

Danang is located in the tropical belt of the Northern Hemisphere, exposing to a high level of solar radiation, while being dominated by the monsoon circulation and trade wind, and affected by turbulences such as tropical storms, depressions and intertropical convergence zone ...


Based on the topography and climate, Danang can be divided into two areas: the coastal plain and mountainous area. The coastal plain has high average temperature and chronic rainfall with two periods: drought from February to August and heavy rain from September to December. The average temperature is lower in the mountainous area but with higher rainfall. This area is also frequently affected by flash floods.
Atmospheric circulation plays an important role in shaping the climate of Danang, being the main causes of the seasonal climate changes. The rainy season lasts for 04 months, from September to December, with the heaviest rainfall in October and November (accounting for 40-60% of total annual rainfall). In these two months, major floods often occur in the rivers with the number of floods above level 1 accounting for 80% of  total annual number of floods. The dry season is from January to August, in which the driest period is from January to April with the total rainfall accounting for approximately 8% of annual rainfall. In the following two months, there is grain rain, but in July and August, rivers are in their driest period due to the Southwest winds that cause the strongest evaporation. This is also the heaviest saltwater intrusion period of the year.
 Some basic characteristics of Danang climate:
- The winter is mild due to the weakening influence of the northeast monsoon, the average temperature in January and December in the coastal plain is from 21.5-22oC, the mountainous area at high altitude of 500m such as in Hai Van Pass is around 19oC, at 1500m altitude such as Bana peak is around 12-13oC.
- In the summer, June and July are the hottest months; the monthly average temperature is about 29oC in the coastal plain, 25-26oC in the mountainous area at an altitude of 500m, and about 19oC in the mountainous area at an altitude of 1,500 meter.
- Every year, on an average, the city is directly affected by one storm or tropical depression level 6 or higher. Danang has high annual rainfall as compared to other places in the region as well as nationwide. The average annual rainfall is from 2000 to 2,700mm. Total rainfall increases in  the northern and northwestern parts and increases by altitude (the annual fall at Bana summit of Ba Na could reached 5,000 mm)
- Total number of sunny hours: 2,211 hours per year, maximum 2,523 hours
- Average humidity: 82%.
- Average annual wind speed: 1.78m/s.
- Lowest Relative humidity: 35.7%. 
- Average relative humidity: 78%.

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