Is it still a good time to visit HCMC and Hoi An in September.
Mid Sept through through to the end of October is the rainy and typhoon season in Da Nang and Hoi An. I would visit Hoi An the first week in September, after that you are taking your chances.
Oh we had wanted to go in July but due to family commitments have to reschedule.
Is August an OK time to visit. We like the hot sunny weather.
August is monsoon in Vietnam, I am afraid that it is not good for you to take the tour in this month. In Sepetember will be better.
We spent 5 days in Hoi an early sept last year. The weather was beautiful with the occasional afternoon thunderstorm/downpour. If you build a trip around the fact that it MAY rain you would not go anywhere. We cannot control the weather so dont let it control you. Just go for it and have a blast.
I was looking at early September and it's just a quick getaway for 8 days. I agree with the weather as we travel to Thailand every year the same time and this year we didn't have the best weather. I just don't want to get washed away by the rain by restricted by constant down pours - lol.
Should read 'or be restricted'. Sorry for the typing error.
You'll find that between August and September there isn't that much difference. Yes, it will rain at some point (sometimes with short term flooding) but very rare for it to be an all day event in HCMC. October / November time is best avoided in Hoi An. Floods most years...just do a search for videos to see how deep.
Going in September though, just go for it. Buy a poncho there...if you really need one. They go up for sale as soon as the rain starts to come down. Cheap too.Edited: 15 June 2012, 20:48
Wanted to do laying by the pool in Hoi An so don't want to much rain
Yep, it definitely floods in November. I was there last year and had to climb out the 2nd floor window of the Vinh Hung 3 hotel to get a boat to dry land and then a bus to Danang.
It was still sunny though as the floodwater was coming from upstream. The Hoi anians are so resilient and just moved everything up one level. Truly amazing to watch (and also to help them out) and it was one of my favourite Vietnam experiences.