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Average Weather in Sa Dec Vietnam

In Sa Dec, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is partly cloudy, and it is hot and oppressive year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 72°F to 94°F and is rarely below 68°F or above 99°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Sa Dec for hot-weather activities is from late November to late March.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 2.0 months, from March 19 to May 20, with an average daily high temperature above 93°F. The hottest day of the year is April 20, with an average high of 94°F and low of 79°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from October 23 to January 20, with an average daily high temperature below 88°F. The coldest day of the year is January 1, with an average low of 72°F and high of 86°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in Sa DechotcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°F110°F110°FJan 186°FJan 186°FApr 2094°FApr 2094°F72°F72°F79°F79°FOct 2388°FOct 2388°F77°F77°F79°F79°F76°F76°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in Sa DecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowwarmwarmhotcomfortablecomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Granada, Nicaragua (10,715 miles away); Santarém, Brazil (11,003 miles); and Bequimão, Brazil (10,356 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Sa Dec (view comparison).

Clouds

In Sa Dec, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Sa Dec begins around November 22 and lasts for 4.6 months, ending around April 9. On February 27, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 47% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 53% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around April 9 and lasts for 7.4 months, ending around November 22. On August 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 93% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 7% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in Sa DecclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Feb 2747%Feb 2747%Aug 267%Aug 267%Nov 2227%Nov 2227%Apr 928%Apr 928%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Sa Dec varies very significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 6.3 months, from May 7 to November 17, with a greater than 35% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 67% on October 10.

The drier season lasts 5.7 months, from November 17 to May 7. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on February 12.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 67% on October 10.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Sa DecwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Oct 1067%Oct 1067%Feb 123%Feb 123%Jan 17%Jan 17%May 735%May 735%Nov 1735%Nov 1735%NowNowrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Sa Dec experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.0 months, from March 24 to December 25, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 1, with an average total accumulation of 7.2 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from December 25 to March 24. The least rain falls around February 2, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in Sa DecrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in12 in12 in14 in14 inOct 17.2 inOct 17.2 inFeb 20.2 inFeb 20.2 inAug 16.4 inAug 16.4 inMar 240.5 inMar 240.5 inDec 250.5 inDec 250.5 inNowNow
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Sa Dec does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 43 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 32 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 44 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Sa DecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 44 minJun 2112 hr, 44 minJun 2112 hr, 7 minSep 2312 hr, 7 minSep 2311 hr, 32 minDec 2111 hr, 32 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:34 AM on May 29, and the latest sunrise is 46 minutes later at 6:19 AM on January 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:31 PM on November 16, and the latest sunset is 52 minutes later at 6:23 PM on July 12.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Sa Dec during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Sa DecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMMay 295:34 AMMay 295:34 AM6:23 PMJul 126:23 PMJul 12Nov 165:31 PMNov 165:31 PM6:19 AMJan 276:19 AMJan 27daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Sa Dec experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 11 months, from February 11 to January 1, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 92% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 23, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is January 24, with muggy conditions 89% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in Sa DecmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 2489%Jan 2489%100%Aug 23100%Aug 23Jan 192%Jan 192%NowNowmiserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumid
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Sa Dec experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from January 28 to April 27, with average wind speeds of more than 7.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.6 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 9.0 months, from April 27 to January 28. The calmest day of the year is October 19, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.1 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Sa DecwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mphMar 139.6 mphMar 139.6 mphOct 196.1 mphOct 196.1 mphJan 287.8 mphJan 287.8 mphApr 277.8 mphApr 277.8 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Sa Dec varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 3.3 weeks, from April 25 to May 18, with a peak percentage of 45% on April 27. The wind is most often from the west for 4.9 months, from May 18 to October 14, with a peak percentage of 81% on August 10. The wind is most often from the east for 6.4 months, from October 14 to April 25, with a peak percentage of 69% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Sa DecESWEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwesteastnorthsouth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Sa Dec is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.2 months, from April 19 to June 27, with an average temperature above 84°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is May 21, with an average temperature of 86°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 2.4 months, from December 21 to March 2, with an average temperature below 80°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is January 25, with an average temperature of 78°F.

Average Water Temperature

Average Water Temperature in Sa DecwarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec76°F76°F78°F78°F80°F80°F82°F82°F84°F84°F86°F86°F88°F88°FMay 2186°FMay 2186°F78°FJan 2578°FJan 25Jun 2784°FJun 2784°FDec 2180°FDec 2180°FMar 280°FMar 280°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Sa Dec throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Sa Dec for general outdoor tourist activities is from early December to early March, with a peak score in the second week of January.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Sa Decbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.16.12.52.5NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Sa Dec for hot-weather activities is from late November to late March, with a peak score in the second week of February.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Sa Decbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.17.14.44.44.84.8NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Temperatures in Sa Dec are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Sa DecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 1100%Jul 3100%Jul 3NowNowcomfortablewarmhotsweltering
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in Sa DecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F2,000°F2,000°F4,000°F4,000°F6,000°F6,000°F8,000°F8,000°F10,000°F10,000°FJan 490°FJan 490°FFeb 1900°FFeb 1900°FDec 3111,290°FDec 3111,290°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.4 months, from January 31 to April 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 12, with an average of 6.5 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 5.2 months, from May 20 to October 26, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is September 20, with an average of 3.8 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Sa DecbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhMar 126.5 kWhMar 126.5 kWhSep 203.8 kWhSep 203.8 kWhMay 204.4 kWhMay 204.4 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Sa Dec are 10.291 deg latitude, 105.756 deg longitude, and 20 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Sa Dec is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 56 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 13 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (144 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (817 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Sa Dec is covered by cropland (62%) and water (16%), within 10 miles by cropland (89%), and within 50 miles by cropland (88%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Sa Dec, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Sa Dec.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Sa Dec according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Sa Dec is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Sa Dec and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Tan Son Nhat International Airport (65%, 114 kilometers, northeast) and Phnom Penh International Airport (35%, 172 kilometers, northwest).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.