Red River Delta Vietnam is a vast region located around the basin of Red River in Northern Vietnam. The region consists of 11 cities and provinces such as Vinh Phuc, Hanoi, Bac Ninh, Ha Nam, Hung Yen, Hai Duong, Hai Phong, Thai Binh, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, and Quang Ninh. Red River Delta extends from the latitude of 21°34’ north to about 19 °5’ north, and the longitude of 105°17’ east to 107°7’ east. The north and northeast is Northeast Vietnam), the west and southwest is Northwest Vietnam, the east is the Gulf of Tonkin, and the south is North Central Coast. By virtue of this topography, Vietnam weather in Red River Delta is definitely characterized by the tropical monsoon climate.
Characteristics of climate in Red River Delta are diversified according to terrains and seasons. Winter in this region lasts from October to April. It is also the dry season. In spring, it is drizzling and cold. Meanwhile, summer and autumn in this region is portrayed by high temperature and humidity. Climatic conditions of the region facilitate the development of agriculture. Red River Delta is the center of Northern Vietnam culture. It is also the heart of international routes. This is an important position to develop regions in the country and in Southeast Asia. The nature in this area is rich and diverse with many unique nuances of tropical monsoon landscape and seascapes. There are majestic and rugged mountains appearing in Vietnam territory hundreds of millions of years ago. Mountainous terrain interspersed with low plain or valley and flat slope from northwest to southeast create vast pristine tropical forests with famous and precious species of plants and animals.
The weather in Red River Delta is different from that in other plain regions. This is the only region in Vietnam has a real winter with three months having the average temperature below 18°C. Thus, there is a form of humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. Moreover, climate in this region is erratic with cold and wet northeast monsoon, resulting hot and humid monsoon in summer. It is very cold in high mountains in winter, but cool in summer. Coastal areas are described by mild climate with abundant humidity which is adapted to the development of tropical flora and fauna. Moreover, these places will be ideal attractions for traveling all four seasons. Wonderful landscapes from primeval jungles as Cuc Phuong National Park in Ninh Binh to rainforest and marine ecosystem in Cat Ba Island (Hai Phong), the region satisfies the curiosity of tourists. The terrain and climate in this region also create mineral water resource in natural springs such as Chicken Channel (Ninh Binh) and Quang Hanh (Quang Ninh). There are mysterious caves as Huong Son (Hanoi), Van Trinh, Tam Coc – Bich Dong (Ninh Binh), and Thien Cung (Halong Bay).
Visiting these attractions at any time of a year will provide you with an opportunity to discover the unique sceneries in this region. In addition, with the type of weather in Northern Vietnam in general and in Red River Delta in particular, you can drop by many beautiful and famous beaches in the region such as Tra Co Beach in Quang Ninh, Do Son Beach in Hai Phong, especially Halong Bay in Quang Ninh. The hottest period in summer runs from May to September, which facilitates development of marine tourism in Ha Long Bay, Cat Ba Island and Do Son Beach. Other beaches in the south of this region can be also exploited such as Dong Chau in Thai Binh, Quat Lam and Hai Thinh in Nam Dinh, Bai Ngang Beach and Con Noi in Ninh Binh, etc.