The weather in Vietnam can be split by region. Weather overview There is not really a right or wrong time to visit Vietnam as during most months of the year you will experience both sunshine and rain in varying quantities. At times there has been snow yes white snow!
To help students understand how weather can change from season to season. Context This lesson is the second in a two-part series on the weather. The study of the weather in these early years is important because it can help students understand that some events in nature have a repeating pattern.
It also is important for students to study the earth repeatedly because they take years to acquire the knowledge that they need to complete the picture.
The full picture requires the introduction of such concepts as temperature, the water cycle, etc. Benchmarks for Science Literacy, p. Weather Patterns focuses on the phrase in the benchmark: So, to do this lesson, students already should be familiar with patterns.
This lesson requires students to relate what they learn about weather to what they already know about patterns. Students first look at simple patterns in non-weather related phenomena.
Then they identify and record several weather parameters to analyze for patterns. Part of the analysis is the construction of simple bar graphs.
It is important that students be able to make a graph. In this lesson, students keep daily records of temperature, precipitation, and wind. They plot their data and look for patterns of ups and downs without getting deeply into the nature of climate. Motivation To engage students for this lesson, start by reviewing their observations and graphs from Weather 1: Ask students if they would have had the same results if they did that lesson at a different time of year.
Further explore the idea of how the weather changes at different times of year by exploring the different seasons with students. Create a large table on butcher paper.
Write the four seasons summer, autumn, winter, spring across the top and the following words as rows on the left side of the table: Be sure to include multicultural holidays. Ask students what the weather is like and what activities they like to do during these seasons.
Follow up this discussion with questions like these: If you took your observations in September, would you get the same results in July?
Why or why not? What is different about the weather in July compared to January? How does the weather in July compare to the weather in October?Vietnam has a tropical monsoon climate. Broadly speaking, the weather in Vietnam is dictated by two seasons -- the southwest monsoon from April to September and the northeast monsoon from October to late March or early April.
In Vietnam there are two different weather patterns: the Northern one with 4 seasons (spring, summer, autumn, winter) and the Southern one with 2 seasons (dry, rainy). Generally speaking the Northern weather pattern is similar to weather patterns in most North Hemisphere countries (summer from June to August etc.).
Vietnam is often depicted as a place with steamy jungles and hot beaches, but country's climate is quite diverse, with freezing temperatures and even snow in its northern highlands. Vietnam has two distinct monsoon seasons.
Vietnam is geographically located in the tropical zone, with the top North region on temperate zone. Therefore, its climate is not consistent throughout the country. In fact, the weather varies significantly by latitude and longitude.
The best time to go to Vietnam, including current weather conditions, temperatures and rainfall.
The best time to go to Vietnam, including current weather conditions, temperatures and rainfall High Season (Jul & Aug) Prices increase by up to 50% by the coast; book hotels well in advance.
All Vietnam, except the far north, is hot and humid. There are actually two monsoon seasons which influence Vietnam: the winter monsoon between October and March brings damp, cold conditions to the north, and hot dry weather to the south.
Between May and October the summer monsoon brings hot, wet, humid conditions to the whole country.