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Typhoons in Vietnam

Typhoons occurfrequently in Vietnam. On average, they happen about 9 times a year. The hardest hit regions are Southern coastal strip, Northern coastal strip and Northeast.

The typhoon season in the Pacific usually begins with less severe storms in April and does not end until November. The most severe typhoons usually occur in August and September.

The most severe typhoon to make landfall in Vietnam in the past 12 months was »Conson«. It reached a wind speed of up to 72 km/h on September 11, 2021 at 10:00 pm local time near Quang Ngai and was 19 kilometers in diameter at the time. According to the internationally accepted Saffir-Simpson classification, this corresponded to a tropical storm typhoon. On the open sea, speeds of up to 111 km/h were even measured.

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Most violent typhoons in Vietnam since 2018

Rai: 13th to 21st December 2021

Wind speed:
max. 267 km/h
Diameter:
max. 185 km
Eye:
max. 74 km
Air pressure:
below 915 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 5
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On December 19th, 2021 at 1:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 175 km west of Qui Nhon in Southern coastal strip.

Kompasu: 10th to 14th October 2021

Wind speed:
max. 100 km/h
on land:
max. 35 km/h
Diameter:
max. 519 km
Air pressure:
below 981 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions
Northern coastal strip

Conson: 6th to 13th September 2021

Wind speed:
max. 111 km/h
on land:
max. 72 km/h
Diameter:
max. 111 km
Air pressure:
below 989 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions
Southern coastal strip
Northern coastal strip

Cempaka: 18th to 24th July 2021

Wind speed:
max. 139 km/h
on land:
max. 46 km/h
Diameter:
max. 148 km
Air pressure:
below 970 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
Affected regions
Northeast

Krovanh: 17th to 25th December 2020

Region:
Bay of Bengal
Wind speed:
max. 65 km/h
Diameter:
max. 667 km
Air pressure:
below 1000 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On December 23rd, 2020 at 7:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 152 km southwest of Thanh pho Bac Lieu in Mekong Delta.

Vamco: 8th to 16th November 2020

Wind speed:
max. 207 km/h
on land:
max. 180 km/h
Diameter:
max. 778 km
Eye:
max. 74 km
Air pressure:
below 948 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3
Affected regions
Southern coastal strip
Northern coastal strip

Etau: 6th to 11th November 2020

Wind speed:
max. 83 km/h
on land:
max. 78 km/h
Diameter:
max. 500 km
Air pressure:
below 992 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions
Southern coastal strip
Highland

Goni: 25th October to 6th November 2020

Wind speed:
max. 309 km/h
on land:
max. 46 km/h
Diameter:
max. 611 km
Air pressure:
below 888 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 5
Affected regions
Southern coastal strip
Highland

Molave: 21st to 29th October 2020

Wind speed:
max. 189 km/h
on land:
max. 167 km/h
Diameter:
max. 889 km
Air pressure:
below 940 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 3
Affected regions
Southern coastal strip

Saudel: 16th to 26th October 2020

Wind speed:
max. 133 km/h
Diameter:
max. 722 km
Air pressure:
below 975 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1

Nangka: 11th to 14th October 2020

Wind speed:
max. 87 km/h
on land:
max. 83 km/h
Diameter:
max. 833 km
Air pressure:
below 990 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions
Northeast
Red River Delta
Northern coastal strip

Linfa: 6th to 12th October 2020

Wind speed:
max. 83 km/h
Diameter:
max. 611 km
Air pressure:
below 994 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions
Southern coastal strip

Noul: 14th to 18th September 2020

Wind speed:
max. 87 km/h
Diameter:
max. 667 km
Air pressure:
below 991 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions
Southern coastal strip
Northern coastal strip

Higos: 16th to 20th August 2020

Wind speed:
max. 109 km/h
Diameter:
max. 389 km
Air pressure:
below 988 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On August 20th, 2020 at 1:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 312 km northwest of Móng Cái in Northeast.

Sinlaku: 29th July to 3rd August 2020

Wind speed:
max. 83 km/h
Diameter:
max. 1667 km
Air pressure:
below 985 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions
Southern coastal strip
Northern coastal strip

Nakri: 4th to 11th November 2019

Wind speed:
max. 120 km/h
on land:
max. 93 km/h
Diameter:
max. 889 km
Air pressure:
below 975 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
Affected regions
Southern coastal strip

Bulbul:matmo: 28th October to 11th November 2019

Region:
Bay of Bengal
Wind speed:
max. 139 km/h
on land:
max. 102 km/h
Diameter:
max. 704 km
Air pressure:
below 976 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 1
Affected regions
Southern coastal strip
Highland

Podul: 24th to 31st August 2019

Wind speed:
max. 74 km/h
Diameter:
max. 667 km
Air pressure:
below 992 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions
Northern coastal strip

Wipha: 29th July to 4th August 2019

Wind speed:
max. 102 km/h
Diameter:
max. 889 km
Air pressure:
below 983 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions
Northeast
Red River Delta

Mun: 1st to 4th July 2019

Wind speed:
max. 65 km/h
Diameter:
max. 1326 km
Air pressure:
below 992 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
Affected regions
Red River Delta
Northeast
Northwest


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