The best times to visit Ho Chi Minh City for ideal weather are

mid-January

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

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Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Ho Chi Minh City

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City vary barely at all and are too warm to be considered temperate for most. The area is in the bottom 1 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Ho Chi Minh City, the hottest months are April, May, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid-April where highs are regularly around 95.2°F (35.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.9°F (25.5°C) at night.

    Ho Chi Minh City Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    Average
    Low

    Ho Chi Minh City Temperatures (Celsius)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    “Feels-Like” Temperatures

    The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

    Ho Chi Minh City Perceived Temperature (F)

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    Ho Chi Minh City Perceived Temperature (C)

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    High
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    Average Ho Chi Minh City Temperatures by Month

    Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

    Show Fahrenheit

    Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan 89.1 78.6 70
    Feb 92 80.5 72
    Mar 93.9 83.1 75.5
    Apr 94.7 84.3 77.5
    May 94 83.7 77.3
    Jun 91.9 82.2 76
    Jul 90.6 81.1 75.1
    Aug 91 81.5 75.5
    Sep 89.8 80.6 75
    Oct 90 80.5 74.4
    Nov 90 80.4 73.7
    Dec 89.6 79.8 71.6

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 31.7 25.9 21.1
    Feb 33.3 26.9 22.2
    Mar 34.4 28.4 24.2
    Apr 34.8 29.1 25.3
    May 34.4 28.7 25.2
    Jun 33.3 27.9 24.4
    Jul 32.6 27.3 23.9
    Aug 32.8 27.5 24.2
    Sep 32.1 27 23.9
    Oct 32.2 26.9 23.6
    Nov 32.2 26.9 23.2
    Dec 32 26.6 22

     
    Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

    Chance of Precipitation

    The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Ho Chi Minh City.

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

    The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Ho Chi Minh City (in).

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 5.7 0 0.02
    Feb 4.3 0 0.01
    Mar 10 0 0.04
    Apr 20 0 0.12
    May 41.4 0 0.2
    Jun 52.9 0 0.26
    Jul 64.3 0 0.32
    Aug 51.4 0 0.28
    Sep 60 0 0.31
    Oct 57.1 0 0.35
    Nov 37.1 0 0.21
    Dec 10 0 0.03

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 5.7 0 0.05
    Feb 4.3 0 0.03
    Mar 10 0 0.1
    Apr 20 0 0.3
    May 41.4 0 0.51
    Jun 52.9 0 0.66
    Jul 64.3 0 0.81
    Aug 51.4 0 0.71
    Sep 60 0 0.79
    Oct 57.1 0 0.89
    Nov 37.1 0 0.53
    Dec 10 0 0.08
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    Humidity and Wind

    Ho Chi Minh City has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is February (59.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (80.8%).

    Wind in Ho Chi Minh City is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by April and August. March’s average wind speed of around 6.7 knots (7.7 MPH or 12.4 KPH) is considered “light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early August where average top sustained speeds reach 19.5 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

    The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Ho Chi Minh City.

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

    The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 4.6 a light breeze 12.6 a moderate breeze
    Feb 6 a light breeze 15 a moderate breeze
    Mar 6.7 a light breeze 16.2 a moderate breeze
    Apr 6.3 a light breeze 16.2 a moderate breeze
    May 5.5 a light breeze 15.8 a moderate breeze
    Jun 5.7 a light breeze 17 a fresh breeze
    Jul 6.1 a light breeze 17.8 a moderate breeze
    Aug 6.2 a light breeze 17.4 a fresh breeze
    Sep 5.5 a light breeze 16.6 a moderate breeze
    Oct 4.2 a light breeze 13.7 a moderate breeze
    Nov 4.5 a light breeze 13.4 a moderate breeze
    Dec 4.2 a light breeze 12.1 a moderate breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 63.4
    Feb 59.6
    Mar 60.5
    Apr 65.1
    May 72.5
    Jun 76.8
    Jul 79.8
    Aug 78.3
    Sep 80.8
    Oct 79.4
    Nov 74.8
    Dec 67.6

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Ho Chi Minh City?

    As of 5/19/2017 there are travel warnings for Vietnam; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories.
     

    Overall Ho Chi Minh City Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 95.2°F (35.1°C) and 93.1°F (33.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Spring is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

    Summer (June through August)

    The middle-year months have hot weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Ho Chi Minh City, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 90.8°F (32.7°C) and 89.4°F (31.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is perfect this time of year in Ho Chi Minh City to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 92.4°F (33.6°C) and 88.1°F (31.2°C). These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.

     

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