The best times to visit Ho Chi Minh City for ideal weather are
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide
Weather in Ho Chi Minh City
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)
Ho Chi Minh City Temperatures (Celsius)
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)
Ho Chi Minh City Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Ho Chi Minh City (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
Is it Safe to Travel to Ho Chi Minh City?
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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.