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

December 3rd to April 8th

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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Weather in Ho Chi Minh City

Temperature

Average temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 13th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. 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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Ho Chi Minh City Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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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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


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Ho Chi Minh City are February, January, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late July with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.

When can you find snow in Ho Chi Minh City? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

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

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 3% 0 0.5
Feb 1% 0 0.2
Mar 7% 0 1.1
Apr 15% 0 3.6
May 30% 0 6.2
Jun 38% 0 7.7
Jul 49% 0 9.9
Aug 37% 0 8.8
Sep 42% 0 9.2
Oct 44% 0 10.8
Nov 29% 0 6.4
Dec 7% 0 1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 0 1.3
Feb 1 0 0.5
Mar 7 0 2.8
Apr 15 0 9.1
May 30 0 15.7
Jun 38 0 19.6
Jul 49 0 25.1
Aug 37 0 22.4
Sep 42 0 23.4
Oct 44 0 27.4
Nov 29 0 16.3
Dec 7 0 2.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Ho Chi Minh City has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. 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 calm. 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 “a 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.

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Wind

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

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 4.6 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Feb 6 Light breeze 15 Significant breeze
Mar 6.7 Light breeze 16.2 Significant breeze
Apr 6.3 Light breeze 16.2 Significant breeze
May 5.5 Light breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Jun 5.7 Light breeze 17 Strong breeze
Jul 6.1 Light breeze 17.8 Significant breeze
Aug 6.2 Light breeze 17.4 Strong breeze
Sep 5.5 Light breeze 16.6 Significant breeze
Oct 4.2 Light breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Nov 4.5 Light breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Dec 4.2 Light breeze 12.1 Significant 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?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 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


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is January, followed by July and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Ho Chi Minh City in August. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 70.5 in August means 70.5% of the tourists vs. January.


Overall Ho Chi Minh City Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 95.2°F (35.1°C) and 93.1°F (33.9°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 11 to 15 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Ho Chi Minh City, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

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. It rains or snows a good amount: 9 to 14 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably 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 93.1°F (33.9°C) and 88.1°F (31.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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