Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Weather, Best Time for Holidays

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) has a tropical monsoon climate and sub-equatorial climate with two distinct seasons per year: dry season from December through April, rainy season from May to November. The city has high temperaturesall year around.

It rains more in June and at the end of the rainy season in September, October. The hottest month of the year is April where for several weeks the temperatures may reach 36oC or more daily! The average annual rainfall is 1,949mm. Over 90% of the annual rainfall is found in the rainy season. It rains very little during the dry season.

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Ho Chi Minh City is a humid city with average humidity in the rainy season of 80% and that in the dry season of 74.5%.

There are two main monsoons blowing in the city: Southwesterly Monsoon and Northeasterly Monsoon. The Southwesterly Monsoon from the Indian Ocean blows in the rainy season, mostly from June through September. The Northeasterly Monsoon from Siberia, or Mongolia blows from November through February. Also there is the Southeasterly Wind blowing from March through May.

Ho Chi Minh City along with most of the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam rarely suffers from tropical depressions or tropical storms.

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) weather by month
January: mostly sun, clouds, 21-35oC.
February: mostly sun, clouds, 21-36oC.
March: mostly sun, clouds, 25-38oC.
April: mostly sun, clouds, possible chance of rain, 26-38oC.
May: mostly sun, clouds, daily rain, 27-35oC.
June: sunny mostly, daily short-lived rain, 25-34oC.
July: sun, clouds, rain, 25-33oC.
August: some sun, mostly clouds, rain, 25-33oC.
September: some sun, mostly clouds, rain, 25-31oC.
October: little sun, mostly clouds, rain 24-33oC.
November: little sun, clouds, isolated rain, 22-34oC.
December: mostly sun, clouds, isolated rain, 18-34oC.

The best time for nice weather to visit Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
The best time for nice weather to travel to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is from December through February when you get dry air always, sunshine and extremely pleasant temperatures. During the rainy season you can get several nice days with nice temperatures in May, July, August and sometimes November. The rainy season in the city means daily short-lived rain which lasts for 30 minutes each day only.