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Ho Chi Minh weather – Should you avoid visiting during wet season?

Posted By : Threeland Travel / Ho Chi Minh ( Saigon )

Possessing itself the enchanting beauty and mouth-watering dishes that make Saigon becoming an ideal destination that is not to be missed in the South of Vietnam. However, if you are curious about Ho Chi Minh City Weather at that time okey-dokey or not, don’t worry, just take a quick glimpse on our blog to grasp all the information in here. Regardless of the time of the year, you will never need more than one layer of clothing in this beautiful southeastern Vietnam. 

Sunset in Ho Chi Minh City

Sunset in Saigon ( Ho Chi Minh City )

Weather in Saigon ( Ho Chi Minh City )

With a tropical monsoon climate, it’s very much a typical steaming hot Southeast Asian metropolis where you can surmise it to be either hot and dry – the dry season or hot and wet – the rainy season. 

The rainy season will start from May to November. This is extremely a new feeling experience for travelers when Saigon is characterized by violent but brief showers. You will meet a bright sunny day occasionally as well as a showery drizzle, so it’s necessary to prepare yourself a small umbrella beside. At this time, the heavy rain in the ing can exist, but the sun will be strong right away in the afternoon. 

The average weather for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The average weather for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

In the dry season from December to April next year, Saigon again set foot in the harsh sunny days with excessive outdoor temperatures. You can easily realize the dry season is moving closer that makes Ho Chi Minh weather become stubborn.

With the intense heat, Saigon resembling as "single furnace", so everyone seems extremely unbearable with this period. Coming to Saigon, you will never feel the snow season, so on the hot days, some Saigonese will go on a voyage to the North and relish in the freezing taste from the Northeast monsoon.

Saigon weather in the dry season 

Trust me, the bustle and hustle of Saigon will absolutely mesmerize you at the beginning.  Don’t miss this treasured time to have fun and join the exciting adventure in the outdoor amusement park with your family. Under the beautiful golden sunshine, I can guarantee that your schedule won’t be interrupted by the sudden rains in Saigon during this dry season.

An exotic beautiful color of Post Office 

An exotic beautiful color of Post Office 

At this time, Saigon has an exotic beautiful color with bright yellow sunshine and soaring blue sky. However, there are also some sunny days that make everyone feel ill-at-ease and exhausted. Bear in mind that always prepare small umbrellas to shade yourself from the sun. 


Saigon weather in the rainy season 

Talking about the showery seasons, this place is in character with a sour and scornful girl with multi- emotional between the mood of joy and sadness that no one can predict. Possessed hot and humid climate, there will be about 160 rainy days of the year and the average rainfall will reach 1,949 mm / year. 

Rain in Ho Chi Minh City

Rain in Ho Chi Minh City

Interminable rainy days may occur that make people feel like it’s a rage coming on, but as luck would have it, inhabitants also get the impression of muzzling period just enough to wet the whole road.            

These days, it’s worth to choose a lovely cafe with a mantic space to witness the pouring Saigon street. I bet you can’t find a peculiar and comfortable moment better in here. Sip a cup of coffee with locals in the storm will create a romantic, peaceful and extraordinary feeling for all visitors. After these rains, you can roam freely in the cool outdoor temperatures.

Relax in Coffee Shops in Saigon

Best weather in Ho Chi Minh City you should go for a Vietnam holiday 

Regardless of the time, I think you are able to arrange a trip to Saigon due to your schedule. If the heat is not a problem, I would recommend you to visit the city during the dry season from December to April. The most ideal time is from December to February when temperatures are temperate. In the mornings, the temperature can be as cool as 17°C (62°F), and as the day progresses, it will normally increase to around 25°C (76°F) in the afternoons and evenings. Most of the tourists prefer to visit Saigon at this time which makes those the busiest months of the year. 

Festive Atmosphere

Festive Atmosphere in Saigon

Another reason why you should visit Saigon at this time since December, January and February are also the months of festivals: Christmas in December, New Year and Lunar New Year (aka Tet holiday) in January and February. Saigon will be livelier with ornamental flowers, festive decorations and festive music playing everywhere. And one special thing you should not miss out is the city gets quite empty during the actual days of the Lunar New Year as locals will go to their home provinces in the country and the city will look quite deserted. The shopaholic travelers will definitely love November and December as it is sale time. 


Some tips for better holidays in Saigon 

 ✓ Clothes:

-    You should wear T-shirts, jeans or shorts (skirts with girls) for easy movement as well as a beautiful photoshoot. Bear in mind to wear more cloth caps, sedge hats, a thin coat, sunscreen and umbrella to avoid the sudden rain and sunlight UV rays if you don’t want to lump after playing.

✓ Travelling around Saigon - Most convenient transportation:

-    Bus: Find out in advance the bus routes in Saigon and mark the routes between the destinations you want to go Price: 7,000 VND / 1 trip.

-    Taxi: Choose reputable companies such as Mai Linh, Vinasun or Hoang Long, ... Here, people often prefer to ride 7 seats because the price is equal to 4 seats.

-    Motorbike: The rent is 100,000d / 1 day. But if you have smooth-tongued, you can rent it for a cheaper price. So let's promote your bargaining power. Should bring identification, driver's license, vehicle registration, ...

Just hop on a bike and go on a voyage around Saigon

Just hop on a bike and go on a voyage around Saigon

Tips: I highly recommended traveling on foot is much more safe and convenient to visit the places you want in the central area (District 1 - District 4). When traveling further, you can download the Grabtaxi application to order book a taxi or motorbike taxi, the price will be half cheaper.

✓ Accommodation:

-    Motels and hotels should be rented near the central districts to easily hang out (districts 1, 3, 4 and Binh Thanh district, Pham Ngu Lao, Tran Hung Dao, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, etc.). You should book it earlier in case the room is out-of-available.

-    On tourist season (December to February) accommodation price can be increased up to 30% so be prepared.

-    Cheap accommodation is the biggest benefit brought by the wet season.

Don’t be put off if you have to fly during the season. With or without the sun, Saigon always has some things unique to offer you. Have a good time exploring this unique megacity and do not hesitate to contact Threeland about anything, we’re just a message away!

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