Ho Chi Minh City weather in December (Ho Chi Minh Municipality, Vietnam)

How is the weather in Ho Chi Minh City in December? This guide provides all the weather details you need.

In December, the weather in Ho Chi Minh City generally has very high temperatures and moderate rainfall. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 90°F (show in °C). But by evening, they drop to around 74°F. On average, it features the lowest temperatures of the year but it is still a warm month.

Ho Chi Minh City in December usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 2.5 inches (show in mm) for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 9 days of rain are anticipated.

With around 228 hours of sunshine, the weather here is mostly sunny. It gives a pleasant and vibrant feel to the area.

If your ideal weather consists of dry skies and moderate temperatures January generally stands out with best weather. While April, May, June, July, August, September and October tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly weather and climate conditions, visit our specialized Ho Chi Minh City climate page with graphs.


Ho Chi Minh City, monthly averages in December

Show in Celsius
Min Temperature 74.3°F  
Max Temperature 89.6°F  
Water Temperature 81°F  
Chance of Rain 30%  
Precipitation 2.5 inches  
Rainy days 9 days  
Humidity 77%  
Sunshine 228 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Vietnam in December

Find out more about the weather in Vietnam in December and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So, what should you wear in Ho Chi Minh City in December?

​ It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. ​ With a water temperature of around 81°F this is a great month to swim so bring your swimwear. ​

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in December.

Outdoor sports

Interested in more climate information?

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