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

Curious about the January weather in Ho Chi Minh City? This guide provides all the details you need.

In Ho Chi Minh City the weather in January is generally perfect, characterized by very high temperatures and low rainfall. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 33°C. But by evening, they drop to around 23°C.

Keep in mind that while these are the average temperatures, there can be days that are even hotter. It's essential to be prepared for such heat. Wearing light, breathable fabrics and protecting yourself from the sun's intensity with hats or shades can make a difference. Hydration is key, so remember to drink plenty of water, especially if you find yourself outdoors for extended periods.

Ho Chi Minh City in January usually receives low rainfall, averaging around 27 mm for the month. When we look at the climate data from the last 30 years, we can expect around 5 days of rain.

The city usually sees around 244 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

If you favor pleasant temperatures and minimal rainfall, January is one of the better months to visit Ho Chi Minh City. January typically offers the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, April, May, June, July, August, September and October tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

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

 

Ho Chi Minh City, monthly averages in January

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 23°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 33°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 26°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 18%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 27 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 5 days  
HumidityHumidity 72%  
SunshineSunshine 244 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Vietnam in January

Find out more about the weather in Vietnam in January 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°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

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 26°C 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 January.

Swimming
10/10
Cycling
8/10
Walking
8/10
Barbeque
10/10
Camping
10/10
Outdoor sports
8/10

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