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

Looking to travel to Ho Chi Minh City in May? This guide provides all the details you need.

Temperatures

In May, Ho Chi Minh City typically experiences very high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 35°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 26°C. Keep in mind, these temperatures are averages, and some days might be even warmer. Dress suitably to manage the heat.

Precipitation

Ho Chi Minh City in May falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 208 mm for the month. When we look at the climate data from the last 30 years, we can expect around 15 days of rain.

Average sunshine

With around 197 hours of sunshine, the days are mostly sunny. It gives a pleasant and vibrant feel to the area.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, May may not be the ideal month to visit Ho Chi Minh City. January generally stands out with the best circumstances. While April, May, June, July, August, September and October tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

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 May

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 26°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 35°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 30°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 49%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 208 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 15 days  
HumidityHumidity 79%  
SunshineSunshine 197 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Vietnam in May

Find out more about the weather in Vietnam and which places have the best travel 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. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case. With a water temperature of around 30°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.

Swimming
7/10
Cycling
7/10
Walking
7/10
Camping
7/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

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