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

Planning a trip to Ho Chi Minh City in March? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.

In March, Ho Chi Minh City typically experiences very high temperatures and low 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 25°C.

While these temperatures are typical, some days might be even hotter. Always be prepared for the unexpected spikes in warmth. Dressing in lightweight and breathable outfits will help you stay cool. Don't forget to stay hydrated and wear sun protection to handle the heat better.

Ho Chi Minh City in March usually receives low rainfall, averaging around 29 mm for the month. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 5 days of the month will see rainfall.

The city usually sees around 274 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

In case you lean more towards enjoying temperate temperatures and rain-free days January typically offers the most optimal weather. In contrast, April, May, June, July, August, September and October tend to have 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 March

Min Temperature 25°C  
Max Temperature 35°C  
Water Temperature 28°C  
Chance of Rain 16%  
Precipitation 29 mm  
Rainy days 5 days  
Humidity 70%  
Sunshine 274 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Vietnam in March

Find out more about the weather in Vietnam in March 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 Ho Chi Minh City in March?

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 28°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 March.

Swimming
10/10
Cycling
8/10
Walking
8/10
Barbeque
10/10
Camping
9/10
Outdoor sports
8/10

Interested in more climate information?

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