Weather in December in Vietnam

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in December in Vietnam. Is this month a good time to go to Vietnam? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Vietnam in December?

The weather conditions in Vietnam in December range from poor to perfect depending on the destination.

During December in Vietnam, the average temperature ranges from moderate in Sapa with 14°C (57°F) to very high in Tây Ninh with 31°C (88°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 21°C (70°F) in Tây Ninh and 8°C (46°F) in Sapa. On average, this month is the coldest month of the year in Vietnam.

Precipitation in December ranges from low in Kon Tum with an average of 11mm (0.4inch) rainfall to heavy in Hue with 305mm (12inch). It is also generally a sunny month with an average of 228 hours of sunshine in Ho Chi Minh City during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Vietnam.

Where to go in Vietnam in December

Find the average weather conditions in December for the most popular destinations in Vietnam on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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 / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Vietnam

What is the weather like in December for the 5 most popular destinations in Vietnam?

Average weather in Ho Chi Minh City

In December Ho Chi Minh City generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (71°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Ho Chi Minh City
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
202 hours 
115mm / 4.5inch 
12 days 
31°C / 88°F 
22°C / 71°F 
228 hours 
47mm / 1.9inch 
7 days 
January   >> January
>>  
32°C / 89°F 
21°C / 70°F 
244 hours 
10mm / 0.4inch 
2 days 
Climate in Ho Chi Minh City

Average weather in Hanoi

In December Hanoi generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 22°C (72°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 16°C (60°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Hanoi
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
25°C / 77°F 
19°C / 66°F 
135 hours 
59mm / 2.3inch 
8 days 
22°C / 72°F 
16°C / 60°F 
122 hours 
20mm / 0.8inch 
5 days 
January   >> January
>>  
20°C / 67°F 
14°C / 57°F 
68 hours 
19mm / 0.7inch 
10 days 
Climate in Hanoi

Average weather in Da Nang

In December Da Nang generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 25°C (77°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 20°C (67°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Da Nang
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
27°C / 81°F 
22°C / 72°F 
120 hours 
435mm / 17inch 
20 days 
poor 
25°C / 77°F 
20°C / 67°F 
105 hours 
218mm / 8.6inch 
18 days 
January   >> January
>>  
25°C / 77°F 
19°C / 66°F 
138 hours 
88mm / 3.5inch 
12 days 
Climate in Da Nang

Average weather in Hoi An

In December Hoi An generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 25°C (77°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 20°C (68°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Hoi An
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
27°C / 81°F 
22°C / 72°F 
120 hours 
433mm / 17inch 
21 days 
poor 
25°C / 77°F 
20°C / 68°F 
105 hours 
220mm / 8.7inch 
18 days 
January   >> January
>>  
25°C / 77°F 
19°C / 66°F 
139 hours 
82mm / 3.2inch 
12 days 
Climate in Hoi An

Average weather in Nha Trang

In December Nha Trang generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 27°C (81°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Nha Trang
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
28°C / 83°F 
23°C / 74°F 
144 hours 
335mm / 13inch 
17 days 
poor 
27°C / 81°F 
22°C / 72°F 
142 hours 
155mm / 6.1inch 
14 days 
January   >> January
>>  
27°C / 81°F 
21°C / 70°F 
187 hours 
37mm / 1.5inch 
7 days 
Climate in Nha Trang

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Is December the best time to go to Vietnam?

In our opinion December is a good time to visit Vietnam with commonly pleasant weather in Ho Chi Minh City. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

On average the best time to visit Vietnam is in January and February with generally perfect weather in Ho Chi Minh City. The worst months are May, June, July, August, September and October that can have poor weather conditions.

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