Weather in January in Vietnam

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in January 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 January?

The weather in Vietnam in January ranges from unpleasant to perfect depending on the destination.

During January in Vietnam, the temperature ranges from moderate in Sapa with 13°C (55°F) to very high temperatures in Tây Ninh with 32°C (90°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 21°C (70°F) in Tây Ninh and 6°C (43°F) in Sapa. These night and day temperatures are an average and some days may be even warmer. So be prepared and bring light clothes.

Precipitation in January ranges from almost non in Phan Thiet with an average of 1mm (0inch) rainfall to heavy in Hue with 170mm (6.7inch). It is also generally a sunny month with an average of 244 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 January

Find the average weather conditions in January 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 January for the 5 most popular destinations in Vietnam?

Average weather in Ho Chi Minh City

In January Ho Chi Minh City generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (89°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 21°C (70°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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 
22°C / 71°F 
228 hours 
47mm / 1.9inch 
7 days 
32°C / 89°F 
21°C / 70°F 
244 hours 
10mm / 0.4inch 
2 days 
33°C / 91°F 
22°C / 72°F 
248 hours 
6mm / 0.2inch 
1 day 
Climate in Ho Chi Minh City

Average weather in Hanoi

In January Hanoi generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C (67°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C (57°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
22°C / 72°F 
16°C / 60°F 
122 hours 
20mm / 0.8inch 
5 days 
20°C / 67°F 
14°C / 57°F 
68 hours 
19mm / 0.7inch 
10 days 
20°C / 68°F 
15°C / 59°F 
45 hours 
27mm / 1.1inch 
12 days 
Climate in Hanoi

Average weather in Da Nang

In January Da Nang generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 25°C (77°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 19°C (66°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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
25°C / 77°F 
20°C / 67°F 
105 hours 
218mm / 8.6inch 
18 days 
25°C / 77°F 
19°C / 66°F 
138 hours 
88mm / 3.5inch 
12 days 
26°C / 79°F 
20°C / 68°F 
144 hours 
24mm / 0.9inch 
7 days 
Climate in Da Nang

Average weather in Hoi An

In January Hoi An generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 25°C (77°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 19°C (66°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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
25°C / 77°F 
20°C / 68°F 
105 hours 
220mm / 8.7inch 
18 days 
25°C / 77°F 
19°C / 66°F 
139 hours 
82mm / 3.2inch 
12 days 
26°C / 79°F 
20°C / 68°F 
145 hours 
25mm / 1inch 
6 days 
Climate in Hoi An

Average weather in Nha Trang

In January Nha Trang generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 27°C (81°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 21°C (70°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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
27°C / 81°F 
22°C / 72°F 
142 hours 
155mm / 6.1inch 
14 days 
27°C / 81°F 
21°C / 70°F 
187 hours 
37mm / 1.5inch 
7 days 
28°C / 82°F 
22°C / 71°F 
209 hours 
16mm / 0.6inch 
4 days 
Climate in Nha Trang

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Vietnam.

Is January the best time to go to Vietnam?

In our opinion January is one of the best times to visit Vietnam with commonly perfect 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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