Weather in May in Vietnam

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in May 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 May?

The weather conditions in Vietnam in May range from poor to pleasant depending on the destination.

During May in Vietnam, the average temperature ranges from high in Sapa with 23°C (73°F) to very high in Ho Chi Minh City with 34°C (93°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 25°C (78°F) in Ho Chi Minh City and 16°C (61°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 May ranges from moderate in Nha Trang with an average of 71mm (2.8inch) rainfall to heavy in Sapa with 370mm (15inch). It is also generally a sunny month with an average of 197 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 May

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

Average weather in Ho Chi Minh City

In May Ho Chi Minh City generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 34°C (93°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C (78°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor 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
<<   April April
<<  
35°C / 94°F 
26°C / 78°F 
241 hours 
49mm / 1.9inch 
5 days 
34°C / 93°F 
25°C / 78°F 
197 hours 
215mm / 8.5inch 
18 days 
poor 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 90°F 
25°C / 76°F 
173 hours 
312mm / 12inch 
22 days 
poor 
Climate in Ho Chi Minh City

Average weather in Hanoi

In May Hanoi generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (89°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant 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
<<   April April
<<  
27°C / 81°F 
22°C / 72°F 
90 hours 
90mm / 3.5inch 
14 days 
32°C / 89°F 
24°C / 75°F 
181 hours 
188mm / 7.4inch 
14 days 
June   >> June
>>  
33°C / 91°F 
26°C / 79°F 
171 hours 
240mm / 9.4inch 
15 days 
poor 
Climate in Hanoi

Average weather in Da Nang

In May Da Nang generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (92°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C (77°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant 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
<<   April April
<<  
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 74°F 
210 hours 
38mm / 1.5inch 
6 days 
33°C / 92°F 
25°C / 77°F 
248 hours 
86mm / 3.4inch 
10 days 
June   >> June
>>  
34°C / 93°F 
26°C / 78°F 
240 hours 
91mm / 3.6inch 
9 days 
Climate in Da Nang

Average weather in Hoi An

In May Hoi An generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (91°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C (77°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant 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
<<   April April
<<  
31°C / 88°F 
24°C / 75°F 
210 hours 
35mm / 1.4inch 
5 days 
33°C / 91°F 
25°C / 77°F 
250 hours 
84mm / 3.3inch 
10 days 
June   >> June
>>  
34°C / 93°F 
26°C / 79°F 
240 hours 
90mm / 3.5inch 
9 days 
Climate in Hoi An

Average weather in Nha Trang

In May Nha Trang generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (91°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 26°C (78°F) and moderate 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
<<   April April
<<  
31°C / 88°F 
25°C / 76°F 
256 hours 
37mm / 1.5inch 
4 days 
33°C / 91°F 
26°C / 78°F 
254 hours 
71mm / 2.8inch 
8 days 
June   >> June
>>  
33°C / 91°F 
26°C / 78°F 
229 hours 
58mm / 2.3inch 
9 days 
Climate in Nha Trang

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Is May the best time to go to Vietnam?

In our opinion May is not the best time to visit Vietnam with commonly poor weather in Ho Chi Minh City.

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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