Ho Chi Minh city has favorable social and natural conditions for economic development in general and tourism development in particular. Especially, the climate of Ho Chi Minh City is good for visiting at any time of the year.
Ho Chi Minh city is located in the tropical equatorial monsoon with 2 separate seasons namely dry season and rainy season. Rainy season usually lasts from early May to late November and dry season usually lasts from December to April of the following year.
The annually average temperature is about 27 degree Celsius with the highest and lowest temperature being 40 degree Celsius and 13,8 degree Celsius. During a year, the city witnesses about 330 days with the temperature varying between 25 and 28 degree Celsius. Besides, nearly 160-270 sunny hours is recorded each month.
The average rainfall is 1.949 millimeters per year. There are about 159 rainy days in a year, falling from May to November. The rainfall of June and September accounts for approximately 90% of the year.
Ho Chi Minh city is subject to Southwest monsoon blowing from Indian Ocean from June to October with the wind speed of 3,6 meters per second. In addition, the city is also under the impact of Northeast monsoon blowing from East Sea from November to February with the wind speed of 2,4 meters per second. And Southeast monsoon blows during the period from March to May.
It is lucky for Ho Chi Minh city to enjoy favorable climatic conditions. In fact, there is hardly any storm or extreme weather during a year. Therefore, tourists can travel to this dynamic and beautiful city at any time of the year without worrying about the weather.