Ho Chi Minh City in December: Weather & climate information
- In December, Ho Chi Minh weather is characterized by an insignificant amount of rainfall, temperate climate, and sunny skies.
- There are no storms in December and rains last only for a few minutes.
- Ho Chi Minh City draws flocks of tourists to visit this month.
December is the first month of dry season as well as the best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City. While the north of Vietnam is experiencing the coldness of winter, this southern metropolis is still soaking in warm sunshine. Special events to celebrate Western holidays and upcoming traditional Tet holiday add more excitement to the joyful city in this month.
|Max Temperature||31.0°C||Rainy Days||7.3 days|
|Humidity||74.0%||Sunshine Hours||8.9 hours|
December weather averages for Ho Chi Minh City in the last 10 years ( 2010 to 2020).
Temperature Graph (°C)
The average Ho Chi Minh City temperature during December is around 26.5°C (79.7°F).
|November||31.4°C (88.52°F)||23.9°C (75.02°F)||-0.1°C (31.82°F)|
|December*||31.0°C (87.8°F)||23.0°C (73.4°F)||-0.8°C (30.56°F)|
|January||32.1°C (89.78°F)||23.0°C (73.4°F)||+0.6°C (33.08°F)|
Humidity Graph (%)
The average humidity in December in Ho Chi Minh City is 74.0%, which is 5.1% lower than November and 7.7% higher than January.
Rainfall Graph (mm)
Average rainfall in December in Ho Chi Minh City: 26.7mm
|88.8mm (-62.1mm)||26.7mm||6.8mm (+19.9mm)|
Rain Days Graph
Average rain days in December in Ho Chi Minh City: 7.3 days
Average daylight in December in Ho Chi Minh City: 11.5h
Pros and cons of visiting Ho Chi Minh City in December
In general, Ho Chi Minh City enjoys warm weather in December with temperature ranging from 23°C to 31°C. Though there is no significant change in terms of temperature, the lower humidity at 77% (2% less than November’s humidity) makes weather in December more pleasant then the previous month. It would be a great experience for western tourists, especially Scandinavian, to leave the freezing coldness in the homeland and visit Ho Chi Minh City this time to taste a “warm winter” in the tropics.
Ho Chi Minh City, the most modern and liveliest city in Vietnam may be a good place for foreign tourists to celebrate the New Year. Though Christianity and Catholicism are not dominant religion in the city, tourists can feel the festivity of Christmas and New Year’s Eve filled on the streets. Many streets are lit up and even lined up with pine trees, many high-star hotels, luxurious restaurants and large-scale shopping centers bring Christmas style to their decoration and offer tourists a number of great deal.
Visiting Notre Dame Cathedral and walking in the downtown to enjoy Christmas atmosphere with the locals, or dining on the roof-top restaurant of a high-star hotel (Rex, Caravelle, Sheraton Saigon…) and appreciate spectacular firework is great ideal.
Warm sunshine, little rain and festive atmosphere make December one of the best times to visit the southern metropolis of Vietnam.
Frequently asked questions
How is the weather in Ho Chi Minh City in December?
December is a hot month in Ho Chi Minh City with an average temperature of 26.5°C. Ho Chi Minh City's temperature in December ranges between 23.0°C (73.4°F) and 31.0°C (87.8°F).
Is Ho Chi Minh City humid in December?
Yes, it is. The humidity of Ho Chi Minh City in December is around 74.0% and rarely falls below 56.0%.
Does it rain often in Ho Chi Minh City in December?
No, it does not. Ho Chi Minh City has only 7.3 rainy days in December with an approximate 26.7mm (1.05") of precipitation.
How many hours of daylight are there in December in Ho Chi Minh City?
In December, Ho Chi Minh City's average day-length is 11.5 hours.
How long is the sun out per day in Ho Chi Minh City in December?
The average sunshine hours of Ho Chi Minh City in December is 8.9 hours.