Ho Chi Minh City in February: Weather & climate information
- February is ranked as the driest month with almost no rain.
- The temperatures are fairly comfortable but the sunshine is very strong.
- The first half of the month will still be in Tet Holiday – a perfect time for foreigners to soak up the local culture.
The weather in Ho Chi Minh City is warm and rather dry in February. The first half of this month is usually the time for Tet holiday and it is good time for foreign tourists who want to join the most important festival of Vietnamese. Note that during the Tet holiday (Lunar New Year) many stores will be closed and the city will not retain its buzz like usual so check your calendar in advance.
|Max Temperature||34.0°C||Rainy Days||2.2 days|
|Humidity||60.9%||Sunshine Hours||10.6 hours|
February 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 February is around 28.0°C (82.4°F).
|January||32.1°C (89.78°F)||23.0°C (73.4°F)||+0.6°C (33.08°F)|
|February*||34.0°C (93.2°F)||23.3°C (73.94°F)||+0.9°C (33.62°F)|
|March||35.4°C (95.72°F)||25.0°C (77.0°F)||+1.6°C (34.88°F)|
Humidity Graph (%)
The average humidity in February in Ho Chi Minh City is 60.9%, which is 5.4% lower than January and 0.2% lower than March.
Rainfall Graph (mm)
Average rainfall in February in Ho Chi Minh City: 9.9mm
|6.8mm (+3.1mm)||9.9mm||17.5mm (-7.6mm)|
Rain Days Graph
Average rain days in February in Ho Chi Minh City: 2.2 days
Average daylight in February in Ho Chi Minh City: 11.8h
Travel tips for HCMC in February
February is the driest month in Ho Chi Minh City with the least amount of rainfall (one rainy day, precipitation of 10mm) and lowest humidity at 70%. Hence, tourists are advised to use moisturizing cream, drink more water and bring along a water bottle on the trip, especially in walking tour.
Tourists who visit the city in early February have a great chance to immerse themselves in festive atmosphere of Tet, the traditional New Year holiday of Vietnamese people. On the lunar New Year’s Eve, tourists should walk (actually hustle) on main streets in the downtown to feel the extraordinary lively festivity, and enjoy spectacular firework displays at the very first moments of the New Year. In 2021, Tet will fall on February 12th.
It would be great if a foreigner is invited to visit a local family and enjoy the New Year feast in cozy family atmosphere. Besides, visiting pagodas in very first days of a New Year for soul purification and good lucks is part of tradition in Vietnam that foreign tourists should try. February is also a month of festivals in all over Vietnam. Check out our news and events section for latest updates about these cannot-miss activities.
Overall, February is a good time to visit Ho Chi Minh city, especially for tourists who want to enjoy Tet holiday and get an insight into Vietnam’s culture.
Frequently asked questions
How is the weather in Ho Chi Minh City in February?
February is a hot month in Ho Chi Minh City with an average temperature of 28.0°C. Ho Chi Minh City's temperature in February ranges between 23.3°C (73.94°F) and 34.0°C (93.2°F).
Is Ho Chi Minh City humid in February?
Yes, it is. The humidity of Ho Chi Minh City in February is around 60.9% and rarely falls below 44.0%.
Does it rain often in Ho Chi Minh City in February?
No, it does not. Ho Chi Minh City has only 2.2 rainy days in February with an approximate 9.9mm (0.39") of precipitation.
How many hours of daylight are there in February in Ho Chi Minh City?
In February, Ho Chi Minh City's average day-length is 11.8 hours.
How long is the sun out per day in Ho Chi Minh City in February?
The average sunshine hours of Ho Chi Minh City in February is 10.6 hours.