Ho Chi Minh City in January: Weather & climate information
- Ho Chi Minh City weather in January is characterized by the mild climate, low rainfall, and clear sky full of sunshine.
- Most of the month is dry without any heavy rains.
- January is a peak tourist season in Ho Chi Minh City with a rise of tourists.
Ho Chi Minh City welcomes a New Year with a wonderfully mild weather that can please tourists from all over the world. Just come to enjoy the tropical spring and joy in lively atmosphere of upcoming Tet holiday.
|Max Temperature||32.1°C||Rainy Days||1.0 days|
|Humidity||66.3%||Sunshine Hours||8.2 hours|
January 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 January is around 27.1°C (80.78°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)|
|February||34.0°C (93.2°F)||23.3°C (73.94°F)||+0.9°C (33.62°F)|
Humidity Graph (%)
The average humidity in January in Ho Chi Minh City is 66.3%, which is 7.7% lower than December and 5.4% higher than February.
Rainfall Graph (mm)
Average rainfall in January in Ho Chi Minh City: 6.8mm
|26.7mm (-19.9mm)||6.8mm||9.9mm (-3.1mm)|
Rain Days Graph
Average rain days in January in Ho Chi Minh City: 1.0 days
Average daylight in January in Ho Chi Minh City: 11.6h
Travel tips for Ho Chi Minh City in January
The temperature varies between 23°C and 32°C with very little rain. January is thus considered one of the best months to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.
Much different from wet and cold weather in Hanoi, spring in Ho Chi Minh City is full of warm sunshine. Moreover, there are only a few light rains during the whole month (two rainy days estimated). Perfect weather allows tourists spend much time to explore every corner of the 300-year-old city.
Traveling to Ho Chi Minh City this month, tourists should visit some big markets like Ben Thanh market, Cho Lon (or even small wet markets) to join the lively atmosphere of shopping, preparing for the upcoming traditional Tet holiday with the locals. Besides, Nguyen Hue Flower Street, and dozens of Tet flower markets all over the city are must-visit places these days, where tourists can appreciate grandiose flower installations and purchase numerous kinds of tropical flowers.
January is wonderful time for any tourist to visit Ho Chi Minh City, enjoy mild weather and watch flower blossom.
What to pack
January weather in Ho Chi Minh City requires no thick clothing. It’s a wise choice to bring airy and comfortable ones. You’ll also need hats, and face masks for going out under the heat. What’s more, remember to drink a lot of water and apply sunscreen frequently.
Frequently asked questions
How is the weather in Ho Chi Minh City in January?
January is a hot month in Ho Chi Minh City with an average temperature of 27.1°C. Ho Chi Minh City's temperature in January ranges between 23.0°C (73.4°F) and 32.1°C (89.78°F).
Is Ho Chi Minh City humid in January?
Yes, it is. The humidity of Ho Chi Minh City in January is around 66.3% and rarely falls below 49.0%.
Does it rain often in Ho Chi Minh City in January?
No, it does not. Ho Chi Minh City has only 1.0 rainy days in January with an approximate 6.8mm (0.27") of precipitation.
How many hours of daylight are there in January in Ho Chi Minh City?
In January, Ho Chi Minh City's average day-length is 11.6 hours.
How long is the sun out per day in Ho Chi Minh City in January?
The average sunshine hours of Ho Chi Minh City in January is 8.2 hours.