Ho Chi Minh City in May: Weather & climate information

IN A NUTSHELL
  • Hot and humid tropical climate characterizes Ho Chi Minh weather in May.
  • The temperatures are still comfortable, not too hot and not too cold.
  • The city witnesses a significant climb of humidity, rainfall level with more sudden pouring rains.
  • This is not an ideal time to visit the city.

May is officially the first month of rainy season in Ho Chi Minh City that lasts for seven months (from May till November). The weather is quite hot, and occasional pouring rains make umbrella and raincoat are good companions these days. Getting out of the crowded city and relax in the suburban area with lush trees and cool atmosphere is so great in hot days. Average May temperature: 30°C.

May Averages

Min Temperature 27.0°C Precipitation 156.6mm
Max Temperature 34.5°C Rainy Days 12.0 days
Humidity 77.3% Sunshine Hours 12.3 hours

Historical weather

May weather averages for Ho Chi Minh City in the last 10 years ( 2010 to 2020).

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28.0°39.0°
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28.0°36.0°
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28.0°35.0°
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28.0°36.0°
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28.0°36.0°
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28.0°37.0°
7
29.0°36.0°
8
29.0°36.0°
9
29.0°39.0°
10
29.0°38.0°
11
29.0°36.0°
12
28.0°38.0°
13
28.0°38.0°
14
29.0°36.0°
15
28.0°36.0°
16
29.0°39.0°
17
28.0°35.0°
18
29.0°38.0°
19
28.0°36.0°
20
29.0°35.0°
21
28.0°36.0°
22
29.0°37.0°
23
29.0°35.0°
24
29.0°34.0°
25
28.0°36.0°
26
28.0°38.0°
27
29.0°38.0°
28
29.0°36.0°
29
28.0°35.0°
30
28.0°35.0°
31
28.0°35.0°

Temperature Graph (°C)

The average Ho Chi Minh City temperature during May is around 30.4°C (86.72°F).

Month High Low Changes
April 35.3°C (95.54°F) 26.4°C (79.52°F) +0.8°C (33.44°F)
May* 34.5°C (94.1°F) 27.0°C (80.6°F) 0.0°C (0°F)
June 32.2°C (89.96°F) 25.6°C (78.08°F) -1.8°C (28.76°F)

Humidity Graph (%)

The average humidity in May in Ho Chi Minh City is 77.3%, which is 13.6% higher than April and 3.9% lower than June.

Rainfall Graph (mm)

Average rainfall in May in Ho Chi Minh City: 156.6mm

April May* June
73.9mm (+82.7mm) 156.6mm 213.4mm (-56.8mm)

Rain Days Graph

Average rain days in May in Ho Chi Minh City: 12.0 days

Daylight Graph

Average daylight in May in Ho Chi Minh City: 12.6h

Travel tips for Ho Chi Minh City in May

In May, Ho Chi Minh City is experiencing the hottest days in a year with highest level of temperature fluctuating between 27°C and 34°C. Moreover, relative high humidity (79%) makes the temperature seemingly higher than it actually is, and the weather become hotter than it should be. This kind of weather may make tourists, especially who are familiar with cool or cold climate like Scandinavian, Russian feel uncomfortable. 

As the first month of rainy season, the amount of rainfall in May rise dramatically with precipitation at 160m (two times of that in April) and 12 expected rainy days (more than twice of that in April). Sudden pouring rains in hot weather easily make people get sick. So, remember to apply sun cream, long dress and take an umbrella or raincoat along with you always.

In these hot days, tourists should get out of the heat in the downtown by traveling to ecological tourism attractions mostly located in the suburban, where they can enjoy much more cooler and refreshing atmosphere. Vam Sat ecological tourist center, the wetland dominated by mangrove in Can Gio district is an ideal choice. Here, tourists will have relaxing moments when boating in the mangrove forest and enjoy bird songs. Besides, one can join interesting activities like visiting crocodile farm and feeding them, or plunging into salt water pool and enjoying delicious hotpot with freshwater fish. An in-to-the-wild trip in these hot days is a great choice.

May might not be the best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City, but it is proper time for any one who wants to taste the flavor of the hot-humid climate in the tropics.

Frequently asked questions

How is the weather in Ho Chi Minh City in May?

May is a hot month in Ho Chi Minh City with an average temperature of 30.4°C. Ho Chi Minh City's temperature in May ranges between 27.0°C (80.6°F) and 34.5°C (94.1°F).

Is Ho Chi Minh City humid in May?

Yes, it is. The humidity of Ho Chi Minh City in May is around 77.3% and rarely falls below 56.0%.

Does it rain often in Ho Chi Minh City in May?

Yes, it does. It rains very often in Ho Chi Minh City in May with an average of 12.0 rainy days and 156.6mm (6.17") of precipitation.

How many hours of daylight are there in May in Ho Chi Minh City?

In May, Ho Chi Minh City's average day-length is 12.6 hours.

How long is the sun out per day in Ho Chi Minh City in May?

The average sunshine hours of Ho Chi Minh City in May is 12.3 hours.

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MONTHLY AVERAGES

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TODAY'S FORECAST

The weather today in Ho Chi Minh City:
31°C
Humidity 58%
Wind 3.09 km/h
Sunrise 06:05 AM

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