Ho Chi Minh City in September: Weather & climate information
- Tropical heat and moist atmosphere continue to dominate the city.
- The majority days of September receive persistent heavy downpours.
September marks an end to the high domestic tourist season. While Hanoi is experiencing the mild autumn weather with warm sunshine and gentle wind, Ho Chi Minh City still experiences g hot and rainy days during September. Visiting the city this month, tourists will have a big chance to enjoy festive atmosphere of the National Independence Day and Mid Autumn Festival with the locals.
|Max Temperature||31.3°C||Rainy Days||16.0 days|
|Humidity||84.6%||Sunshine Hours||10.2 hours|
September 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 September is around 27.7°C (81.86°F).
|August||31.7°C (89.06°F)||25.0°C (77.0°F)||+0.1°C (32.18°F)|
|September*||31.3°C (88.34°F)||24.8°C (76.64°F)||-0.2°C (31.64°F)|
|October||31.2°C (88.16°F)||24.3°C (75.74°F)||-0.3°C (31.46°F)|
Humidity Graph (%)
The average humidity in September in Ho Chi Minh City is 84.6%, which is 1.6% higher than August and 0.5% lower than October.
Rainfall Graph (mm)
Average rainfall in September in Ho Chi Minh City: 213.3mm
|200.0mm (+13.3mm)||213.3mm||204.9mm (+8.4mm)|
Rain Days Graph
Average rain days in September in Ho Chi Minh City: 16.0 days
Average daylight in September in Ho Chi Minh City: 12.2h
Tips for Visiting HCMC in September
September has very similar temperatures (between 24°C and 32°C) to that of the months before and after. However, high humidity of 85% (the highest humidity level of the year) and large amount of rainfall with precipitation of 214mm and expected rainy days of 16 (the year’s second highest rainfall amount) make September’s weather more unpleasant than many other months’.
Combination of the moist atmosphere following the downpour and typical tropical heat creates a kind of oppressive atmosphere, which may annoy tourists, especially who come from cool and dry climate regions like Tasmania (Australia), New Zealand, or Canada.
Traveling to the southern metropolis of Vietnam at the beginning of September, tourists can enjoy many cultural- arts programs as well as spectacular firework display which are held to celebrate the National Independence Day September 2nd. Besides, the Mid Autumn Festival which is mostly for children and celebrated on the full moon of the lunar august often takes place on September too. Visiting Ho Chi Minh City on this occasion, tourists will have chance to take part in joyful lantern procession, watch exciting lion dancing, taste the moon cake, and enjoy the fun with the locals.
September may not a good time to visit Ho Chi Minh City due to hot humid weather. However, if you travel in a family with kids, it is great time for your beloved children to enjoy the traditional Vietnamese Children’s Festival.
Frequently asked questions
How is the weather in Ho Chi Minh City in September?
September is a hot month in Ho Chi Minh City with an average temperature of 27.7°C. Ho Chi Minh City's temperature in September ranges between 24.8°C (76.64°F) and 31.3°C (88.34°F).
Is Ho Chi Minh City humid in September?
Yes, it is. The humidity of Ho Chi Minh City in September is around 84.6% and rarely falls below 69.0%.
Does it rain often in Ho Chi Minh City in September?
Yes, it does. It rains very often in Ho Chi Minh City in September with an average of 16.0 rainy days and 213.3mm (8.4") of precipitation.
How many hours of daylight are there in September in Ho Chi Minh City?
In September, Ho Chi Minh City's average day-length is 12.2 hours.
How long is the sun out per day in Ho Chi Minh City in September?
The average sunshine hours of Ho Chi Minh City in September is 10.2 hours.