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Ho Chi Minh Weather in December

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. 

Ho Chi Minh City Weather in December

In general, Ho Chi Minh City enjoys warm weather in December with temperature ranging from 22 to 33 degree Celsius. Though there is no significant change in terms of temperature, the lower humidity at 77% (4% less then 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.  

  November December January
Average High 32 C degree 33 C degree 32 C degree
Average Low 23 C degree 22 C degree 21 C degree
Humidity 81% 77% 71%
Precipitation 110mm 50mm 26mm
Number of wet days 11 days 5 days  2 days


Travel Tips for Ho Chi Minh City in December

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.