Ho Chi Minh City Weather in May


Season: Rainy Season 

May is the first month of the rainy season in Ho Chi Minh City. So entering May, the Ho Chi Minh City weather features much more rainfall and the precipitation rises to a high level of about 220 mm. However, a large amount of rainfall does not lower the high temperature and it keeps one of the hottest months of the year, with an average temperature hovering between 25-35℃ (77-95℉). The daytime hours keep about 12.5 hours and the humidity is around 78%, a little humid. 

Even though more than half of the month is rainy days in May, travelers should not worry too much about it. That’s because most of the rainfall is sudden downpours coming fast and also ending fast. The occasional pouring rains do not affect your schedule too much.  


Averages for Ho Chi Minh City Weather in May

Temperature: 30°C / 86°F
High Temperature: 35°C / 95°F
Low Temperature: 25°C / 77°F
Humidity: 78%
Rainfall: 220 mm
Rainy Days: 18 days
Sunrise: 05:30 ~ 05:35
Sunset: 18:06 ~ 18:12

What to Wear in Ho Chi Minh City in May

Due to the pretty hot weather in May, it is recommended travelers pack some comfortable summer clothes. Gentlemen can prepare some short shirts, T-shirts, and light trousers while ladies can wear breathable dresses or skirts. It is also recommended to take a quick-drying thin overcoat in case of sudden rain pours. Of course, don't forget to bring an umbrella or a raincoat.      
Ho Chi Minh City Clothes in May May Wear in Ho Chi Minh City

Top Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City in May

Recommendation Rate of Travel:

The high temperature along with high humidity make people feel hotter in May than the weather actually is. That means strolling around the city in the afternoon should be avoided. Indoor activities are more recommended during the month, such as museum visits and performance watching in theaters. War Remnant Museum covering the Vietnam War should be your first stop to trace the tragic history. If you are a history buff, then visit the Museum of Vietnamese History to see amazing sculptures and collections of antiquities. Visitors can also dive deep into the local culture by watching a fantastic water puppetry show in Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater. More outdoor activities can be arranged in the evening when the weather is cooler. Strolling around the Ho Chi Minh Squares at night will offer you a unique experience.  


1. Take rain gear with you all the time as it is hard to predict when the rain pours down. 
2. Though in the rainy season, the sun rays are still strong, so protect your skin by applying sunscreen.
- Last updated on Mar. 03, 2023 by Kate Liu -