Ho Chi Minh City Weather in October


Season: Rainy Season or Autumn

Ho Chi Minh City has fewer rainy days in October than in previous months as the rainy season is coming to an end. However, the total precipitation still keeps at a high level of 265 mm and there are about 21 rainy days. This month, the average temperature varies from 24 to 31℃(75-88℉) and the humidity keeps around 84%. Though the temperature is not very high, it feels a little hot between 11 and 15 o’clock. In the afternoon, it is possible to get wet due to its frequent sudden downpours. So taking an umbrella or a raincoat when sightseeing outdoors is very necessary for your October trip. 


Averages for Ho Chi Minh City Weather in October

Temperature: 28°C / 82°F
High Temperature: 31°C / 88°F
Low Temperature: 24°C / 75°F
Humidity: 84%
Rainfall: 265 mm
Rainy Days: 21 days
Sunrise: 05:42 ~ 05:44
Sunset: 17:29 ~ 17:43

What to Wear in Ho Chi Minh City in October

The clothes to prepare for a Ho Chi Minh City trip in October should be airy and breathable clothes like shirts, light pants, dresses and a thin jacket or coat is required when sun goes down. It is also recommended to pack some quick-drying clothe in case of frequent rainfall. And a pair of light and convenient sports shoes are helpful for your city walking tour.  
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Top Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City in October

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Though October marks the end of the rainy season, it is still rainy on most afternoons. Luckily, rain generally does not last too long, about 0.5 to 1.5 hours. And that won’t affect your visit too much. If you are interested in an October trip to Ho Chi Minh City, it is recommended to taste a cup of Vietnamese coffee in the Cafe Apartments with a lot of cafes and coffee shops. Apart from the fantastic coffee experience, the building itself is pretty cool. Another top thing to do is to taste the most authentic street food in District 4, where you can sample foods like bun bo hue, banh mi, nuoc mia, and even more. If you are adventurous enough, exploring Cu Chi Tunnels is unmissable, which were built for fighting against the enemies during the war. Of course, you cannot miss the beautiful colonial architecture in the city, from the graceful Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater to the spectacular Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. 


The sunlight is strong at noon and it is better wear sunglasses or apply sunscreen on sunny days.
- Last updated on Mar. 03, 2023 by Kate Liu -