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Vietnam's year is generally divided into just two seasons: the "dry season" and "rainy season." Current conditions in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City are shown in the box at right. See Weather Underground for more information and a longer term forecast.
Six-Day Weather Forecast for Ho Chi Minh City
Historical Weather Patterns for Ho Chi Minh City
The dry season runs from December to April. Although this is also the hottest time of year, it cools off a lot at night-time, so this is the best time to visit.
The wet season follows the cool season from about May to October. From July to November, it's also typhoon season, when violent tropical storms can hit the coast. The rainy season is not an entirely bad time to visit. The rains usually only last an hour or two in the afternoon, leaving the rest of the time to explore with the sights pretty much to yourself.