June’s weather in Saigon increases the rain even more over May. The temperatures are still high and humid, so your best bet is planning a lot of indoor activities and a fun hotel if visiting HCMC during June.
Climate Averages in Ho Chi Minh in June
June continues to be warm and humid with heavy rainfall and marks the beginning of Vietnam’s typhoon season. Temperatures slightly decrease to a low of 77°F (25°C) and a high of 89°F (31.7). June is quite cloudy as there are only 5.7 hours of direct sunlight throughout the average 12.8 hour-long days.
Humidity increases to 82% during this time of year, meaning that rainfall is heavier and more frequent compared to May. Over the month, Ho Chi Minh City receives 309.9 mm (12.2 in) of precipitation over 19 rainfall days. Streets in the city are prone to flooding during this time.
In addition to the heavy rainfall, the high humidity also makes the temperature feel much more hot and uncomfortable, which is why many people avoid visiting Ho Chi Minh City in June.
|Precipitation||309.9 mm (12.2 in)|
Things To Do in Ho Chi Minh in June
The Southern Fruit Festival takes place on the first of June and is the largest fruit festival in Vietnam. This event celebrates the agricultural products of farmers through a variety of activities, such as a fruit-shaping contest, art performances, and various conferences on introducing and promoting new technologies in planting fruits.
On the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, Ho Chi Minh City celebrates Tet Doan Ngo, also known as the Vietnamese Mid-Year Festival. This festival marks the middle of summer and is celebrated with festivities intended to ward off evil spirits and epidemics that can be caused by the scorching heat.
Tips for Visiting Ho Chi Minh in June
June is one of the slowest seasons of the year with regards to tourism, as many people prefer to travel to other regions to avoid the torrential rains and uncomfortable heat. However, June is a wonderful time to visit Ho Chi Minh City for those interested in seasonal fruits.
Rain gear, including a raincoat and umbrella, is an absolute necessity when visiting Saigon during this time of year as rainfall occurs for over half of the month. Otherwise, all you need to wear is light, sweat-absorbent t-shirts and shorts.
Escaping to the countryside to avoid the rain is generally off the table during this time of year as roads can become severely flooded. Travel with caution in the highlands and rural roads.