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Vietnam Weather in January and February 2020 | Vietnam Tet Holiday

Tet Holiday or Vietnamese New Year is one of the best seasons for foreigners. Tet Holiday 2020 is from the last date of 24 January to 31 January.

Vietnam Weather in January 2020

January is the best timing to visit Ha Noi, Ha Long Bay, Ho Chi Minh or Mui Ne, Phan Thiet because the sun is guaranteed. However, the weather in Hoi An and Da Nang is a bit humidity and the average rainfall is around 251mm.

Let’s check “what is the weather like in Vietnam 2020?”


January is also called as the comfortable month in Hanoi. Therefore, it is good chance for many outdoor activities. Going Ha Long Bay for hiking, taking a cruise…etc is also a good decision.

In details, the highest temperature is around 21 °C while the lowest one is about 15 °C. Also, you do not have to worry to get rain because the average rainfall is approximately 50 mm for a whole month.

In contrast, the weather in Sa Pa, Lao Cai in this month is a little bit cold compared to the weather in Hanoi. The highest and the lowest temperature are around 15 °C and 9.5 °C respectively.

Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh’s weather in January is a bit warm in comparison with other cities in Vietnam. In particularly the average temperature is around 29 °C with the highest and the lowest ones are approximately 32 °C and 22 °C.

Average rainfall minimum: 31mm

Humidity: 75%

Daily sunshine hours: around 8-9 hours per day.

The above weather is also applied for Mekong Delta provinces. Hence, this month is a safe month for many activities such as: river rafting, climbing, getting many boat tours, fishing…etc.

Da Nang- Hoi An

Da Nang- Hoi An is a bit comfortable weather in this month. However, you may get rain during your trip because the average humidity is around 91% and the average rainfall is up to 250mm.

Average temperature: 21 °C

Highest temperature: 23 °C

Lowest temperature: 19 °C

Vietnam Weather in February 2020

Compared to the weather in January, February is the best weather to visit Vietnam Islands. It is guaranteed to get sunshine and blue sky to visit Phan Thiet, Mui Ne, Phu Quoc and Con Dao Islands.


Average temperature: 23 °C

Highest temperature: 26 °C

Lowest temperature: 19 °C

Humidity: 80%

Rainfall: 25mm

Ho Chi Minh

Average temperature: 31 °C

Highest temperature: 37 °C

Lowest temperature: 24 °C


Rainfall: 20mm

Da Nang-Hoi An

Average temperature: 23 °C

Highest temperature: 26 °C

Lowest temperature: 21 °C

Humidity: 90%

Rainfall: 82mm

Tet Holiday activities

Tet Nguyen Dan is the most important festival of Vietnamese. Hence, it is the most wonderful time and for all foreigners to spend their vacation here to enjoy and explore the festival atmosphere.

Visiting Flower markets on the streets

The flower markets are celebrated on many streets inside cities. This is also a good chance for you to see many beautiful Vietnamese girls wear Ao Dai to take photos with flowers. Also, the atmosphere is animated and so funny that you hardly find if visiting Vietnam in other months.

Vietnamese girls wear Ao Dai to visit Flower Market
Vietnamese girls wear Ao Dai to visit Flower Market

Visit floating market to enjoy all Vietnamese traditional food

The best time to visit floating market to enjoy colorful of flowers and food is 1 week before Tet (before 25 January 2020). In details, it will be closed during 25th and 28th January.

Floating market before Tet Holiday
Floating market before Tet Holiday

There is also one big notice to you: should not come back Ho Chi Minh during 30th January and 1 Feb 2020 if you do not want to be stuck inside the traffic jam for many hours.

Going to Phu Quoc, Con Dao Islands

If you are peaceful environment lovers, visit Phu Quoc, Con Dao Islands during these days must be best choice because almost Vietnamese just come back there hometown to enjoy with their families