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Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City and climate change

Ho Chi Minh City and climate change

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is located in the delta area of the Saigon and Dong Nai rivers. It is Vietnam’s largest city and an important economic, trade, cultural and research centre, both within the country, and in South-East Asia. HCMC has a diversified topography, ranging from mainly agricultural and rural areas in the north to a widespread system of rivers, canals and dense mangrove forest to the south. The urban areas are located approximately 50km (31.1 miles) inland from the Pacific Ocean.

HCMC has a tropical monsoonal climate with two distinct seasons: a rainy season lasting from May to November and a dry season from December to April. The mean annual temperature is 27.4 degrees with an average humidity of about 77%. Average annual rainfall is about 2100 mm (82,7 inches) of which about 90% falls during the rainy season. 

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