The rainy season in TP. Hồ Chí Minh runs generally six months from May to November. The other half of the year is generally hot and dry, although humid. I have enjoyed the changing patterns of this season over this summer, starting in May and June with the violent thunderstorms accompanied by cloudbursts of rain for an hour each day. In July and August, the thunderstorms weren't as violent, but the rains lengthened out to two or three hours a day. But here in September, the rains have been incessant, with rain for an hour, cloudiness for two or three hours, rain again for an hour, and on and on. It seems that the rainy hours always happen at lunchtime or dinnertime when I need to go out and find sustenance. (My wife is away to China for a couple of weeks, so I am on my own, and I don't cook).
I don't remember that it was this bad when I lived here in Saigon for a year in 1972. I guess I only remember good things, and I have many good memories of that year.
I am looking forward to the hot season. (I say that now -- check back with me in six months).