Hanoi in August: Weather & climate information

IN A NUTSHELL
  • Hanoi this month is dominated by torrential rains and storms, causing the highest level of rainfall.
  • Despite that, showers won’t last long and generally occur during days rather than nights.
  • The temperatures reduce, leaving mild autumn in Hanoi.
  • This is the most romantic time of the year and the city is quite silent with not many significant festivals.

Milkwood pines’ blooming signals autumn has arrived at Hanoi. Although its temperature is still extremely hot, gentle wind blows more often giving people relaxing glimpse. In this seasonary transition month, Hanoi is silent and peaceful without many events or festival.

August Averages

Min Temperature 25.5°C Precipitation 184.6mm
Max Temperature 32.8°C Rainy Days 8.0 days
Humidity 79.5% Sunshine Hours 11.9 hours

Historical weather

August weather averages for Hanoi in the last 10 years ( 2010 to 2020).

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1
27.0°33.0°
2
25.0°28.0°
3
26.0°31.0°
4
26.0°32.0°
5
27.0°32.0°
6
27.0°31.0°
7
27.0°32.0°
8
27.0°34.0°
9
27.0°35.0°
10
28.0°38.0°
11
29.0°38.0°
12
28.0°36.0°
13
28.0°33.0°
14
26.0°32.0°
15
26.0°34.0°
16
26.0°32.0°
17
26.0°30.0°
18
25.0°29.0°
19
25.0°32.0°
20
27.0°31.0°
21
26.0°32.0°
22
26.0°34.0°
23
26.0°34.0°
24
27.0°36.0°
25
27.0°37.0°
26
26.0°37.0°
27
29.0°39.0°
28
28.0°35.0°
29
27.0°34.0°
30
27.0°36.0°
31
27.0°36.0°
      

Temperature Graph (°C)

The average Hanoi temperature during August is around 28.9°C (84.02°F).

Month High Low Changes
July 34.1°C (93.38°F) 26.5°C (79.7°F) -0.9°C (30.38°F)
August* 32.8°C (91.04°F) 25.5°C (77.9°F) -1.1°C (30.02°F)
September 31.7°C (89.06°F) 24.3°C (75.74°F) -1.1°C (30.02°F)

Humidity Graph (%)

The average humidity in August in Hanoi is 79.5%, which is 4.3% higher than July and 0.1% higher than September.

Rainfall Graph (mm)

Average rainfall in August in Hanoi: 184.6mm

July August* September
178.0mm (+6.6mm) 184.6mm 109.5mm (+75.1mm)

Rain Days Graph

Average rain days in August in Hanoi: 8.0 days

Daylight Graph

Average daylight in August in Hanoi: 12.8h

Tips for visiting Hanoi in August

The daily average temperature is starting to fall, which fluctuates between 25°C and 32°C. Vietnamese climate occupies quite a high and stable humidity, so there is not much change in this category around 79%. August is also the dampest month of the year with its precipitation of 184 mm, divided into 8 rainy days. 

In general, the weather is much milder than July because burning noon when it breaks 40°C is no longer existed. Raincoat, umbrella, short sleeve shirts and shorts are what ones need to prepare before coming to Hanoi in August.

The most remarkable day of the month should be Vietnamese All Souls’ Day – a day off eating and feeding of the ghosts at temples around Hanoi, offering special vegetarian foods. Besides, this is the last chance for tourists to enjoy burning sunshine on beaches around Hanoi. One suggestion is Do Son beach where buffalo festival is held in the same month.

Hanoi August is not really special but it is not too bad either. Among 12 months, August should be ranked at the middle in term of attractiveness and lower end in terms of weather comfort.

What to pack

Bring with you light jackets and short-sleeved shirts instead of airy summer clothes. Sun-block hats and sandals are also necessary for some bright, sunny days. Also, don’t forget to have raincoats in your bag whenever it’s raining.

Frequently asked questions

How is the weather in Hanoi in August?

August is a hot month in Hanoi with an average temperature of 28.9°C. Hanoi's temperature in August ranges between 25.5°C (77.9°F) and 32.8°C (91.04°F).

Is Hanoi humid in August?

Yes, it is. The humidity of Hanoi in August is around 79.5% and rarely falls below 58.0%.

Does it rain often in Hanoi in August?

No, it does not. Hanoi has only 8.0 rainy days in August with an approximate 184.6mm (7.27") of precipitation.

How many hours of daylight are there in August in Hanoi?

In August, Hanoi's average day-length is 12.8 hours.

How long is the sun out per day in Hanoi in August?

The average sunshine hours of Hanoi in August is 11.9 hours.

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The weather today in Hanoi:
29°C
Humidity 64%
Wind 3.19 km/h
Sunrise 05:45 AM

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