Ho Chi Minh City in August: Weather & climate information

IN A NUTSHELL
  • August is another wet month in Ho Chi Minh City when hot temperatures and high precipitation are the norms.
  • The temperatures remain at a bearable range for foreign tourists.
  • The moist atmosphere often causes miserable conditions and uncomfortable feelings.

The weather remains hot and rainy during August. Though the temperature is quite high, sudden pouring rains that often last for few minutes somehow make atmosphere cooler and refresh the city. Average August temperature: 28°C.

August Averages

Min Temperature 25.0°C Precipitation 200.0mm
Max Temperature 31.7°C Rainy Days 23.9 days
Humidity 83.0% Sunshine Hours 11.9 hours

Historical weather

August weather averages for Ho Chi Minh City in the last 10 years ( 2010 to 2020).

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1
26.0°30.0°
2
25.0°30.0°
3
26.0°31.0°
4
21.0°30.0°
5
25.0°33.0°
6
24.0°30.0°
7
24.0°31.0°
8
26.0°32.0°
9
26.0°31.0°
10
27.0°31.0°
11
26.0°33.0°
12
23.0°33.0°
13
26.0°31.0°
14
25.0°33.0°
15
27.0°32.0°
16
26.0°34.0°
17
26.0°33.0°
18
27.0°34.0°
19
27.0°32.0°
20
27.0°32.0°
21
27.0°34.0°
22
27.0°34.0°
23
27.0°34.0°
24
27.0°34.0°
25
27.0°34.0°
26
27.0°35.0°
27
27.0°33.0°
28
27.0°34.0°
29
27.0°34.0°
30
27.0°34.0°
31
27.0°34.0°
      

Temperature Graph (°C)

The average Ho Chi Minh City temperature during August is around 27.9°C (82.22°F).

Month High Low Changes
July 31.3°C (88.34°F) 24.9°C (76.82°F) -0.8°C (30.56°F)
August* 31.7°C (89.06°F) 25.0°C (77.0°F) +0.1°C (32.18°F)
September 31.3°C (88.34°F) 24.8°C (76.64°F) -0.2°C (31.64°F)

Humidity Graph (%)

The average humidity in August in Ho Chi Minh City is 83.0%, which is 1.9% higher than July and 1.6% lower than September.

Rainfall Graph (mm)

Average rainfall in August in Ho Chi Minh City: 200.0mm

July August* September
186.5mm (+13.5mm) 200.0mm 213.3mm (-13.3mm)

Rain Days Graph

Average rain days in August in Ho Chi Minh City: 23.9 days

Daylight Graph

Average daylight in August in Ho Chi Minh City: 12.5h

Travel tips for Ho Chi Minh City in August

The temperature is stable at high level (24°C – 33°C) during four consecutive months including June, July, August and September. In addition, high humidity (83%) makes the weather become hotter and atmosphere become fairly oppressive, especially in the daytime.

This kind of hot and wet weather is good condition for development and spread of some infectious disease, especially skin, respiratory, and digestive diseases. Hence, tourists should wear long-sleeve cotton dress or apply sunscreen and not go out during the hottest hours of the day (usually 11am to 2pm) to avoid the heat and the sun. 

Umbrella and raincoat are still good companions of tourists this month. Besides, travelers should eat fruits that contain much vitamin C like guava, orange, strawberry, and kiwi to enhance the body’s resistance to disease.

A trip to Thu Duc Stork Garden in these hot days is a great idea. Just about 20 kilometers from the center city, the garden is a wonderful getaway for anyone who wants to get out of the crowded city and looks for some nature. In here, tourists can go camping in the shady garden or row boat along the river to watch numerous white storks and enjoy fresh air. Besides, one can go fishing, visit nearby crocodile farm, enjoy fresh meals and rest on hammocks. 

For tourists, who do not have enough time to travel far from the city center, swimming and playing in Dam Sen Water Park is a good choice on hot days too. Travel wisely to save yourself energy.

Frequently asked questions

How is the weather in Ho Chi Minh City in August?

August is a hot month in Ho Chi Minh City with an average temperature of 27.9°C. Ho Chi Minh City's temperature in August ranges between 25.0°C (77.0°F) and 31.7°C (89.06°F).

Is Ho Chi Minh City humid in August?

Yes, it is. The humidity of Ho Chi Minh City in August is around 83.0% and rarely falls below 69.0%.

Does it rain often in Ho Chi Minh City in August?

Yes, it does. It rains very often in Ho Chi Minh City in August with an average of 23.9 rainy days and 200.0mm (7.87") of precipitation.

How many hours of daylight are there in August in Ho Chi Minh City?

In August, Ho Chi Minh City's average day-length is 12.5 hours.

How long is the sun out per day in Ho Chi Minh City in August?

The average sunshine hours of Ho Chi Minh City in August is 11.9 hours.

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MONTHLY AVERAGES

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TODAY'S FORECAST

The weather today in Ho Chi Minh City:
28°C
Humidity 69%
Wind 5.14 km/h
Sunrise 06:05 AM

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