Hanoi Weather in August


Season: Rainy Season or Summer

The Hanoi weather in August keeps highly similar to that of July. The average temperatures range from 26 to 32℃(79-90℉). Nevertheless, extremely hot days may also occur, when the temperature may be over 39℃(102℉) in the early afternoons. The total monthly rainfall reaches its highest level of the year, aggregating up to 310 mm on average. More than half of the month is rainy days and stormy weather becomes more frequent. Compared with July, the humidity also increases a little to 80%.

In general, the Hanoi weather in August has the obvious characteristics of the rainy season. Most of the time, it is hot and humid. If visiting Hanoi this month, travelers will arguably meet sudden downpours and sometimes storms. Pay attention that some streets may be flooded in stormy weather and try to avoid going out on those days.


Averages for Hanoi Weather in August

Temperature: 29°C / 84°F
High Temperature: 32°C / 90°F
Low Temperature: 26°C / 79°F
Humidity: 80%
Rainfall: 310 mm
Rainy Days: 17 days
Sunrise: 05:30 ~ 05:40
Sunset: 18:13 ~ 18:35

What to Wear in Hanoi in August

Visiting Hanoi in August, airy clothes should be your first choice due to the high temperatures. Short sleeve shirts, T-shirts, shorts, dresses, sandals or casual shoes are perfect for your Hanoi trip. However, the mornings and evenings in August can be cool, so you’d better prepare one thin coat or jacket just in case. Umbrellas and raincoats are necessary, too. 
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Top Things to Do in Hanoi in August

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Frequent rainfall makes August not so favorable for too much outdoor exploring. However, there are some indoor places worth visiting. Vietnam’s Revolution Day just falls on August 19 and travelers are recommended to visit the Museum of Revolution to trace the revolutionary period. Another two traditional festivals in August worth your attention are Vu Lan Festival, also known as Wandering Souls Day, and Qixi Festival which is inspired by Chinese culture. Vu Lan Festival is the day to commemorate the spirits and the deaths. On that day, a lot of locals will go to Tran Quoc pagoda and Quan Su pagoda to commemorate and pray for their families. Qixi Festival is mainly held for lovers. Travelers can visit the Ha Pagoda in Cau Giay District, which is a famous love pagoda for people to pray for love. 


1. In case of sudden and brief rain showers, bring an umbrella or a raincoat when going outside. 
2. On sunny days, the sun’s rays are still strong. Apply sunscreen and prepare your frequently-used sunglasses and sun-blocking hats.
- Last updated on Mar. 03, 2023 by Kate Liu -