August Weather Averages for Bangkok, Thailand

What's the Weather like in Bangkok in August

Sunshine Hours and Rainfall

In August, the sun shines for 5 hours per day as temperatures hit high levels. There is similar weather to June and July, as temperatures normally settle between 26°C and 33°C. You can expect 170mm of rainfall over the course of 21 days, which provides a 68% chance of rain occurring. Make sure you pack a mac, as you'll likely encounter a few showers during your visit to ...

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    • Temperature Temperature 30°C 85°F
    • High Temperature Holiday Weather 33°C 91°F
    • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 26°C 79°F
    • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 5 hrs
    • Rainfall Rainfall 170 mm
    • Rainfall days Rainfall days 21 days
    • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 29°C 84°F

    Bangkok Weather for August 2019

    What's the Weather like in Bangkok in August

    Sunshine Hours and Rainfall

    In August, the sun shines for 5 hours per day as temperatures hit high levels. There is similar weather to June and July, as temperatures normally settle between 26°C and 33°C. You can expect 170mm of rainfall over the course of 21 days, which provides a 68% chance of rain occurring. Make sure you pack a mac, as you'll likely encounter a few showers during your visit to the city.

    Temperature

    The daily average temperature for Bangkok in August is usually around 30°C. If you're hoping that the air gets cooler, you'll probably be disappointed as the weather is unlikely to settle under the mid-twenties. The highest ever recorded temperature in August for Bangkok is 37°C with the lowest being 17°C. The average sea temperature in August is normally around 29°C, which will allow most to enjoy swimming in the ocean without feeling uncomfortable, in the Gulf of Thailand by Hua Hin, perhaps.

    Humidity

    The average humidity for the resort is around 74%, meaning it's likely to feel sticky and humid due to the very high temperatures. It's advisable to drink lots of water to keep hydrated, ensure you don't spend too much time in the direct sun and apply lots of SPF to protect your skin. Taking regular breaks from the sunshine is recommended as the weather can make you feel fatigued.

    Bangkok Hotels in August

    Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit

    Another of Bangkok's luxury hotels is the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, situated in the business and entertainment district. The 33-storey tower opened in 1996 and brings together a perfect fusion of Thai culture, luxury and modern elegance. The interior design was handled by acclaimed Hirsch Bedner Associates, and it has won multiple technology awards since its inception. There are ten room types, from the Deluxe Room right up to the Presidential Governor Suite, ensuring that every guest will be at their most comfortable. Relax by the outdoor tropical pool, stay active in the onsite gym or enjoy a massage at the wellness centre.

    Bars and Restaurants

    Park Food Hall

    Those searching for something to eat will love Park Food Hall. Comprising of some of the best restaurants in the city, you'll take delight in affordable Thai and Chinese cuisine. Based in the Emporium Shopping Centre, enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner or supper here, with several eateries under one roof!

    Vegetarian Food Centre

    If you are a vegetarian, opt for the Vegetarian Food Centre. Residing close to the weekend market, you'll be able to sample affordable vegetarian Thai dishes. However, you'll only be able to enjoy breakfast or an early lunch, as the opening hours are from eight in the morning until noon.

    Things to do in Bangkok in August

    Floating Market - Damnoen Saduak

    Bangkok is bursting with activities for tourists, however, most do enjoy being indoors at this time of year, due to the sweltering temperatures and high humidity. If you do plan to spend some time outdoors then a trip to a floating market may be something to consider. A six hour trip to the floating markets of Damnoen Saduak, will allow you to explore local vendors selling their produce. Two hours away from Bangkok, you will board a long tail speedboat with a professional guide, who will give you a little more history on the area.

    You will be guided to the local water markets, which sit on a canal, and were established by King Rama IV in the 19th century to boost trade. Once you enter the market, capture the vivid colours of the local fruit and vegetables, marvel at the souvenirs, or even purchase some sweets and wares. You can also take a boat ride through the market to immerse yourself in the scenery that the area offers.

    River Cruise

    If you are searching for evening entertainment then a dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River is highly recommended. Experience a two and half hour dinner on board a boat while being entertained with local music and spectacular sights. You will be able to enjoy views of the Temple of Dawn and The Grand Palace, as well as witnessing Bangkok's skyline from the river. With delicious food and the illuminated scenery of the city, make it a night to remember!

    Dates to note

    August 12th is the Queen's birthday celebrations, so suitable royal festivities are held around the Grand Palace and along Ratchadamnern Avenue, with decorated streets, dancing and processions. Then, in the middle of the month, there is the Bangkok International Fashion Fair, which was established in the 1980s. A free event held each year, the fair brings the Asia-Pacific's leading designers to one place, and it has trade stands, clothing accessories and fashion shows for all to enjoy.

    August events in Bangkok

    Entertainment

    Ocean Sunday Brunch

    1st August 2019 to 31st August 2019

    Ocean Bangkok, one of Bangkok's resorts, offer a Sunday BBQ Brunch to visitors. Aside from food and wine, there are also games, music, and other entertaining activities for all ages.

    Public Holidays

    The Queen's Birthday

    12th August 2019

    During the Queen's birthday, streets are highly decorated and royal festivities are held around the beautiful Grand Palace. Candles are also lit to illuminate the streets at night to honour the Queen and day of what is also called Mother's Day.

    Religion

    Buddhist Lent Day

    31st August 2019 to 30th September 2019

    According to tradition, Buddhists monks have to stay in the temple for three months and are not supposed to sleep anywhere during this time as commanded by Buddha. People bring them food and brightly decorated candles during this day. Head to the main temples including Loha Prasat, Pathum Wanaram and Phra Pathom Chedi to see what's going on. 17th July - 13th October 2019.

    Website:

    https://www.journeys-within.com/travelblog/2015/07/22/what-is-buddhist-lent/

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