Bangkok Weather August Averages, 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 the city.
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.
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.
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.