Ha Long Bay Weather August Averages, Vietnam
What's the weather like in Ha Long Bay in August
August is one of the hottest months in the year in Ha Long Bay, which is located in Vietnam, with an average temperature of 29°C which is the hottest along with June and July, which also share the same average temperature. With temperatures at their hottest, you will be able to enjoy days out kayaking and canoeing, discovering the island and exploring the floating villages. During the summer month you may see temperatures high of up to 32°C, which is the highest in the year, or lows of 25°C which is still hot.
Even though August has the hottest weather, it also has the highest average monthly rainfall of the year at 265mm falling over an average of 16 days. This is 64mm more than the month before and a massive 75mm more than the month after. During the month, you will get an average of 6 hours of sunshine a day which is the lowest in the year. Because of the high rainfall and low amount of sunshine hours, be sure to check the weather forecast before planning days out if you are visiting this popular holiday destination in August.
If you do find yourself with days where the rain has stopped and you want to hit the beach, you will be happy to hear that the average sea temperature in August is a very warm 26°C. This is the lowest the sea temperature will go throughout the year but is still very warm; leaving you to swim for hours without feeling uncomfortable it's just the rain you need to watch out for.
The chance of there being a cloudy day in August is 59% which is the same as in July but higher than in September but not by much, with September having a 54% chance of a cloudy day. While the rainfall may be high in Ha Long Bay it is worse in other neighbouring holiday destinations such as Mai Chau which in the same month has an average rainfall of 340mm over 21 days 75mm more than in Ha Long Bay.
Ha Long Bay Hotels for August
Hoa Bin Ha Long Hotel
If you're on a tight budget but still want to stay somewhere nice then book a stay at the Hoa Bin Ha Long Hotel which is a 2 star hotel located on Ngoc Chau. It is mostly popular with couples and has fantastic views. It has 28 rooms in total with a mix of superior double rooms, superior twin rooms and family rooms all of which have sea views, air conditioning, private bathroom and balcony. The hotel offers amenities including a restaurant, shared lounge area, free Wi-Fi and free parking.
Tuan Chai Island Holiday Villa Halong Bay
If you're looking to treat yourself and it is a bit of luxury you after then try the Tuan Chau Island Holiday Villa Halong Bay which is a 4 star hotel located on Ngoc Chau. It is perfect for couples holidaying in Ha Long Bay in this amazing resort. It has a massive 247 rooms available with a mix of deluxe villas all of which include beautiful views, balcony, air conditioning and satellite channels. Activities at the hotel include a tennis court, cycling, spa and wellness centre, and a hot tub.
Halong Palace Hotel
One of the most popular hotels to stay in is the Halong Palace Hotel which is a 4 star hotel located next to the Halong Palace. It is perfect four couples and is a modern hotel filled with friendly staff. It has 111 rooms including deluxe double rooms, premium twin rooms, suites and presidential suites all of which have a sea view, flat screen TV, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. You can find activities at the hotel such as a sauna, spa and wellness centre, private beach area and children's playground.
Ha Long Bay Beaches in August
Lan Ha Bay
Because of the warm temperatures and even warmer sea temperatures, it is a great time to hit the beach and swim in the sea. A great beach to go to is in Lan Ha Bay which can be reached one of the many day cruises available. There is a remote beach on the bay where you can enjoy relaxations and a quiet swim in the sea. With the beautiful scenery all around, you will not want to leave this stunning beach.
Bars and Restaurants
Nha Hang Vietnam
If you love to try the local cuisine when on holiday or travelling then head over to the Nha Hang Vietnam which is a Vietnamese restaurant located near the Cong Vien Hoang Gia. It has great tasty local food at equally great prices. If you struggle to read the menu then one of the helpful and friendly staff will help you make a choice. Everything on the menu is delicious, freshly cooked and well-presented too.
Golden Sand Restaurant
If you're peckish for a bit of Chinese or seafood then try the Golden Sand Restaurant which is a Chinese and seafood restaurant located in the Halong Marine Plaza mall. It is a very popular choice of restaurant to eat at with its stunning lake views and décor. As well as Chinese and seafood dishes, they also serve western dishes but not very many.
Things to do in Ha Long Bay in August
Sung Sot Cave
A great day out for you are you friends or family to take is to visit the Sung Sot Cave which is a cave located on Hang Sung Sot. This is a brilliant cave which can be explored if you have booked a short one or two day stay on one of the bay cruises. As part of the guide, you will be taken for a walk through the cave to see its glorious lighting effects and a look into the past.
Huong Hai Sealife Cruise
While we're on the subject of day cruises, a great one to book a stay on is the Huong Hai Sealife Cruise Day Tour which is absolutely marvellous with a very good crew. Crewmembers and manager are all very friendly and helpful, making sure you have a truly splendid cruise. You will see some amazing views when on the cruise if you don't experience bad weather and have an experience you will never forget. As well as some great activities and stunning views, you can also enjoy delicious food on the cruise too.