August Weather Averages for Hanoi

What's the Weather Like in Hanoi in August

Temperature

In the city of Hanoi, average temperatures are still at their annual maximum in August. Low temperatures range from 24˚C (75.2˚F) to 28˚C (82.4˚F) while high temperatures usually vary between 28˚C (82.4˚F) and 36˚C (96.8˚F). Still, deviations from these values are possible, but they aren't frequent. In general, daily averages fluctuate from 26˚C (78.8˚F) to 32˚C (89.6˚F). This time of year, ...

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  • Temperature Temperature 29°C 84°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 32°C 90°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 26°C 79°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 7 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 200 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 18 days

What's the Weather Like in Hanoi in August

Temperature

In the city of Hanoi, average temperatures are still at their annual maximum in August. Low temperatures range from 24˚C (75.2˚F) to 28˚C (82.4˚F) while high temperatures usually vary between 28˚C (82.4˚F) and 36˚C (96.8˚F). Still, deviations from these values are possible, but they aren't frequent. In general, daily averages fluctuate from 26˚C (78.8˚F) to 32˚C (89.6˚F). This time of year, the capital of Vietnam is slightly warmer than Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. While high air temperatures are about the same, daily low temperatures are somewhat higher here. 

The period of the day when it feels hot is long in this North Vietnamese city in August. At the beginning of the month, it roughly extends from 11 am to 8 pm. However, this interval shortens toward the end of August. By the end of the period, it lasts approximately from 11:30 am to 6 pm.

Sunshine Hours

In the course of August, the duration of sunny intervals during daylight hours starts to decrease. On average, Ha Noi experiences around 33% of sunshine and 67% of cloudy weather in this period. The number of sunshine hours per day drops from around 6 in July to 5 in August. The probability of cloud cover gradually decreases over time, with the beginning of the month usually being cloudier than the end.

Rain

August is one of the two rainiest annual months in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. It fiercely competes against July for the title of the rainiest month, with the favorable outcome in this regard by a hair most often. Typically, this destination receives up to 340 mm/13.4 in of rainfall during the month. The number of rainy days is approx. the same as in the previous month, commonly ranging between 16 and 18. So, equip yourself with a raincoat for a visit to Hanoi this time of year.

Heavy downpours are the predominant form of precipitation in this North Vietnamese city in August. Times of their appearance and the overall duration are unpredictable. While some showers don't last long, around 30 minutes or so, others may last up to a week. The chance that any day may be wet is, according to statistical data, constantly above 50%. In that regard, August 27, with the 57% likelihood of receiving precipitation, has the highest chances of being a rainy day throughout the year. In general, days are much rainier than nights.

Wind Speed

The speed of the wind is usually constant throughout the month, being around 2.4 m/s on average. Days are typically windier than nights, with the wind speed increasing up to 3 m/s. The strength of the wind dwindles during the night, reaching its lowest value (around 1.8 m/s) shortly before daybreak.

Humidity

August is another humid month in Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital. The relative humidity is around 75% during this period, and the destination features humid conditions almost 100% of the time. Only in the final days of August this percentage lowers a bit, but the decrease is insignificant.

Sunrise and Sunset

The length of the day decreases at a slow rate from the beginning of August toward the end of the month. The earliest daybreak takes place on August 1 at 5:30 am, as well as the latest sundown – at 6:35 pm. On that day, daylight lasts 13:05 hours. On August 31, the sun rises at 5:39 am and sets at 6:13 pm, giving to Hanoi 12:34 hours of daylight.

Extraordinary Weather Occurances

August is in the middle of the wet season in this destination, which matches the typhoon season. These tropical storms have a potential to be very severe this time of year. A typhoon that took place in August 2012 was particularly destructive to this city. It grew in strength to the point of ripping trees from the ground. Typhoons also tend to cause extensive flooding because they unleash massive amounts of rainfall.

The capital of Vietnam lies in the region that is susceptible to earthquakes. However, major earthquakes that took place in the country's northern parts in the last 3 decades didn't affect the city.

Hanoi Hotels in August

As one of the most popular cities in Southeast Asia, Ha Noi has a great selection of accommodation providers. Therefore, whichever your personal needs and budget are, you are very likely to find a suitable option for yourself. If sightseeing, dining and shopping are the main reasons for your arrival here, book an accommodation in the Old Quarter (Hoan Kiem Lake) or around West Lake.

UrHome Apartment & Hotel

UrHome Apartment & Hotel is a budget-friendly property, located some 15 minutes by car from Hanoi Old Quarter. It features rooms of around 25 m2, equipped with free wireless internet, cable TVs with flat screens and private bathrooms. Shared kitchen and free parking are additional facilities. UrHome Apartment & Hotel is 23.5 kilometers (14.6 miles) away from the international airport.

Hanoi Trendy Hotel & Spa

Hanoi Trendy Hotel & Spa is a 3-star hotel located in the Old Quarter, which boasts attractive shopping and sightseeing opportunities. Soundproofed rooms and suites of the hotel feature TVs with flat screens, internet access free of charge and minibars. A wellness center and a restaurant are additional facilities. Noi Bai international airport is approximately 26 km/16.2 mi away.

Mercure Hanoi La Gare Hotel

Mercure Hanoi La Gare Hotel is a 4-star property located near the downtown area (Old Quarter), 28 km/17.4 mi away from the airport. Rooms vary in size from 20 m2 to 35 m2 and dispose of flat-screen TVs, safety deposit boxes, minibars and toiletries. On-site facilities are a fitness center, free parking, restaurant and a bar. Wi-Fi is free of charge and available throughout the property.

InterContinental Hanoi Westlake

5-star InterContinental Hanoi Westlake overlooks West Lake, the largest lake in Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital. Rooms and suites are spacious and feature flat-screen TVs, minibars, balconies and large bathrooms. Complimentary wireless internet is available in public premises of the hotel. An outdoor pool, fitness center, sauna and free parking are some additional on-site facilities. Meeting and business facilities are also available. The distance to the airport is around 23 km (14.3 mi) while Hoan Kiem Lake in Old Quarter is some 20 minutes away by car.

Bars and Restaurants

Most bars and restaurants in the city of Hanoi serve Vietnamese, Chinese and French food. And they range from very affordable to very expensive. Note that some of them don't accept cards, so always have some cash with you. The historic Old Quarter is a neighborhood where many exceptional dining options are available. And not all of them are limited only to dining venues. In this regard, check out food stalls, trucks and markets as well.

Heat and humidity lie heavily on the city in August, so you will need a refreshment sooner or later. Tra da (ice tea), ice coffee and fresh juices made of tropical fruits should refresh you well.

Bo Nuong Xuan Xuan

Bo Nuong Xuan Xuan is an affordable eatery in the Old Quarter, popular among the locals. It specializes in barbecue made of goat, pork and beef meat, which is brought to you with vegetables and sauces. What makes this restaurant different from most others is the fact that you prepare your own BBQ the way you prefer. Bo Nuong Xuan Xuan is open daily between 10 am and 11 pm.

EMM's Cafe & Bistro

EMM's Café & Bistro isn't located in Hanoi Old Quarter, but is worth a trip. The place specializes in French and Mediterranean food, and has options for gourmands and vegetarians. Besides main courses, which include chicken-, pork- and seafood-based dishes, you can enjoy soups, pastas and delicacies among everything else. EMM's is a mid-range eatery that is open daily from 7:30 am to 11 pm. 

The Gourmet Corner Restaurant

If you like to have a fine meal while enjoying beautiful views, The Gourmet Corner Restaurant is likely to prove itself a good choice. You will find this dining venue in Hanoi Elegance Hotel, on the 12th floor. The place specializes in vegetarian food and is one of the best options for vegetarians in the city. Although the restaurant exudes luxury, many guests find prices of their meals affordable. Opening hours are from 11:30 am until 10 pm.

La Badiane

La Badiane is a luxurious fusion restaurant, combining Vietnamese, Mediterranean and French flavors. Set in a French villa with a courtyard, La Badiane has a couple of dining rooms that offer a private experience. Some dishes you should consider ordering are foie gras, goat cheese rolled in ham and sea-brass tagliatelle. Tiramisu is one of the best delicacies for the meal's closure. The restaurant is open daily except on Sunday for lunch (11:30 am-2 pm) and dinner (6 pm-10 pm).


Things to do in Hanoi in August

Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, is a bustling city that boasts attractive sightseeing, colonial architecture and many things to do both day and night. Besides walking, some popular means of transport are cyclos, self-balancing scooters and motorbikes. To explore Hanoi Old Quarter, you won't need more than your feet. But, if you wish to discover more or less distant places, such as the Hanoi Museum, West Lake and the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, you will need a transport.

West Lake

West Lake also known as Lake of Mist, is the largest body of water in Hanoi. There are many diverse activities you can enjoy there, including nightlife, boating, biking and shopping. Also, upscale hotels and restaurants are always nearby. Furthermore, a number of pagodas dominate the lake's skyline, with the Tran Quoc Pagoda being the oldest in the city. You will find this impressive pagoda in the southeast corner of West Lake. The West Lake area becomes especially lively on weekends.

Maison Centrale

Maison Centrale (Hoa Lo) is a former prison  that was initially put into use by the French colonists. During the Vietnam War, American prisoners of war nicknamed this building as "Hanoi Hilton." This attraction showcases how imprisoned Vietnamese, and Americans after them, were treated. A sculptural installation revealing how some prisoners dug their way to freedom is among the museum's highlights.

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