Hanoi Weather in August

August is the end of hot weather in Hanoi. In this time, milky flower, white baby daisy, and heart bell are blooming. If you travel to Hanoi in August, you will have a chance to enjoy the beauty of this colourful city. Although the temperature in August is still hot, people can be relaxed more with the gentle wind blowing more often. Hanoi is truly peaceful in this summer-autumn transition moment.

Milky flower is blooming in Hanoi in August

1. The temperature in Hanoi in August

In this capital, the daily average temperature is starting to fall, fluctuating between 27 and 32 Degree Celsius. Low-temperature range from 24 to 28 degree Celsius, while high temperature is between 28 and 36 degree Celsius. At the beginning of the month, the period when it feels hot is from 11.00 AM to 08.00 PM. However, it just lasts from 11.30 AM to 06.00 PM by the end of the month. In terms of humidity, there is not much change around 75%. August is also a rainy month of the year with 18 rainy days.

High temperature: 36°C

Low temperature: 24°C

Average hours of the sunshine per day: 13 hours

Monthly rainfall: 196mm over an average of 18 days 

Humidity: 75%

2. Sunshine Hours in Hanoi in August

In August, the duration of sunshine hours starts to decrease. The number of sunshine hours per day is almost 13 on average in August. The length of the day falls slowly from the beginning of August to the end of the month. On the first days, sunrise often takes place at 5.30 AM, and sundown at 06.35 PM. However, on the last days of the month, the daylight lasts around 12.34 hours, from 05.39 AM to 06.13 PM. Cloudy weather is also popular in August, so tourists feel more comfortable and convenient as discovering Hanoi.

Long Bien Bridge sunrise 

3. Rainfall in Hanoi in August

Like June and July, August is one of the rainiest annual months in Hanoi. The number of rainy days commonly ranges from 16 to 18. Furthermore, time of rain is unpredictable and can last around 30 minutes or even up to a week. Days are often much rainier than nights in general.

4. Travel tips for Hanoi in August

In general, August is one of the perfect months to discover the beauty of Hanoi. However, there are still some important tips for your trips in August in Hanoi.

- Bring with you a hat, a pair of shoes instead of flip-flops or sandals for your walking, and sun cream when you are in outside.

- Have a raincoat in your bag in case it rains

- Pack a camera to catch stunning views you see in your journeys.

Check our best tours to discover Hanoi and surroundings: Hanoi street food tour, Hanoi motorbike tour, or North Vietnam 5 day group tour.

5. What to do in Hanoi in August

Hanoi is a bustling city that is home to attractive sightseeing, ancient architecture and many interesting things to do from day to night. You can walk, ride cyclos, or self-balancing motorbikes to explore Hanoi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, or some famous museum in Hanoi. Under the weather of August, we highly recommend you two of the attractive destinations in Hanoi.

5.1. West Lake

West Lake is known as the largest lake in Hanoi, and also the Lake of Mist. Visiting West Lake, you can enjoy a number of interesting activities including nightlife, boating, biking and shopping. If you can, go around this largest lake to see how it is large. It will be an interesting experience, and you can enjoy the coolest air in West Lake. Also, there is many hotels and restaurants nearby, so it is very convenient for you. In the daylights, you can pay a visit to Tran Quoc Pagoda – the impressive pagoda in the southeast corner of West Lake. Especially on the weekends, West Lake truly becomes more likely.

Sunset in West Lake

5.2. Hoa Lo Prison

Hoa Lo Prison (Mai Son Centrale) is a former prison in the period of war. American pilots called it sarcastically as the "Hanoi Hilton". Hoa Lo Prison is the place that preserves the historical and architectural values attracting a lot of local and foreign visitors. Pay a visit to the prison to experience its values with your own eyes.

Address: No. 1, Hoa Lo Street, Tran Hung Dao Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi City

Opening hours: every day, 08:00 – 17:00 (including festivals and holidays)

Entrance fee: 30,000 VND per tickets

Hoa Lo Prison, Hanoi

5.3. Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is the best place for you to discover the outstanding characteristics of 54 ethnic groups. By the time, the museum has preserved cultural heritage and promoted socio-cultural diversity.

You can have a chance to watch Water Puppetry here. It will be one of the most fascinating experiences in Hanoi when you enjoy it in such tranquil garden.

Address: Nguyen Van Huyen Road, Cau Giay District/ Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi

Opening hours: Every day except for Monday, 08.30-17.30

Entrance fee: 

Adult: 40.000 VND

University students with ID: 20.000 VND

Children (6 years old to 16 years old): 10.000 VND

Children under 6 years old: Free

Bana people communal house

5.4. Vietnam Military History Museum

One more option for you is taking a visit to Military History of Vietnam. Military History of Vietnam is also known as the Army Museum, which is home to an extensive collection of weaponry that was used throughout the war period in the past. 

Address: 28A Dien Bien Phu, Ba Dinh District Hanoi, Vietnam

Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 - 11:30 Tuesday – Thursday, Saturday & Sunday 14:00 – 16:00

Entrance fee: 40,000 VND for one international tourist

Military History of Vietnam

5.5. Ho Chi Minh Museum

Ho Chi Minh Museum is located in Ho Chi Minh Complex, so it is very convenient for tourists to walk around and explore the whole complex. The museum is a collection of artefacts, miniatures and various gifts describing Ho Chi Minh President’s life. They are written in both English, Vietnamese, and France. It will be more interesting if you have a friendly local guide with knowledgeable and professional skills.

Address: No. 19, Ngoc Ha Street, Doi Can Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

Opening hours:  8:00-11:30 | 14:00-16:30, every day except Monday

Ho Chi Minh Museum, 

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