August is a big relief for those who always have the saying “Nong qua” defaulted on their lips (which means “It’s so/too hot”) of July. There are more shadowy day with occasional downpours, thunders and lightning. It is a peak month for rainfall in the North but the rain seems to back off in the Centre and South Vietnam.
The temperature varies between 27 and 32 in Hanoi and slightly lower in Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City. Highland areas remain cool but with rain- the temperature can drop to below 20 at night.
What to expect if you travel to Vietnam in August
In many countries, August is the finish-off month for the summer and it is no difference in Vietnam. Many families take off to domestic destinations to round off their holiday though to a lesser extent compared with June and July. International airfares remain high so if you are on a budget, book the trip for early September instead of late August.
* August 19: Vietnam Revolution Day