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Halong Bay weather in August


August is one of the hottest months of the year in Halong Bay. The number of tourists coming to Halong Bay is less than some other months during the year. However, traveling to Halong in summer, taking part in water activities is something you should not miss. If you are planning to visit Halong bay in August, see the below information. It will be helpful for your trip.

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Halong Bay in August

1. Halong Bay temperature in August

Halong bay weather August

Halong Bay weather in August

Temperature: The average temperature of Halong Bay in August is around 28 degrees Celsius. The highest temperature is 32 degrees Celsius, and the low temperature is about 25 degrees Celsius.

Humidity: The humidity level will be very high in August, at the highest levels of the year with 80%.

Rainfall: August is by far the wettest month of the year, with an average rainfall of 265mm over 16 days

Rainfall days: 16 days. Rain normally happens during the evening time, so it does not affect your trip to Halong bay much.

Sunshine hours: 6 hours

Sea temperature: 30 degrees Celsius

2. Suitable activities in Halong Bay in August

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On sunny days in the August weather is suitable for a lot of outdoor activities such as swimming, kayaking, exploring the caves… These activities will be arranged by the cruise. Whenever you check in on the cruise, the cruise staff will inform you about the meeting time and places for these activities. Each cruise has its own itinerary. If you are especially interested in a cave, or a beach, please let your travel consultant know. Remember to bring bottles of water with you as it can very hot when taking part in these activities.


Swimming in Halong Bay in August

halong bay weather in August

Kayaking in Halong Bay in August

For more water activities, you can sign up for a scuba diving, or snorkeling tour in Halong bay. The warm weather in August, the clear water makes it one of the best time scuba diving and snorkeling in Halong Bay.

There are other options for you if you do not want to get wet in Halong Bay. They are indoor activities such as cooking class, morning Tai Chi exercises, playing games, singing karaoke, or just relaxing on the cruise…

Some people choose to view Halong Bay from above. They sign up for a tour on the seaplane. It is a bit expensive. It costs 100USD for 25 minutes flying over Halong Bay, however, it is worth trying. On a height of 300 meters above the water, you will be able to see Halong bay with 1600 islands and islets, beaches, lagoon, and towering sea cliffs below.


Halong Bay from a seaplane in August

3. Visiting Halong Bay in August: Pros and Cons


The weather conditions in Halong Bay weather in August are great for water activities like swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, and kayaking. Moreover, August is not the peak season in Halong Bay, booking a cruise during this time, you can avoid the crowd, or get a great discount from the cruise. The price for hotels, transfers, or flight tickets is not too high this time.

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Sometimes the weather is too hot in August, and the intense August heat isn’t suitable for all travelers. Sometimes, heavy rain or thunderstorm will affect the cruise and activities on cruise, you may not feel comfortable with this weather. In this case, just join other indoor activities like cooking class, playing board games, singing karaoke.

Halong bay weather in August

Dusk in Halong Bay in August

4. What to do in case of bad weather?

There can be heavy rain or typhoon in Halong Bay in August. The Halong bay cruise can be canceled. If the cruise is canceled before your departure from Hanoi, you will get a 100% refund. If the cruise is canceled when you are in Halong, the overnight cruise can be changed to a one-day cruise, and the remaining payment will be refunded to you. In that case, we can help you to arrange any services like hotels either in Hanoi or Halong bay, transfer from, or to Halong Bay. Moreover, there is a place called Hoa Lu- Tam Coc. It is considered as Halong Bay on land. If you miss Halong bay weather does not allow you to explore it, let choose Hoa Lu -Tam Coc as an alternative. Typhoons and heavy rain sometimes happen in August in a tropical country like Vietnam, but do not let it ruin your holiday. Keep traveling around Halong Bay, Hanoi, or down south. There are many things for you to explore.

Halong bay weather in August

Hoa Lu- Tam Coc is so-called Halong bay on land

5. What to bring for Halong Bay in August?

  • Bring light clothes because August can be very hot
  • If you want to take a dip in the water, bring a swimsuit
  • Sun cream is a must for traveling in August
  • You may need a light rain jacket in case it rains

6. Tips & experiences for Travelers to Halong Bay in August

Keep an eye on the weather forecast before your cruise in Halong Bay. If there may be a storm, it is highly recommended to contact your travel agency to check if the cruise can still run. If it can run, do not worry about the storm, just enjoy your holiday. The cruise needs permission to be running. When there is an official announcement that the cruise can run as normal which means all is safe. If the bad weather prevents the cruise from running. There are a lot of other options for you to choose from: visiting Hoa Lu-Tam Coc in Ninh Binh, Mai Chau, or areas around Hanoi. Therefore, contact your travel agency, they can help you to plan the rest of your trip.

The temperature during the daytime in August can be very high, it is a good idea for you to get up early in the morning to enjoy the fresh and cool weather in the morning. In the evening, if you want fishing, join with other tourists on cruise squid fishing activity.

In general, August is one of the hottest months of the year, there are higher chances of typhoons which can cause the canceling of the Halong Bay cruise. You had better plan to travel Halong Bay before any other parts of Vietnam if you travel in August. In case of canceling, you will have a backup plan and hopefully, you can rearrange the itinerary to visit all the places on your list. Hope that the above information is helpful for your trip to Vietnam. Halong Bay is beautiful all time during the year, take your chance to explore this natural wonder, and you will love it.

Jenny Tran

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