Bangkok Weather in August: Temperature & What To Do
Bangkok is one of the most visited cities in the world. You can find tourists at any time of the year in this fun-filled city, regardless of the season. Our guide on Bangkok weather in August will help you decide if this month is a suitable time for your trip.
Characteristics of Bangkok weather in August
Overall, Bangkok weather in August is pleasant and suitable for many tourist activities. Many people choose to visit during this time of year not only since it is not peak season, but also for the warm temperature.
Bangkok's climate in August is identical to that of July. This monsoonal period brings about some torrential downfalls, high levels of humidity, and overall warm temperature. It is cloudy throughout the day, with the temperature fluctuating around 30 degrees Celsius. On some days, it is partly sunny during the early afternoon, which makes a great outdoor adventure. But always remember to bring an umbrella because August is the wet season, and unexpected rain can affect your plans a little bit, though not for too long. The downpours in Bangkok might last for about 30 minutes, rarely the whole day. However, the humidity can get uncomfortable.
During August, you can find some cheap accommodation and flight deals as it is not the most popular month for traveling. Besides, the Amazing Grand Sale of Thailand also falls in August, so it could not be a more suitable time to do some shopping.
What to expect in Bangkok in August
Travel on the Chao Phraya River
You might be interested in going on a boat trip along the Chao Phraya River, passing by the bustling metropolitan city to take in its charm and charisma even more. There is a vast selection of boats and cruises to choose from, from low-budget river ferries to luxury cruises that include fine dining. Regardless of your preferences, it is a worthwhile experience in Bangkok and a must-try for tourists to discover Bangkok in a new light.
Chao Phraya River is a unique symbol of Bangkok.
Consider booking BestPrice's tour package to relieve the hassle of researching among various options: Bangkok River Dinner Cruise.
For a new insight into Bangkok nightlife and locals' source of entertainment, you should check out the bars that offer live music shows. It provides an opportunity to relax and unwind after a whole day of sightseeing while also indulging in the beverage scene of Bangkok. Live music in Bangkok is not what you expected — jazz nights that perfectly go with the ambiance or rock music nights in closed-off venues, guaranteed an enjoyable evening full of memories.
Head to a live music bar or pub for an eventful evening. Source: Saxophone Pub
Our suggestions for popular bars with reasonably-priced drinks and good music: Saxophone Pub, Hard Rock Cafe, and Skytrain Bar.
Looking for more? Check out our guide on Top 10 Bars in Bangkok That You Cannot Miss.
Travel tips for Bangkok in August
- On August 12th, Thai people celebrate the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, which is observed as National Mother's Day. It is a day for people to pay respect and appreciation for their mothers by giving them gifts and make merit by commemorating the Queen. In the morning, it will be quite busy on the streets, especially in the capital Bangkok. A lot of places will not serve alcohol on this day, similar to many other national holidays.
Regardless of the season, Bangkok always has something to offer. All in all, we hope our guide on Bangkok weather in August will help you in planning your trip to this charming capital city. Follow BestPrice Travel for more Bangkok travel tips & experiences and try out our top-rated Bangkok tours.
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