India weather in August

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in August in India. Is this month a good time to go to India? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in India in August?

The weather conditions in India in August vary from poor to perfect depending on the destination.

During August in India, the average maximum temperature varies from moderate in Kedarnath with 16°C (61°F) to very high in Jaisalmer with 37°C (98°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 26°C (79°F) in Jaisalmer and 8°C (47°F) in Kedarnath. These night and day temperatures are average and some days may be even warmer. So be prepared and dress for the heat.

Precipitation in August varies from low in Leh with an average of 16mm (0.6inch) rainfall to heavy in Dharamshala with 790mm (31inch). It is the wettest month of the year in New Delhi. It is also generally a moderately sunny time of year with an average of 177 hours of sunshine in New Delhi during the entire month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in India.

Where to go in India in August

Find the average weather conditions in August for the most popular destinations in India on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in India

What is the weather like in August for the 5 most popular destinations in India?

Average weather in New Delhi

In August New Delhi generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 34°C (93°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 27°C (80°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

New Delhi
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
35°C / 95°F 
27°C / 81°F 
181 hours 
212mm / 8.3inch 
10 days 
poor 
34°C / 93°F 
27°C / 80°F 
177 hours 
259mm / 10inch 
10 days 
poor 
34°C / 93°F 
25°C / 77°F 
220 hours 
126mm / 5inch 
6 days 
Climate in New Delhi

Average weather in Bangalore

In August Bangalore generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C (82°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 20°C (68°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Bangalore
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
28°C / 83°F 
20°C / 68°F 
115 hours 
115mm / 4.5inch 
7 days 
28°C / 82°F 
20°C / 68°F 
120 hours 
150mm / 5.9inch 
10 days 
29°C / 84°F 
20°C / 68°F 
145 hours 
215mm / 8.5inch 
10 days 
Climate in Bangalore

Average weather in Jaipur

In August Jaipur generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (91°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C (77°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Jaipur
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
35°C / 94°F 
26°C / 79°F 
181mm / 7.1inch 
11 days 
poor 
33°C / 91°F 
25°C / 77°F 
192mm / 7.6inch 
10 days 
34°C / 94°F 
24°C / 75°F 
69mm / 2.7inch 
4 days 
Climate in Jaipur

Average weather in Chennai

In August Chennai generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 35°C (94°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 26°C (79°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Chennai
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
35°C / 95°F 
26°C / 80°F 
144 hours 
105mm / 4.1inch 
7 days 
poor 
35°C / 94°F 
26°C / 79°F 
188 hours 
128mm / 5inch 
8 days 
poor 
34°C / 93°F 
26°C / 78°F 
198 hours 
149mm / 5.9inch 
7 days 
Climate in Chennai

Average weather in Mumbai

In August Mumbai generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (85°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C (77°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Mumbai
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
30°C / 86°F 
26°C / 78°F 
73 hours 
713mm / 28inch 
23 days 
poor 
30°C / 85°F 
25°C / 77°F 
76 hours 
490mm / 19inch 
21 days 
poor 
31°C / 87°F 
25°C / 77°F 
165 hours 
330mm / 13inch 
14 days 
poor 
Climate in Mumbai

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Is August the best time to go to India?

In our opinion August is not the best time to visit India with commonly poor weather in New Delhi.

On average the best time to visit India is in January, February, March, October, November and December with generally perfect weather in New Delhi. The worst months are May, June, July and August that can have poor weather conditions.

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