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Kathmandu weather in August (Nepal)

How is the weather in Kathmandu in August? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

In August, Kathmandu typically experiences high temperatures and heavy rainfall. August falls within the summer season. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 27°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 20°C.

Kathmandu in August falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 616 mm for the month. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 15 days of the month will see rainfall.

The city usually sees around 159 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, August may not be the ideal month to visit Kathmandu. March, April, October, November and December typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, June, July, August and September tend to have less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Kathmandu climate page with graphs.

 

Kathmandu, monthly averages in August

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 20°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 27°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 49%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 616 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 15 days  
HumidityHumidity 83% *  
WindspeedWindspeed 4 km/h *  
SunshineSunshine 159 hours *  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Katmandu, Nepal (4 KM, 2 Miles).

Where to go in Nepal in August

Find out more about the weather in Nepal in August and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in August.

Interested in more climate information?

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