Shillong weather in August (Meghalaya, India)

What can you expect from the weather in Shillong during August? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

In August, Shillong generally has high temperatures and heavy rainfall. 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 21°C. Typically, it's the hottest month of the year. Make sure to come prepared with breezy outfits. Whether you're out exploring or just lounging, being prepared can make your experience in this warm month much more enjoyable.

Shillong in August falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 634 mm for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 17 days of rain are anticipated.

The area experiences a moderate amount of sunshine, with approximately 107 hours of sunlight expected. This makes it neither too gloomy nor overly bright.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, August may not be the ideal month to visit Shillong. January, February, November and December typically offer the best circumstances. While April, May, June, July, August and September tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

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

 

Shillong, monthly averages in August

Min Temperature 21°C  
Max Temperature 27°C  
Chance of Rain 57%  
Precipitation 634 mm  
Rainy days 17 days  
Humidity 88%  
Sunshine 107 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in India in August

Find out more about the weather in India 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 Shillong in August?

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.

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