Tibet Weather in August
- by Liffity
- Last Updated: 2021-12-31
Tibetan summer is from June to August. As the last month in summer, August is still a good month to travel to Tibet. Unlike other areas in China, August in Tibet is warm and comfortable because of the high altitude. Although both July and August belong to the rainy season, it rains less in August than in July. Therefore, clouds are fewer, and the sky is brighter. Compared with June and July, tourists visiting Tibet in August have a greater chance to enjoy the grandeur of high mountains in a far distance such as Mt Everest, Mt Kailash, and so on.
What's more, the reason why August is the peak tourist season is that there're a lot of traditional Tibetan festivals this month. Some famous and grand celebrations such as Shoton Festival, Nakchu Horse Racing Festival, Bathing Festival, etc. Here are some details about the weather in August.
Brief Introduction of Tibetan August Weather
August is the rainy month, as mentioned before. Thus, outdoor activities such as mountain trekking or hiking should be avoided. In some high altitude mountains, it even snows. It's always rainy at night and sunny in the daytime. The average maximum temperature in August is about 22 °C, the average minimum temperature in August is about 9 °C. Here's another set of data in August,
|Average Temperature||Average Precipitation||Clear Days||Wet day(>0.1mm)||Relative humidity|
|22 °C||89 mm||20||10||72%|
In one word, Lhasa is warm in August, but some remote areas outside of Lhasa are cold. The daily temperature varies greatly. It can rise up to 20 °C in the daytime, but it can drop down to 10 °C at night.
Clothing Suggestion in Tibetan August
As the peak tourist season, August is one of the best months to travel to Tibet. The scenery in August is charming and attractive. While the sun rays are strong in the daytime. To protect your eyes and skin from being hurt by the intense sunlight, you’d better bring some protecting products like sunglasses, sunbonnet and sun-blocking cream, sunglasses as well as suntan oil. Owing to the vast temperature difference in day and night, some T-shirts, trousers, and a jacket are necessary. You also need to take some good water-resistant shoes and rain gear in case of wetting by the rain.
Recommended Places in August
Lhasa is the top-recommended tourist place in August. Here you can visit numerous popular attractions such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Barkhor Street, etc. More importantly, the grand Shonton Festival will be held in Lhasa, and the whole city will be full of happiness and jollification. Enjoy the grand visual feast in Lhasa!
Nagchu is also worthy of being recommended to you. The fierce Nagchu Horse Racing Festival will be held in Nagchu. Thousands of travelers will travel to Nagchu to enjoy this grand festival. August is the best month for tourists to visit the grassland. With green grass on the boundless land, you must fall in love with Nagchu.
Tibet Weather in February
The Tibet weather in February is cold but the cost would be the low for your traveling in Tibet. Only a few destinations like Lhasa, Shigatse, Everest are recommended to visit.
Tibet Weather in January
It takes courage to travel to Tibet in January because it's the coldest time in a year. Tourists are suggested to know more about the weather in winter, and prepare well to start this journey.
Tibet Weather in July
July in Tibet is warm, and it is the beginning of the rainy season. Although it rains a lot, it always rains at night. There some recommended places when you travel to Tibet in July, such as Lhasa city, Namtso Lake, Shigatse, etc.
Tibet Weather in September
Tibetan September is the peak tourism season. The climate is comfortable and cool. There are some recommended tours for this month, such as Lhasa tour, Shigatse tour, Yamdrok Lake tour, and hiking tour.
Tibet Weather in March
The weather in March is cold, dry, and sunny. However, foreign travelers are not allowed to travel to Tibet in this month. There are some recommended tourist destinations including Lhasa city, Shigatse, and Nyingchi.
Tibet Weather in October
October is also one of the best time to travel to Tibet, as the weather starts to cool down with less rain and more sunshine. In October, Tibet is covered with golden yellow color, just like a fairy tale world.
Tibet Weather in May
May is one of the best time to travel to Tibet with dry, sunny and cool weather. In May, the weather is getting warm with little rainfall, trees turn green, and flowers start to blossom.
Tibet Weather in November
November is still a good time to visit Tibet. We will show you the upsides of traveling in this month and related travel guide accordingly, such as what to wear, place to visit, etc.
Tibet Weather in December
December is the low season for tourists. Before you choose to travel to Tibet during this month, it's good to know more about the weather and places to visit.
Tibet Weather in April
April is a fantastic month to travel to Tibet. The climate becomes warm, but it's better for tourists to take precautions before they come to Tibet. Visiting the Potala Palace and Barkhor street could be amazing for every tourist.
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