Chennai Weather in August

What's the weather like in Chennai, India in August 2019?

The climate in Chennai during August can be summarized as very hot and wet.

August is in the summer in Chennai and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a hot 35°C (95°F), whilst at night 26°C (78°F) is normal.

Chennai weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 34.9°C 94.8°F
Nightly temperature 25.5°C 77.9°F
Average temperature 30.2°C 86.4°F
Daily sunshine 6.4 hrs
Avg rainfall 158 mm 6.2 ins
Rainy days 9 days
Sea temperature 28.9°C 84°F
Humidity 67%
Windspeed 12.2kph 8 mph

On average August is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Chennai with around 158mm 6.2 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.4 hours of sunshine per day.

August temperatures in Chennai

August rainfall

August hourly sunshine

The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in August 2019.

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Chennai weather stats

Chennai weather statistics
Hottest month: May 38.1°C 100.6°F
Driest month: March 4mm 0.2ins
Sunniest month: February 10hrs
Coldest month: January 29.1°C 84.4°F
Wettest month: November 343mm 13.5ins
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