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.
|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|
|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.
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.
|Hottest month:||May||38.1°C 100.6°F|
|Driest month:||March||4mm 0.2ins|
|Coldest month:||January||29.1°C 84.4°F|
|Wettest month:||November||343mm 13.5ins|