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Lhasa Weather in August

Celebration of Shoton Festival Shoton Festival in August

The weather is generally warm and humid and the sun is strong in August. The average temperature is 15.25 °C (59.5 °F), with a minimum temperature of 9.4 °C (48.9 °F) and a maximum temperature of 21.1 °C (70.0 °F).

The rain falls but usually at night. Rainfall may block roads and make travel difficult but it also makes for excellent scenery.  The weather changes quickly. A suuny morning may be suddenly replaced by a storm at noon, or vice verse. Locals literally call this weather "four seasons in a day".

With the large temperature difference during day and night, wear summer clothes and sun protection, and also bring a sweater or jacket. A umbrella is also needed.

From August 29 to September 4, the Shoton Festival is held, one of the most popular traditional festivals in Tibet. The festival brings celebrations in the streets, in squares, and at monasteries in Lhasa. The festival is a great occasion for both Tibetans and tourists.

August is the peak travel season. At this time, hotel rates are often higher than usual, and tourist attractions are crowded. If you plan to visit Lhasa during this period, book everything in advance. Landslides are frequent during the rainy season, so be careful. See our Lhasa Tours.

Lhasa Average Daily Temperatures Based on Historical Data

Date Average High Average Low
August   1 70 °F 21.11 °C 49 °F 9.44 °C
August   2 70 °F 21.11 °C 49 °F 9.44 °C
August   3 70 °F 21.11 °C 49 °F 9.44 °C
August   4 70 °F 21.11 °C 49 °F 9.44 °C
August   5 70 °F 21.11 °C 49 °F 9.44 °C
August   6 70 °F 21.11 °C 49 °F 9.44 °C
August   7 70 °F 21.11 °C 49 °F 9.44 °C
August   8 70 °F 21.11 °C 49 °F 9.44 °C
August   9 70 °F 21.11 °C 49 °F 9.44 °C
August   10 70 °F 21.11 °C 49 °F 9.44 °C
August   11 70 °F 21.11 °C 49 °F 9.44 °C
August   12 70 °F 21.11 °C 49 °F 9.44 °C
August   13 70 °F 21.11 °C 49 °F 9.44 °C
August   14 70 °F 21.11 °C 49 °F 9.44 °C
August   15 70 °F 21.11 °C 48 °F 8.89 °C
August   16 69 °F 20.56 °C 48 °F 8.89 °C
August   17 69 °F 20.56 °C 48 °F 8.89 °C
August   18 69 °F 20.56 °C 48 °F 8.89 °C
August   19 69 °F 20.56 °C 48 °F 8.89 °C
August   20 69 °F 20.56 °C 48 °F 8.89 °C
August   21 69 °F 20.56 °C 48 °F 8.89 °C
August   22 69 °F 20.56 °C 48 °F 8.89 °C
August   23 69 °F 20.56 °C 48 °F 8.89 °C
August   24 69 °F 20.56 °C 48 °F 8.89 °C
August   25 69 °F 20.56 °C 48 °F 8.89 °C
August   26 69 °F 20.56 °C 48 °F 8.89 °C
August   27 69 °F 20.56 °C 48 °F 8.89 °C
August   28 69 °F 20.56 °C 48 °F 8.89 °C
August   29 69 °F 20.56 °C 48 °F 8.89 °C
August   30 69 °F 20.56 °C 48 °F 8.89 °C
August   31 69 °F 20.56 °C 48 °F 8.89 °C

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