Gulf Shores
Alabama, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

August weather forecast and climate
Gulf Shores, AL

The road to Gulf Shores Beach in Alabama, besides the calm turquoise blue waters
The road to Gulf Shores Beach in Alabama, besides the calm turquoise blue waters
August, the last month of the summer, in Gulf Shores, is also a hot month, with average temperature ranging between min 72°F (22.2°C) and max 90°F (32.2°C).

Temperature

The warmest months are July and August, with an average high-temperature of 90°F (32.2°C).

Rainfall

In August, in Gulf Shores, the rain falls for 14 days. Throughout August, 6.2" (158mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Gulf Shores, during the entire year, the rain falls for 114 days and collects up to 67.7" (1719.8mm) of precipitation.

Ocean temperature

The month with the warmest seawater is August, with an average ocean temperature of 86.5°F (30.3°C).
Note: For swimming, other intense water activities, temperature above 86°F (30°C) is arguably unpleasant, as the water cooling effect is missing.

Daylight

The average length of the day in August is 13.2h.

Sunshine

In August, the average sunshine in Gulf Shores is 8h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Gulf Shores is 10. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In August, the average maximum UV index of 10 translate into the following recommendations:
Take special precautions, as unprotected skin can be damaged and can burn quickly. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the warmest month in Gulf Shores?

Warmest months in Gulf Shores, Alabama, are July and August, with an average high-temperature of 90°F (32.2°C).

What is the temperature in August in Gulf Shores?

In Gulf Shores, Alabama, in August, the average high-temperature is 90°F (32.2°C), and the average low-temperature is 72°F (22.2°C).

How much does it rain in Gulf Shores in August?

In Gulf Shores, Alabama, during August, the rain falls for 14 days and regularly aggregates up to 6.2" (158mm) of precipitation.

What month is the ocean warmest in Gulf Shores?

The month with the warmest seawater is August, with an average ocean temperature of 86.5°F (30.3°C).

What is the ocean temperature in August in Gulf Shores?

In Gulf Shores, in August, the average water temperature is 86.5°F (30.3°C). For swimming, other intense water activities, temperature above 86°F (30°C) is arguably unpleasant, as the water cooling effect is missing.

What is the average length of the day in August in Gulf Shores?

In August, the average length of the day is 13.2h.

How many hours of sunshine does Gulf Shores have in August?

In Gulf Shores, the average sunshine in August is 8h.

What is the UV index intensity in August in Gulf Shores?

In Gulf Shores, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 10. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high health threat from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in August - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average high temperature in August: 90°F

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (90°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (60°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 72°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (73°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (40°F).

Average rainfall in August - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average rainfall in August: 6.2"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (8").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is October (3.6").

Average rainfall days in August - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average rainfall days in August: 14 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are July and August (14 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is October (5 days).

Average sea temperature in August - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average sea temperature in August: 86.5°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (86.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (60.4°F).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average daylight in August: 13.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.1h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.2h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 8h

Months with most sunshine are April, May and June (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 5).

Average UV index in August - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average UV index in August: 10

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 11).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 4).