Weather in August
is hot and humid in Arkansas
, with ample sunshine and mostly clear skies. The average high temperatures are in the hot zone of 89°F (31.7°C) to 95°F (35°C) range, while the average low temperatures are in the warm 65°F (18.3°C) to 72°F (22.2°C) range.
August receives 3" (76mm) to 4" (102mm) of moderate but lies in the tornado season. Harrison in northern Arkansas averages between 66°F (18.9°C) to 89°F (31.7°C), Little Rock in the central region is between 72°F (22.2°C) to 93°F (33.9°C), while Monticello in the south registers in the 71°F (21.7°C) to 92°F (33.3°C) range.
Lakes, streams, and creeks see plenty of footfalls with the high heat and humidity. Fishing and hunting are popular with the availability of a large number of wild animals and fishes. The extended daylight hours offer bright evenings with a significant decrease in the heat. Light sweatshirts or t-shirts are usually sufficient during the day but do not forget to take sunglasses and hats on outdoor trips. Expect the temperatures to decline gradually by the end of summer in August in Arkansas.