August is hot in Delaware with clear skies and sunny days amid short periods of heavy rain. An increase in humidity levels often accompanies the heat during summer. August is the wettest month with 5" (127mm) to 7" (178mm) of rainfall as a result of many thunderstorms that sweep the state. The wet periods are intense but brief in nature and rarely obstruct outdoor activities. The average temperatures remain in the warm 65°F (18.3°C) to 85°F (29.4°C) zone with many sunny days in the month. Dover registers between 65°F (18.3°C) to 87°F (30.6°C), while Lewes is between 69°F (20.6°C) to 85°F (29.4°C). Delaware beaches are famous due to their relative cooler temperatures than the interior. The hot and humid weather is suitable for wearing t-shirts, sweatshirts, and beachwear. The long daylight hours are fantastic for evenings on the beaches. The kite-flying season is in full swing in the clear skies and breezy evenings. Expect the humidity and temperatures to drop by the end of August in Delaware gradually.