August weather forecast and climate
Sarasota, FL

The palmy bay in Sarasota, Florida, USA, with tall buildings across the water
The palmy bay in Sarasota, Florida, USA, with tall buildings across the water
The last month of the summer, August, is another tropical month in Sarasota, Florida, with temperature in the range of an average low of 79.7°F (26.5°C) and an average high of 88.5°F (31.4°C).

Temperature

August is the warmest month, with an average high-temperature of 88.5°F (31.4°C) and an average low-temperature of 79.7°F (26.5°C).

Heat index

The average heat index is estimated at a blistering 104°F (40°C). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With the exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'real feel', 'felt air temperature', or 'apparent temperature', is a measure that combines both air temperature and relative humidity into a single value that indicates how hot the weather feels. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (wind, pregnancy, metabolic differences), and activity. Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration, as evaporated sweat carries heat away from the body. High relative humidity reduces the evaporation rate, resulting in a lower heat removal rate from the body, causing the perception of being overheated. When heat gain surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.

Humidity

In August, the average relative humidity is 74%.

Rainfall

August is the month with the most rainfall in Sarasota, Florida. Rain falls for 26.8 days and accumulates 6.42" (163mm) of precipitation.

Ocean temperature

With an average ocean temperature of 86.7°F (30.4°C), August is the month with the warmest seawater in Sarasota.
Note: For swimming, other intense water activities, temperature above 86°F (30°C) is arguably unpleasant, as the water cooling effect is missing.

Daylight

In Sarasota, the average length of the day is 13.1h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in August is 9.6h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are May through September, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In August, the average maximum UV index of 7 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the warmest month in Sarasota?

August is the warmest month in Sarasota, Florida, with an average high-temperature of 88.5°F (31.4°C) and an average low-temperature of 79.7°F (26.5°C).

What is the temperature in August in Sarasota?

In Sarasota, in August, the average high-temperature is 88.5°F (31.4°C), and the average low-temperature is 79.7°F (26.5°C). In August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'real feel'), that combines relative humidity and air temperature, is calculated to 104°F (40°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Sarasota?

In Sarasota, the average relative humidity in August is 74%.

How many days does it rain in August in Sarasota?

In Sarasota, in August, during 26.8 rainfall days, 6.42" (163mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the wettest month in Sarasota?

The month with the most rainfall is August when the rain falls for 26.8 days and typically aggregates up to 6.42" (163mm) of precipitation.

What month is the ocean warmest in Sarasota?

August is the month with the warmest seawater in Sarasota, with an average ocean temperature of 86.7°F (30.4°C).

How warm is the water in August in Sarasota?

In Sarasota, Florida, the average seawater temperature in August is 86.7°F (30.4°C). For swimming, other intense water activities, temperature above 86°F (30°C) is arguably unpleasant, as the water cooling effect is missing.

How many hours of daylight does Sarasota have in August?

In August, the average length of the day in Sarasota is 13.1h.

How long on average sun shines in August in Sarasota?

In August, the average sunshine in Sarasota, Florida, is 9.6h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Sarasota?

May through September, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Sarasota, Florida.

How high is the UV index in August in Sarasota?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index in Sarasota, Florida, is 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in August - Sarasota, FL
  • Average high temperature in August: 88.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (88.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (68.5°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 79.7°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (79.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (56.1°F).

Average pressure in August - Sarasota, FL
  • Average pressure in August: 29.98"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.13").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (29.95").

Average wind speed in August - Sarasota, FL
  • Average wind speed in August: 6.7mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (9.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (6.4mph).

Average humidity in August - Sarasota, FL
  • Average humidity in August: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (76%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are March, April and May (72%).

Average rainfall in August - Sarasota, FL
  • Average rainfall in August: 6.42"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (6.42").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are February and November (1.06").

Average rainfall days in August - Sarasota, FL
  • Average rainfall days in August: 26.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (26.8 days).
Months with the least rainy days are January, February and November (8.3 days).

Average sea temperature in August - Sarasota, FL
  • Average sea temperature in August: 86.7°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (86.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (64.1°F).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Sarasota, FL
  • Average daylight in August: 13.1h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.9h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.4h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 9.6h

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 11.1h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6.5h).

Average sunshine days in August - Sarasota, FL
  • Average sunshine days in August: 2.5 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (21.1 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (2.5 days).

Average UV index in August - Sarasota, FL
  • Average UV index in August: 7

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July, August and September (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 4).

Average cloud cover in August - Sarasota, FL
  • Average cloud cover in August: 27

Months with the most cloud cover are January and December (Cloud cover 30).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 22).

Average visibility in August - Sarasota, FL
  • Average visibility in August: 6mi

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).