August weather forecast
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

Weather in August

August, the last month of the summer in Sarasota, is another tropical month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 79.7°F (26.5°C) and 88.5°F (31.4°C).

Temperature

The warmest month is August, 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 in August is computed to be a scorching 104°F (40°C). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. With 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 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', 'feels like', or 'felt air temperature', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (wind, pregnancy, differences in body mass, height, and shape), 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 especially crucial for babies and toddlers. 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. Excessive warmth is eliminated from the body by evaporation of sweat. Under high air temperature and humidity (high heat index) conditions, perspiration is limited, and the perception of heat is increased. 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 Sarasota, Florida, the average relative humidity in August is 74%.

Rainfall

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.

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: The surface water temperatures above 86°F (30°C) are arguably considered as unpleasant for swimming, and any intense water activity, as the refreshing effect of water is missing.

Daylight

In Sarasota, the average length of the day in August is 13h and 5min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:53 am and sunset at 8:18 pm. On the last day of August, in Sarasota, Florida, sunrise is at 7:08 am and sunset at 7:51 pm EDT.

Sunshine

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

UV index

May through September, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Sarasota. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high threat to health from unprotected exposure to 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. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. 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. 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.
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FAQ

What is the warmest month in Sarasota?

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

What is the temperature in August in Sarasota?

In Sarasota, Florida, 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). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'real feel'), which combines air temperature and relative humidity, in August is computed to be 104°F (40°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Sarasota?

The average relative humidity in August in Sarasota is 74%.

What is the wettest month in Sarasota?

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

How much does it rain in Sarasota in August?

In Sarasota, Florida, in August, it is raining for 26.8 days, with typically 6.42" (163mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What month is the ocean warmest in Sarasota?

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

What is the ocean temperature in August in Sarasota?

In Sarasota, Florida, in August, the average water temperature is 86.7°F (30.4°C). The surface water temperatures above 86°F (30°C) are arguably considered as unpleasant for swimming, and any intense water activity, as the refreshing effect of water is missing.

What is the average length of the day in August in Sarasota?

In Sarasota, Florida, the average day length in August is 13h and 5min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in August in Sarasota?

In August, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:53 am and sunset at 8:18 pm. On the last day of the month, in Sarasota, sunrise is at 7:08 am and sunset at 7:51 pm EDT.

How long on average sun shines in August in Sarasota?

The average sunshine duration in August is 9.6h.

When is the highest UV index in Sarasota?

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

What is the UV index intensity in August in Sarasota?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index is 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.

Average temperature in August
Sarasota, FL

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).

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Average pressure in August
Sarasota, FL

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

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

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Average wind speed in August
Sarasota, FL

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).

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Average humidity in August
Sarasota, FL

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

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

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Average rainfall in August
Sarasota, FL

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").

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Average rainfall days in August
Sarasota, FL

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).
The months with the least rainy days are January, February and November (8.3 days).

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Average sea temperature in August
Sarasota, FL

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).

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Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
Sarasota, FL

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Sarasota, FL
  • Average daylight in August: 13h and 5min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 50min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 27min).

  • Average sunshine in August: 9h and 36min

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 11h and 6min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6h and 30min).

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Average sunshine days in August
Sarasota, FL

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).

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Average UV index in August
Sarasota, FL

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

The 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).

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Average cloud cover in August
Sarasota, FL

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

The 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).

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Average visibility in August
Sarasota, FL

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

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

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