Sarasota
Florida, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

August weather forecast and climate
Sarasota, FL

The palmy bay in Sarasota, Florida, with tall buildings across the water
The palmy bay in Sarasota, Florida, with tall buildings across the water
August, the last month of the summer, in Sarasota, is also a hot month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 73°F (22.8°C) and an average high of 91°F (32.8°C).

Temperature

July and August, with an average high-temperature of 91°F (32.8°C), are the warmest months.

Rainfall

August is the month with the most rainfall in Sarasota. Rain falls for 16 days and accumulates 9.4" (239.5mm) of precipitation.

Ocean temperature

The month with the warmest seawater is August, with an average ocean temperature of 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.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In Sarasota, the average sunshine in August is 8h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 11. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
The average daily UV index of 11 transform into the following instructions:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin can burn in 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. 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. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the warmest month in Sarasota?

July and August, with an average high-temperature of 91°F (32.8°C), are warmest months in Sarasota, Florida.

What is the temperature in August in Sarasota?

In Sarasota, Florida, in August, the average high-temperature is 91°F (32.8°C), and the average low-temperature is 73°F (22.8°C).

How much does it rain in Sarasota in August?

In Sarasota, Florida, during August, the rain falls for 16 days and regularly aggregates up to 9.4" (239.5mm) of precipitation.

What is the wettest month in Sarasota?

August is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 16 days and accumulates 9.4" (239.5mm) of precipitation.

What is the month with the warmest ocean in Sarasota?

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

How warm is the water in August in Sarasota?

In Sarasota, Florida, in August, the average water temperature is 86.7°F (30.4°C). The water temperature above 86°F (30°C) is arguably regarded as unpleasant. The primary purpose of entering the water - cooling down from sunshine and high temperatures - is lost.

How many hours of daylight does Sarasota have in August?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Sarasota have in August?

In Sarasota, Florida, the average sunshine in August is 8h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Sarasota?

Months with the highest UV index in Sarasota, Florida, are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 11.

What is the UV index reading in August in Sarasota?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index in Sarasota is 11. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in August - Sarasota, FL
  • Average high temperature in August: 91°F

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (91°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (72°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 73°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is June (74°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (51°F).

Average rainfall in August - Sarasota, FL
  • Average rainfall in August: 9.4"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (9.4").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is April (1.9").

Average rainfall days in August - Sarasota, FL
  • Average rainfall days in August: 16 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (16 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is April (4 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 shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.4h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 8h

Months with most sunshine are April and May (Average sunshine: 10h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6h).

Average UV index in August - Sarasota, FL
  • Average UV index in August: 11

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 11).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 5).