August weather forecast
Tampa, FL

The Hillsborough River flowing under the bridge in Tampa, Florida
The Hillsborough River flowing under the bridge in Tampa, Florida

Weather in August

August, the last month of the summer in Tampa, is another hot month, with an average temperature varying between 90.3°F (32.4°C) and 79°F (26.1°C).

Temperature

With an average high-temperature of 90.3°F (32.4°C) and an average low-temperature of 79°F (26.1°C), August is the warmest month.

Heat index

In August, the average heat index is estimated at a scorching 108.3°F (42.4°C). Beware: Heat cramps and heat exhaustion are very likely. Heatstroke is imminent with prolonged activity.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'real feel', 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', or 'apparent temperature', is what the temperature feels like to the human body when the air temperature is combined with the relative humidity. Additional factors like activity, pregnancy, metabolic differences, and clothing affect individual temperature impact. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the 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. A higher relative humidity affects normal body cooling by reducing the evaporation rate, subsequently lowering the rate at which the body cools and increasing the perception of heat. When heat gain exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.

Humidity

In Tampa, the average relative humidity in August is 72%.

Rainfall

In August, in Tampa, Florida, the rain falls for 25.3 days. Throughout August, 5.16" (131mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 178.2 rainfall days, and 32.87" (835mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

With an average ocean temperature of 86.5°F (30.3°C), August is the month with the warmest seawater.
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

The average length of the day in August in Tampa is 13h and 7min.
On the first day of August, sunrise is at 6:52 am and sunset at 8:19 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:08 am and sunset at 7:52 pm EDT.

Sunshine

In August, the average sunshine is 9.5h.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index in Tampa are May through September, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health hazard from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 7 in August interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against skin and eye damage is required. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.
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FAQ

What is the warmest month in Tampa?

With an average high-temperature of 90.3°F (32.4°C) and an average low-temperature of 79°F (26.1°C), August is the warmest month in Tampa, Florida.

What is the temperature in August in Tampa?

The average high-temperature, in August, is 90.3°F (32.4°C), while the average low-temperature is 79°F (26.1°C). In August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'real feel'), which calculates the temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, is estimated at 108.3°F (42.4°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Tampa?

The average relative humidity in August in Tampa is 72%.

How much does it rain in Tampa in August?

In Tampa, Florida, in August, it is raining for 25.3 days, with typically 5.16" (131mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What is the month with the warmest ocean in Tampa?

With an average ocean temperature of 86.5°F (30.3°C), August is the month with the warmest seawater.

What is the ocean temperature in August in Tampa?

In Tampa, in August, the average water temperature is 86.5°F (30.3°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 Tampa have in August?

In Tampa, Florida, the average day length in August is 13h and 7min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in August in Tampa?

In August, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:52 am and sunset at 8:19 pm. On the last day of the month, in Tampa, Florida, sunrise is at 7:08 am and sunset at 7:52 pm EDT.

How long on average sun shines in August in Tampa?

The average sunshine duration in August is 9.5h.

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

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

How high is the UV index in August in Tampa?

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

Average temperature in August
Tampa, FL

Average temperature in August - Tampa, FL
  • Average high temperature in August: 90.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (90.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (67.8°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 79°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (79°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (53.4°F).

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Average pressure in August
Tampa, FL

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

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.14").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (29.96").

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Average wind speed in August
Tampa, FL

Average wind speed in August - Tampa, FL
  • Average wind speed in August: 6mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (7.8mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (5.8mph).

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Average humidity in August
Tampa, FL

Average humidity in August - Tampa, FL
  • Average humidity in August: 72%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (75%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (69%).

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Average rainfall in August
Tampa, FL

Average rainfall in August - Tampa, FL
  • Average rainfall in August: 5.16"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (5.67").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is November (1.26").

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Average rainfall days in August
Tampa, FL

Average rainfall days in August - Tampa, FL
  • Average rainfall days in August: 25.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (25.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (8.2 days).

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Average sea temperature in August
Tampa, FL

Average sea temperature in August - Tampa, FL
  • Average sea temperature in August: 86.5°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (86.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (64.8°F).

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

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Tampa, FL
  • Average daylight in August: 13h and 7min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 53min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 25min).

  • Average sunshine in August: 9.5h

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 10.9h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6.3h).

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Average sunshine days in August
Tampa, FL

Average sunshine days in August - Tampa, FL
  • Average sunshine days in August: 4.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (20.3 days).
The months with the least sunshine days are July and August (4.3 days).

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Average UV index in August
Tampa, FL

Average UV index in August - Tampa, 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
Tampa, FL

Average cloud cover in August - Tampa, FL
  • Average cloud cover in August: 29

The months with the most cloud cover are January and December (Cloud cover 33).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 24).

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Average visibility in August
Tampa, FL

Average visibility in August - Tampa, 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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