August weather forecast and climate
Ocean City, MD

The Ocean city in Maryland, with water on both sides of the city
The Ocean city in Maryland, with water on both sides of the city

Weather in August

August, the last month of the summer, in Ocean City, is another warm month, with average temperature fluctuating between 73.9°F (23.3°C) and 79.3°F (26.3°C).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in July - a still moderately hot 79.3°F (26.3°C). The average low-temperature, in August, is 73.9°F (23.3°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Ocean City is 78%.

Rainfall

In August, the rain falls for 15.3 days. Throughout August, 2.4" (61mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Ocean City, during the entire year, the rain falls for 150.3 days and collects up to 23.11" (587mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

April through October are months without snowfall.

Ocean temperature

With an average ocean temperature of 77.5°F (25.3°C), August is the month with the warmest seawater in Ocean City.
Note: For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 77°F (25°C) and 84.2°F (29°C) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Ocean City, Maryland, is 13.6h.

Sunshine

In August, the average sunshine in Ocean City is 10.7h.

UV index

May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index in Ocean City. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: In August, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the 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. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in August in Ocean City?

In Ocean City, Maryland, the average relative humidity in August is 78%.

How much does it rain in Ocean City in August?

In Ocean City, in August, it is raining for 15.3 days, with typically 2.4" (61mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in Ocean City?

In Ocean City, Maryland, snow does not fall in April through October.

When is the ocean warmest in Ocean City?

With an average ocean temperature of 77.5°F (25.3°C), August is the month with the warmest seawater in Ocean City, Maryland.

What is the ocean temperature in August in Ocean City?

In August, the average ocean temperature is 77.5°F (25.3°C). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 77°F (25°C) and 84.2°F (29°C) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

How many hours of daylight does Ocean City have in August?

In Ocean City, the average length of the day in August is 13.6h.

How long on average sun shines in August in Ocean City?

In August, the average sunshine in Ocean City, Maryland, is 10.7h.

When is the highest UV index in Ocean City?

May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index.

What is the UV index intensity in August in Ocean City?

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

Average temperature in August
Ocean City, MD

Average temperature in August - Ocean City, MD
  • Average high temperature in August: 79.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (79.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (42.4°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 73.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (74.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (34.2°F).

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Average pressure in August
Ocean City, MD

Average pressure in August - Ocean City, MD
  • Average pressure in August: 29.98"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.12").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.94").

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Average wind speed in August
Ocean City, MD

Average wind speed in August - Ocean City, MD
  • Average wind speed in August: 9.4mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (13.9mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (9.4mph).

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Average humidity in August
Ocean City, MD

Average humidity in August - Ocean City, MD
  • Average humidity in August: 78%

The month with the highest relative humidity is May (82%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are January and November (74%).

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Average rainfall in August
Ocean City, MD

Average rainfall in August - Ocean City, MD
  • Average rainfall in August: 2.4"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (2.56").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (1.46").

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Average rainfall days in August
Ocean City, MD

Average rainfall days in August - Ocean City, MD
  • Average rainfall days in August: 15.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (16.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (8.9 days).

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Average snowfall in August
Ocean City, MD

Average snowfall in August - Ocean City, MD
  • Average snowfall in August: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (0.39").
Months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in August
Ocean City, MD

Average snowfall days in August - Ocean City, MD
  • Average snowfall days in August: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (2.8 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in August
Ocean City, MD

Average sea temperature in August - Ocean City, MD
  • Average sea temperature in August: 77.5°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (77.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (41.9°F).

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Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
Ocean City, MD

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Ocean City, MD
  • Average daylight in August: 13.6h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.8h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.5h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 10.7h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 11h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 5.2h).

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Average sunshine days in August
Ocean City, MD

Average sunshine days in August - Ocean City, MD
  • Average sunshine days in August: 12.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (18 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (12.5 days).

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Average UV index in August
Ocean City, MD

Average UV index in August - Ocean City, MD
  • Average UV index in August: 6

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in August
Ocean City, MD

Average cloud cover in August - Ocean City, MD
  • Average cloud cover in August: 26

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 45).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 25).

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Average visibility in August
Ocean City, MD

Average visibility in August - Ocean City, MD
  • 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).

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