August weather forecast
Salem, MA

The gray Witch House located in Salem Town, Massachusetts
The gray Witch House located in Salem Town, Massachusetts

Weather in August

August, the last month of the summer in Salem, is also a moderately hot month, with an average temperature ranging between max 80.6°F (27°C) and min 60.8°F (16°C).

Temperature

In Salem, the average high-temperature in August is practically the same as in July - a still moderately hot 80.6°F (27°C). In August, the average low-temperature is 60.8°F (16°C).

Rainfall

In Salem, in August, it is raining for 10 days, with typically 3.07" (78mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 124 rainfall days, and 43.03" (1093mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

With an average ocean temperature of 64.4°F (18°C), August is the month with the warmest seawater in Salem, Massachusetts.
Note: For swimming, a surface water temperature of 64.4°F (18°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

Daylight

In Salem, the average length of the day in August is 13h and 52min.
On the first day of August in Salem, sunrise is at 5:35 am and sunset at 8:03 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:07 am and sunset at 7:19 pm EDT.

Sunshine

The months with the most sunshine are June through August, with an average of 9h of sunshine.

UV index

In August, the average daily maximum UV index in Salem is 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 7 in August transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in August in Salem?

The average high-temperature, in August, in Salem, Massachusetts, is 80.6°F (27°C), while the average low-temperature is 60.8°F (16°C).

How many days does it rain in August in Salem?

In Salem, in August, it is raining for 10 days, with typically 3.07" (78mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What month is the ocean warmest in Salem?

August is the month with the warmest seawater in Salem, Massachusetts, with an average ocean temperature of 64.4°F (18°C).

What is the ocean temperature in August in Salem?

In August, the average ocean temperature in Salem, Massachusetts, is 64.4°F (18°C). Swimming in 64.4°F (18°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

How many hours of daylight does Salem have in August?

In August, the average day length is 13h and 52min.

When are sunrise and sunset in August in Salem?

In August, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 5:35 am and sunset at 8:03 pm. On the last day of the month, in Salem, Massachusetts, sunrise is at 6:07 am and sunset at 7:19 pm EDT.

What are the months with the most sunshine in Salem?

June through August, with an average of 9h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Salem have in August?

The average sunshine duration in August is 9h.

What is the UV index reading in August in Salem?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index in Salem is 7. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in August
Salem, MA

Average temperature in August - Salem, MA
  • Average high temperature in August: 81°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (82°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (36°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 61°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (63°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (18°F).

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Average rainfall in August
Salem, MA

Average rainfall in August - Salem, MA
  • Average rainfall in August: 3.1"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (4.6").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (3").

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Average rainfall days in August
Salem, MA

Average rainfall days in August - Salem, MA
  • Average rainfall days in August: 10 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (12 days).
The month with the least rainy days is September (8 days).

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Average sea temperature in August
Salem, MA

Average sea temperature in August - Salem, MA
  • Average sea temperature in August: 64°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (64°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (37°F).

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Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
Salem, MA

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Salem, MA
  • Average daylight in August: 13h and 52min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 15min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 7min).

  • Average sunshine in August: 9h

The months with the most sunshine are June, July and August (Average sunshine: 9h).
The months with the least sunshine are January, November and December (Average sunshine: 5h).

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Average UV index in August
Salem, MA

Average UV index in August - Salem, MA
  • Average UV index in August: 7

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 8).
The months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).

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