August weather forecast and climate
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

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

Temperature

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

Heat index

In August, the average heat index is estimated at an extremely hot 108.3°F (42.4°C). Be wary: Heat exhaustion and heat cramps are highly anticipated. With continued activity, heatstroke is very likely.
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. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (wind, metabolic differences, clothing), and activity. 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 particularly important for children. 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. With a lot of moisture in the air, the evaporation process is not as effective, and the body does not cool down as efficiently, creating a perception of overheating. 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, the rain falls for 25.3 days. Throughout August, 5.16" (131mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Tampa, 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: For swimming, other intense water activities, temperature above 86°F (30°C) is arguably unpleasant, as the water cooling effect is missing.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In August, the average sunshine in Tampa is 9.5h.

UV index

May through September, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Tampa, Florida. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 7 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. 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 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.

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. 'apparent temperature', 'feels like'), which factors the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, is estimated at 108.3°F (42.4°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Tampa?

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

How much does it rain in Tampa in August?

In August, in Tampa, Florida, the rain falls for 25.3 days. Throughout August, 5.16" (131mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What month is the ocean warmest in Tampa?

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

How warm is the water in August in Tampa?

In August, the average ocean temperature is 86.5°F (30.3°C). For swimming, other intense water activities, temperature above 86°F (30°C) is arguably unpleasant, as the water cooling effect is missing.

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

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

How long on average sun shines in August in Tampa?

The average sunshine in August is 9.5h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Tampa?

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 Tampa?

In Tampa, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in August
Tampa, FL

Average temperature in August - Tampa, FL
  • Average high temperature in August: 32.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (32.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (19.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 26.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (26.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (11.9°C).

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Average pressure in August
Tampa, FL

Average pressure in August - Tampa, FL
  • Average pressure in August: 1015.4mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1020.5mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (1014.6mbar).

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Average wind speed in August
Tampa, FL

Average wind speed in August - Tampa, FL
  • Average wind speed in August: 9.7km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (12.5km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (9.4km/h).

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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: 131mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (144mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is November (32mm).

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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: 30.3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (30.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (18.2°C).

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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: 13.1h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.9h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.4h).

  • 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).
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

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

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: 10km

Months with the highest visibility are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March and December (9km).

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