Weather in California, United States in August

So you're interested in going to California, United States in August

August is a hot and rainy time for sunbathing in California. August is a good month for swimming in California with warm sea temperatures. Consider visiting California in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for August.

Temperature in California in August

The average maximum temperature in California in August is 27°. The average maximum temperature is 27° in the previous month and 27° in the next month.

The average temperature in California in August is 23°. The average temperature ranges is 23° in the previous month and 22° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in California in August is 19°. The minimum temperature is 19° in the previous month and 18° in the next month.

Sunshine in California in August

The average day light hours per day in California in August are 13.4 and there are 8.6 hours of sunshine per day on average during August making it a sunny month with few clouds.

The ultraviolet index in California in August is typically 11 during August. An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in California in August

The average sea water temperature in California in August is 25° which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Rainfall in California in August

The average total rainfall in California in August is 65.2cm and on average there are 10.7 rainy days in August making it a wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in California in August

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in California in August is 19° which is somewhat uncomfortable for most people in cities but fine on a beach. The dew point is 19° in the previous month and 18° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in California in August is typically 88.6%. The maximum relative humidity is 88.5% in the previous month and 88.6% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in California in August is typically 73.8%. The average relative humidity is 73.7% in the previous month and 73.2% in the next month.

Wind Speed in California in August

The average maximum wind speed in California in August is typically 26kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 26kmh in the previous month and 25kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in California in August is typically 11kmh. The average wind speed is 12kmh in the previous month and 11kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in California in August is from the South-Southwest.

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