Weather in Australia in August

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Visiting Australia in August

August has average maximum temperatures of 19°C (66°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 58.6% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 6.7cm (2.6inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Australia. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). August is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Australia for prolonged periods of time.

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Can you sunbathe in Australia in August?

No, August is not a good time for sunbathing in Australia.

August has average maximum temperatures of 19°C (66°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 58.6% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 6.7cm (2.6inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

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Can you swim in Australia in August?

Probably not, August is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Australia for prolonged periods of time with the sea water at 18°C (64°F).

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Is August a good time to holiday in Australia?

Yes, August is a good time for a holiday in Australia.

August has average maximum temperatures of 19°C (66°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 58.6% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 6.7cm (2.6inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Australia. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). August is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Australia for prolonged periods of time.

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Is Australia warm in August?

Yes, Australia is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days in August.

The average maximum temperature in Australia in August is 19°C (66°F). The average maximum temperature is 18°C (64°) in the previous month and 21°C (70°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Australia in August is 14°C (57°F). The average temperature is 13°C (56°F) in the previous month and 16°C (61°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Australia in August?

The average day light hours per day in Australia in August are 11. The sunshine percentage is 58.6% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Australia in August

The average maximum temperature in Australia in August is 19°C (66°F). The average maximum temperature is 18°C (64°F) in the previous month and 21°C (70°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Australia in August is 14°C (57°F). The average temperature is 13°C (56°F) in the previous month and 16°C (61°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Australia in August is 9°C (49°F). The minimum temperature is 9°C (48°F) in the previous month and 11°C (52°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Australia in August

During August the average day light hours are 11 per day in Australia. The sunshine percentage is 58.6% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Australia in August is typically 5.2 during August. An ultraviolet index reading of 3 to 5 indicates there is a moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Keep out of the sun during the strongest hours around midday when unprotected skin risks burning in less than 30 minutes. For the sensitive 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, and after swimming or sweating. Tanning for hours is possible with the right application of sun cream. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Australia in August

The average sea water temperature in Australia in August is 17.6°C (63.7°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Australia in August

The average total rainfall in Australia in August is 6.7cm (2.6inches) and on average there are 10.2 rainy days in August making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Australia in August

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Australia in August is 10°C (51°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 10°C (50°F) in the previous month and 12°C (12°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Australia in August is typically 83.6%. The maximum relative humidity is 84.4% in the previous month and 83.8% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Australia in August is typically 64.2%. The average relative humidity is 66.5% in the previous month and 63.3% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Australia in August

The average maximum wind speed in Australia in August is typically 27KM/H (16MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 26KM/H (16MPH) in the previous month and 29KM/H (18MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Australia in August is typically 14KM/H (9MPH). The average wind speed is 15KM/H (9MPH) in the previous month and 15KM/H (10MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Australia in August is from the West-Southwest.

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