Weather in Maine, United States in August

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Visiting Maine, United States in August

August is one of the best months to visit Maine for the best beach weather. It has the most sunshine and best sunbathing and swimming conditions of the year.

August has average maximum temperatures of 26°C (78°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 43% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.0 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 10.9cm (4.3inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 10.7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. Sea temperatures are a cold 17°C (62°F). August is too cold for swimming in Maine for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Also consider visiting Maine in one of the other best months of June, July, September, for the best beach weather.

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Can you sunbathe in Maine in August?

Yes, August is a good time for sunbathing in Maine.

August has average maximum temperatures of 26°C (78°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 43% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.0 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 10.9cm (4.3inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 10.7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days.

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Can you swim in Maine in August?

No, August is too cold for swimming in Maine for any length of time, with the sea water at 17°C (62°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

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Is August a good time to holiday in Maine?

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

August has average maximum temperatures of 26°C (78°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 43% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.0 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 10.9cm (4.3inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 10.7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. Sea temperatures are a cold 17°C (62°F). August is too cold for swimming in Maine for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the August temperatures and sunshine.

Is Maine warm in August?

Yes, Maine is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days in August.

The average maximum temperature in Maine in August is 26°C (78°F). The average maximum temperature is 26°C (80°) in the previous month and 22°C (71°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Maine in August is 20°C (68°F). The average temperature is 21°C (70°F) in the previous month and 16°C (61°F) in the next month.

More info about the August temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Maine in August?

The average day light hours per day in Maine in August are 14. The sunshine percentage is 43% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.0 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Maine in August

The average maximum temperature in Maine in August is 26°C (78°F). The average maximum temperature is 26°C (80°F) in the previous month and 22°C (71°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Maine in August is 20°C (68°F). The average temperature is 21°C (70°F) in the previous month and 16°C (61°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Maine in August is 15°C (58°F). The minimum temperature is 16°C (61°F) in the previous month and 11°C (51°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Maine in August

During August the average day light hours are 14 per day in Maine. The sunshine percentage is 43% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.0 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Maine in August is typically 8.1 during August. An ultraviolet index reading of 8 to 10 indicates a very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 15 minutes. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly. 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 Maine in August

The average sea water temperature in Maine in August is 16.5°C (61.7°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Maine in August

The average total rainfall in Maine in August is 10.9cm (4.3inches) and on average there are 10.7 rainy days in August making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Maine in August

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Maine in August is 18°C (64°F) which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some. The dew point is 18°C (65°F) in the previous month and 14°C (14°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Maine in August is typically 94.1%. The maximum relative humidity is 93.5% in the previous month and 94.2% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Maine in August is typically 74.6%. The average relative humidity is 74.9% in the previous month and 75.1% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Maine in August

The average maximum wind speed in Maine in August is typically 25KM/H (15MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 24KM/H (15MPH) in the previous month and 24KM/H (15MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Maine in August is typically 9KM/H (5MPH). The average wind speed is 9KM/H (6MPH) in the previous month and 9KM/H (5MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Maine in August is from the South West.

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