Weather in Massachusetts, United States in August

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Visiting Massachusetts, United States in August

August is one of the best months to visit Massachusetts 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 44.7% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 7.2cm (2.8inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 13.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. Sea temperatures are a warm 22°C (72°F). August is a good month for swimming in Massachusetts with comfortable temperatures for most people.

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

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Can you sunbathe in Massachusetts in August?

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

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 44.7% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 7.2cm (2.8inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 13.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

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Can you swim in Massachusetts in August?

Yes, August is a good month for swimming in Massachusetts with warm sea temperatures 22°C (72°F).

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Is August a good time to holiday in Massachusetts?

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

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 44.7% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 7.2cm (2.8inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 13.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. Sea temperatures are a warm 22°C (72°F). August is a good month for swimming in Massachusetts with comfortable temperatures for most people.

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Is Massachusetts warm in August?

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

The average maximum temperature in Massachusetts in August is 26°C (78°F). The average maximum temperature is 26°C (79°) in the previous month and 22°C (72°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Massachusetts in August is 21°C (70°F). The average temperature is 22°C (71°F) in the previous month and 18°C (64°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Massachusetts in August?

The average day light hours per day in Massachusetts in August are 13.9. The sunshine percentage is 44.7% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Massachusetts in August

The average maximum temperature in Massachusetts in August is 26°C (78°F). The average maximum temperature is 26°C (79°F) in the previous month and 22°C (72°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Massachusetts in August is 21°C (70°F). The average temperature is 22°C (71°F) in the previous month and 18°C (64°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Massachusetts in August is 17°C (63°F). The minimum temperature is 18°C (65°F) in the previous month and 14°C (56°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Massachusetts in August

During August the average day light hours are 13.9 per day in Massachusetts. The sunshine percentage is 44.7% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Massachusetts in August is typically 8.5 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 Massachusetts in August

The average sea water temperature in Massachusetts in August is 22.4°C (72.3°F) which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Rainfall in Massachusetts in August

The average total rainfall in Massachusetts in August is 7.2cm (2.8inches) and on average there are 13.4 rainy days in August making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Massachusetts in August

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Massachusetts in August is 19°C (67°F) which is somewhat uncomfortable for most people in cities but fine on a beach. The dew point is 20°C (68°F) in the previous month and 17°C (17°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Massachusetts in August is typically 94.2%. The maximum relative humidity is 94.7% in the previous month and 93.3% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Massachusetts in August is typically 80.1%. The average relative humidity is 82.2% in the previous month and 78.7% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Massachusetts in August

The average maximum wind speed in Massachusetts in August is typically 20KM/H (13MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 21KM/H (13MPH) in the previous month and 22KM/H (14MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Massachusetts in August is typically 10KM/H (6MPH). The average wind speed is 11KM/H (7MPH) in the previous month and 11KM/H (7MPH) in the next month.

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

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