Weather in North Carolina, United States in August

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Visiting North Carolina, United States in August

August is one of the best months to visit North Carolina 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 27°C (81°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 64.8% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.7hrs making the days long and bright. August has total rainfall of 8cm (3.1inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. Sea temperatures are a warm 24°C (74°F). August is a good month for swimming in North Carolina with comfortable temperatures for most people.

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

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Can you sunbathe in North Carolina in August?

Yes, August is a good time for sunbathing in North Carolina.

August has average maximum temperatures of 27°C (81°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 64.8% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.7hrs making the days long and bright. August has total rainfall of 8cm (3.1inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

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Can you swim in North Carolina in August?

Yes, August is a good month for swimming in North Carolina with warm sea temperatures 24°C (74°F).

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Is August a good time to holiday in North Carolina?

Yes, August is a good time for a holiday in North Carolina.

August has average maximum temperatures of 27°C (81°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 64.8% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.7hrs making the days long and bright. August has total rainfall of 8cm (3.1inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. Sea temperatures are a warm 24°C (74°F). August is a good month for swimming in North Carolina with comfortable temperatures for most people.

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Is North Carolina warm in August?

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

The average maximum temperature in North Carolina in August is 27°C (81°F). The average maximum temperature is 27°C (81°) in the previous month and 27°C (80°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in North Carolina in August is 23°C (74°F). The average temperature is 23°C (74°F) in the previous month and 22°C (72°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is North Carolina in August?

The average day light hours per day in North Carolina in August are 13.4. The sunshine percentage is 64.8% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.7hrs making the days long and bright.

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Temperature in North Carolina in August

The average maximum temperature in North Carolina in August is 27°C (81°F). The average maximum temperature is 27°C (81°F) in the previous month and 27°C (80°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in North Carolina in August is 23°C (74°F). The average temperature is 23°C (74°F) in the previous month and 22°C (72°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in North Carolina in August is 19°C (67°F). The minimum temperature is 19°C (67°F) in the previous month and 18°C (65°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in North Carolina in August

During August the average day light hours are 13.4 per day in North Carolina. The sunshine percentage is 64.8% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.7hrs making the days long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in North Carolina 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 North Carolina in August

The average sea water temperature in North Carolina in August is 23.5°C (74.3°F) which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Rainfall in North Carolina in August

The average total rainfall in North Carolina in August is 8cm (3.1inches) and on average there are 10.5 rainy days in August making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in North Carolina in August

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in North Carolina 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 19°C (67°F) in the previous month and 18°C (18°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in North Carolina in August is typically 88.7%. The maximum relative humidity is 88.6% in the previous month and 88.7% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in North Carolina 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 North Carolina in August

The average maximum wind speed in North Carolina in August is typically 26KM/H (16MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 26KM/H (16MPH) in the previous month and 25KM/H (16MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in North Carolina in August is typically 11KM/H (7MPH). The average wind speed is 12KM/H (7MPH) in the previous month and 11KM/H (7MPH) in the next month.

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

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