Weather in Dorset, United Kingdom in August

So you're interested in going to Dorset, United Kingdom in August

August is a warm and rainy time for sunbathing in Dorset. August is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Dorset for any length of time. Consider visiting Dorset in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for August.

Temperature in Dorset in August

The average maximum temperature in Dorset in August is 21°. The average maximum temperature is 22° in the previous month and 20° in the next month.

The average temperature in Dorset in August is 16°. The average temperature ranges is 17° in the previous month and 15° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Dorset in August is 12°. The minimum temperature is 12° in the previous month and 10° in the next month.

Sunshine in Dorset in August

The average day light hours per day in Dorset in August are 14.6 and there are 7.3 hours of sunshine per day on average during August making it a quite sunny month with some cloud cover.

The ultraviolet index in Dorset in August is typically 6.5 during August. An ultraviolet index reading of 6 to 7 indicates a high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 20 minutes. Protection against skin and eye damage is needed. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm. 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 Dorset in August

The average sea water temperature in Dorset in August is 18.1° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Dorset in August

The average total rainfall in Dorset in August is 1.1cm and on average there are 15.5 rainy days in August making it a wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Dorset in August

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Dorset in August is 15° which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 15° in the previous month and 14° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Dorset in August is typically 96.6%. The maximum relative humidity is 95.9% in the previous month and 97.3% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Dorset in August is typically 76.4%. The average relative humidity is 74.5% in the previous month and 79.3% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Dorset in August

The average maximum wind speed in Dorset in August is typically 27kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 26kmh in the previous month and 26kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Dorset in August is typically 13kmh. The average wind speed is 13kmh in the previous month and 13kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Dorset in August is from the West.