Where to go in August

Are you planning a honeymoon holiday in August but not sure where to go?

If so, look no further – our warm weather world-wide guide brings you the best destinations to visit in August when the skies are mainly clear and sunny, the temperature is warm to hot (rather than scorching) and the chance of rain is minimal or not at all.

Note: Weather data shows what you can expect on average in August at each destination, including night-time low temperature, daytime high temperature, hours of sunshine, days of rainfall, total monthly rainfall and sea temperature. To see more detailed weather information click on a destination.

Asia


The continuing monsoonal rains make most of Southeast Asia unpleasant for travel in August: the exceptions are Bali and Lombok in Indonesia, and Nha Trang in central Vietnam.

Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
Bali 23°C (73°F) 29°C (84°F) 10 hrs 3 days ≤ 15 mm 27°C (80°F)
Lombok 21°C (69°F) 30°C (86°F) 10 hrs 2 days ≤ 20 mm 27°C (80°F)
Nha Trang 26°C (79°F) 32°C (89°F) 7 hrs 10 days ≤ 50 mm 29°C (84°F)

Australia

This is a good time to visit Queensland, the Top End, the Red Centre and the northern half of Western Australia, when you can expect mild to warm weather with clear, sunny days and little or no rain. This is winter with cooler night-time temperatures.

Northern Territories Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
Darwin 20°C (68°F) 32°C (89°F) 10 hrs 0 days ≤ 0 mm 26°C (78°F)
Western Australia
Broome 14°C (57°F) 30°C (86°F) 10 hrs 1 day ≤ 1 mm 24°C (75°F)
Coral Bay 12°C (53°F) 26°C (78°F) 10 hrs 1 day ≤ 6 mm 23°C (73°F)
Exmouth 12°C (53°F) 26°C (78°F) 10 hrs 1 day ≤ 6 mm 23°C (73°F)
Monkey Mia 11°C (52°F) 24°C (75°F) 9 hrs 3 days ≤ 20 mm 20°C (68°F)
The Kimberley 9°C (48°F) 30°C (86°F) 9 hrs 0 days ≤ 0 mm
Queensland
Cairns 17°C (62°F) 26°C (78°F) 8 hrs 4 days ≤ 17 mm 26°C (79°F)
Port Douglas 21°C (69°F) 26°C (78°F) 8 hrs 4 days ≤ 18 mm 24°C (75°F)
Airlie Beach 11°C (51°F) 25°C (77°F) 9 hrs 2 days ≤ 13 mm 21°C (69°F)
Hamilton Island 18°C (64°F) 23°C (73°F) 9 hrs 3 days ≤ 14 mm 22°C (71°F)
The Whitsundays 18°C (64°F) 23°C (73°F) 9 hrs 3 days ≤ 14 mm 22°C (71°F)

South Pacific

This is the best time to visit several of the South Pacific islands, including Fiji, and the French Polynesian islands of Bora Bora, Moorea and Tahiti.

You can expect warm, dry weather tempered by refreshing sea breezes, with mild night-time temperates. The Cook Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu are slightly cooler.

Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
Bora Bora 23°C (73°F) 29°C (84°F) 8 hrs 3 days ≤ 22 mm 27°C (80°F)
Moorea 21°C (69°F) 29°C (84°F) 8 hrs 3 days ≤ 25 mm 26°C (79°F)
Tahiti 21°C (69°F) 29°C (84°F) 8 hrs 3 days ≤ 26 mm 26°C (79°F)
Cook Islands 19°C (66°F) 25°C (77°F) 6 hrs 6 days ≤ 50 mm 24°C (75°F)
Fiji 19°C (66°F) 28°C (82°F) 7 hrs 4 days ≤ 42 mm 26°C (79°F)
Samoa 23°C (73°F) 29°C (84°F) 7 hrs 9 days ≤ 80 mm 28°C (82°F)
Tonga 19°C (66°F) 25°C (77°F) 11 hrs 7 days ≤ 66 mm 24°C (75°F)
Vanuatu 17°C (62°F) 26°C (78°F) 7 hrs 5 days ≤ 44 mm 26°C (79°F)

Europe

This is the peak holiday season in Europe, with sunny and hot weather everywhere, particularly in those countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, including Spain, France and Italy. It's especially hot in Cyprus, Greece and Turkey.

Cyprus Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
Ayia Napa 23°C (73°F) 33°C (91°F) 12 hrs 0 days ≤ 0 mm 27°C (80°F)
Paphos 22°C (71°F) 30°C (86°F) 12 hrs 0 days ≤ 0 mm 28°C (82°F)
Protaras 23°C (73°F) 33°C (91°F) 12 hrs 0 days ≤ 0 mm 27°C (80°F)
Turkey
Antalya 23°C (73°F) 34°C (93°F) 12 hrs 1 day ≤ 5 mm 27°C (80°F)
Bodrum 23°C (73°F) 34°C (93°F) 10 hrs 1 day ≤ 8 mm 24°C (75°F)
Kusadasi 23°C (73°F) 34°C (93°F) 13 hrs 7 days ≤ 5 mm 25°C (77°F)
Oludeniz 21°C (69°F) 33°C (91°F) 13 hrs 1 day ≤ 3 mm 27°C (80°F)
Marmaris 23°C (73°F) 34°C (93°F) 10 hrs 1 day ≤ 8 mm 26°C (78°F)
Side 24°C (75°F) 34°C (93°F) 12 hrs 1 day ≤ 5 mm 29°C (84°F)
Greece
Crete 23°C (73°F) 29°C (84°F) 11 hrs 0 days ≤ 0 mm 25°C (77°F)
Corfu 21°C (69°F) 32°C (89°F) 12 hrs 2 days ≤ 30 mm 26°C (78°F)
Naxos 23°C (73°F) 30°C (86°F) 11 hrs 0 days ≤ 0 mm 24°C (75°F)
Paros 23°C (73°F) 30°C (86°F) 11 hrs 1 day ≤ 2 mm 24°C (75°F)
Rhodes 24°C (75°F) 30°C (86°F) 13 hrs 0 days ≤ 0 mm 26°C (78°F)
Mykonos 23°C (73°F) 28°C (82°F) 11 hrs 0 days ≤ 0 mm 24°C (75°F)
Santorini 23°C (73°F) 29°C (84°F) 11 hrs 0 days ≤ 0 mm 24°C (75°F)
Skiathos 24°C (75°F) 29°C (84°F) 12 hrs 2 days ≤ 25 mm 25°C (77°F)
Zakynthos 21°C (70°F) 33°C (91°F) 12 hrs 3 days ≤ 8 mm 26°C (78°F)
Italy
Amalfi Coast 22°C (71°F) 31°C (87°F) 9 hrs 3 days ≤ 40 mm 27°C (80°F)
Cinque Terre 20°C (68°F) 28°C (82°F) 9 hrs 5 days ≤ 38 mm 25°C (77°F)
Capri 23°C (73°F) 32°C (89°F) 10 hrs 2 days ≤ 25 mm 27°C (80°F)
Rome 20°C (68°F) 31°C (87°F) 10 hrs 3 days ≤ 30 mm 26°C (78°F)
Sardinia 18°C (64°F) 31°C (87°F) 10 hrs 2 day ≤ 25 mm 26°C (78°F)
Sicily 22°C (71°F) 30°C (86°F) 10 hrs 1 day ≤ 10 mm 26°C (78°F)
Venice 19°C (66°F) 29°C (84°F) 8 hrs 6 days ≤ 65 mm 26°C (78°F)
France
Corsica 17°C (62°F) 29°C (84°F) 11 hrs 2 days ≤ 20 mm 25°C (77°F)
French Riviera 19°C (66°F) 28°C (82°F) 11 hrs 3 days ≤ 25 mm 24°C (75°F)
Saint Tropez 19°C (66°F) 28°C (82°F) 11 hrs 3 days ≤ 25 mm 24°C (75°F)
Monaco
Monte Carlo 21°C (70°F) 28°C (82°F) 10 hrs 2 days ≤ 20 mm 24°C (75°F)
Portugal
Albufeira 20°C (68°F) 29°C (84°F) 11 hrs 0 days ≤ 0 mm 21°C (69°F)
The Algarve 20°C (68°F) 29°C (84°F) 11 hrs 0 days ≤ 0 mm 21°C (69°F)
Spain
Alicante 21°C (69°F) 30°C (86°F) 11 hrs 1 day ≤ 5 mm 24°C (74°F)
Costa Brava 18°C (64°F) 28°C (82°F) 10 hrs 4 days ≤ 30 mm 23°C (73°F)
Costa del Sol 21°C (69°F) 31°C (87°F) 10 hrs 1 day ≤ 5 mm 23°C (73°F)
Malaga 21°C (69°F) 31°C (87°F) 10 hrs 1 day ≤ 5 mm 23°C (73°F)
Marbella 21°C (69°F) 31°C (87°F) 10 hrs 1 day ≤ 5 mm 23°C (73°F)
Mallorca 19°C (66°F) 31°C (88°F) 10 hrs 2 days ≤ 16 mm 26°C (78°F)
Ibiza 22°C (71°F) 30°C (86°F) 10 hrs 3 days ≤ 25 mm 26°C (78°F)
Tenerife – Canary Islands 22°C (71°F) 29°C (84°F) 10 hrs 1 day ≤ 5 mm 23°C (73°F)

Africa & Indian Ocean

August is an excellent time to visit the Seychelles (despite occasional rain showers), Zanzibar and Morocco.

Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
Agadir – Morocco 19°C (66°F) 28°C (82°F) 8 hrs 1 day ≤ 3 mm 21°C (69°F)
Seychelles 24°C (75°F) 28°C (82°F) 8 hrs 6 days ≤ 11 mm 26°C (78°F)
Zanzibar 21°C (69°F) 29°C (84°F) 8 hrs 8 days ≤ 50 mm 25°C (77°F)

Caribbean

The Caribbean is still hot and mostly wet during August — June through November marks the official hurricane season. However, both Aruba (and the Bahamas, despite the wet weather) are considered year-round destinations.

Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
Aruba 27°C (80°F) 33°C (91°F) 9 hrs 3 days ≤ 20 mm 28°C (82°F)

North America

The islands of Hawaii and Los Angeles in the United States offer perfect weather conditions in August.

United States Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
O’ahu – Hawaii 24°C (75°F) 31°C (87°F) 10 hrs 6 days ≤ 20 mm 26°C (78°F)
Los Angeles 18°C (64°F) 29°C (84°F) 11 hrs 0 days ≤ 0 mm 18°C (64°F)

Places to avoid in August


Most of Southeast Asia and the Caribbean (except for islands outside the hurricane belt, such as Aruba) where it's mainly hot, wet and windy.


Weather by month


Note: This weather guide is produced from meteorological data based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in addition to data sourced from the meteorology departments of each respective country.


Latest update: Where to go in August: 22 November, 2023


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