Denver Weather in August
While August's weather is similar to the previous month's at Denver, Colorado, extremely hot temperatures are less common now.
This page gives detailed information on the typical August temperature, precipitation, sun, humidity, wind and storms for Denver.
The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered in the Denver community of Stapleton.
|86 °F||August average high||30 °C|
|57 °F||August average low||14 °C|
In most years, Denver averages a daily maximum temperature for August that's between 83 and 88 degrees Fahrenheit (28 to 31 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 56 and 59 °F (13 to 15 °C).
The days at Denver begin to cool during August. By the end of the month, the temperature has dropped around 5 °F (3 °C) below what it was at the start.
|9 days||90 °F max. or more (32 °C)|
|22 days||60 °F min. or less (16 °C)|
Nearly every day in August warms to over 80 °F (27 °C) in Denver. Temperatures above 100 °F (38 °C) occur during August about once every five years.
At night, the thermometer dips to 50 °F (10 °C) once or twice this month. But August does not normally get as cold as 40 °F (4 °C).
|2.1 in||total precipitation||52 mm|
|9 days||of rain|
Half the time, Denver receives 1 to 3 inches (23 to 79 mm) of rainfall in August. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter. None of the precipitation falls as snow.
|10 days||clear skies|
The sun's rays reach the ground in Denver during 71 percent of daylight hours on average in August, for a total of 301 hours in the month. Typically on 10 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.
Sunlight in August at Denver lasts for 13 hours and 40 minutes a day on average. The longest day of the month is the 1st with 14 hours and 13 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have shortened to 13:05 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.
|49 %||August average humidity|
The relative humidity in Denver during August usually peaks at 69 percent in the morning then drops to 30 percent by early afternoon.
|Local Time||2 am||5 am||8 am||11 am||2 pm||5 pm||8 pm||11 pm|
|8.1 mph||August wind speed average||13.0 kph|
August is a little less windy than most other months in Denver.
|1 day||rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more|
|9 days||with thunderstorms in August|
About once every two years, an inch (25 mm) or more of rain drenches Denver in one day during August.
These weather data are long-term historical averages provided by the National Climatic Data Center of the United States. The temperature and precipitation numbers are 1981-2010 normals while the humidity and thunderstorm statistics are 1961-1990 normals.