Tampa Weather in August

Summer's intense weather peaks during August at Tampa, Florida. This is the city's hottest, rainiest and most humid month.

This page gives detailed information on the typical August temperature, precipitation, sun, humidity, wind and storms for Tampa.

The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the Tampa International Airport, located near Tampa Bay and the city center.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

90 °F August average high 32 °C
76 °F August average low 25 °C

In most years, Tampa averages a daily maximum temperature for August that's between 89 and 91 degrees Fahrenheit (32 to 33 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 75 and 77 °F (24 to 25 °C).

August is Tampa's hottest month overall, with temperatures peaking on the 8th and 9th. These dates have daily highs averaging 90.4 °F (32.4 °C) and lows of 76.3 °F (24.6 °C).

19 days 90 °F max. or more (32 °C)
0 days 70 °F min. or less (21 °C)

The temperature typically rises every day in August to over 80 °F (26 °C) in Tampa. Temperatures above 100 °F (38 °C) are not expected here this month.

The thermometer dips to 70 °F (21 °C) or below in August on an average of once a decade.

Rainy Weather iconRain

7.8 in total precipitation 197 mm
16 days of rain

August is the rainiest month for Tampa. Half the time, the city receives 5 to 9 inches (139 to 224 mm) of rainfall this month. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.

Sunny Weather iconSun

62 % sunshine
3 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Tampa during 62 percent of daylight hours on average in August, for a total of 252 hours in the month. Typically on 3 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in August at Tampa lasts for 13 hours and 5 minutes a day on average. The longest day of the month is the 1st with 13 hours and 27 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have shortened to 12:43 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

78 % August average humidity

August is Tampa's most humid month. The relative humidity during August usually peaks at 91 percent in the morning then drops to 64 percent by early afternoon.

Local Time1 am4 am7 am10 am1 pm4 pm7 pm10 pm
Humidity % 87 90 91 72 64 66 75 83

Windy Weather iconWind

6.9 mph August wind speed average 11.1 kph

August is the least windy month at Tampa.

Stormy Weather iconStorms

5 days rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more
21 days with thunderstorms in August
6 % chance a named storm approaches

There's a 2 percent probability that a hurricane will approach within 100 miles (165 km) of Tampa during August. The chance of a major hurricane (category 3 to 5) reaching the area is 1 percent.

Reference

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. The named storm probabilities come from the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Hurricane Research Division.

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