Dallas Weather in August
August's weather is the hottest of the year for Dallas, Texas. Usually several days this month top 100 °F (38 °C). The month also stands out as the city's least rainy.
This page gives detailed information on the typical August weather for Dallas.
You can jump directly to data and descriptions for:
The temperature, precipitation and wind speed numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the Dallas Love Field Airport, located a few miles from downtown Dallas. The rest of the measurements are averages from the nearby Dallas - Fort Worth International Airport.
|96 °F||August average high||36 °C|
|77 °F||August average low||25 °C|
In most years, Dallas averages a daily maximum temperature for August that's between 93 and 99 degrees Fahrenheit (34 to 37 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 75 and 79 °F (24 to 26 °C).
August is the hottest month overall for Dallas, with temperatures peaking from the 2nd to 9th. These dates have daily highs averaging 97.4 °F (36.3 °C) and lows of 77.6 °F (25.3 °C).
|27 days||90 °F max. or more (32 °C)|
|2 days||70 °F min. or less (21 °C)|
Usually every day in August, Dallas has a temperature of over 80 °F (27 °C). The city averages 9 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 100s °F (over 38 °C).
August does not normally cool down to 60 °F (16 °C).
|1.9 in||total precipitation||47 mm|
|5 days||of rain|
August is the driest month for Dallas. Half the time, Dallas receives 0.8 to 3 inches (21 to 77 mm) of rainfall this month. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.
|15 days||clear skies|
The sun's rays reach the ground in Dallas during 73 percent of daylight hours on average in August, for a total of 301 hours in the month. Typically on 15 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.
Sunlight in August at Dallas lasts for 13 hours and 18 minutes a day on average. The longest day of the month is the 1st with 13 hours and 44 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have shortened to 12:51 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.
|60 %||August average humidity|
The relative humidity in Dallas during August usually peaks at 80 percent in the morning then drops to 41 percent by mid afternoon.
|Local Time||12 am||3 am||6 am||9 am||12 pm||3 pm||6 pm||9 pm|
|8.2 mph||August wind speed average||13.2 kph|
August is less windy than most other months in Dallas.
|1 day||rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more|
|5 days||with thunderstorms in August|
|4 %||chance a named storm approaches|
There's a 4 percent probability that a named tropical storm will approach within 100 miles (165 km) of Dallas during August, and a 2 percent chance of a category 1 or 2 hurricane. Major hurricanes are unlikely here.
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.