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Athens weather in August (Attica, Greece)

How is the weather in Athens in August? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

Temperatures

In Athens, August is characterized by very high temperatures and almost no rainfall. August is a summer month. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 33°C. But by evening, they drop to around 23°C. Often, it stands out as the year's warmest month. With this in mind, cool breathable fabrics will make navigating the heat much more bearable. Always be ready to embrace the warmth while staying cool and protected.

Precipitation

Athens in August usually receives almost no rainfall, averaging around 3.8 mm for the month. It's the month receiving the least amount of rain. As the days go by, you can expect fewer clouds and less precipitation. This makes it an ideal time for outdoor activities and events that might be disrupted by wetter conditions in other months. Typically around 2 days of rainfall is expected.

Average sunshine

The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 340 hours of sunshine. This amount of sunlight does not only brightens the days but also contributes to a cheerful ambiance in the area during this month.

So this is a great month to visit if you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures. April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, January, February, March and December tend to have less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Athens climate page with graphs.

 

Athens, monthly averages in August

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 23°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 33°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 24°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 6%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 3.8 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 2 days  
HumidityHumidity 46%  
WindspeedWindspeed 7 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 340 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Greece in August

Find out more about the weather in Greece and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. With a water temperature of around 24°C this is a great month to swim so bring your swimwear.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Swimming
10/10
Cycling
8/10
Walking
8/10
Barbeque
10/10
Camping
10/10
Outdoor sports
8/10

Interested in more climate information?

This site provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Athens.

Our site offers climate and forecast data for every country in the world. Are you going to Greece? On this website you can find historical weather averages for many cities in Greece. Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which recommends destinations that suit your ideal travel conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.