South Georgia weather in August

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in August in South Georgia. Is this month a good time to go to South Georgia? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in South Georgia in August?

The weather conditions in South Georgia in August are generally poor.

You can expect very cold maximum average daytime temperatures of around 2°C (35°F) and nighttime temperatures around -5°C (23°F) in Grytviken. It is a very cold month in some areas, so be prepared and make sure to dress up warm.

August is a rainy month with an average snow/rainfall of around 148mm (5.8inch) in Grytviken. It is also generally a dark period with an average of 74 hours of sunshine in Grytviken during the entire month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in South Georgia.

Where to go in South Georgia in August

Find the average weather conditions in August for the most popular destinations in South Georgia on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in South Georgia

What is the weather like in August for the most popular destinonation in South Georgia?

Average weather in Grytviken

In August Grytviken generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 2°C (35°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -5°C (23°F) and high monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Grytviken
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
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1°C / 34°F 
-5°C / 23°F 
22 hours 
148mm / 5.8inch 
15 days 
poor 
2°C / 35°F 
-5°C / 23°F 
74 hours 
148mm / 5.8inch 
14 days 
poor 
4°C / 39°F 
-3°C / 27°F 
123 hours 
90mm / 3.5inch 
11 days 
poor 
Climate in Grytviken

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Is August the best time to go to South Georgia?

In our opinion August is one of the best times to visit South Georgia, but the weather is often poor in Grytviken.

On average the best time to visit South Georgia is in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December with generally poor weather in Grytviken. The worst months are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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