Where is hot in August?

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To help you answer the question where is hot in August, we’ve ordered our list of hot places in August starting with the hottest destination Abu Dhabi.

If you are wondering where to go in August, we have you covered. Our list covers a variety of sun holiday destinations, from far-flung destinations to cheap sun holidays nearer to home.

Hot places in August


LocationAvg. TempSunshine (Hrs)Currency
Abu Dhabi36 °C12UAE Dirham
Cancun28 °C11Mexican Peso
Bodrum28 °C10Turkish Lira
Dominican Republic28 °C10Dominican Peso
Florida28 °C9US Dollar
Phuket28 °C8Thai Baht
Malta27 °C12Euro
Mauritius21 °C8Mauritian Rupee
Sofia20 °C8Bulgarian Lev
Nairobi17 °C7Kenya Shilling


1. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

weather in abu dhabi in august

Average Temperature: 36°C

Sunshine: 12 hours

Abu Dhabi has a hot desert climate. Typically, Abu Dhabi weather in August is very hot. It is the hottest time of year to visit with average highs reaching a scorching 41 degrees. Thankfully there are plenty of air-conditioned hotels and shopping malls to escape too. The temperatures in Abu Dhabi start to dip later in the year making a great winter sun destination.

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2. Cancun, Mexico

weather in cancun in august

Average Temperature: 28°C

Sunshine: 11 hours

Cancun is a great place to visit at any time due to its tropical climate. It’s a popular resort holiday destination, located on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Typically, Cancun weather in August is sunny and hot with averages temperatures of 28 degrees. The temperatures in Cancun can vary between average highs of 34 and lows of 25 degrees, at this time of year.

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3. Bodrum, Turkey

weather in Turkey in August

Average Temperature: 28°C

Sunshine: 10 hours

Turkey has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm summers. Bodrum is located on the southwest coast of Turkey and is a popular summer holiday destination. The weather in Turkey is hot and sunny in the summer months. The city of Bodrum has average temperatures of 28 degrees and 10 hours of sunshine a day. It is a great destination for those seeking lots of August sunshine.

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4. Dominican Republic

Average Temperature: 28°C

Sunshine: 10 hours

The Dominican Republic enjoys beautiful tropical weather all year round.  Typically the Dominican Republic weather in August is hot with relatively low rainfall only 89mm anticipated. This Caribbean Island has blue skies, beautiful beaches and plenty of sunshine with average highs of 29 degrees. It is perfect weather for relaxing on the beach or pool.

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5. Florida, USA

Average Temperature: 28°C

Sunshine: 9 hours

There’s a reason it’s called the “Sunshine State” if you are looking for sun, Florida is a great destination to visit at any time of the year. Typically, Florida weather in August is sunny and hot, with average temperatures of 28 degrees and highs of 32 degrees. It’s a popular summer holiday destination with plenty to see and do from Universal Studios to Epcot.

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6. Phuket, Thailand

Average Temperature: 28°C

Sunshine: 8 hours

The weather in Phuket is good all year round with its tropical climate. Typically, Phuket weather in August is nice and hot, with average temperatures of 29 degrees. If you’re a sun lover looking for idyllic white sand beaches, stunning views and high temperatures in the mid-thirties, it is paradise.

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7. Malta

Average Temperature: 27°C

Sunshine: 12 hours

Located in the middle of the Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. Malta has a Mediterranean climate with very mild winters and lovely hot summers. The weather in Malta in August is hot and sunny with 12 hours of sunshine a day on average. The temperatures in Malta range from average lows of 28 to highs of 32 degrees.  It is a great sun holiday destination with plenty to offer, from historical buildings to beautiful beaches.

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8. Mauritius

Average Temperature: 21°C

Sunshine: 8 hours

Situated off the southeast coast of Africa, Mauritius enjoys hot tropical weather all year round. Mauritius weather in August is nice and warm with average temperatures of 21 degrees. The temperatures in Mauritius vary from 18 to 23 degrees and with a sea temperature of 23 degrees, it’s great for swimming and snorkelling.

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9. Sofia, Bulgaria

Average Temperature: 20°C

Sunshine: 9 hours

The climate in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is continental with cold winters and warm summers. The weather in Sofia in August is warm and sunny. The temperatures in Sofia averages around 20 degrees with average highs of 26 degrees. If you’re looking for a city break with plenty of August sun, Sofia is a good choice.

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10. Nairobi, Kenya

Average Temperature: 17°C

Sunshine: 7 hours

Nairobi has a subtropical climate. Nairobi weather in August is warm and dry. In fact, it is one of driest months to visit with 10mm of rainfall anticipated. The temperatures in Nairobi vary between lows of 11 to highs of 23 degrees. The wildebeest migration is usually around July and August, so book early and remember to order your travel money.

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*Historical monthly average weather data from Holiday-Weather.com

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