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How is the Weather in Nashville in August?

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August features very warm to hot afternoons with warm to comfortable nights. 

About 3 out 4 days will be considered humid early in August, but somewhat lower humidity is likely near the end of the month.


Temperatures

Daytime high temperatures tend to be between 88-91 F (31-33 C) with about 15-16 days reaching or exceeding 90 F (32 C). 

High temperatures reach 100 F (38 C) or more about once every other year. 

The record high temperature in Nashville during August is 106 F (41.1 C).

Late night and early morning lows tend to range between 68F (20 C) and 71 F (22 C) with a few of the cooler mornings, especially late in the month, dipping down near 61 F (16 C). 

The record low temperature in Nashville during August is 49 F (9.4 C).  


Rain or Shine

You can expect about 10 sunny, 12 partly sunny, and 9 mostly cloudy days this month.

Some measurable rainfall occurs on about 9 days, however, only 3 of these will record totals of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more. 


Daylight

The number of daylight hours decreases throughout this month from about 14 hours on the first to just under 13 hours by the 31st.


Wind    

Wind speeds tend to be light to gentle this month, averaging 4-12 mph (6-19 kph) with briefly higher gusts during thunderstorms.


What to Wear in Nashville during August?

Summer in Nashville is very warm to hot so dress light and airy.

A light sweater or sweatshirt may be needed briefly for a few of the chillier late nights and mornings. 

In addition, some jeans and perhaps a pair of cowboy boots are recommended. 

An umbrella is a plus for the rainy days and don’t forget a good pair of walking shoes for your visit as the downtown district is hilly, so comfortable footwear is a must. 


Things to Do in Nashville during August?

It will be mostly sunny throughout the month of August, making this an excellent time of year to consider taking a pay-what-you-wish walking tour in Nashville.

If you're looking to beat the heat, chances are there will be more than a few concerts to attend at the historic Grand Ole Opry House or Ryman Auditorium.

For those willing to brave the warm weather, the Nashville Sounds should have plenty of games to attend in August. Fans of baseball will appreciate the chance to see some of the best talent in the minor leagues before they make their way to the MLB!

For even more great ideas, make sure to read our post covering fun things to do in Nashville in August.


Fred Pickhardt

Ocean Weather Services

About The Author

Fred Pickhardt

Fred is a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade. He has extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, and forensic weather event reconstructions. Fred founded Ocean Weather Services and currently provides forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
Updated: July 7th, 2022
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