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Copenhagen in August: Weather, Average temperature and Climate

Planning a trip and want to know what the weather in Copenhagen in August will be like? Take a look at our weather guide for Copenhagen, based on historical data.
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August

Weather in Copenhagen in August 2024

Good Weather
Mild
☁️
Cloudy
Weather for Copenhagen in August is typically good with an average maximum temperature of +70°F during the day, and approximately 8 sunny days monthly. Typically, there are about 7 rainy days with the total average precipitation that falls in August around 60 mm. Expect good weather and pack accordingly to enjoy the outdoors. Search flights in one click on Avionero.
Good to know:
  • August is usually the hottest month of the year in Copenhagen;

Average weather

☀️
+70°F
Avg. max. temperature
+43°F
Min.
+84°F
Max.
60 mm
Total precipitation
74%
Avg. humidity
4 m/s
Avg. wind
8 ☀️
Sunny Days
16 ⛅️
Cloudy
7 🌦
Rainy
Our opinion: Copenhagen has good weather in August.

Average temperature in Copenhagen in August

Here are the expected maximum, average and minimum temperatures in Copenhagen for August based on the historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data

Going from a maximum of +84°F during the day to a minimum of +50°F during the night, the temperature in August averages around +73°F.

The average maximum temperature goes down 5% by the end of the month, compared with the beginning of the month, from +70°F to +68°F.

Is Copenhagen warm or cold in August?

Copenhagen is typically mild in August.

Maximum temperatures go up compared to the previous month from +70°F to +70°F. The minimum temperature also goes up from +57°F to +57°F.

Pack a light jacket as it will be warm in the day and cool in the evenings.

August is the hottest month in Copenhagen, here is the comparison with other months:

Climate in Copenhagen in August

Copenhagen weather looks like this, on average, in August and the surrounding months.
JulyAugustSeptember
Avg. temperature
+70°F+70°F+63°F
Min. temperature
+41°F+43°F+36°F
Max. temperature
+88°F+84°F+79°F
Rainfall
52 mm60 mm56 mm
Wind
4 m/s4 m/s5 m/s
Humidity
71%74%78%
Air pressure
1012 HPa1012 HPa1013 HPa
Sunny days
986
Cloudy days
161617
Rainy days
677
Snowy days
000

August weather is still as good as in July. The temperature levels stay the same in the area of +70°F for average maximum temperature during the day. Prepare for more rain. Average rainfall goes from 52 mm to 60 mm. Humidity rises from 71% to 74%. The average wind speed doesn’t change much during August, staying around 4 m/s. The days becoming less sunny, going from 9 sunny days in July to 8 in August.

Next month (September) brings a further decline in the weather.

Wind

Wind speed in Copenhagen in August based on historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data

The average wind speed is 3 m/s getting up to 5 m/s which is a light breeze; barely moving the tree leaves.

The average wind speed in Copenhagen is gradually increasing during August, going from 3 m/s to 4 m/s over the course of the month.

Rain

Amount of rainfall in mm during August in Copenhagen based on historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data
Total precipitation in August is about 89 mm, with a 35% chance of rain on a typical day. The maximum amount of rainfall per day is around 55 mm, which is considered heavy rain. August is a pretty wet month with over 11 rainy days, so don’t forget to pack an umbrella, raincoat, and a pair of wellies.
August is one of the rainiest months in Copenhagen, here is a comparison with other months, total mm:
Copenhagen wettest month is August, where a typical day has a 23% chance of precipitation and 60 mm of rainfall per day. February, on the other hand, is the driest month with a mere 10% chance of precipitation and 21 mm of rainfall per day.

How was the weather last August in Copenhagen?

This is the weather in Copenhagen in August 2023:
1 August
🌧️
+70°F
2 August
☁️
+70°F
3 August
☁️
+84°F
4 August
☁️
+84°F
5 August
☁️
+66°F
6 August
☀️
+67°F
7 August
☁️
+65°F
8 August
☁️
+70°F
9 August
☁️
+71°F
10 August
☀️
+74°F
11 August
☀️
+78°F
12 August
☀️
+80°F
13 August
☀️
+81°F
14 August
☁️
+83°F
15 August
☁️
+82°F
16 August
☁️
+79°F
17 August
☁️
+80°F
18 August
☁️
+82°F
19 August
🌫️
+74°F
20 August
☁️
+72°F
21 August
☁️
+75°F
22 August
☁️
+72°F
23 August
☀️
+76°F
24 August
☀️
+76°F
25 August
☁️
+74°F
26 August
☁️
+78°F
27 August
🌧️
+68°F
28 August
☁️
+71°F
29 August
☁️
+66°F
30 August
☀️
+68°F
31 August
☁️
+68°F
In August 2023 Copenhagen had 8 sunny days, 20 cloudy days, and 2 rainy days. The average maximum temperature was +73°F, with an absolute maximum of +84°F and a minimum of +64°F. The average humidity was 74%, with a maximum of 100% and a minimum of 35%. The average wind speed was 3 m/s, with a maximum of 12 m/s and a minimum of 0 m/s.
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Climate Change Over the Years

This is how Copenhagen climate has changed over the last 43 years.

The climate in Copenhagen in August has not changed that much over the last 43 years.

The average temperature was the lowest in 1987 (+65°F) and the highest in 1997 (+80°F). The driest year was 1995 with only 8 mm of rainfall, and the wettest year was 2010 with 153 mm.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the weather in Copenhagen in August:

Is August a good time to visit Copenhagen?

August is a really good time to go to Copenhagen. The weather is nice so plan your packing around outdoor activities and exploring. Check out other good time to visit Copenhagen.

Can you sunbathe in Copenhagen in August?

August has mild temperatures in Copenhagen. Not ideal for sunbathing, but still good for daytime outdoor activities, but plan for cool evenings. Pack a light jacket and shorts!

Is Copenhagen rainy in August?

Copenhagen is often rainy in August. You may get a bit damp when outside, so pack an umbrella, and maybe even a raincoat.

Is it sunny in Copenhagen in August?

Usually, it’s not very sunny in Copenhagen in August, often it’s pretty cloudy. Pack for any eventuality; layering can help reduce the number of bulky items needed.

Other cities in Denmark

Check out the weather for other cities in Denmark.

Monthly weather in Copenhagen

Source of the data

For this page, we’ve looked at the typical weather in Copenhagen, based on historical hourly weather data from January 1, 1979, to December 31, 2022.

For past dates, we show actual recorded data at the location at that time. Forecasts are based on recorded weather during that day of the year, averaged over the total years for which we have records (unless stated otherwise). The daily temperature is the highest recorded temperature in the shadow during that day.