Cartagena
Colombia
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

August weather forecast and climate
Cartagena, Colombia

A skyscape of the city of Cartagena, Colombia, with a close view of the Chiva Rumbera buildings
A skyscape of the city of Cartagena, Colombia, with a close view of the Chiva Rumbera buildings
The last month of the summer, August, is also a hot month in Cartagena, Colombia, with average temperature ranging between max 31.9°C (89.4°F) and min 24.8°C (76.6°F).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in July - a still hot 31.9°C (89.4°F). The average low-temperature, in Cartagena, is 24.8°C (76.6°F).

Rainfall

In Cartagena, in August, during 13 rainfall days, 110.5mm (4.4") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Cartagena, during the entire year, the rain falls for 92 days and collects up to 912.5mm (35.9") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

August is the month with the warmest seawater, with an average sea temperature of 29.8°C (85.6°F).
Note: Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

Daylight

The average length of the day in August is 12.5h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Cartagena is 6.6h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are February through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 12 interpret into the following advice:
Practice all essential precautions. Protection against sun damage is crucial. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the temperature in August in Cartagena?

In Cartagena, in August, the average high-temperature is 31.9°C (89.4°F), and the average low-temperature is 24.8°C (76.6°F).

How many days does it rain in August in Cartagena?

In Cartagena, in August, it is raining for 13 days, with typically 110.5mm (4.4") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the month with the warmest sea water in Cartagena?

The month with the warmest seawater in Cartagena is August, with an average sea temperature of 29.8°C (85.6°F).

What is the water temperature in August in Cartagena?

In Cartagena, Colombia, in August, the average water temperature is 29.8°C (85.6°F). For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

How many hours of daylight does Cartagena have in August?

In Cartagena, the average length of the day in August is 12.5h.

How many hours of sunshine does Cartagena have in August?

The average sunshine in August in Cartagena, Colombia, is 6.6h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Cartagena?

February through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Cartagena.

What is the UV index reading in August in Cartagena?

The average daily maximum UV index in August is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in August - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average high temperature in August: 31.9°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (32°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are January and February (31°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 24.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is June (25°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (22.7°C).

Average rainfall in August - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average rainfall in August: 110.5mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (198.3mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (0.9mm).

Average rainfall days in August - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average rainfall days in August: 13 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (16 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is February (0 days).

Average sea temperature in August - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average sea temperature in August: 29.8°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (29.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (27.3°C).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average daylight in August: 12.5h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.7h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.5h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 6.6h

The month with most sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 9h).
The month with least sunshine is October (Average sunshine: 5.6h).

Average UV index in August - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average UV index in August: 12

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 10).