August Florida Weather

Traditionally August in central Florida is 31 days of brilliant hot sun with almost daily thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening. Needless to say it’s muggy.

The other day I took a few mid day photos of the sparkling sky with white clouds. It’s so bright it makes me squint.

All day long the heat and humidity build up in the clouds over the Gulf of Mexico. In the afternoon or evening I hear thunder at a distance. The sound intensifies as the rain moves over land going east. It can be a short shower or a storm of several hours. Two days ago the storm passed quickly. I went outside and the sky was overcast with so many clouds. The bright sun was covered.

Below is the same view before the storm and after.

I hope you enjoyed a brief view of common August weather here in central Florida.

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14 thoughts to “August Florida Weather”

  1. Your weather looks so nice apart from it being muggy! Beautiful photos.
    We have had some really mixed warm weather over the last month and a heatwave. Ugh! It’s been muggy and I was grateful that it rained for most of the day today.

  2. Your August skies are beautiful! In the CA desert, we’ve been getting lots of monsoon skies (more than usual) which makes things more humid. Crazy weather!

  3. Since I remember the two summers I lived on the West Coast of Florida, it does bring back memories. We even heard the metallic “ping” of near lightning strikes a couple of times and I hope never to hear that sound again! What really amazed me, besides the daily thunderstorms, was how the sky was so blue but the air was so humid. You captured that exactly. Alana ramblinwitham

  4. Love the cloud photos! 🙂 We get hot and humid weather in the summer too, but usually not enough rain. I bet you’ll be glad when fall arrives, and it cools down a bit.

    1. I am waiting not very patiently for a slow drop in high temperatures and when the rainy season is over (November) a huge drop in humidity – hope you have a great week Debbie

  5. That heat! A friend from Miami just drove up here in August and said October is milder and more pleasant. But no way is he coming back up for 9 months of snow! I love those billowy clouds.

    1. Yup it’s hot now but each week in September and October will have it descending slightly. I agree with you friend – I don’t want winter up north!

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