Average August Sunshine in the United Kingdom

The tables below give August averages for the number of hours with sunshine at cities and towns throughout the United Kingdom. The monthly totals are based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010.

You can jump to a separate table for: Southern England, Northern England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The UK as a whole has an average 183 hours of sun in August.

Southern England

Total August sunshine
Place Hours
Birmingham 168
Cambridge 183
Eastbourne 237
Exeter 210
Ipswich 205
London 195
Lowestoft 200
Newquay 203
Oxford 197

Northern England

Average amount of sun in August
Place Hours
Blackpool 183
Grimsby 184
Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales 140
Manchester 166
Newcastle 167
Penrith 146
Sheffield 185


Average August sun
Place Hours
Aberporth 184
Aberystwyth 181
Cardiff 191
Tenby 198
Valley, Anglesey 190


Number of sunny hours in August on average
Place Hours
Aberdeen 160
Dundee 175
Edinburgh 160
Forres 139
Glasgow 147
Kirkwall, Orkney Islands 130
Lerwick, Shetland Islands 128
Oban 138
Stornoway, Outer Hebrides 128
Tiree, Inner Hebrides 163

Northern Ireland

Average total sunshine in August
Place Hours
Armagh 133
Belfast 142
Londonderry 125
United Kingdom Sunshine
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