Averages for Copenhagen in August

August is the last month of summer and also brings with it the last of the warmest weather. Following this month, temperatures will begin their slow slide to the coldest conditions of the year. However, this is still a great time to travel to Copenhagen and experience cooler conditions than much of Europe is seeing at the same time. Do keep in mind, however, that many people will have the same idea and prices will be a little higher as a result.

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Averages for Copenhagen in August

  Temperature 17°C

62°F

Low Temperature 12°C

54°F

  High Temperature 21°C

70°F

  Sunshine Hours 12 hrs
  Chance of Sunny Day 15 %
  Rainfall 60mm
  Rainfall days 16 days
  Chance of Rain 52 %
  Chance of Cloudy Day 32 %
  Sea Temperature 18°C

64°F

Chance of Windy Day 38 %
Daily averages for August

Daily averages for August

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
°C 19 20 19 18 19 19 19 19 19 18 18 17 18 18 18 18 18 17 19 19 18 18 17 17 17 18 17 16 16 16 16
°F 66 68 66 64 66 66 66 66 66 64 64 63 64 64 64 64 64 63 66 66 64 64 63 63 63 64 63 61 61 61 61

Averages for Copenhagen in August

August is the last month of summer and also brings with it the last of the warmest weather. Following this month, temperatures will begin their slow slide to the coldest conditions of the year. However, this is still a great time to travel to Copenhagen and experience cooler conditions than much of Europe is seeing at the same time. Do keep in mind, however, that many people will have the same idea and prices will be a little higher as a result.

With the same average daily temperature as July, this month is just slightly cooler in terms of the average overnight low. Down a degree from the previous month, the average overnight low will fall to 12°C (54°F). However, the afternoons are still some of the warmest of the year with highs climbing to an average of 21°C (70°F). Combined with a nice breeze, these afternoons are very pleasant and perfect for exploring the outdoor sights in the city. Overall, the average daily temperature is a mild 17°C (63°F).

Water temperatures are also very pleasant with temperatures averaging 18°C (64°F). In addition to being able to take advantage of the warmer waters, visitors can also soak up the sun. Overall, the region experiences an average of 12 hours of sunshine per day.

Rainfall continues to plague the area with an average of 60mm of precipitation expected. However, this precipitation will be in the liquid form with no chance of freezing temperatures. Some of the rain will be heavy at times with an average of 16 days of the month experiencing rainfall. As a result, visitors will need to check the extended forecast in order to make sure they have the right amount of rain gear with them in order to stay dry and enjoy the city for the length of their visit.

Where To Stay

Known as a multi-award winning hotel, the Avenue Hotel Copenhagen is sure to please even the most hardened traveller. Located in a 19th century building, this boutique hotel offers plenty of charm and sophistication at the same time. Guests will enjoy free Wi-Fi, bike rentals, a breakfast buffet, patio lounge and bar. Additionally, guests will feel right at home with each room offering a number of different amenities.

Located in the heart of the city, Bertrams Guldsmeden Copenhagen offers a quiet oasis away from it all. With a garden and lounge, August is the perfect time to sit outdoors and relax while on holiday. As a green hotel, guests can take advantage of bike rentals in order to see the city and enjoy organic meals at the on-site restaurant.

For those who need more room than a standard hotel offers, or if you just want to live like a local, be sure to check out the Adina Apartment Hotel Copenhagen. Located just minutes away from the centre of the city, there are several different room styles available allowing you or your family all the room you could ever need. Amenities include a washer and dryer in each apartment, laundry service, babysitter service, car rental, doctor and more. 

Hit The Beach

Open only during the summer months, Harbour Bath Islands Brygge is the perfect place to cool off with a dip in the pool. Additionally, guests will be able to take in the city’s skyline while enjoying the water. With a total of five pools, there is plenty of room for everyone and there are two pools that are reserved exclusively for children. Additionally, there are diving towers to one side that are one, three and five metres high. The pools have lifeguards on duty and there is also room for ball games, sun bathing and picnics. This is a great spot to enjoy the August weather and take advantage of the average 12 hours of sunshine per day. 

Restaurants and Nightlife

For an upscale night out, Restaurant Frederiks Have is an excellent choice that is hard to beat. With an extensive wine menu to pair with your meal as well as top notch service and an excellent atmosphere, you will want to savour your stay. All dishes include fresh, local ingredients and the menu reflects the Nordic roots of the chefs.

If you are looking for a little Italian to spice things up, then La Vita e Bella is for you. With excellent service and a fun, friendly atmosphere, there is a lot to like about this restaurant. Located near the centre of the city, it is the perfect choice for dinner before or after a show at one of the nearby theatres. The menu includes a wide array of traditional Italian dishes with an upscale twist.

Club Sopavillonen is an unpretentious nightclub located just outside of the city. The club is well known for its tribute band nights as well as salsa events. Those who don’t want to go out too late will appreciate the club’s early start at 8:00pm on the second Friday of every month. For those headed to the club on a weekend, you will hear plenty of hits from the ‘80s and ‘90s. 

What To Do

For those who are fans of opera, you do not want to miss the Copenhagen Opera Festival. Scheduled for the first week in August in 2016, this festival brings opera out of the traditional setting and into the streets of the city. This forum brings the medium to the masses and lets many people experience the sights and sounds of opera for the first time.

One of the best ways to see the city and take advantage of the warm August weather is to explore it on bike. The residents of Copenhagen spend much of their time commuting on bicycles and you can do the same by renting one and easily getting from one spot to another. Copenhagen Bikes offers bike rentals or bike tours for those who want some guidance. Visitors can choose between the highlight tour, urban tour, gourmet tour or even build their own tour.

August events in Copenhagen

Music

Copenhagen Summer Festival

2nd August 2016 to 13th August 2016

This event usually takes place August and features performances of classical chamber music at the Charlottenborg Ceremonial Hall. It has been around since 1969 and shows classical camber music played by young upcoming talents.

Website:

http://www.copenhagensummerfestival.dk/program2015uk.html

Copenhagen Summer Baroque

7th August 2016 to 17th August 2016

Held over the mid-August, Baroque Fever is a group of modern musicians that tour around Denmark and Sweden and are recognized by esteemed music experts. The event usually lasts for just three days.

Fashion

Fashion Fair

12th August 2016 to 13th August 2016

Taking place mid-August, this event features an international fashion fair lasting four days at the Bella Centre, within the Amager districts of the city. Catch the great fashion designers today like Alexander Wang and Ben Chan at this event.

Sports

Secret Mission at Port 4130

28th August 2016 to 31st August 2016

This skating sport event features a local mad Irishman who has constructed a huge indoor bowl park with unexplored hell rides that partygoers and skaters can enjoy. There will be plenty of activities going on such as cash for the best tricks and beer of course will be on offer for spectators and participants at the end!

Pool Contest at Faelledparken

28th August 2016

This event is for skaters to enjoy the Faelledparken concrete park and has a bowl contest to coincide with this year’s CPH Pro. A backyard-style pool and a massive snake run skater competition is held. Visit the place and enjoy the tricks from Chris Miller, Curren Caples, Pedro Barros and other famous skaters. If you are a keen sports photographer this is a superb event to attend as you are sure to get some great shots. The second part of this event will take place on the following day.

Website:

http://theboardr.com/events/3/Copenhagen_Bowl_2014

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