Oslo: August Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||13 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||14 %|
|Rainfall days||17 days|
|Chance of Rain||57 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||38 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||4 %|
Averages for Oslo in August
Its summer in Oslo and August is one of the hottest months of the year. Temperatures average 18°C (54°F) with highs of 21°C (70°F). It is a wonderful time for families to take part in family events as this is the time when schools are closed for the holidays. The city receives on average 95mm of rainfall, and 6 hours of sunshine everyday.
The warm sunny weather is extremely welcoming, and families can enjoy picnics at the parks or visit the beautiful botanical gardens in the city. The Øya Festival, held at the beginning of the month offers much entertainment. This outdoor music festival features rock and indie rock performances. The event is held at the Middelalderparken( Medieval Park) attracting music fans of varying age groups. It also offers one hundred percent organic food. Visitors can find excellent accommodation at the Opera Apartments at £301 per night; however, cheaper accommodation is available at the P-Hotels Oslo, a few meters from Karl Johans Gate. Charges are from €66 per night, depending on the type of room.
Visitors can catch The Oslo Chamber Music Festival, an event that appeals to music fans. It features melodies from the past as well as modern music. Concerts are held in venues such as the Royal Palace, Oslo Concert Hall, The Opera House and Akershus Fortress. The festival attracts a large number of renowned international artists, and many visitors flock the event each year. Those attending the festival at the Akershus Fortress have an opportunity to explore its dungeons, staterooms and banquet halls. After an eventful day, dine at the Karpedammen Café and Café Festningen in the Akershus fortress. You will also get great accommodation at the Park Inn by Radisson, which has top-notch amenities, and is within minutes from other major attractions.
Jazz fans can head to the The Oslo Jazz Festival also held in mid-August. The festival presents over 70 concerts mainly focused on modern jazz. Thousands attend this event each year as it offers a variety of lively performances. Art lovers will greatly enjoy the Art and Crafts Fair held in late August. This event is unique as it happens only in Oslo. There is much on display including Norwegian traditional arts and crafts.