Averages for Vienna in August

What's the weather like in Vienna in August

August falls in the middle of the prime tourist season in Vienna, Austria. This is one of the best months to visit the city, featuring the warmest temperatures and the most sunshine. Only in July has the weather in this UNESCO World Heritage Listed city been as equally beautiful. If you're looking to spend your holiday in the Austrian capital and want to check the forecast, you can do so on this page.

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  • Temperature Temperature 19°C 66°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 24°C 75°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 14°C 57°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 8 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 58 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 13 days

What's the weather like in Vienna in August

August falls in the middle of the prime tourist season in ViennaAustria. This is one of the best months to visit the city, featuring the warmest temperatures and the most sunshine. Only in July has the weather in this UNESCO World Heritage Listed city been as equally beautiful. If you're looking to spend your holiday in the Austrian capital and want to check the forecast, you can do so on this page.

Temperature

The nights in August are comfortably warm with an average low temperature of 14°C. In the afternoons, the mercury climbs to an average high of 24°C, absolutely amazing weather to spend hours walking from highlight to highlight, palace to palace and museum to museum. Sipping a coffee at one of Vienna's numerous cafés is a mandatory thing to do as well in summer. Both those average lows and highs tend to decrease a bit in the course of the month, though—the warmest period of the year is from late-July to early-August. The average low temperature drops from 16°C to 13°C; the average high from 26°C to 23°C. That decrease generally occurs toward the end of the month. The average temperature in August is 19°C, which is the annual maximum.

Rainfall

The total amount of rainfall is 58mm this month, making it the fourth-wettest month of the year, after the three previous months. There are 13 days with some kind of rainfall, a number that returns in the majority of the months. The chance that precipitation occurs decreases slightly throughout the month, from 52% to 47%. Of the three main types of precipitation that occur in August, moderate rain is by far the most common one. It is observed on no less than 53% of the days with rainfall. Thunderstorms occur on 29% of those days, while light rain happens on 16% of them.

August is characterised by falling day lengths. August 1st is the longest day of the month with 14.59 daylight hours; August 31st is the shortest day with 13.25 hours of daylight. This 1.34-hour decrease means that each day in August is 3 full minutes shorter than the day before.

Sunshine Hours

The average cloud cover ranges between 44%, which incidentally is the lowest percentage in the year, and 48%. This means that August is a month with one of the clearest skies. This all results in plenty of sunshine. Just like in June and July, August days have 11 glorious hours of sunshine on average. In September, that number will drop to 9 hours.

Vienna Hotels for July

Hotel-Pension Baron lies to the north of the Vienna city centre, a five-minute stroll from an underground station and tram station that can take you right into the heart of the old city centre. This cozy three-star accommodation is housed in an elegant building and offers its guests the comfort they're used to at home. There are 25 rooms, all equipped with a safe, bathroom, TV and telephone. Free Wi-Fi is available in the pension's common areas.

Owned by the same Private Hotels group as the pension above, Hotel-Pension Baronesse is situated in Josefstadt, a district just west of the Old Town. Housed in one of Vienna's traditional buildings, this beautiful welcoming pension features and modern interior, 40 rooms and a perfect location. You can simply walk to the Old Town or spend a day exploring this old district itself.

The four-star Derag Livinghotel Kaiser Franz-Joseph is an incredibly well-equipped hotel 15 minutes by tram from the old city centre. Its amenities and facilities include, but aren't limited to, a fitness centre, a wellness area and spa, a restaurant and bar, a roof garden, a café, a store and a solarium. This is an ideal place to come back to in the evening after taking full advantage of the long August days to explore this marvellous city.

Bars and Restaurants

Take a break in between visiting attractions and take a seat at one of Vienna's countless coffee bars and bistros. One such coffee bar is Stadtkind. This old coffee place is a mix between a typical bistro that you might find in Paris and an authentic Viennese coffee house. They serve breakfast in the morning, coffee all day long and excellent food until midnight. In addition to fair trade coffees, their drinks menu also consists of beer, wine, tea, cocktails and sodas.

Located at the magnificent Burggarten, the Palmenhaus (Palm House) is a café, bar and brasserie. It is spread out over multiple floors, all housing their own venue, from wine cellar and restaurant to fountain bar, terrace and lounge. This monumental glass structure is worth seeing as it is; having a drink or meal inside or next to it is a definitely an experience that will help make you August vacation in Vienna even more memorable.

Things to do in Vienna in August

Characterised by high temperature and plenty of sunshine, August is undoubtedly one of the best times of year to visit Vienna. In such delicious weather, one of the best things to do is simply walking around and enjoying the gorgeous architecture of Vienna's old city centre.

A strongly recommended street to walk is the 5.3-kilometres-long Ringstrasse, a ring-shaped street that encircles the Old Town. It was built in 1857 by orders of Emperor Franz Joseph—for film fans, this was the husband of famous Empress Sisi. The road quickly developed into a place where wealthy inhabitants could show off how rich they were. Within mere years, huge houses, palaces and monumental buildings lined the Ringstrasse, many of which are still there and some can be visited today. The buildings even feature their very own style, which has become known as Ringstrasse-style.

While strolling along this historic boulevard, you will pass many significant buildings and institutions, including such greats as the Town Hall, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Natural History Museum, the State Opera and the Parliament Building. It goes without saying that this is the most important street in all of Austria—a visit to Vienna is not complete without walking this street and visiting at least a couple of its landmark buildings.

August events in Vienna

Music

J:Opera

1st August 2018 to 31st August 2018

J:Opera Festival summer in Jennersdorf, Burgenland offers opera, children's performances and exhibitions that take their roots from the influence of classic composers living in Vienna such as Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827).

Website:

http://www.jopera.at/

Innsbruck Summer Festival

6th August 2018 to 18th August 2018

The historical rich culture of Vienna is what is celebrated in this event through public musical performances in the Tirolean capital.

Website:

http://www.altemusik.at/en/

Public Hoilday

Assumption of Mary (Mariä Himmelfahrt)

15th August 2018

The Assumption of Mary, also known as Assumption Day, celebrates that religious belief of Mary assuming the role given to her by God, and is celebrated in Vienna around August 15th through processions, chapel prayers, cathedral opera and public screenings of religious art.

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