Buenos Aires Weather August Averages, Argentina
What's the Weather Like in Buenos Aires in August
In the month of August, average temperatures are on the slow rise in Buenos Aires. Daily low temperatures are around 9C (48.2F), while high temperatures are around 17C (62.6F). Still, minimum temperatures tend to vary between 4C (39.2F) and 15C (59F), even more sometimes. Accordingly, maximum temperatures may fluctuate from 10C (50F) to 22C (71.6F), rarely to a larger extent. In August, Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, features similar daily temperatures to Quito, the capital of Ecuador.
During this month, the Argentine destination features cool temperatures (over 13C/55.4F, for example) during the day and cold temperatures at night. However, the cool interval expands from the beginning of August toward its end. Initially, it feels cool approx. from 1 pm to 8 pm. During the final days of the period, cool temperatures are predominant roughly from 10:30 am to 1 am.
The number of sunshine hours is on the increase in the course of August, too. On average, the city of Buenos Aires experiences 6 hours of sunlight per day, which is around 55% of daylight hours. In accordance, the likelihood of cloudy weather (overcast or mostly cloudy) is on the decline. In the beginning of August, days are 47% likely to be cloudy. By the month's end, the possibility of such a weather is 43%.
Typical accumulation of rainfall is between 50 mm/1.97 in and 65 mm/2.56 in during August in the largest city of Argentina. This amount of precipitation the destination receives during 8 rainy days per month on average. Occasional rain, which usually doesn't last long, is the most common type of rainfall this time of year. The possibility of wet weather increases in the course of August from 17% to 20%. Consequently, the later the precipitation occurs, the more likely it is to discharge large quantities of fluids.
This time of year, wind becomes stronger in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. The average wind speed rises from 4.8 m/s to 5 m/s (gentle breeze) from the beginning of August toward the end of the month. Midday is the windiest part of the day, with the speed of the wind increasing up to 5.4 m/s (moderate breeze). Late afternoon, just before 6 pm, is the calmest part of the day. Then, the wind speed decreases down to 4 m/s.
The most populous Argentine city features dry conditions this time of year in regard to humidity. The average relative humidity is 74%, which leaves very small chances for comfortable conditions.
Sunrise and sunset
On August 1, the city features 10:25 hours of daylight, from 7:47 am to 6:12 pm. On August 31, the duration of daylight is 11:20 hours, from 7:13 am to 6:34 pm.
Average sea temperature
The average sea temperature in this destination is around 11C (51.8F) during the last winter month.
Extraordinary weather occurrences
Buenos Aires, the Paris of South America, is prone to experience opposite climatic influences in winter and, consequently, in August. Cold air masses coming from the south tend to lower temperatures, causing light frosts at night. Warm currents coming from the north increase daily temperatures to the point of mildness and even warmth.
Buenos Aires Hotels in August
If you don't mind somewhat chilly weather, you can achieve significant savings by visiting the city of Buenos Aires in August. Winter is the low season in Argentina and travel expenses, including hotel deals, are at their lowest.
Circus Hostel & Hotel
Circus Hostel & Hotel, located in the San Telmo neighborhood, is the accommodation provider catering to travelers with limited budgets. It has double, triple and quadruple rooms with own bathrooms on offer. Air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi are some basic features. An outdoor pool, sun deck and free walking tours are some complimentary amenities.
Dream Studios BA
Dream Studios BA, located in the Palermo district, disposes of studios and apartments. Every unit features private bathroom, cable TV with LCD screen, equipped kitchen, free wireless internet and iPod docking station. Some other on-site facilities are a solarium, outdoor pool and terrace with the grill.
Palermo Suites Buenos Aires
Palermo Suites Buenos Aires is a 4-star establishment, located in the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. Spacious apartments feature free internet access, cable TVs, kitchens with necessary equipment and private balconies offering city views. Complimentary services and facilities of Palermo Suites are daily housekeeping, Jacuzzi, solarium, business center and paid parking.
Melia Buenos Aires
Melia Buenos Aires is a 5-star hotel located in the heart of the Argentine capital city. The complex has rooms and suites with sound isolation, all of them featuring high-speed internet, flat-screen TVs, minibars, coffeemakers and safes. Guests of the hotel can also make use of a spa, sauna, fitness center, business center, room service and parking.
Bars and restaurants
Two facts are inseparable when it comes to the gastronomic scene of the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. The first is that you can enjoy specialties from various renowned cuisines throughout the world here. The second is that you benefit of attractive options regardless of the budget. If you don't plan to spend too much for dining, several USD (in local currency) per day would suffice. But if you don't ask how much the best dining experience costs, prepare a few hundred USD for a meal.
Café Tortoni is a well-reputed café, located near Plaza de Mayo. It features an elegant interior, decorated with paintings. Besides having a drink or a meal, you can join a game of dice or billiard here, not to mention the attendance of tango shows or poetry readings. Opening hours are from 8:30 am to 1:30 am on a daily basis.
El Mazacote is an eatery combining elements of Argentine and Italian cuisines. Some dishes in the house's menu are traditional empanadas and pizzas. The restaurant is affordable and popular among the local populace. Make sure to check out the opening times, which tend to vary on some days.
The Brick Kitchen
The Brick Kitchen is the restaurant preparing specialties of contemporary Argentinian cuisine. Besides delicious food, the restaurant prides itself on an appealing interior. Among other alternatives, you can dine dishes based on chicken meat and seafood. Opening hours of The Brick Kitchen are daily from 12:30 pm to 4 pm, and between 7 pm and 11:30 pm.
Steaks by Louis
Steaks by Louis is the right place for tasting the most famous Argentine food steaks. You can opt between a 5-course menu and a 3-course menu with a complimentary tango performance. Both options are accompanied with specially-selected wines. Note that reservations are mandatory.
Things to do in Buenos Aires in August
Lezama Park, flanked by the National Historical Museum, is one of the most popular parks in Buenos Aires, the Paris of South America. The name of the park relates to its founder, who turned an inhospitable into a beautiful leisure area. As you walk along Lezama Park's walkways, you will have a pleasure to examine many works of art. Furthermore, the park abounds with exotic trees. Finally, the park is a focal point for various public events. While there, go to the north side of this green oasis to see a Russian cathedral with blue, onion-shaped domes.
ARA Presidente Sarmiento Museum Ship
Moored in the Puerto Madero district in Buenos Aires, the ARA Presidente Sarmiento is a frigate that is a museum ship today. Constructed in 1897 in the United Kingdom, it was in service until 1961. Its use wasn't related to military operations, but for training and peace missions. To that end, the Ara Presidente Sarmiento undertook 39 sailing missions around the world. The ship is docked at Dock 3, with the iconic Puente de la Mujer (Woman's Bridge) in the vicinity.
Galileo Galilei Planetarium
Galileo Galilei Planetarium in is one of the most advanced planetariums throughout the world. Designed like a UFO (Unidentified Flying Object), the building stages various shows and sky observations. Besides planets, you will be able to notice constellations and stars among other features of the universe. In addition, the Galileo Galilei Planetarium houses a museum showcasing a 4000 years old meteorite and various other related objects. The structure is a great sight while illuminated at night.
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