August Weather Averages for Chicago, Illinois, USA

What's the Weather Like in Chicago in August

August in Chicago is the last month of summer in the city and the weather is hot and sunny. Tourists still flock to the city at this time of year before the school year starts again in September.

The water in Lake Michigan is also at its warmest in this month of the year, making it perfect to go for a swim to cool down from the humidity.

Temperature
The average daily temperature for Chicago in August...

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  • Temperature Temperature 22°C 72°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 28°C 82°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 16°C 61°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 11 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 96 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 13 days

Daily August Averages for Chicago

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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 25 27 26 27 26 25 25 25 24 24 23 23 23 23 24 24 24 23 24 23 23 24 23 22 23 26 25 25 23 23 23
°F 77 81 79 81 79 77 77 77 75 75 73 73 73 73 75 75 75 73 75 73 73 75 73 72 73 79 77 77 73 73 73

What's the Weather Like in Chicago in August

August in Chicago is the last month of summer in the city and the weather is hot and sunny. Tourists still flock to the city at this time of year before the school year starts again in September.

The water in Lake Michigan is also at its warmest in this month of the year, making it perfect to go for a swim to cool down from the humidity.

Temperature
The average daily temperature for Chicago in August is still hot at 28°C, and that can drop to an average minimum of 16°C.

Sunshine
Expect sunny days stretching out in August and plenty of sun expected in Chicago, with the city experiencing on average a peak amount of 9 hours of sun per day.

Rain
There is less of an expectation of rain in August, with the average rainfall experienced in Chicago during this month dropping to 96 mm.

Things to do in Chicago in August

Air and Water Show
Millions of people gather for the annual Air and Water Show, for which military air craft put on spectacular aerial displays and stunts.

The Underground Film Festival
The Underground Film Festival is America's largest underground film festival, with a number of indepents films showcased.

Viva! Chicago Latin Music Festival
Celebrate Hispanic culture with the Annual Viva! Chicago Latin Music Festival. As well as a number of different types of dance, there will also be food and drink on offer.

Summer Opera Festival
The University of Chicago Summer Opera Festival, on Chicago University's campus is a popular opera fest that occurs in August.

Gold Coast Air Fair
For music lovers, there is also the Gold Coast Air Fair, which is an open air jazz, blues and gospel festival occuring in mid August.

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