Copenhagen Weather August Averages, Denmark
What's the Weather Like in 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).
Average Sunshine Hours and Sea Temperature
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.
Copenhagen Hotels in August
Avenue Hotel Copenhagen
With a string of prestigious awards to its name, Avenue Hotel Copenhagen will please even the most pernickety of travellers. Located in a handsome 19th century townhouse, this upscale hotel offers a brilliant blend of old and new. Guests are welcome to make use of the free Wi-Fi, bike rentals, a breakfast buffet, patio lounge and bar.
Bertrams Guldsmeden Copenhagen
Located in the heart of the city, Bertrams Guldsmeden Copenhagen offers a quiet oasis away from all the hustle and bustle. With its own garden terrace, the hotel provides the ideal spot to relax during the afternoons and evenings. Each of its rooms are tastefully furnished to a high spec and there's a big emphasis on sustainable living here. Guests are encouraged to make use of the bike rental facilities.
Adina Apartment Hotel Copenhagen
For those who need more room than a standard hotel offers, check out the Adina Apartment Hotel Copenhagen. Located just minutes away from the centre of the city, there are several different room styles available, catering to a whole range of different requirements. Amenities include a washer and dryer in each apartment, laundry service, babysitter service, car rental and more.
Bars and Restaurants
Situated in the district of Frederiksberg, Frederiks Have is the place to go if you're seeking gourmet food at reasonable prices. With a big focus on Nordic dining, much of the menu reflects the Scandinavian origins of the chefs and it changes throughout the seasons in accordance to sustainability and availability of fresh ingredients. Ring ahead to secure a table before you dine.
One of Copenhagen's most exclusive dining locations, The Standard occupies a former ferry terminal on the waterfront and houses two gourmet restaurants; Studio is one of these, and is favoured for its high-end menu that emphasizes Nordic flavours and haute cuisine. Enjoy the views of the city's harbour while you savour the flavours of this Michelin-star eatery; just remember to book in advance, as the place fills up during the summer months.
La Vita E Bella
For one of the finest Italian dining experiences in town, head to La Vita E Bella. This friendly establishment has managed to maintain its intimate vibe, despite its growing popularity, and serves a range of appetizers, main courses and desserts to exceptional standards. As you can expect, there's a fine range of wines to choose from and they're well matched to the food on offer.
With comfy couches, panelled wood furnishings and artisan cocktails, Vesterbro's 1656 definitely stands as one of the city's best evening bars. Innovation is the name of the game here and the cocktail menu changes throughout the year in accordance with the seasons. If you're unsure of what to opt for, the bar's attentive staff will be happy to assist you.
Things to do in Copenhagen in August
National Museum of Denmark
Delve into Danish history and heritage at the National Museum of Denmark, which spans from the Stone Age through to the present day through its impressive exhibits and collections. Many of the museum's collections are permanent and there's a large ethnographic collection, including a toy museum, a coin and medal collection, along with a range of Viking and Norse artefacts. The museum is also home to the Victorian apartment Klunkehjemmet, which will really make visitors feel as if they've stepped into the past.
Danish Jewish Museum
Another attraction which merits a visit is the recently-opened Danish Jewish Museum, which charts 400 years of Jewish life in Denmark. Rather than focussing on the Holocaust and other atrocities of World War 2, the museum tells the remarkable story of the 7,000 Danish Jews who were successfully transported to Sweden in 1943 and thus spared from their deaths.
ARKEN Museum for Modern Art
Aficionados of modern art should make the journey south west of Copenhagen to Ishoej, which is home to the ARKEN Museum for Modern Art. Nestled in the artificial landscape of Koege Bay Beach, the museum building is said to resemble a stranded ship and is an attraction in its own right. The museum houses the very best of contemporary Nordic and Northern European art and hosts a range of events and exhibits across the year.
Harbour Bath Islands Brygge
Open only during the summer months, Harbour Bath Islands Brygge is the perfect place to cool off in the heat of the day. With a total of five pools, there is plenty of room for everyone and there are two pools that are reserved exclusively for children. The pools have lifeguards on duty and there is also room for ball games, sun bathing and picnics.
Across nine days in August Copenhagen celebrates the Copenhagen Pride and the hosts are the LGBT communities who line up fun events. The culmination of the festivities is the Gay Pride Parade which attracts thousands of spectators and participants from all over the world. As early as 1933, Denmark legalized homosexuality and is known for being one of the most progressive and liberal societies in the world.