August is the month that Cypriots enjoy their own holidays and most of the businesses take a two to three week breaks. It is probably the hottest month of the summer. Still the same beach laziness and numerous activities from watersports to paragliding and parasailing. For the adventurous many extreme sports parks are around as well as Safari Jeep rides to the mountains and the Akamas area in Paphos. For the fearless holiday maker budgie jumping in Ayia Napa and Scuba Diving around deserted coastal caves is a must.
In August during the day the temperature goes up to 32°C in Paphos and 34°C on the south-eastern coast (Limassol-Larnaca-Ayia Napa). Nicosia is always hotter and drier with cooler nights and with the highest temperatures of approximately 38°C during day time. Up on the mountains it is always nicer and cooler with temperatures averaging to 28°C. During August nights are more humid and hotter than in July with temperatures reaching 22°C in the Paphos region, 23°C-24°C around the coastal areas coast and 22°C mainland. The minimum temperature for the mountains is 18°C. Like in July in August it almost never rains. The water temperature is the warmest in this month reaching its maximum of 28°C. Water temperature depending again on location (east, south, west) usually averages to about 26°C 64°F.
The hours of continuous sunshine are around 14 and the approximate time of sunset is19:30. Air Humidity is averaging 73% with almost no rainy days within this month as above mentioned. The average daily wind speed in August is around 14 kph (9 mph - 8 knots) in the coastal areas of Cyprus.