August is the hottest month in the coastal cities of Cyprus. The average daytime temperature is about 30 – 31°C in the shade in Paphos and about 33 – 34°C in other coastal cities such as Limassol, Larnaca and Ayia Napa. However, much higher temperatures are not uncommon. The average temperature at night along the coast is usually about 22 – 24°C. August brings serious heat and very high temperatures not only along the coast of Cyprus but also inside the island.
Temperatures of about 37°C in the shade at noon are something normal in the capital Nicosia. Nights are still very hot and thermometers usually show around 21 – 22°C.
It is very difficult to find a cool place in Cyprus in August. In the mountains at an altitude between 1000 and 1500 m above sea level the average daytime temperature reaches about 28°C. Nights are warm with temperatures around 21 – 22°C.
Besides the hottest, August is the driest month of the year in Cyprus. The chance of precipitation over the island, not only along the coast but also in the interior of the island, is close to 0%. Only in the highest parts of the Troodos Mountains is possible no more than one day with precipitations.
August is the month with the highest sea water temperature in Cyprus. The sea water along the famous resorts of Limassol, Larnaca, Ayia Napa and Paphos doesn’t fall below 27°C but sometimes reaches up to about 30°C.
The beaches across the island are full of tourists, and the best time for swimming and sunbathing is in the early morning and in the late afternoon.
August is a month of temperature records. On August 1, 2010, in the city of Lefkoniko in North Cyprus was measured the highest temperature ever in Cyprus.
During the heatwave that gripped the entire island of Aphrodite, the temperature in the small town reached the record of 46.6 °C in the shade!