Yes, August in today’s climate is an autumn month. I’m going to do some analysis of the stats to see what’s going on here. I know it’s one of only 2 months along with December with no significant warming trend (at least it was last time I looked). Yet July is getting to be almost predictably dry and warm in the SE.
Significantly warmer and sunnier Augusts than average since 2003 here in the SE: zero
Average-slightly warm and average sunshine 2005, 2009 at a push, 2013, 2016 if were being charitable. Dull most other years, and whilst never cold, rarely very warm and often very wet.
Then Septembers warm, dry and sunny year after year, with only a few exceptions.
I get the sense the same is true of much of Western Europe. Just chance, or some kind of long term pattern shift?