August is slightly hotter than July, but with holiday crowds reaching their height, it can seem a lot hotter. Get up early if you have to do anything active (or indeed that involves much thinking!), and plan on long lunches, long siestas and wearing as few clothes as possible. It can still be pretty hot at 5 or 6pm – certainly warm enough for a late afternoon or sunset swim. The Scirocco winds can be strong and humid.