I don't think I've been exposed to much future tense yet. Can someone please enlighten me on what makes this "we will"? To me, it doesn't sound quite right to say "In August we are seeing the sun" but is there anything different with the verb conjugation if we were to say that? Or is it just the context of saying "In [future date] , [verb phrase] [something]" that implies future tense?
im August is a reference to the future so the English translation should use the future tense. In German you can use the present tense to refer to the future.
Present tense of the future: http://canoo.net/services/OnlineGrammar/Wort/Verb/Tempora/Praesens.html?lang=en
As someone above already mentioned, yes, in German you can use the present tense to refer about the future. Do not get confused, this is just the way the Germans speak. Sometimes you won't see a future tense form (werden) in the sentence, where it still refers for things happening in the future.
Why did the last few sentences require... Der in front of the month.. ex: Der Juli... Der Juni.... sentences only said... July is a hot month... etc.. Yet this one mentioning a month of August... does Not require Der/an article... Or... is IM a contraction of a shortened article? But since it does not end in R... like IR.. it doesn't seem to be a contraction of of Der. Confusing!