August weather forecast and climate
Benton, AL

August, the last month of the summer, in Benton, is another hot month, with average temperature varying between 91.8°F (33.2°C) and 72°F (22.2°C).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in July - a still hot 91.8°F (33.2°C). In Benton, Alabama, the average low-temperature is 72°F (22.2°C).

Heat index

The average heat index in August is calculated to a burning hot 114.8°F (46°C). Be wary - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are highly anticipated. With continued activity, heatstroke is very likely.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With the exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', or 'real feel', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. Additional factors like metabolic differences, clothing, wind, and activity influence one's weather impression. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.
The human body cools itself through perspiration, as excessive warmth is removed from the body through sweat evaporation. Under high air temperature and humidity (high heat index) conditions, perspiration is limited, and the perception of heat is increased. If the body can not disperse the excessive heat and body temperature reaches conditions of hyperthermia, above 99.5°F (37.5°C) to 100.9°F (38.3°C), thermal conditions are potentially life-threatening.

Humidity

In August, the average relative humidity in Benton is 74%.

Rainfall

In Benton, during August, the rain falls for 19.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.54" (90mm) of precipitation. In Benton, Alabama, during the entire year, the rain falls for 165 days and collects up to 37.17" (944mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

April through November are months without snowfall.

Daylight

In August, the average length of the day is 13.3h.

Sunshine

In Benton, the average sunshine in August is 10.2h.

UV index

June through August, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Benton. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 7 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.

What is the temperature in August in Benton?

The average high-temperature, in August, in Benton, is 91.8°F (33.2°C), while the average low-temperature is 72°F (22.2°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'real feel'), that factores the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, in August is calculated to 114.8°F (46°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Benton?

In Benton, Alabama, the average relative humidity in August is 74%.

How many days does it rain in August in Benton?

In August, in Benton, Alabama, the rain falls for 19.9 days. Throughout August, 3.54" (90mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When it does not snow in Benton?

In Benton, Alabama, snow does not fall in April through November.

What is the average length of the day in August in Benton?

The average length of the day in August in Benton, Alabama, is 13.3h.

How long on average sun shines in August in Benton?

In August, the average sunshine is 10.2h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Benton?

Months with the highest UV index in Benton, Alabama, are June through August, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

How high is the UV index in August in Benton?

In Benton, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in August - Benton, AL
  • Average high temperature in August: 91.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (92.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (54.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 72°F

Months with the highest average low temperature are July and August (72°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (38.5°F).

Average pressure in August - Benton, AL
  • Average pressure in August: 29.97"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16").
Months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are June and August (29.97").

Average wind speed in August - Benton, AL
  • Average wind speed in August: 4.7mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (7.4mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (4.7mph).

Average humidity in August - Benton, AL
  • Average humidity in August: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (80%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (69%).

Average rainfall in August - Benton, AL
  • Average rainfall in August: 3.54"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (3.82").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.93").

Average rainfall days in August - Benton, AL
  • Average rainfall days in August: 19.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (20.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (7.8 days).

Average snowfall in August - Benton, AL
  • Average snowfall in August: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (0.35").
Months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0").

Average snowfall days in August - Benton, AL
  • Average snowfall days in August: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (0.8 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Benton, AL
  • Average daylight in August: 13.3h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.3h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.1h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 10.2h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
Months with the least sunshine are February and December (Average sunshine: 4.9).

Average sunshine days in August - Benton, AL
  • Average sunshine days in August: 9.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (21.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (8 days).

Average UV index in August - Benton, AL
  • Average UV index in August: 7

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 3).

Average cloud cover in August - Benton, AL
  • Average cloud cover in August: 34

Months with the most cloud cover are February and December (Cloud cover 47).
Months with the least cloud cover are September and October (Cloud cover 30).

Average visibility in August - Benton, AL
  • Average visibility in August: 5mi

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The month with the lowest visibility is August (5mi).