August weather forecast
Bessemer, AL

Weather in August

The last month of the summer, August, is another hot month in Bessemer, Alabama, with temperature in the range of an average high of 90.3°F (32.4°C) and an average low of 71.6°F (22°C).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in July - a still tropical 90.3°F (32.4°C). In August, the average low-temperature is 71.6°F (22°C).

Heat index

The average heat index in August is evaluated at an extremely hot 108.3°F (42.4°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. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'real feel', 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', or 'felt air temperature', is what the temperature feels like to the human body when the air temperature is combined with the relative humidity. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (metabolic differences, pregnancy, clothing). Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.
The human body cools itself through perspiration, as excessive warmth is removed from the body through sweat evaporation. With a lot of moisture in the air, the evaporation process is not as effective, and the body does not cool down as efficiently, creating a perception of overheating. When heat gain surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.

Humidity

In August, the average relative humidity is 72%.

Rainfall

In Bessemer, Alabama, during August, the rain falls for 20.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.78" (96mm) of precipitation. In Bessemer, during the entire year, the rain falls for 172.1 days and collects up to 39.69" (1008mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

In Bessemer, snow does not fall in April through October.

Daylight

The average length of the day in August is 13h and 21min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:00 am and sunset at 7:47 pm. On the last day of August, in Bessemer, sunrise is at 6:21 am and sunset at 7:14 pm CDT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in August in Bessemer, Alabama, is 10.2h.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index in Bessemer are April through September, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In August, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in August in Bessemer?

In Bessemer, Alabama, in August, the average high-temperature is 90.3°F (32.4°C), and the average low-temperature is 71.6°F (22°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'real feel'), which represents the influence of relative humidity on air temperature, in August is evaluated at 108.3°F (42.4°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Bessemer?

In Bessemer, Alabama, the average relative humidity in August is 72%.

How many days does it rain in August in Bessemer?

In Bessemer, in August, during 20.3 rainfall days, 3.78" (96mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When it does not snow in Bessemer?

April through October are months without snowfall.

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

In August, the average day length in Bessemer is 13h and 21min.

When are sunrise and sunset in August in Bessemer?

On the first day of August in Bessemer, sunrise is at 6:00 am and sunset at 7:47 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:21 am and sunset at 7:14 pm CDT.

How long on average sun shines in August in Bessemer?

In August, the average sunshine duration is 10.2h.

When is the highest UV index in Bessemer?

April through September, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index in Bessemer.

What is the UV index reading in August in Bessemer?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in August
Bessemer, AL

Average temperature in August - Bessemer, AL
  • Average high temperature in August: 90.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (91°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (51.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 71.6°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (71.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (36°F).

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Average pressure in August
Bessemer, AL

Average pressure in August - Bessemer, AL
  • Average pressure in August: 29.98"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.17"Hg).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are June and August (29.98"Hg).

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Average wind speed in August
Bessemer, AL

Average wind speed in August - Bessemer, AL
  • Average wind speed in August: 4.5mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are February and March (7.3mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (4.5mph).

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Average humidity in August
Bessemer, AL

Average humidity in August - Bessemer, AL
  • Average humidity in August: 72%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (80%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (70%).

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Average rainfall in August
Bessemer, AL

Average rainfall in August - Bessemer, AL
  • Average rainfall in August: 3.78"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (4.13").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is October (2.24").

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Average rainfall days in August
Bessemer, AL

Average rainfall days in August - Bessemer, AL
  • Average rainfall days in August: 20.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (21 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (8.6 days).

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Average snowfall in August
Bessemer, AL

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

The month with the highest snowfall is January (0.75").
The months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in August
Bessemer, AL

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

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (1.3 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
Bessemer, AL

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Bessemer, AL
  • Average daylight in August: 13h and 21min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 20min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 59min).

  • Average sunshine in August: 10h and 12min

The months with the most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 10h and 30min).
The months with the least sunshine are February and December (Average sunshine: 4h and 48min).

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Average sunshine days in August
Bessemer, AL

Average sunshine days in August - Bessemer, AL
  • Average sunshine days in August: 8.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (19.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (8.3 days).

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Average UV index in August
Bessemer, AL

Average UV index in August - Bessemer, AL
  • Average UV index in August: 6

The months with the highest UV index are April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in August
Bessemer, AL

Average cloud cover in August - Bessemer, AL
  • Average cloud cover in August: 32

The months with the most cloud cover are February and December (Cloud cover 48).
The months with the least cloud cover are June, September and October (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in August
Bessemer, AL

Average visibility in August - Bessemer, AL
  • Average visibility in August: 6mi

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

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