August weather forecast and climate
Bessemer, AL

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

Temperature

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

Heat index

In August, the average heat index is estimated at a blistering 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. 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', 'real feel', or 'apparent temperature', is what the temperature feels like to the human body when the air temperature is combined with the relative humidity. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (pregnancy, wind, clothing), and activity. 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 normally cools itself by perspiration. Excessive warmth is eliminated from the body by evaporation of sweat. Under high air temperature and humidity (high heat index) conditions, perspiration is limited, and the perception of heat is increased. 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, 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

In Bessemer, Alabama, the average length of the day is 13.3h.

Sunshine

In August, the average sunshine is 10.2h.

UV index

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 hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 in August interpret into the following advice:
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. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects.

What is the temperature in August in Bessemer?

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'), that takes the relative humidity and factores it into the air temperature reading, 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 much does it rain in Bessemer in August?

In August, the rain falls for 20.3 days. Throughout August, 3.78" (96mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When it does not snow in Bessemer?

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

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

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

How long on average sun shines in August in Bessemer?

In Bessemer, the average sunshine in August 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.

How high is the UV index in August in Bessemer?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
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).

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

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

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).

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%).

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").

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).

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

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

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).
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 - Bessemer, 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: 10h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 10.2h

Months with the most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 10.5h).
Months with the least sunshine are February and December (Average sunshine: 4.8).

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).

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

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).

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

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

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

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