August weather forecast and climate
Cottondale, AL

August, the last month of the summer, in Cottondale, is another tropical month, with average temperature varying between 91.4°F (33°C) and 71.4°F (21.9°C).

Temperature

In Cottondale, the average high-temperature in August is essentially the same as in July - a still hot 91.4°F (33°C). The average low-temperature, in August, is 71.4°F (21.9°C).

Heat index

The average heat index in August is appraised at an extremely hot 112.6°F (44.8°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 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', 'real feel', or 'felt air temperature', is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine the human-perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (pregnancy, wind, clothing), and activity. Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. 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. A higher relative humidity affects normal body cooling by reducing the evaporation rate, subsequently lowering the rate at which the body cools and increasing the perception of heat. When heat gain exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.

Humidity

In Cottondale, Alabama, the average relative humidity in August is 73%.

Rainfall

In Cottondale, during August, the rain falls for 19.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.54" (90mm) of precipitation. In Cottondale, during the entire year, the rain falls for 169.8 days and collects up to 39.96" (1015mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

April through October are months without snowfall in Cottondale, Alabama.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Cottondale is 10.3h.

UV index

In Cottondale, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 in August interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes.

What is the temperature in August in Cottondale?

The average high-temperature, in August, in Cottondale, is 91.4°F (33°C), while the average low-temperature is 71.4°F (21.9°C). In August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'feels like'), that combines air temperature and relative humidity, is calculated to 112.6°F (44.8°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Cottondale?

The average relative humidity in August is 73%.

How much does it rain in Cottondale in August?

In Cottondale, Alabama, in August, during 19.9 rainfall days, 3.54" (90mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When it does not snow in Cottondale?

In Cottondale snow does not fall in April through October.

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

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

How many hours of sunshine does Cottondale have in August?

The average sunshine in August in Cottondale is 10.3h.

What is the UV index intensity in August in Cottondale?

The average daily maximum UV index in August in Cottondale, Alabama, is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in August - Cottondale, AL
  • Average high temperature in August: 91.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (91.6°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (52.2°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 71.4°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (71.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (36.5°F).

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

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.17").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.97").

Average wind speed in August - Cottondale, AL
  • Average wind speed in August: 4.6mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are March and April (7.1mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (4.6mph).

Average humidity in August - Cottondale, AL
  • Average humidity in August: 73%

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

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

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is April (4.29").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is October (2.24").

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

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (20.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (8.8 days).

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

The month with the highest snowfall is January (0.71").
Months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (1.2 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 - Cottondale, 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: 10.3h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
Months with the least sunshine are February and December (Average sunshine: 4.8).

Average sunshine days in August - Cottondale, AL
  • Average sunshine days in August: 9.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (19.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (8.8 days).

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

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

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

Months with the most cloud cover are February and December (Cloud cover 48).
The month with the least cloud cover is September (Cloud cover 28).

Average visibility in August - Cottondale, 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).