August weather forecast and climate
Sheppard, AL

Weather in August

August, the last month of the summer, in Sheppard, is also a hot month, with average temperature ranging between max 92.7°F (33.7°C) and min 72.1°F (22.3°C).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in July - a still hot 92.7°F (33.7°C). In August, the average low-temperature is 72.1°F (22.3°C).

Heat index

The average heat index is evaluated at a burning hot 117.9°F (47.7°C). Beware - heat cramps and heat exhaustion are very likely. Heatstroke is imminent with prolonged activity.
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 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', or 'feels like', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. Additional factors like activity, differences in body mass, height, and shape, pregnancy, and metabolic differences affect individual temperature impact. 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 particularly important for children. 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 normally cools itself by perspiration, as evaporated sweat carries heat away from the body. 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. 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 is 74%.

Rainfall

In August, the rain falls for 21.3 days. Throughout August, 3.66" (93mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Sheppard, there are 171.5 rainfall days, and 35.47" (901mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

April through November are months without snowfall in Sheppard.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Sheppard is 13.3h.

Sunshine

In August, the average sunshine is 10.2h.

UV index

June through August, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In August, the average maximum UV index of 7 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. 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. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in August in Sheppard?

The average high-temperature, in August, in Sheppard, is 92.7°F (33.7°C), while the average low-temperature is 72.1°F (22.3°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'feels like'), that factores the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, in August is evaluated at 117.9°F (47.7°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Sheppard?

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

How many days does it rain in August in Sheppard?

In August, the rain falls for 21.3 days. Throughout August, 3.66" (93mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When it does not snow in Sheppard?

April through November are months without snowfall in Sheppard, Alabama.

How many hours of daylight does Sheppard have in August?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Sheppard have in August?

The average sunshine in August in Sheppard is 10.2h.

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

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

What is the UV index intensity in August in Sheppard?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index in Sheppard is 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in August
Sheppard, AL

Average temperature in August - Sheppard, AL
  • Average high temperature in August: 92.7°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (93.2°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (55.9°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 72.1°F

Months with the highest average low temperature are July and August (72.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (38.8°F).

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Average pressure in August
Sheppard, AL

Average pressure in August - Sheppard, 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").

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Average wind speed in August
Sheppard, AL

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

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (6.7mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (4.5mph).

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Average humidity in August
Sheppard, AL

Average humidity in August - Sheppard, 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 (70%).

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Average rainfall in August
Sheppard, AL

Average rainfall in August - Sheppard, AL
  • Average rainfall in August: 3.66"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (3.94").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is November (1.93").

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Average rainfall days in August
Sheppard, AL

Average rainfall days in August - Sheppard, AL
  • Average rainfall days in August: 21.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (22.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (8.3 days).

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Average snowfall in August
Sheppard, AL

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

The month with the highest snowfall is March (0.31").
Months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0").

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Average snowfall days in August
Sheppard, AL

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

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (0.6 days).
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
Sheppard, AL

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

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.2h).
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: 10.4h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4.9h).

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Average sunshine days in August
Sheppard, AL

Average sunshine days in August - Sheppard, AL
  • Average sunshine days in August: 7.4 days

Months with the most sunshine days are October and November (20.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (6.6 days).

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Average UV index in August
Sheppard, AL

Average UV index in August - Sheppard, 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).

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Average cloud cover in August
Sheppard, AL

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

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 49).
The month with the least cloud cover is October (Cloud cover 31).

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Average visibility in August
Sheppard, AL

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

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

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