August weather forecast and climate
Barrow, AK

Weather in August

The last month of the summer, August, is another cold month in Barrow, Alaska, with average temperature ranging between min 35.8°F (2.1°C) and max 41.4°F (5.2°C).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in July - a cold 41.4°F (5.2°C). In Barrow, the average low-temperature is 35.8°F (2.1°C).

Humidity

In August, the average relative humidity in Barrow is 87%.

Rainfall

The month with the most rainfall in Barrow is August when the rain falls for 11.9 days and typically aggregates up to 1.06" (27mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through December. In August, in Barrow, it is snowing for 3 days. Throughout August, 0.39" (10mm) of snow is accumulated. In Barrow, during the entire year, snow falls for 125.6 days, and aggregates up to 17.13" (435mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

August and September, with an average ocean temperature of 35.6°F (2°C), are months with the warmest seawater in Barrow.
Note: For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

Daylight

In August, the average length of the day is 18.8h.

Sunshine

In August, the average sunshine is 4.8h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Barrow are January through March, May, August, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In August, the average maximum UV index of 1 translate into the following recommendations:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in August in Barrow?

In August, in Barrow, the average high-temperature is 41.4°F (5.2°C), and the average low-temperature is 35.8°F (2.1°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Barrow?

In Barrow, Alaska, the average relative humidity in August is 87%.

How many days does it rain in August in Barrow?

In Barrow, in August, it is raining for 11.9 days, with typically 1.06" (27mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What is the rainiest month in Barrow?

The month with the most rainfall in Barrow, Alaska, is August when the rain falls for 11.9 days and typically aggregates up to 1.06" (27mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it snow in August in Barrow?

In Barrow, during August, snow falls for 3 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.39" (10mm) of snow.

What are the months with the warmest ocean in Barrow?

August and September, with an average ocean temperature of 35.6°F (2°C), are months with the warmest seawater in Barrow, Alaska.

What is the ocean temperature in August in Barrow?

In Barrow, Alaska, the average seawater temperature in August is 35.6°F (2°C). For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

How many hours of daylight does Barrow have in August?

The average length of the day in August in Barrow is 18.8h.

How long on average sun shines in August in Barrow?

In August, the average sunshine in Barrow is 4.8h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Barrow?

Months with the lowest UV index in Barrow, Alaska, are January through March, May, August, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

How high is the UV index in August in Barrow?

In Barrow, Alaska, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health threat from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in August
Barrow, AK

Average temperature in August - Barrow, AK
  • Average high temperature in August: 41.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (43.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (-3.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 35.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (37°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-11.2°F).

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Average pressure in August
Barrow, AK

Average pressure in August - Barrow, AK
  • Average pressure in August: 29.88"

Months with the highest atmospheric pressure are January and March (30.09").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (29.85").

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Average wind speed in August
Barrow, AK

Average wind speed in August - Barrow, AK
  • Average wind speed in August: 12.2mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is October (15.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is May (10.6mph).

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Average humidity in August
Barrow, AK

Average humidity in August - Barrow, AK
  • Average humidity in August: 87%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January, February, March and December (95%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (82%).

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Average rainfall in August
Barrow, AK

Average rainfall in August - Barrow, AK
  • Average rainfall in August: 1.06"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (1.06").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0.2").

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Average rainfall days in August
Barrow, AK

Average rainfall days in August - Barrow, AK
  • Average rainfall days in August: 11.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (11.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is December (0.6 days).

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Average snowfall in August
Barrow, AK

Average snowfall in August - Barrow, AK
  • Average snowfall in August: 0.39"

The month with the highest snowfall is October (3.15").
The month with the least snowfall is July (0.08").

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Average snowfall days in August
Barrow, AK

Average snowfall days in August - Barrow, AK
  • Average snowfall days in August: 3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (16.9 days).
The month with the least snowfall days is July (1.3 days).

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Average sea temperature in August
Barrow, AK

Average sea temperature in August - Barrow, AK
  • Average sea temperature in August: 36°F

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August and September (36°F).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February, March, April, May, June and December (28°F).

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Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
Barrow, AK

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Barrow, AK
  • Average daylight in August: 18.8h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 24h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 0h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 4.8h

The month with the most sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 6.1h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 0.3h).

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Average sunshine days in August
Barrow, AK

Average sunshine days in August - Barrow, AK
  • Average sunshine days in August: 12.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (19.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is October (7.9 days).

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Average UV index in August
Barrow, AK

Average UV index in August - Barrow, AK
  • Average UV index in August: 1

Months with the highest UV index are April, June, July and September (UV index 2).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, May, August, October, November and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in August
Barrow, AK

Average cloud cover in August - Barrow, AK
  • Average cloud cover in August: 69

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 84).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 47).

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Average visibility in August
Barrow, AK

Average visibility in August - Barrow, AK
  • Average visibility in August: 6mi

Months with the highest visibility are May, June, July, August and September (6mi).
Months with the lowest visibility are January and March (4mi).

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