Barrow
Alaska, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

August weather forecast and climate
Barrow, AK

August, the last month of the summer, in Barrow, is another chilly month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 43.9°F (6.6°C) and an average low of 34.2°F (1.2°C).

Temperature

In Barrow, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in July - a still frosty 43.9°F (6.6°C). The average low-temperature, in August, is 34.2°F (1.2°C).

Rainfall

The month with the most rainfall in Barrow is August when the rain falls for 12 days and typically aggregates up to 1.1" (26.7mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Barrow are January through December. During August, Barrow regularly aggregates up to 0.9" (22.9mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Barrow, 38.3" (972.7mm) of snow is accumulated.

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 Barrow, the average length of the day is 18.8h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Barrow is 6h.

UV index

In August, the average daily maximum UV index in Barrow is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In August, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in August in Barrow?

The average high-temperature, in August, in Barrow, is 43.9°F (6.6°C), while the average low-temperature is 34.2°F (1.2°C).

How much does it rain in Barrow in August?

In Barrow, during August, the rain falls for 12 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.1" (26.7mm) of precipitation.

What is the wettest month in Barrow?

August is the month with the most rainfall in Barrow, Alaska. Rain falls for 12 days and accumulates 1.1" (26.7mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Barrow in August?

During August, Barrow regularly aggregates up to 0.9" (22.9mm) of snow.

What months are the ocean warmest in Barrow?

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

What is the ocean temperature in August in Barrow?

In Barrow, in August, the average water temperature is 35.6°F (2°C). For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

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

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 is 6h.

What is the UV index intensity in August in Barrow?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index in Barrow, Alaska, is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in August - Barrow, AK
  • Average high temperature in August: 43.9°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (46.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (-8°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 34.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (34.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-20.4°F).

Average rainfall in August - Barrow, AK
  • Average rainfall in August: 1.1"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (1.1").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are January, February, March and December (0.1").

Average rainfall days in August - Barrow, AK
  • Average rainfall days in August: 12 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (13 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, February, March and April (5 days).

Average snowfall in August - Barrow, AK
  • Average snowfall in August: 0.9"

The month with the highest snowfall is October (8.8").
The month with the lowest snowfall is July (0.2").

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

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

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 shortest days is December (Average daylight: 0h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 6h

Months with most sunshine are May, June and July (Average sunshine: 10h).
Months with least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 0).

Average UV index in August - Barrow, AK
  • Average UV index in August: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 3).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, October, November and December (UV index 0).