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

August weather forecast and climate
Cordova, AK

A boat-laden busy bay of Cordova, Alaska, with the view of forests and snow-peaked mountains
A boat-laden busy bay of Cordova, Alaska, with the view of forests and snow-peaked mountains
August, the last month of the summer, in Cordova, is another comfortable month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 49.8°F (9.9°C) and an average high of 61.3°F (16.3°C).

Temperature

The warmest month is August, with an average high-temperature of 61.3°F (16.3°C) and an average low-temperature of 49.8°F (9.9°C).

Rainfall

In Cordova, during August, the rain falls for 17 days and regularly aggregates up to 13.4" (340.6mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 206 rainfall days, and 159.6" (4053mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, August, October through December are months with snowfall in Cordova, Alaska. August is the first month it typically snows in Cordova. Throughout August, Cordova receives 0.2" (5.1mm) of snow. In Cordova, Alaska, during the entire year, snow aggregates up to 111.3" (2827.1mm).

Ocean temperature

In Cordova, the average water temperature is 56.1°F (13.4°C).
Note: Swimming in 56.1°F (13.4°C) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 50°F (10°C) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

Daylight

In August, the average length of the day in Cordova is 15.6h.

Sunshine

In August, the average sunshine is 7h.

UV index

In Cordova, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 4. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In August, the average maximum UV index of 4 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the warmest month in Cordova?

With an average high-temperature of 61.3°F (16.3°C) and an average low-temperature of 49.8°F (9.9°C), August is the warmest month in Cordova.

What is the temperature in August in Cordova?

In Cordova, Alaska, in August, the average high-temperature is 61.3°F (16.3°C), and the average low-temperature is 49.8°F (9.9°C).

How much does it rain in Cordova in August?

In Cordova, Alaska, in August, it is raining for 17 days, with typically 13.4" (340.6mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When does it start snowing in Cordova?

August is the first month it typically snows in Cordova. Throughout August, Cordova receives 0.2" (5.1mm) of snow.

What is the ocean temperature in August in Cordova?

In August, the average ocean temperature in Cordova, Alaska, is 56.1°F (13.4°C). At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

How many hours of daylight does Cordova have in August?

In Cordova, Alaska, the average length of the day in August is 15.6h.

How many hours of sunshine does Cordova have in August?

In Cordova, Alaska, the average sunshine in August is 7h.

What is the UV index intensity in August in Cordova?

The average daily maximum UV index in August is 4. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in August - Cordova, AK
  • Average high temperature in August: 61.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (61.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (35°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 49.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (50.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (25°F).

Average rainfall in August - Cordova, AK
  • Average rainfall in August: 13.4"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (22.1").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is June (6.7").

Average rainfall days in August - Cordova, AK
  • Average rainfall days in August: 17 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are September and October (21 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are February, March, April and June (15 days).

Average snowfall in August - Cordova, AK
  • Average snowfall in August: 0.2"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (25.3").
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July and September (0").

Average sea temperature in August - Cordova, AK
  • Average sea temperature in August: 56.1°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is July (57.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (39.6°F).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Cordova, AK
  • Average daylight in August: 15.6h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 18.9h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 5.9h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 7h

Months with most sunshine are May and June (Average sunshine: 9h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 2h).

Average UV index in August - Cordova, AK
  • Average UV index in August: 4

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 0).