August weather forecast and climate
West Helena, AR

Weather in August

The last month of the summer, August, is another tropical month in West Helena, Arkansas, with average temperature fluctuating between 71.1°F (21.7°C) and 88.5°F (31.4°C).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in July - a still tropical 88.5°F (31.4°C). In August, in West Helena, the average low-temperature is 71.1°F (21.7°C).

Heat index

The average heat index in August is evaluated at a blistering 105.4°F (40.8°C). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. 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', 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', or 'feels like', is a calculated temperature value of how hot it feels when the moisture in the air is factored in. Additional factors like activity, clothing, wind, and pregnancy affect individual temperature impact. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. 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.
To prevent overheating and help regulate its internal temperature, the human body sweat and rely on the evaporation to cool down. With a lot of moisture in the air, the evaporation process is not as effective, and the body does not cool down as efficiently, creating a perception of overheating. When heat gain exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in August is 76%.

Rainfall

In West Helena, Arkansas, during August, the rain falls for 13.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.46" (37mm) of precipitation. In West Helena, during the entire year, the rain falls for 123 days and collects up to 16.02" (407mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

In West Helena snow does not fall in March through November.

Daylight

In West Helena, the average length of the day is 13.4h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in West Helena is 10.4h.

UV index

In West Helena, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 in August transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. 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 West Helena?

The average high-temperature, in August, in West Helena, Arkansas, is 88.5°F (31.4°C), while the average low-temperature is 71.1°F (21.7°C). In August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature'), that combines air temperature and relative humidity, is appraised at 105.4°F (40.8°C).

What is the average humidity in August in West Helena?

In August, the average relative humidity in West Helena, Arkansas, is 76%.

How many days does it rain in August in West Helena?

In August, the rain falls for 13.3 days. Throughout August, 1.46" (37mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When it does not snow in West Helena?

March through November are months without snowfall in West Helena, Arkansas.

How many hours of daylight does West Helena have in August?

In West Helena, the average length of the day in August is 13.4h.

How many hours of sunshine does West Helena have in August?

In August, the average sunshine in West Helena, Arkansas, is 10.4h.

How high is the UV index in August in West Helena?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index in West Helena, Arkansas, is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in August
West Helena, AR

Average temperature in August - West Helena, AR
  • Average high temperature in August: 88.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (89.2°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (48°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 71.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (73°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (35.4°F).

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Average pressure in August
West Helena, AR

Average pressure in August - West Helena, AR
  • Average pressure in August: 29.96"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.17").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.94").

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Average wind speed in August
West Helena, AR

Average wind speed in August - West Helena, AR
  • Average wind speed in August: 5.3mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (9.6mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.3mph).

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Average humidity in August
West Helena, AR

Average humidity in August - West Helena, AR
  • Average humidity in August: 76%

Months with the highest relative humidity are March and December (78%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (67%).

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Average rainfall in August
West Helena, AR

Average rainfall in August - West Helena, AR
  • Average rainfall in August: 1.46"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is April (1.89").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (0.67").

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Average rainfall days in August
West Helena, AR

Average rainfall days in August - West Helena, AR
  • Average rainfall days in August: 13.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (15 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (6.7 days).

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Average snowfall in August
West Helena, AR

Average snowfall in August - West Helena, AR
  • Average snowfall in August: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (0.28").
Months with the least snowfall are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0").

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Average snowfall days in August
West Helena, AR

Average snowfall days in August - West Helena, AR
  • Average snowfall days in August: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (1.3 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
West Helena, AR

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - West Helena, AR
  • Average daylight in August: 13.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.4h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.9h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 10.4h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10.7h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4.7h).

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Average sunshine days in August
West Helena, AR

Average sunshine days in August - West Helena, AR
  • Average sunshine days in August: 14.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (22.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (13.3 days).

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Average UV index in August
West Helena, AR

Average UV index in August - West Helena, AR
  • Average UV index in August: 6

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

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Average cloud cover in August
West Helena, AR

Average cloud cover in August - West Helena, AR
  • Average cloud cover in August: 27

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 47).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 25).

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Average visibility in August
West Helena, AR

Average visibility in August - West Helena, AR
  • 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).

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