August weather forecast and climate
Athens, GA

The historic city hall tower at dusk in Athens, Georgia, along with other neon-lit houses in the vicinity
The historic city hall tower at dusk in Athens, Georgia, along with other neon-lit houses in the vicinity

Weather in August

August, the last month of the summer, in Athens, is another hot month, with average temperature fluctuating between 69.3°F (20.7°C) and 89.4°F (31.9°C).

Temperature

In Athens, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in July - a still hot 89.4°F (31.9°C). In August, the average low-temperature is 69.3°F (20.7°C).

Heat index

The average heat index is evaluated at an extremely hot 106.9°F (41.6°C). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With 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 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', or 'felt air temperature', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. Additional factors like differences in body mass, height, and shape, pregnancy, metabolic differences, and activity influence one's weather impression. 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 especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.
Perspiration is the human body's physiological response to high temperatures and is an attempt to lower body temperature through evaporation of sweat. High relative humidity reduces the evaporation rate, resulting in a lower heat removal rate from the body, causing the perception of being overheated. When heat gain surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Athens is 74%.

Rainfall

In Athens, during 17.7 rainfall days, 3.78" (96mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Athens, there are 168.2 rainfall days, and 36.85" (936mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In Athens snow does not fall in April through November.

Daylight

The average length of the day in August is 13.4h.

Sunshine

In August, the average sunshine in Athens is 9.7h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Athens is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in August in Athens?

In Athens, in August, the average high-temperature is 89.4°F (31.9°C), and the average low-temperature is 69.3°F (20.7°C). In August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'apparent temperature'), which represents the influence of relative humidity on air temperature, is evaluated at 106.9°F (41.6°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Athens?

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

How much does it rain in Athens in August?

In Athens, Georgia, during August, the rain falls for 17.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.78" (96mm) of precipitation.

When it does not snow in Athens?

In Athens, Georgia, snow does not fall in April through November.

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

The average length of the day in August is 13.4h.

How long on average sun shines in August in Athens?

In Athens, the average sunshine in August is 9.7h.

How high is the UV index in August in Athens?

The average daily maximum UV index in August in Athens, Georgia, is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in August
Athens, GA

Average temperature in August - Athens, GA
  • Average high temperature in August: 89.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (91.2°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (51.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 69.3°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (70°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (35.1°F).

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Average pressure in August
Athens, GA

Average pressure in August - Athens, GA
  • Average pressure in August: 30.01"

Months with the highest atmospheric pressure are January and November (30.15").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.99").

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Average wind speed in August
Athens, GA

Average wind speed in August - Athens, GA
  • Average wind speed in August: 4.3mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (7.5mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (4.3mph).

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Average humidity in August
Athens, GA

Average humidity in August - Athens, GA
  • Average humidity in August: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (77%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are July, October and November (72%).

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Average rainfall in August
Athens, GA

Average rainfall in August - Athens, GA
  • Average rainfall in August: 3.78"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (3.86").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.93").

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Average rainfall days in August
Athens, GA

Average rainfall days in August - Athens, GA
  • Average rainfall days in August: 17.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (17.7 days).
Months with the least rainy days are October and November (9.4 days).

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Average snowfall in August
Athens, GA

Average snowfall in August - Athens, GA
  • Average snowfall in August: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (0.79").
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
Athens, GA

Average snowfall days in August - Athens, GA
  • Average snowfall days in August: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (1.1 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0 days).

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Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
Athens, GA

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Athens, GA
  • 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: 9.7h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.7h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.1h).

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Average sunshine days in August
Athens, GA

Average sunshine days in August - Athens, GA
  • Average sunshine days in August: 11.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (20.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (11.4 days).

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Average UV index in August
Athens, GA

Average UV index in August - Athens, GA
  • 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 and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in August
Athens, GA

Average cloud cover in August - Athens, GA
  • Average cloud cover in August: 34

Months with the most cloud cover are February and December (Cloud cover 44).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in August
Athens, GA

Average visibility in August - Athens, GA
  • Average visibility in August: 6mi

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

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