August weather forecast and climate
Riverton, KS

The last month of the summer, August, is another hot month in Riverton, Kansas, with average temperature varying between 88.2°F (31.2°C) and 68.2°F (20.1°C).

Temperature

In Riverton, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in July - a still tropical 88.2°F (31.2°C). In August, the average low-temperature is 68.2°F (20.1°C).

Heat index

The average heat index is appraised at a sweltering 101.8°F (38.8°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. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', 'real feel', or 'felt air temperature', is what the temperature feels like to the human body when the air temperature is combined with the relative humidity. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (metabolic differences, pregnancy, wind), and activity. 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 particularly important for children. 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.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration. Excessive warmth is eliminated from the body by evaporation of sweat. When the relative humidity is high, the evaporation rate is reduced. The warmth is removed from the body at a lower rate, causing the body to retain more heat than it would in dry air. When heat gain exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.

Humidity

In August, the average relative humidity in Riverton is 72%.

Rainfall

In Riverton, in August, during 13.8 rainfall days, 2.76" (70mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Riverton, during the entire year, the rain falls for 139.2 days and collects up to 30" (762mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

April, June through October are months without snowfall.

Daylight

In Riverton, the average length of the day in August is 13.5h.

Sunshine

In August, the average sunshine is 10.5h.

UV index

In Riverton, Kansas, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability 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 and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. 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. 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.

What is the temperature in August in Riverton?

The average high-temperature, in August, is 88.2°F (31.2°C), while the average low-temperature is 68.2°F (20.1°C). In August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'feels like'), that represents influence of the relative humidity to air temperaure, is evaluated at 101.8°F (38.8°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Riverton?

In Riverton, Kansas, the average relative humidity in August is 72%.

How much does it rain in Riverton in August?

In Riverton, during August, the rain falls for 13.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.76" (70mm) of precipitation.

When it does not snow in Riverton?

In Riverton snow does not fall in April, June through October.

How many hours of daylight does Riverton have in August?

In August, the average length of the day is 13.5h.

How long on average sun shines in August in Riverton?

In August, the average sunshine in Riverton is 10.5h.

What is the UV index reading in August in Riverton?

In Riverton, Kansas, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in August - Riverton, KS
  • Average high temperature in August: 88.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (89.8°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (43.2°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 68.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (70.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (27.5°F).

Average pressure in August - Riverton, KS
  • 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 (29.91").

Average wind speed in August - Riverton, KS
  • Average wind speed in August: 7.2mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (10.8mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (7.1mph).

Average humidity in August - Riverton, KS
  • Average humidity in August: 72%

The month with the highest relative humidity is May (79%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (70%).

Average rainfall in August - Riverton, KS
  • Average rainfall in August: 2.76"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (5.04").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is November (1.42").

Average rainfall days in August - Riverton, KS
  • Average rainfall days in August: 13.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (16.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (6.5 days).

Average snowfall in August - Riverton, KS
  • Average snowfall in August: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (2.09").
Months with the least snowfall are April, June, July, August, September and October (0").

Average snowfall days in August - Riverton, KS
  • Average snowfall days in August: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (3.3 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Riverton, KS
  • Average daylight in August: 13.5h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.7h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.7h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 10.5h

Months with the most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 10.7h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 5.5h).

Average sunshine days in August - Riverton, KS
  • Average sunshine days in August: 15.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (21.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (13.3 days).

Average UV index in August - Riverton, KS
  • 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 2).

Average cloud cover in August - Riverton, KS
  • Average cloud cover in August: 24

Months with the most cloud cover are February and March (Cloud cover 44).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 24).

Average visibility in August - Riverton, KS
  • 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).