August weather forecast and climate
Sterling, KS

August, the last month of the summer, in Sterling, is another tropical month, with average temperature fluctuating between 89.6°F (32°C) and 68.5°F (20.3°C).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in July - a still tropical 89.6°F (32°C). In Sterling, the average low-temperature is 68.5°F (20.3°C).

Heat index

The average heat index in August is evaluated at a torrid 99.9°F (37.7°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 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', or 'feels like', is what the temperature feels like to the human body when the air temperature is combined with the relative humidity. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (pregnancy, wind, metabolic differences). 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. 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.
Perspiration is the human body's physiological response to high temperatures and is an attempt to lower body temperature through evaporation of sweat. Under high air temperature and humidity (high heat index) conditions, perspiration is limited, and the perception of heat is increased. 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

In Sterling, Kansas, the average relative humidity in August is 62%.

Rainfall

In Sterling, during August, the rain falls for 13.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.44" (62mm) of precipitation. In Sterling, during the entire year, the rain falls for 112.9 days and collects up to 21.06" (535mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

In Sterling, Kansas, snow does not fall in May through September.

Daylight

In Sterling, the average length of the day in August is 13.6h.

Sunshine

In August, the average sunshine in Sterling, Kansas, is 10.9h.

UV index

In Sterling, Kansas, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In August, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
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. 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 Sterling?

In Sterling, Kansas, in August, the average high-temperature is 89.6°F (32°C), and the average low-temperature is 68.5°F (20.3°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'felt air temperature'), that represents influence of the relative humidity to air temperaure, in August is evaluated at 99.9°F (37.7°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Sterling?

The average relative humidity in August in Sterling is 62%.

How many days does it rain in August in Sterling?

In Sterling, in August, it is raining for 13.3 days, with typically 2.44" (62mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in Sterling?

May through September are months without snowfall in Sterling.

How many hours of daylight does Sterling have in August?

The average length of the day in August in Sterling, Kansas, is 13.6h.

How long on average sun shines in August in Sterling?

The average sunshine in August in Sterling, Kansas, is 10.9h.

What is the UV index reading in August in Sterling?

In Sterling, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in August - Sterling, KS
  • Average high temperature in August: 89.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (92.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (42.4°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 68.5°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (72°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (25.7°F).

Average pressure in August - Sterling, KS
  • Average pressure in August: 29.93"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.85").

Average wind speed in August - Sterling, KS
  • Average wind speed in August: 9.3mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (12.9mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (9.3mph).

Average humidity in August - Sterling, KS
  • Average humidity in August: 62%

The month with the highest relative humidity is May (69%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (59%).

Average rainfall in August - Sterling, KS
  • Average rainfall in August: 2.44"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (3.82").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January and February (0.67").

Average rainfall days in August - Sterling, KS
  • Average rainfall days in August: 13.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (14.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (2.7 days).

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

The month with the highest snowfall is February (2.36").
Months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

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

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (4.8 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Sterling, KS
  • Average daylight in August: 13.6h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.8h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.5h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 10.9h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 11.2h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 6.2h).

Average sunshine days in August - Sterling, KS
  • Average sunshine days in August: 15 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (23.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (13.2 days).

Average UV index in August - Sterling, KS
  • Average UV index in August: 6

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 2).

Average cloud cover in August - Sterling, KS
  • Average cloud cover in August: 21

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 36).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 20).

Average visibility in August - Sterling, 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).