August weather forecast and climate
Athol, KY

The last month of the summer, August, is also a moderately hot month in Athol, Kentucky, with average temperature ranging between min 62.6°F (17°C) and max 85.6°F (29.8°C).

Temperature

In Athol, Kentucky, the average high-temperature in August is essentially the same as in July - a moderately hot 85.6°F (29.8°C). The average low-temperature, in August, is 62.6°F (17°C).

Heat index

In August, the average heat index is estimated at a sweltering 96.4°F (35.8°C). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
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 a measure that combines both air temperature and relative humidity into a single value that indicates how hot the weather feels. Additional factors like metabolic differences, clothing, differences in body mass, height, and shape, 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.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration. Excessive warmth is eliminated from the body by 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

Months with the lowest humidity are June, August, October and November, with an average relative humidity of 75%.

Rainfall

In August, in Athol, the rain falls for 14.6 days. Throughout August, 2.13" (54mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Athol, during the entire year, the rain falls for 167.6 days and collects up to 33.11" (841mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

May through September are months without snowfall in Athol.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In August, the average sunshine is 10h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Athol are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 in August interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. 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 Athol?

The average high-temperature, in August, in Athol, Kentucky, is 85.6°F (29.8°C), while the average low-temperature is 62.6°F (17°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'real feel'), that combines air temperature and relative humidity, in August is calculated to 96.4°F (35.8°C).

What is the least humid month in Athol?

Months with the lowest humidity in Athol are June, August, October and November, with an average relative humidity of 75%.

What is the average humidity in August in Athol?

In August, the average relative humidity in Athol, Kentucky, is 75%.

How many days does it rain in August in Athol?

In Athol, during August, the rain falls for 14.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.13" (54mm) of precipitation.

When it does not snow in Athol?

In Athol, Kentucky, snow does not fall in May through September.

How many hours of daylight does Athol have in August?

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

How long on average sun shines in August in Athol?

In Athol, Kentucky, the average sunshine in August is 10h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Athol?

May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index in Athol.

How high is the UV index in August in Athol?

In Athol, Kentucky, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in August - Athol, KY
  • Average high temperature in August: 85.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (86.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (40.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 62.6°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (64.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (27°F).

Average pressure in August - Athol, KY
  • Average pressure in August: 30.01"

Months with the highest atmospheric pressure are January and November (30.16").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.97").

Average wind speed in August - Athol, KY
  • Average wind speed in August: 4.3mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are January and February (7.1mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (4.3mph).

Average humidity in August - Athol, KY
  • Average humidity in August: 75%

Months with the highest relative humidity are February and December (80%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are June, August, October and November (75%).

Average rainfall in August - Athol, KY
  • Average rainfall in August: 2.13"

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are February and May (3.46").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (2.05").

Average rainfall days in August - Athol, KY
  • Average rainfall days in August: 14.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (17.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (10.7 days).

Average snowfall in August - Athol, KY
  • Average snowfall in August: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (2.99").
Months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in August - Athol, KY
  • Average snowfall days in August: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (9.6 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Athol, KY
  • Average daylight in August: 13.6h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.7h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.6h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 10h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10.1h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 4h).

Average sunshine days in August - Athol, KY
  • Average sunshine days in August: 13.6 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (17.1 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (10.3 days).

Average UV index in August - Athol, KY
  • Average UV index in August: 6

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December (UV index 2).

Average cloud cover in August - Athol, KY
  • Average cloud cover in August: 32

Months with the most cloud cover are January and February (Cloud cover 58).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 32).

Average visibility in August - Athol, KY
  • Average visibility in August: 5mi

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