Lexington
Kentucky, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

August weather forecast and climate
Lexington, KY

A sunset view of the ancient buildings in Lexington, Kentucky
A sunset view of the ancient buildings in Lexington, Kentucky
August, the last month of the summer, in Lexington, is also a moderately hot month, with average temperature ranging between max 84°F (28.9°C) and min 64.8°F (18.2°C).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in July - a still moderately hot 84°F (28.9°C). In August, in Lexington, the average low-temperature is 64.8°F (18.2°C).

Heat index

In August, the average heat index is appraised at a tropical 92.1°F (33.4°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. 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', 'real feel', '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, wind, 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.

Humidity

The least humid month in Lexington, Kentucky, is August, with an average relative humidity of 75%.

Rainfall

In August, in Lexington, the rain falls for 16 days. Throughout August, 3.07" (78mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Lexington, during the entire year, the rain falls for 172.1 days and collects up to 37.95" (964mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

May through September are months without snowfall in Lexington.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In Lexington, the average sunshine is 9.8h.

UV index

June through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average 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. 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. 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.

What is the temperature in August in Lexington?

In Lexington, Kentucky, in August, the average high-temperature is 84°F (28.9°C), and the average low-temperature is 64.8°F (18.2°C). In August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'real feel'), that factores the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, is evaluated at 92.1°F (33.4°C).

What is the least humid month in Lexington?

August is the least humid month in Lexington, with an average relative humidity of 75%.

What is the average humidity in August in Lexington?

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

How much does it rain in Lexington in August?

In Lexington, during August, the rain falls for 16 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.07" (78mm) of precipitation.

When it does not snow in Lexington?

May through September are months without snowfall in Lexington.

How many hours of daylight does Lexington have in August?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Lexington have in August?

In Lexington, Kentucky, the average sunshine in August is 9.8h.

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

Months with the highest UV index in Lexington, Kentucky, are June through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

How high is the UV index in August in Lexington?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in August - Lexington, KY
  • Average high temperature in August: 84°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (85.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (39°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 64.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (66.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (25.7°F).

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

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (81%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (75%).

Average rainfall in August - Lexington, KY
  • Average rainfall in August: 3.07"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (3.82").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is September (2.32").

Average rainfall days in August - Lexington, KY
  • Average rainfall days in August: 16 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (18.3 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is November (10.3 days).

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

The month with the highest snowfall is February (3.07").
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

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

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (9.7 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

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

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.8h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.6h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 9.8h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10h).
The month with least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3.9h).

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

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