August weather forecast
Lexington, KY

A sunset view of the ancient buildings in Lexington, Kentucky
A sunset view of the ancient buildings in Lexington, Kentucky

Weather in August

The last month of the summer, August, is another warm month in Lexington, Kentucky, with an average temperature varying between 64.8°F (18.2°C) and 84°F (28.9°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, the average low-temperature is 64.8°F (18.2°C).

Heat index

In August, the average heat index is evaluated 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 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 calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (metabolic differences, pregnancy, wind), and activity. 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 particularly important for children. 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.

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In Lexington, it is raining for 16 days, with typically 3.07" (78mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 172.1 rainfall days, and 37.95" (964mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In Lexington, snow does not fall in May through September.

Daylight

In Lexington, the average length of the day in August is 13h and 35min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:41 am and sunset at 8:47 pm. On the last day of August, in Lexington, sunrise is at 7:07 am and sunset at 8:09 pm EDT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in August is 9.8h.

UV index

June through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index in Lexington. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 in August interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against skin and eye damage is required. 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in August in Lexington?

The average high-temperature, in August, in Lexington, Kentucky, is 84°F (28.9°C), while the average low-temperature is 64.8°F (18.2°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'real feel'), which calculates the temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, in August is evaluated at 92.1°F (33.4°C).

What is the least humid month in Lexington?

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

What is the average humidity in August in Lexington?

The average relative humidity in August is 75%.

How many days does it rain in August in Lexington?

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?

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

How many hours of daylight does Lexington have in August?

In Lexington, the average day length in August is 13h and 35min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in August in Lexington?

On the first day of August in Lexington, Kentucky, sunrise is at 6:41 am and sunset at 8:47 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:07 am and sunset at 8:09 pm EDT.

How long on average sun shines in August in Lexington?

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

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

The 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 Lexington, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in August
Lexington, KY

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).

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Average pressure in August
Lexington, KY

Average pressure in August - Lexington, KY
  • Average pressure in August: 29.99"Hg

The months with the highest atmospheric pressure are January and November (30.15"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.96"Hg).

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Average wind speed in August
Lexington, KY

Average wind speed in August - Lexington, KY
  • Average wind speed in August: 5.4mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (9mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.4mph).

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Average humidity in August
Lexington, KY

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%).

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Average rainfall in August
Lexington, KY

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 least rainfall) is September (2.32").

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Average rainfall days in August
Lexington, KY

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 least rainy days is November (10.3 days).

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Average snowfall in August
Lexington, KY

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

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

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Average snowfall days in August
Lexington, KY

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).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
Lexington, KY

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Lexington, KY
  • Average daylight in August: 13h and 35min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 46min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 35min).

  • Average sunshine in August: 9h and 48min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10h and 0min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3h and 54min).

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Average sunshine days in August
Lexington, KY

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

The month with the most sunshine days is October (16.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (9.8 days).

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Average UV index in August
Lexington, KY

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

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

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Average cloud cover in August
Lexington, KY

Average cloud cover in August - Lexington, KY
  • Average cloud cover in August: 30

The months with the most cloud cover are January and February (Cloud cover 59).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in August
Lexington, KY

Average visibility in August - Lexington, KY
  • Average visibility in August: 6mi

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

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