Even though August
in Kansas City
remains firmly entrenched in summer, there is an unmissable attenuation in temperature. Compared to July
, August sees less extreme high temperatures, promoting walks in lush parks and late-night strolls. However, the month retains a strong summery aspect, coupled with the high humidity levels. Throughout August, the city safeguards its summer spectacle, while subtly hinting at the eventual arrival of Fall.
The transition into August in Kansas City is marked with an average high-temperature of a still hot 88.5°F, showing an insignificant shift from July's 90.1°F. Kansas City experiences a mean low-temperature of 70.2°F during August.
For August, the heat index is evaluated at a sweltering 102.2°F. Adopt enhanced safety measures, heat exhaustion and heat cramps could occur. Continuous activity may induce heatstroke.
Heat index values are typically calculated for conditions of shade and a light breeze. Being under direct sunlight might amplify the heat index by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.Note
: The heat index, also known as 'real feel' or 'apparent temperature', stands as a testimony to how temperature and humidity combine to impact our sense of warmth. The effect is experienced differently by individuals, hinging on unique characteristics such as body mass, stature, and level of activity. Understand that direct sun rays can influence the weather's impact, leading to an increase in the heat index by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly relevant to babies and toddlers. Young ones often ignore the need to take a break and drink fluids. Thirst is a late-stage symptom of dehydration - hence, maintaining hydration, particularly during extended physical activities, is crucial.
When faced with excessive heat, the human body begins to perspire, utilizing the cooling benefits of sweat evaporation. Under high air temperature and high humidity (high heat index) conditions, the body's ability to perspire is compromised, increasing the sensation of heat. With body temperatures on the rise, inefficient heat shedding can lead to dehydration and its associated complications.
In Kansas City, the average relative humidity in August is 70%.
In Kansas City, in August, it is raining for 7.5 days, with typically 4.41" of accumulated precipitation. In Kansas City, during the entire year, the rain falls for 90.8 days and collects up to 39.06" of precipitation.
are months without snowfall.
The average length of the day in August is 13h and 39min.
On the first day of August, sunrise is at 6:18 am and sunset at 8:30 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:46 am and sunset at 7:51 pm CDT.
The average sunshine in August is 9.5h.
In Kansas City, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 9. A UV Index of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high threat to health from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the average person.Note
: A maximum daily UV index of 9 during August morphs into the following directions:
Take the necessary steps to protect yourself; unprotected skin and eyes are vulnerable to damage. Limit your exposure to the sun's UV radiation, which is strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and note that parasols or canopies may not provide full sun protection. Arm yourself against UV rays' harm with protective apparel and UV-filtering shades. Apply and frequently reapply a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen after every two hours, or immediately after a swim or outdoor exercise.