August weather forecast
Kansas City, MO

Panorama of Kansas City, Missouri in the US, with an old statue of a scout boy looking towards the city
Panorama of Kansas City, Missouri in the US, with an old statue of a scout boy looking towards the city

Weather in August

The last month of the summer, August, is also a hot month in Kansas City, Missouri, with an average temperature varying between 88.5°F (31.4°C) and 70.2°F (21.2°C).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in July - a still tropical 88.5°F (31.4°C). The average low-temperature, in Kansas City, Missouri, is 70.2°F (21.2°C).

Heat index

The average heat index in August is appraised at a sweltering 101.7°F (38.7°C). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', or 'real feel', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. Additional factors like activity, clothing, pregnancy, and wind affect individual temperature impact. 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. 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. With a lot of moisture in the air, the evaporation process is not as effective, and the body does not cool down as efficiently, creating a perception of overheating. If the body can not disperse the excessive heat and body temperature reaches conditions of hyperthermia, above 99.5°F (37.5°C) to 100.9°F (38.3°C), thermal conditions are potentially life-threatening.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in August is 70%.

Rainfall

In August, the rain falls for 7.5 days. Throughout August, 4.39" (111.5mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 90.8 rainfall days, and 39.06" (992.2mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

May through September are months without snowfall in Kansas City, Missouri.

Daylight

In Kansas City, Missouri, the average length of the day in August is 13h and 39min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:19 am and sunset at 8:30 pm. On the last day of August, in Kansas City, sunrise is at 6:46 am and sunset at 7:50 pm CDT.

Sunshine

In Kansas City, the average sunshine in August is 9.5h.

UV index

In Kansas City, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 9. A UV Index value of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 9 in August interpret into the following advice:
Take special precautions, as unprotected eyes and skin can be burned and damaged quickly. 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 the 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. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in August in Kansas City?

In Kansas City, in August, the average high-temperature is 88.5°F (31.4°C), and the average low-temperature is 70.2°F (21.2°C). In August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'feels like'), which calculates the temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, is appraised at 101.7°F (38.7°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Kansas City?

In August, the average relative humidity in Kansas City is 70%.

How many days does it rain in August in Kansas City?

In August, in Kansas City, the rain falls for 7.5 days. Throughout August, 4.39" (111.5mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When it does not snow in Kansas City?

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

How many hours of daylight does Kansas City have in August?

In August, the average day length in Kansas City is 13h and 39min.

When are sunrise and sunset in August in Kansas City?

On the first day of August, sunrise is at 6:19 am and sunset at 8:30 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:46 am and sunset at 7:50 pm CDT.

How many hours of sunshine does Kansas City have in August?

In August, the average sunshine duration in Kansas City is 9.5h.

What is the UV index reading in August in Kansas City?

In Kansas City, Missouri, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 9. A UV Index value of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health vulnerability from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in August
Kansas City, MO

Average temperature in August - Kansas City, MO
  • Average high temperature in August: 88.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (90.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (39.5°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 70.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (72°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (22.4°F).

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Average humidity in August
Kansas City, MO

Average humidity in August - Kansas City, MO
  • Average humidity in August: 70%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (71%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (62.9%).

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Average rainfall in August
Kansas City, MO

Average rainfall in August - Kansas City, MO
  • Average rainfall in August: 4.4"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (5.5").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (1.1").

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Average rainfall days in August
Kansas City, MO

Average rainfall days in August - Kansas City, MO
  • Average rainfall days in August: 7.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (11 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (4.8 days).

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Average snowfall in August
Kansas City, MO

Average snowfall in August - Kansas City, MO
  • Average snowfall in August: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (4.4").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in August
Kansas City, MO

Average snowfall days in August - Kansas City, MO
  • Average snowfall days in August: 0 days

The months with the highest number of snowfall days are January and December (2.5 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
Kansas City, MO

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Kansas City, MO
  • Average daylight in August: 13h and 39min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 52min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 29min).

  • Average sunshine in August: 9h and 30min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 36min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 4h and 42min).

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Average UV index in August
Kansas City, MO

Average UV index in August - Kansas City, MO
  • Average UV index in August: 9

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 10).
The months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 2).

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