August weather forecast and climate
Amherst, NY

The last month of the summer, August, is also a moderately hot month in Amherst, New York, with average temperature fluctuating between 62.6°F (17°C) and 78.4°F (25.8°C).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in July - a still moderately hot 78.4°F (25.8°C). In August, the average low-temperature is 62.6°F (17°C).

Humidity

July through September, with an average relative humidity of 74%, are the least humid months.

Rainfall

In August, the rain falls for 17.1 days. Throughout August, 2.36" (60mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Amherst, during the entire year, the rain falls for 169.2 days and collects up to 28.15" (715mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

In Amherst snow does not fall in June through September.

Daylight

In August, the average length of the day is 13.9h.

Sunshine

In Amherst, the average sunshine is 10.2h.

UV index

In Amherst, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 5. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 5 in August transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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 Amherst?

In Amherst, New York, in August, the average high-temperature is 78.4°F (25.8°C), and the average low-temperature is 62.6°F (17°C).

What are the least humid months in Amherst?

Months with the lowest humidity in Amherst are July through September, with an average relative humidity of 74%.

What is the average humidity in August in Amherst?

In Amherst, the average relative humidity in August is 74%.

How many days does it rain in August in Amherst?

In Amherst, New York, in August, during 17.1 rainfall days, 2.36" (60mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When it does not snow in Amherst?

June through September are months without snowfall.

How many hours of daylight does Amherst have in August?

In Amherst, the average length of the day in August is 13.9h.

How many hours of sunshine does Amherst have in August?

The average sunshine in August in Amherst, New York, is 10.2h.

How high is the UV index in August in Amherst?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in August - Amherst, NY
  • Average high temperature in August: 78.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (79.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (29.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 62.6°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (63.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (19.4°F).

Average pressure in August - Amherst, NY
  • Average pressure in August: 29.97"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.09").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.92").

Average wind speed in August - Amherst, NY
  • Average wind speed in August: 6.9mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (11mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (6.7mph).

Average humidity in August - Amherst, NY
  • Average humidity in August: 74%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (85%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are July, August and September (74%).

Average rainfall in August - Amherst, NY
  • Average rainfall in August: 2.36"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (2.87").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.81").

Average rainfall days in August - Amherst, NY
  • Average rainfall days in August: 17.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (17.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (7.6 days).

Average snowfall in August - Amherst, NY
  • Average snowfall in August: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (7.64").
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in August - Amherst, NY
  • Average snowfall days in August: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (19 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Amherst, NY
  • Average daylight in August: 13.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.3h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.1h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 10.2h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.3h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 2.3h).

Average sunshine days in August - Amherst, NY
  • Average sunshine days in August: 11.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (12.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is January (6.3 days).

Average UV index in August - Amherst, NY
  • Average UV index in August: 5

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December (UV index 1).

Average cloud cover in August - Amherst, NY
  • Average cloud cover in August: 30

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 77).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 30).

Average visibility in August - Amherst, NY
  • Average visibility in August: 6mi

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