August weather forecast
Poughkeepsie, NY

The colorful houses, clear roads, and colored brown and golden trees in Poughkeepsie, New York
The colorful houses, clear roads, and colored brown and golden trees in Poughkeepsie, New York

Weather in August

August, the last month of the summer in Poughkeepsie, is also a moderately hot month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 59.7°F (15.4°C) and 81.5°F (27.5°C).

Temperature

In Poughkeepsie, the average high-temperature in August is practically the same as in July - a still warm 81.5°F (27.5°C). In August, in Poughkeepsie, New York, the average low-temperature is 59.7°F (15.4°C).

Heat index

In August, the average heat index is appraised at a tropical 86.9°F (30.5°C). Constant exposure and activity lead to possible fatigue. Prolonged exercise may result in heat cramps.
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', 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', or 'felt air temperature', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (clothing, differences in body mass, height, and shape, metabolic differences). 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

In Poughkeepsie, New York, the average relative humidity in August is 77%.

Rainfall

In Poughkeepsie, New York, in August, it is raining for 14 days, with typically 2.09" (53mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Poughkeepsie, during the entire year, the rain falls for 157.6 days and collects up to 28.9" (734mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

June through September are months without snowfall in Poughkeepsie.

Daylight

In Poughkeepsie, the average length of the day in August is 13h and 48min.
On the first day of August, sunrise is at 5:50 am and sunset at 8:13 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:20 am and sunset at 7:31 pm EDT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in August is 10.2h.

UV index

June through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In August, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
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 Poughkeepsie?

In August, in Poughkeepsie, New York, the average high-temperature is 81.5°F (27.5°C), and the average low-temperature is 59.7°F (15.4°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'felt air temperature'), which takes the relative humidity and factors it into the air temperature reading, in August is appraised at 86.9°F (30.5°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Poughkeepsie?

In August, the average relative humidity is 77%.

How many days does it rain in August in Poughkeepsie?

In Poughkeepsie, in August, it is raining for 14 days, with typically 2.09" (53mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in Poughkeepsie?

In Poughkeepsie, New York, snow does not fall in June through September.

What is the average length of the day in August in Poughkeepsie?

In Poughkeepsie, the average day length in August is 13h and 48min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in August in Poughkeepsie?

In August, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 5:50 am and sunset at 8:13 pm. On the last day of the month, in Poughkeepsie, New York, sunrise is at 6:20 am and sunset at 7:31 pm EDT.

How long on average sun shines in August in Poughkeepsie?

In August, the average sunshine duration in Poughkeepsie is 10.2h.

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

The months with the highest UV index in Poughkeepsie, New York, are June through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the UV index reading in August in Poughkeepsie?

The average daily maximum UV index in August in Poughkeepsie, New York, is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in August
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average temperature in August - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average high temperature in August: 81.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (83.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (32.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 59.7°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (61.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (20.1°F).

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Average pressure in August
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average pressure in August - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average pressure in August: 29.98"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.1"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.93"Hg).

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Average wind speed in August
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average wind speed in August - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average wind speed in August: 4.3mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (6.8mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (4.3mph).

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Average humidity in August
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average humidity in August - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average humidity in August: 77%

The months with the highest relative humidity are February and December (81%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (74%).

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Average rainfall in August
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average rainfall in August - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average rainfall in August: 2.09"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (3.07").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.73").

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Average rainfall days in August
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average rainfall days in August - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average rainfall days in August: 14 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (16.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (8.6 days).

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Average snowfall in August
Poughkeepsie, NY

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

The month with the highest snowfall is February (4.21").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in August
Poughkeepsie, NY

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

The months with the highest number of snowfall days are January and February (9.8 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average daylight in August: 13h and 48min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 10min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 13min).

  • Average sunshine in August: 10h and 12min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 24min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4h and 24min).

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Average sunshine days in August
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average sunshine days in August - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average sunshine days in August: 14.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (17.2 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (11.4 days).

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Average UV index in August
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average UV index in August - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • 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, March, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in August
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average cloud cover in August - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average cloud cover in August: 36

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 50).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 36).

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Average visibility in August
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average visibility in August - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average visibility in August: 5mi

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

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