August weather forecast and climate
Rifton, NY

August, the last month of the summer, in Rifton, is also a moderately hot month, with average temperature ranging between max 81.1°F (27.3°C) and min 58.6°F (14.8°C).

Temperature

In Rifton, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in July - a still moderately hot 81.1°F (27.3°C). The average low-temperature, in August, is 58.6°F (14.8°C).

Heat index

In August, the average heat index is evaluated at 86°F (30°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. With the 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 'real feel', 'felt air temperature', '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. Additional factors like differences in body mass, height, and shape, pregnancy, clothing, and activity influence one's weather impression. 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. 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

The average relative humidity in Rifton is 76%.

Rainfall

In Rifton, New York, in August, it is raining for 13.2 days, with typically 1.54" (39mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Rifton, during the entire year, the rain falls for 141.4 days and collects up to 22.44" (570mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

In Rifton snow does not fall in June through September.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Rifton is 13.8h.

Sunshine

In August, the average sunshine in Rifton, New York, is 10.1h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in August is 5. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: In August, the average maximum UV index of 5 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects.

What is the temperature in August in Rifton?

In August, in Rifton, New York, the average high-temperature is 81.1°F (27.3°C), and the average low-temperature is 58.6°F (14.8°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'real feel'), that calculates temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, in August is evaluated at 86°F (30°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Rifton?

The average relative humidity in August is 76%.

How much does it rain in Rifton in August?

In Rifton, during August, the rain falls for 13.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.54" (39mm) of precipitation.

When it does not snow in Rifton?

In Rifton snow does not fall in June through September.

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

In Rifton, the average length of the day in August is 13.8h.

How long on average sun shines in August in Rifton?

In August, the average sunshine is 10.1h.

How high is the UV index in August in Rifton?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index is 5. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in August - Rifton, NY
  • Average high temperature in August: 81.1°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (82.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (32°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 58.6°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (60.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (19°F).

Average pressure in August - Rifton, NY
  • Average pressure in August: 29.98"

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

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

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (6.6mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (4.3mph).

Average humidity in August - Rifton, NY
  • Average humidity in August: 76%

Months with the highest relative humidity are February and December (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (74%).

Average rainfall in August - Rifton, NY
  • Average rainfall in August: 1.54"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (2.36").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.3").

Average rainfall days in August - Rifton, NY
  • Average rainfall days in August: 13.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (15.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (6.8 days).

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

The month with the highest snowfall is February (4.13").
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (7.8 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Rifton, NY
  • Average daylight in August: 13.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.2h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.2h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 10.1h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4.5h).

Average sunshine days in August - Rifton, NY
  • Average sunshine days in August: 15.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (19.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (12.7 days).

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

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

Average cloud cover in August - Rifton, NY
  • Average cloud cover in August: 35

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 50).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 34).

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

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