August weather forecast and climate
Hickory, NC

Weather in August

The last month of the summer, August, is another tropical month in Hickory, North Carolina, with average temperature varying between 86.5°F (30.3°C) and 64.9°F (18.3°C).

Temperature

In Hickory, the average high-temperature in August is essentially the same as in July - a still hot 86.5°F (30.3°C). In Hickory, in August, the average low-temperature is 64.9°F (18.3°C).

Heat index

The average heat index in August is appraised at a torrid 97.9°F (36.6°C). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. 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', 'real feel', or 'apparent temperature', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (wind, clothing, metabolic differences), and activity. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, 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.
To prevent overheating and help regulate its internal temperature, the human body sweat and rely on the evaporation to cool down. Under high air temperature and humidity (high heat index) conditions, perspiration is limited, and the perception of heat is increased. 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 73%.

Rainfall

In Hickory, during August, the rain falls for 17.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.99" (76mm) of precipitation. In Hickory, North Carolina, during the entire year, the rain falls for 163.1 days and collects up to 32.01" (813mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

In Hickory snow does not fall in April through October.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Hickory is 13.5h.

Sunshine

In Hickory, the average sunshine is 10.6h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Hickory are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. 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. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in August in Hickory?

In August, the average high-temperature is 86.5°F (30.3°C), and the average low-temperature is 64.9°F (18.3°C). In August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'real feel'), that combines relative humidity and air temperature, is calculated to 97.9°F (36.6°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Hickory?

In Hickory, the average relative humidity in August is 73%.

How much does it rain in Hickory in August?

In Hickory, North Carolina, in August, it is raining for 17.3 days, with typically 2.99" (76mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in Hickory?

April through October are months without snowfall in Hickory, North Carolina.

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

In Hickory, North Carolina, the average length of the day in August is 13.5h.

How long on average sun shines in August in Hickory?

In Hickory, the average sunshine in August is 10.6h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Hickory?

May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index.

How high is the UV index in August in Hickory?

The average daily maximum UV index in August is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in August
Hickory, NC

Average temperature in August - Hickory, NC
  • Average high temperature in August: 86.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (88.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (45.9°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 64.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (66°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (30.6°F).

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Average pressure in August
Hickory, NC

Average pressure in August - Hickory, NC
  • Average pressure in August: 30.02"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.16").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.99").

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Average wind speed in August
Hickory, NC

Average wind speed in August - Hickory, NC
  • Average wind speed in August: 3.8mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (6.5mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (3.8mph).

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Average humidity in August
Hickory, NC

Average humidity in August - Hickory, NC
  • Average humidity in August: 73%

Months with the highest relative humidity are May and December (76%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (70%).

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Average rainfall in August
Hickory, NC

Average rainfall in August - Hickory, NC
  • Average rainfall in August: 2.99"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is April (3.58").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is October (1.97").

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Average rainfall days in August
Hickory, NC

Average rainfall days in August - Hickory, NC
  • Average rainfall days in August: 17.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (18 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (8.9 days).

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Average snowfall in August
Hickory, NC

Average snowfall in August - Hickory, NC
  • Average snowfall in August: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (2.28").
Months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in August
Hickory, NC

Average snowfall days in August - Hickory, NC
  • Average snowfall days in August: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (2.3 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
Hickory, NC

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Hickory, NC
  • Average daylight in August: 13.5h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.6h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.8h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 10.6h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 11h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.5h).

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Average sunshine days in August
Hickory, NC

Average sunshine days in August - Hickory, NC
  • Average sunshine days in August: 11.6 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (20.2 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (10 days).

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Average UV index in August
Hickory, NC

Average UV index in August - Hickory, NC
  • Average UV index in August: 6

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

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Average cloud cover in August
Hickory, NC

Average cloud cover in August - Hickory, NC
  • Average cloud cover in August: 31

Months with the most cloud cover are February, March and December (Cloud cover 41).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 28).

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Average visibility in August
Hickory, NC

Average visibility in August - Hickory, NC
  • Average visibility in August: 6mi

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

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