August weather forecast and climate
Richfield, NC

Weather in August

The last month of the summer, August, is another tropical month in Richfield, North Carolina, with average temperature ranging between max 88.2°F (31.2°C) and min 68.2°F (20.1°C).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in July - a still hot 88.2°F (31.2°C). In Richfield, the average low-temperature is 68.2°F (20.1°C).

Heat index

In August, the average heat index is evaluated at a sweltering 102.4°F (39.1°C). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. 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 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', 'real feel', or 'felt air temperature', is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine the human-perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (clothing, pregnancy, differences in body mass, height, and shape). 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.
To prevent overheating and help regulate its internal temperature, the human body sweat and rely on the evaporation to cool down. When the relative humidity is high, the evaporation rate is reduced. The warmth is removed from the body at a lower rate, causing the body to retain more heat than it would in dry air. When heat gain exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In Richfield, North Carolina, in August, it is raining for 16.5 days, with typically 2.72" (69mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 156 rainfall days, and 29.02" (737mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

April through October are months without snowfall in Richfield.

Daylight

In Richfield, the average length of the day is 13.4h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in August is 10.3h.

UV index

In Richfield, North Carolina, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In August, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. 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 Richfield?

In Richfield, North Carolina, in August, the average high-temperature is 88.2°F (31.2°C), and the average low-temperature is 68.2°F (20.1°C). In August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature'), that calculates temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, is estimated at 102.4°F (39.1°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Richfield?

In Richfield, North Carolina, the average relative humidity in August is 73%.

How many days does it rain in August in Richfield?

In August, in Richfield, North Carolina, the rain falls for 16.5 days. Throughout August, 2.72" (69mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When it does not snow in Richfield?

In Richfield, North Carolina, snow does not fall in April through October.

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

The average length of the day in August in Richfield is 13.4h.

How long on average sun shines in August in Richfield?

In August, the average sunshine in Richfield is 10.3h.

What is the UV index reading in August in Richfield?

The average daily maximum UV index in August in Richfield is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in August
Richfield, NC

Average temperature in August - Richfield, NC
  • Average high temperature in August: 88.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (90.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (48.6°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 68.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (69.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (32.7°F).

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Average pressure in August
Richfield, NC

Average pressure in August - Richfield, NC
  • Average pressure in August: 30"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.15").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.97").

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Average wind speed in August
Richfield, NC

Average wind speed in August - Richfield, NC
  • Average wind speed in August: 4.4mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (7.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (4.4mph).

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Average humidity in August
Richfield, NC

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

Months with the highest relative humidity are May and December (76%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are June and July (71%).

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Average rainfall in August
Richfield, NC

Average rainfall in August - Richfield, NC
  • Average rainfall in August: 2.72"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is April (2.95").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is October (1.89").

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Average rainfall days in August
Richfield, NC

Average rainfall days in August - Richfield, NC
  • Average rainfall days in August: 16.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (17.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (8.8 days).

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Average snowfall in August
Richfield, NC

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

The month with the highest snowfall is January (1.46").
Months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in August
Richfield, NC

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

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (1.8 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
Richfield, NC

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Richfield, NC
  • Average daylight in August: 13.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.5h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.8h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 10.3h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.9h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.4h).

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Average sunshine days in August
Richfield, NC

Average sunshine days in August - Richfield, NC
  • Average sunshine days in August: 12.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (20.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (11.2 days).

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Average UV index in August
Richfield, NC

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

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in August
Richfield, NC

Average cloud cover in August - Richfield, NC
  • Average cloud cover in August: 34

Months with the most cloud cover are February and March (Cloud cover 42).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in August
Richfield, NC

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

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

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