August weather forecast and climate
Sapphire, NC

Weather in August

August, the last month of the summer, in Sapphire, is another warm month, with average temperature fluctuating between 60.8°F (16°C) and 81.9°F (27.7°C).

Temperature

In Sapphire, North Carolina, the average high-temperature in August is practically the same as in July - a still moderately hot 81.9°F (27.7°C). In August, the average low-temperature is 60.8°F (16°C).

Heat index

The average heat index is estimated at a tropical 87.8°F (31°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', 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', or 'felt air temperature', is calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (wind, differences in body mass, height, and shape, clothing). 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 particularly important for children. 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

In Sapphire, the average relative humidity is 77%.

Rainfall

In Sapphire, during August, the rain falls for 17.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.11" (79mm) of precipitation. In Sapphire, during the entire year, the rain falls for 191.1 days and collects up to 45.59" (1158mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

In Sapphire snow does not fall in May through September.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In August, the average sunshine is 10h.

UV index

In Sapphire, North Carolina, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 5 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. 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 Sapphire?

In Sapphire, in August, the average high-temperature is 81.9°F (27.7°C), and the average low-temperature is 60.8°F (16°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'feels like'), that calculates temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, in August is evaluated at 87.8°F (31°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Sapphire?

The average relative humidity in August in Sapphire is 77%.

How many days does it rain in August in Sapphire?

In August, in Sapphire, the rain falls for 17.3 days. Throughout August, 3.11" (79mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When it does not snow in Sapphire?

In Sapphire, North Carolina, snow does not fall in May through September.

How many hours of daylight does Sapphire have in August?

In August, the average length of the day in Sapphire is 13.4h.

How long on average sun shines in August in Sapphire?

In August, the average sunshine in Sapphire, North Carolina, is 10h.

What is the UV index intensity in August in Sapphire?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index in Sapphire, North Carolina, is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in August
Sapphire, NC

Average temperature in August - Sapphire, NC
  • Average high temperature in August: 81.9°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 (45°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 60.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (62.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (28.8°F).

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Average pressure in August
Sapphire, NC

Average pressure in August - Sapphire, NC
  • Average pressure in August: 30.01"

Months with the highest atmospheric pressure are January and November (30.15").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.99").

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Average wind speed in August
Sapphire, NC

Average wind speed in August - Sapphire, NC
  • Average wind speed in August: 3.5mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (5.8mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (3.5mph).

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Average humidity in August
Sapphire, NC

Average humidity in August - Sapphire, NC
  • Average humidity in August: 77%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (79%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are January and November (75%).

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Average rainfall in August
Sapphire, NC

Average rainfall in August - Sapphire, NC
  • Average rainfall in August: 3.11"

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are April and December (4.96").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (2.44").

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Average rainfall days in August
Sapphire, NC

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

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (20 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (11.2 days).

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Average snowfall in August
Sapphire, NC

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

The month with the highest snowfall is December (6.5").
Months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in August
Sapphire, NC

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

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (6.7 days).
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
Sapphire, NC

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Sapphire, 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: 10h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10.7h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.4h).

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Average sunshine days in August
Sapphire, NC

Average sunshine days in August - Sapphire, NC
  • Average sunshine days in August: 11.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (17 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (7.5 days).

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Average UV index in August
Sapphire, NC

Average UV index in August - Sapphire, NC
  • Average UV index in August: 5

The month with the highest UV index is June (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
Sapphire, NC

Average cloud cover in August - Sapphire, NC
  • Average cloud cover in August: 33

Months with the most cloud cover are February, March and December (Cloud cover 44).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 31).

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Average visibility in August
Sapphire, NC

Average visibility in August - Sapphire, NC
  • Average visibility in August: 5mi

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

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