August weather forecast
Melissa, West VA

Weather in August

The last month of the summer, August, is another warm month in Melissa, West Virginia, with an average temperature varying between 85.6°F (29.8°C) and 62.4°F (16.9°C).

Temperature

In Melissa, the average high-temperature in August is practically the same as in July - a moderately hot 85.6°F (29.8°C). The average low-temperature, in Melissa, is 62.4°F (16.9°C).

Heat index

In August, the average heat index is estimated at a very hot 96.8°F (36°C). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. With 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 '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 (metabolic differences, pregnancy, clothing). Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the 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.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration, as evaporated sweat carries heat away from the body. With a lot of moisture in the air, the evaporation process is not as effective, and the body does not cool down as efficiently, creating a perception of overheating. When heat gain surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.

Humidity

The least humid month in Melissa, West Virginia, is August, with an average relative humidity of 74%.

Rainfall

In Melissa, during August, the rain falls for 15.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.28" (58mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Melissa, there are 176 rainfall days, and 33.15" (842mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In Melissa, snow does not fall in May through September.

Daylight

The average length of the day in August in Melissa, West Virginia, is 13h and 37min.
On the first day of August, sunrise is at 6:31 am and sunset at 8:39 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:57 am and sunset at 8:01 pm EDT.

Sunshine

August has the most sunshine of the year in Melissa, with an average of 10.4h of sunshine.

UV index

May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index in Melissa, West Virginia. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 in August interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. 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 Melissa?

In Melissa, in August, the average high-temperature is 85.6°F (29.8°C), and the average low-temperature is 62.4°F (16.9°C). in August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'feels like'), which combines air temperature and relative humidity, is estimated at 96.8°F (36°C).

What is the least humid month in Melissa?

August is the least humid month in Melissa, with an average relative humidity of 74%.

What is the average humidity in August in Melissa?

In August, the average relative humidity in Melissa, West Virginia, is 74%.

How much does it rain in Melissa in August?

In Melissa, West Virginia, in August, during 15.5 rainfall days, 2.28" (58mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When it does not snow in Melissa?

May through September are months without snowfall in Melissa, West Virginia.

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

In Melissa, West Virginia, the average day length in August is 13h and 37min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in August in Melissa?

On the first day of August, sunrise is at 6:31 am and sunset at 8:39 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:57 am and sunset at 8:01 pm EDT.

What month has the most sunshine in Melissa?

With an average of 10.4h of sunshine, August has the most sunshine of the year.

How long on average sun shines in August in Melissa?

In Melissa, the average sunshine duration in August is 10.4h.

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

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 Melissa?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in August
Melissa, West VA

Average temperature in August - Melissa, West VA
  • Average high temperature in August: 85.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (87.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (39°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 62.4°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (64°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (25.7°F).

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Average pressure in August
Melissa, West VA

Average pressure in August - Melissa, West VA
  • Average pressure in August: 30.01"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.16"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.97"Hg).

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Average wind speed in August
Melissa, West VA

Average wind speed in August - Melissa, West VA
  • Average wind speed in August: 4.2mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (6.7mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (4.2mph).

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Average humidity in August
Melissa, West VA

Average humidity in August - Melissa, West VA
  • Average humidity in August: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (81%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (74%).

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Average rainfall in August
Melissa, West VA

Average rainfall in August - Melissa, West VA
  • Average rainfall in August: 2.28"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (3.54").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.89").

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Average rainfall days in August
Melissa, West VA

Average rainfall days in August - Melissa, West VA
  • Average rainfall days in August: 15.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (19.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (10.9 days).

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Average snowfall in August
Melissa, West VA

Average snowfall in August - Melissa, West VA
  • Average snowfall in August: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (3.62").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in August
Melissa, West VA

Average snowfall days in August - Melissa, West VA
  • Average snowfall days in August: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (11.4 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
Melissa, West VA

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Melissa, West VA
  • Average daylight in August: 13h and 37min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 48min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 32min).

  • Average sunshine in August: 10h and 24min

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10h and 24min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3h and 48min).

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Average sunshine days in August
Melissa, West VA

Average sunshine days in August - Melissa, West VA
  • Average sunshine days in August: 13.5 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (16.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (9.3 days).

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Average UV index in August
Melissa, West VA

Average UV index in August - Melissa, West VA
  • Average UV index in August: 6

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

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Average cloud cover in August
Melissa, West VA

Average cloud cover in August - Melissa, West VA
  • Average cloud cover in August: 31

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 61).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 31).

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Average visibility in August
Melissa, West VA

Average visibility in August - Melissa, West VA
  • Average visibility in August: 5mi

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

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