August weather forecast
Petroleum, West VA

Weather in August

August, the last month of the summer in Petroleum, is another warm month, with an average temperature varying between 60.6°F (15.9°C) and 83.8°F (28.8°C).

Temperature

In Petroleum, the average high-temperature in August is almost the same as in July - a still moderately hot 83.8°F (28.8°C). The average low-temperature, in August, is 60.6°F (15.9°C).

Heat index

In August, the average heat index is estimated at a tropical 93.2°F (34°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. 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 'real feel', 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', or 'apparent temperature', is a measure that combines air temperature and relative humidity into a single value that indicates how hot the weather feels. Additional factors like differences in body mass, height, and shape, pregnancy, metabolic differences, and activity influence one's weather impression. 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 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.

Humidity

The months with the lowest humidity are June through August and November, with an average relative humidity of 77%.

Rainfall

In August, the rain falls for 16.6 days. Throughout August, 2.64" (67mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Petroleum, during the entire year, the rain falls for 187.2 days and collects up to 37.13" (943mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

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

Daylight

In Petroleum, West Virginia, the average length of the day in August is 13h and 40min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:25 am and sunset at 8:37 pm. On the last day of August, in Petroleum, sunrise is at 6:52 am and sunset at 7:58 pm EDT.

Sunshine

With an average of 10.1h of sunshine, August has the most sunshine of the year.

UV index

June through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index in Petroleum. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 in August transform into the following instructions:
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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in August in Petroleum?

In Petroleum, West Virginia, in August, the average high-temperature is 83.8°F (28.8°C), and the average low-temperature is 60.6°F (15.9°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'felt air temperature'), which takes the relative humidity and factors it into the air temperature reading, in August is estimated at 93.2°F (34°C).

What are the least humid months in Petroleum?

June through August and November, with an average relative humidity of 77%, are the least humid months in Petroleum.

What is the average humidity in August in Petroleum?

In August, the average relative humidity in Petroleum is 77%.

How much does it rain in Petroleum in August?

In Petroleum, in August, it is raining for 16.6 days, with typically 2.64" (67mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in Petroleum?

In Petroleum, West Virginia, snow does not fall in May through September.

How many hours of daylight does Petroleum have in August?

The average day length in August in Petroleum, West Virginia, is 13h and 40min.

When are sunrise and sunset in August in Petroleum?

On the first day of August in Petroleum, West Virginia, sunrise is at 6:25 am and sunset at 8:37 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:52 am and sunset at 7:58 pm EDT.

What month has the most sunshine in Petroleum?

With an average of 10.1h of sunshine, August has the most sunshine of the year.

How long on average sun shines in August in Petroleum?

The average sunshine duration in August in Petroleum, West Virginia, is 10.1h.

When is the highest UV index in Petroleum?

June 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 Petroleum?

The average daily maximum UV index in August in Petroleum is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in August
Petroleum, West VA

Average temperature in August - Petroleum, West VA
  • Average high temperature in August: 83.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (84.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (36.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 60.6°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (62.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (23.4°F).

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Average pressure in August
Petroleum, West VA

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

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.15"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.96"Hg).

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Average wind speed in August
Petroleum, West VA

Average wind speed in August - Petroleum, West VA
  • Average wind speed in August: 4mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are January and February (6.6mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (4mph).

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Average humidity in August
Petroleum, West VA

Average humidity in August - Petroleum, West VA
  • Average humidity in August: 77%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (83%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are June, July, August and November (77%).

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Average rainfall in August
Petroleum, West VA

Average rainfall in August - Petroleum, West VA
  • Average rainfall in August: 2.64"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (4.13").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (2.13").

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Average rainfall days in August
Petroleum, West VA

Average rainfall days in August - Petroleum, West VA
  • Average rainfall days in August: 16.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (20.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (12.2 days).

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Average snowfall in August
Petroleum, West VA

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

The month with the highest snowfall is January (5.87").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in August
Petroleum, West VA

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

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (15.4 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
Petroleum, West VA

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Petroleum, West VA
  • Average daylight in August: 13h and 40min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 53min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 28min).

  • Average sunshine in August: 10h and 6min

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10h and 6min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3h and 18min).

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Average sunshine days in August
Petroleum, West VA

Average sunshine days in August - Petroleum, West VA
  • Average sunshine days in August: 12.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (15.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (8.2 days).

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Average UV index in August
Petroleum, West VA

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

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

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Average cloud cover in August
Petroleum, West VA

Average cloud cover in August - Petroleum, West VA
  • Average cloud cover in August: 34

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 66).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 34).

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Average visibility in August
Petroleum, West VA

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

The month with the highest visibility is November (6mi).
The month with the lowest visibility is January (4mi).

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