August weather forecast
Darwin, Australia

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Weather in August

With the arrival of August, Darwin continues to experience negligible rainfall with just 2mm (0.08") precipitation, identical to July. The city records a minor increase in relative humidity from 58% to 59%. In the absence of significant rainfall, daily life and outdoor activities carry on smoothly, aided by drier conditions and abundant sunshine. Watersports and other recreational activities receive a high turnout due to the unaltered sea temperatures. August stands among the drier and warmer months of the year, continuing the dry season streak in Darwin.

Temperature

August ushers in an average high-temperature of a tropical 30.2°C (86.4°F), aligning closely with the preceding month. August's nights observe an average temperature of 21.8°C (71.2°F).

Heat index

For most parts of August, the heat index is appraised at a hot 33°C (91.4°F). Exercise heightened safety, heat cramps and heat exhaustion are probable. Persistent activity may provoke heatstroke.
Keep in mind the heat index values are meant for areas in shade and with light wind. Exposing to direct sunshine may enhance heat index values by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'real feel' or 'apparent temperature', is an amalgamation of air temperature and humidity to express the equivalent perceived temperature. The impression of weather on a person can be swayed by additional aspects, including metabolic variations, pregnancy, and activity levels. With the sun shining directly, it's crucial to understand that it can increase the heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are quite important for babies and toddlers. Young ones often do not realize the necessity to rest and replenish their fluids. Thirst is a delayed indication of dehydration - keeping hydrated, particularly in prolonged physical activity, is crucial.

Humidity

In Darwin, the average relative humidity in August is 59%.

Rainfall

The months with the least rainfall are June through August Rain falls for 2.3 days and accumulates 2mm (0.08") of rain.

Sea temperature

In Darwin, in August, the average water temperature is 26.4°C (79.5°F).
Note: Between the temperatures of 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F), water is considered very warm, providing pleasure in water activities without discomfort over lengthy periods.

Daylight

In August, the average length of the day is 11h and 43min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:05 am and sunset at 6:40 pm. On the last day of August, in Darwin, sunrise is at 6:50 am and sunset at 6:42 pm ACST.

Sunshine

June and August, with an average of 9.9h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine.

UV index

January through October and December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the lowest UV index in Darwin. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: A maximum high UV index of 7 in August translates into the following recommendations:
Persist with safeguards and heed sun safety doctrines. Keeping sunburn at bay is of prime importance. The Sun's UV radiation is most intense from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Try to avoid direct sun exposure during these hours. To mitigate harm from sun exposure, pick sunglasses offering UVA and UVB defense. Caution! The Sun's UV intensity grows with reflections off sand and water.
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Frequently asked questions

Is it hot in Darwin during August?

During August, Darwin experiences an average high-temperature of 30.2°C (86.4°F) and a low-temperature of 21.8°C (71.2°F). In August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'apparent temperature'), which factors the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, is appraised at 33°C (91.4°F).

What is the average humidity in August in Darwin?

The average relative humidity in August in Darwin is 59%.

What is the driest month in Darwin?

The months with the least rainfall in Darwin are June through August Rain falls for 2.3 days and accumulates 2mm (0.08") of rain.

How much does it rain in Darwin in August?

In August, in Darwin, the rain falls for 2.3 days. Throughout August, 2mm (0.08") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in August in Darwin?

In August, the average sea temperature is 26.4°C (79.5°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

How many hours of daylight does Darwin have in August?

The average day length in August is 11h and 43min.

When are sunrise and sunset in August in Darwin?

In August, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:05 am and sunset at 6:40 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:50 am and sunset at 6:42 pm ACST.

What is the month with the most sunshine in Darwin?

The months with the most sunshine in Darwin are June and August, with an average of 9.9h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Darwin have in August?

In Darwin, the average sunshine duration in August is 9.9h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Darwin?

The months with the lowest UV index in Darwin are January through October and December, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What is the UV index intensity in August in Darwin?

The average daily maximum UV index in August in Darwin, Australia, is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.

Average temperature in August
Darwin, Australia

Average temperature in August - Darwin, Australia
  • Average high temperature in August: 30.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is November (33.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (29.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 21.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is December (27.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (21.7°C).

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Average pressure in August
Darwin, Australia

Average pressure in August - Darwin, Australia
  • Average pressure in August: 1013.2mbar

The months with the highest atmospheric pressure are July and August (1013.2mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is January (1006.3mbar).

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Average wind speed in August
Darwin, Australia

Average wind speed in August - Darwin, Australia
  • Average wind speed in August: 11.2km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (15.3km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is September (9.9km/h).

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Average humidity in August
Darwin, Australia

Average humidity in August - Darwin, Australia
  • Average humidity in August: 59%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (78%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (57%).

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Average rainfall in August
Darwin, Australia

Average rainfall in August - Darwin, Australia
  • Average rainfall in August: 2mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (340mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are June, July and August (2mm).

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Average rainfall days in August
Darwin, Australia

Average rainfall days in August - Darwin, Australia
  • Average rainfall days in August: 2.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (28.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is June (1.9 days).

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Average sea temperature in August
Darwin, Australia

Average sea temperature in August - Darwin, Australia
  • Average sea temperature in August: 26.4°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is December (31.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is July (25.8°C).

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Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
Darwin, Australia

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Darwin, Australia
  • Average daylight in August: 11h and 4min

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 12h and 48min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11h and 24min).

  • Average sunshine in August: 9h and 5min

The months with the most sunshine are June and August (Average sunshine: 9h and 54min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 7h and 30min).

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Average sunshine days in August
Darwin, Australia

Average sunshine days in August - Darwin, Australia
  • Average sunshine days in August: 27.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is July (28.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (0.9 days).

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Average UV index in August
Darwin, Australia

Average UV index in August - Darwin, Australia
  • Average UV index in August: 7

The month with the highest UV index is November (UV index 8).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and December (UV index 7).

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Average cloud cover in August
Darwin, Australia

Average cloud cover in August - Darwin, Australia
  • Average cloud cover in August: 9

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 47).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 9).

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Average visibility in August
Darwin, Australia

Average visibility in August - Darwin, Australia
  • Average visibility in August: 10km

The months with the highest visibility are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March and December (9km).

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