Ouagadougou
Burkina Faso
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

August weather forecast and climate
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

A hole of water reflecting the rocks and blue sky in the sunny city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
A hole of water reflecting the rocks and blue sky in the sunny city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
The last month of the summer, August, is also a hot month in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, with average temperature varying between 21.9°C (71.4°F) and 30.9°C (87.6°F).

Temperature

With an average high-temperature of 30.9°C (87.6°F) and an average low-temperature of 21.9°C (71.4°F), August is the coldest month.

Heat index

The average heat index is evaluated at a sweltering 38.6°C (101.5°F). 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 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature', or 'feels like', is a measure that combines both air temperature and relative humidity into a single value that indicates how hot the weather feels. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (metabolic differences, clothing, pregnancy). 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.
The human body cools itself through perspiration, as excessive warmth is removed from the body through sweat evaporation. 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. If the body can not disperse the excessive heat and body temperature reaches conditions of hyperthermia, above 37.5°C (99.5°F) to 38.3°C (100.9°F), thermal conditions are potentially life-threatening.

Humidity

With an average relative humidity of 74%, August is the most humid month in Ouagadougou.

Rainfall

The month with the most rainfall in Ouagadougou is August when the rain falls for 10.9 days and typically aggregates up to 227mm (8.9") of precipitation.

Daylight

In Ouagadougou, the average length of the day is 12.5h.

Sunshine

The month with the least sunshine in Ouagadougou is August, with an average of 6h of sunshine.

UV index

February through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 12 interpret into the following advice:
Practice all essential precautions. Protection against sun damage is crucial. 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for 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. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise.

What is the coldest month in Ouagadougou?

The coldest month in Ouagadougou is August, with an average high-temperature of 30.9°C (87.6°F) and an average low-temperature of 21.9°C (71.4°F).

What is the temperature in August in Ouagadougou?

In August, in Ouagadougou, the average high-temperature is 30.9°C (87.6°F), and the average low-temperature is 21.9°C (71.4°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature'), that combines air temperature and relative humidity, in August is evaluated at 38.6°C (101.5°F).

What is the most humid month in Ouagadougou?

With an average relative humidity of 74%, August is the most humid month.

What is the average humidity in August in Ouagadougou?

In Ouagadougou, the average relative humidity in August is 74%.

How many days does it rain in August in Ouagadougou?

In August, in Ouagadougou, the rain falls for 10.9 days. Throughout August, 227mm (8.9") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the rainiest month in Ouagadougou?

The month with the most rainfall in Ouagadougou is August when the rain falls for 10.9 days and typically aggregates up to 227mm (8.9") of precipitation.

How many hours of daylight does Ouagadougou have in August?

The average length of the day in August in Ouagadougou is 12.5h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Ouagadougou?

The month with the least sunshine in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, is August, with an average of 6h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Ouagadougou have in August?

In August, the average sunshine in Ouagadougou is 6h.

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

February through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Ouagadougou.

What is the UV index intensity in August in Ouagadougou?

In Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in August - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Average high temperature in August: 30.9°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (39.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (30.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 21.9°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is April (25.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (16.1°C).

Average humidity in August - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Average humidity in August: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (74%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (28.5%).

Average rainfall in August - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Average rainfall in August: 227mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (227mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (0mm).

Average rainfall days in August - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Average rainfall days in August: 10.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (10.9 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, November and December (0 days).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Average daylight in August: 12.5h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.8h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.4h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 6h

Months with most sunshine are January, February, March, May, October and November (Average sunshine: 9h).
The month with least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 6h).

Average UV index in August - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Average UV index in August: 12

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 9).