August weather forecast and climate
Iqaluit, Canada

Weather in August

August, the last month of the summer, in Iqaluit, is also a fresh month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 3.6°C (38.5°F) and an average high of 10.5°C (50.9°F).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in July - a still cool 10.5°C (50.9°F). The average low-temperature, in Iqaluit, is 3.6°C (38.5°F).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in August is 72.6%.

Rainfall

The month with the most rainfall in Iqaluit is August when the rain falls for 16.7 days and typically aggregates up to 68.6mm (2.7") of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through June, August through December. August is the first month it typically snows. Throughout August, in the average 0.5 snowfall days, it receives 9mm (0.35") of snow. Throughout the year, in Iqaluit, Canada, there are 113.4 snowfall days, and 2293mm (90.28") of snow is accumulated.

Sea temperature

With an average sea temperature of 3°C (37.4°F), August is the month with the warmest seawater.
Note: For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

Daylight

In August, the average length of the day is 16.2h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in August is 5.1h.

UV index

In August, the average daily maximum UV index is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In August, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in August in Iqaluit?

The average relative humidity in August in Iqaluit is 72.6%.

What is the rainiest month in Iqaluit?

The month with the most rainfall is August when the rain falls for 16.7 days and typically aggregates up to 68.6mm (2.7") of precipitation.

How much does it rain in Iqaluit in August?

In Iqaluit, during August, the rain falls for 16.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 68.6mm (2.7") of precipitation.

When does it start snowing in Iqaluit?

August is the first month it typically snows in Iqaluit. Throughout August, in the average 0.5 snowfall days, it receives 9mm (0.35") of snow.

What month is the sea warmest in Iqaluit?

With an average sea temperature of 3°C (37.4°F), August is the month with the warmest seawater in Iqaluit, Canada.

How cold is the water in August in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, Canada, the average seawater temperature in August is 3°C (37.4°F). For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

How many hours of daylight does Iqaluit have in August?

The average length of the day in August in Iqaluit is 16.2h.

How many hours of sunshine does Iqaluit have in August?

In August, the average sunshine is 5.1h.

How high is the UV index in August in Iqaluit?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index in Iqaluit, Canada, is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in August
Iqaluit, Canada

Average temperature in August - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average high temperature in August: 10.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (12.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (-23.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 3.6°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (4.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-31.7°C).

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Average humidity in August
Iqaluit, Canada

Average humidity in August - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average humidity in August: 72.6%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (78.1%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (64.6%).

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Average rainfall in August
Iqaluit, Canada

Average rainfall in August - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average rainfall in August: 68.6mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (68.6mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January, February, March and December (0mm).

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Average rainfall days in August
Iqaluit, Canada

Average rainfall days in August - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in August: 16.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (16.7 days).
Months with the least rainy days are January, March and December (0 days).

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Average snowfall in August
Iqaluit, Canada

Average snowfall in August - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average snowfall in August: 9mm

The month with the highest snowfall is April (315mm).
The month with the least snowfall is July (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in August
Iqaluit, Canada

Average snowfall days in August - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in August: 0.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (13.8 days).
The month with the least snowfall days is July (0.1 days).

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Average sea temperature in August
Iqaluit, Canada

Average sea temperature in August - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average sea temperature in August: 3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (3°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February and March (-2°C).

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Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
Iqaluit, Canada

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average daylight in August: 16.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 20.6h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 4.6h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 5.1h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 7.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 0.4h).

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Average UV index in August
Iqaluit, Canada

Average UV index in August - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average UV index in August: 3

Months with the highest UV index are May, June and July (UV index 4).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 0).

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