August weather forecast and climate
West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Palm trees along the white sandy beaches on the Indian Ocean, in the Coast of West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Palm trees along the white sandy beaches on the Indian Ocean, in the Coast of West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
The last month of the winter, August, is another warm month in West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, with temperature in the range of an average low of 23°C (73.4°F) and an average high of 28°C (82.4°F).

Temperature

June through September, with an average high-temperature of 28°C (82.4°F), are the coldest months.

Rainfall

In August, in West Island, the rain falls for 17 days. Throughout August, 124mm (4.88") of precipitation is accumulated. In West Island, during the entire year, the rain falls for 186 days and collects up to 2082mm (81.97") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

July through December, with an average sea temperature of 27°C (80.6°F), are months with the coldest seawater.
Note: For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

Daylight

In August, the average length of the day is 11.7h.

Sunshine

In August, the average sunshine is 17h.

UV index

In West Island, the average daily maximum UV index is 11. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In August, the average maximum UV index of 11 translate into the following recommendations:
Practice all-important precautions. Light skin people may get burned in less than 5 minutes. 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. 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. 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. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What are the coldest months in West Island?

The coldest months are June through September, with an average high-temperature of 28°C (82.4°F).

What is the temperature in August in West Island?

In West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, in August, the average high-temperature is 28°C (82.4°F), and the average low-temperature is 23°C (73.4°F).

How much does it rain in West Island in August?

In August, the rain falls for 17 days. Throughout August, 124mm (4.88") of precipitation is accumulated.

When is the sea coldest in West Island?

Through and December, with an average sea temperature of 27°C (80.6°F).

How warm is the water in August in West Island?

In West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, in August, the average water temperature is 27°C (80.6°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 West Island have in August?

The average length of the day in August is 11.7h.

How many hours of sunshine does West Island have in August?

The average sunshine in August in West Island is 17h.

What is the UV index reading in August in West Island?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index in West Island is 11. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in August - West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Average high temperature in August: 28°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are February, March and April (30°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are June, July, August and September (28°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 23°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are March and April (25°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are July, August and September (23°C).

Average rainfall in August - West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Average rainfall in August: 124mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is April (255mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is October (99mm).

Average rainfall days in August - West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Average rainfall days in August: 17 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are May and July (20 days).
The month with the least rainy days is December (11 days).

Average sea temperature in August - West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Average sea temperature in August: 27°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are January, February, March, April, May and June (28°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are July, August, September, October, November and December (27°C).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Average daylight in August: 11.7h

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

  • Average sunshine in August: 17h

Months with the most sunshine are May and July (Average sunshine: 20h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 11h).

Average UV index in August - West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Average UV index in August: 11

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, September, October, November and December (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is June (UV index 8).