August weather forecast and climate
Ortega, Costa Rica

Weather in August

August, the last month of the summer, in Ortega, is also a hot month, with average temperature ranging between min 22.9°C (73.2°F) and max 30.3°C (86.5°F).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in July - a still tropical 30.3°C (86.5°F). The average low-temperature, in Ortega, is 22.9°C (73.2°F).

Heat index

In August, the average heat index is appraised at a torrid 39.9°C (103.8°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', or 'apparent temperature', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (pregnancy, clothing, differences in body mass, height, and shape), and activity. 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. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.
To prevent overheating and help regulate its internal temperature, the human body sweat and rely on the evaporation to cool down. Under high air temperature and humidity (high heat index) conditions, perspiration is limited, and the perception of heat is increased. 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

The average relative humidity in August is 84%.

Rainfall

In August, in Ortega, the rain falls for 28.3 days. Throughout August, 265mm (10.43") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Ortega, Costa Rica, there are 236.6 rainfall days, and 1996mm (78.58") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

In August, the average length of the day in Ortega is 12.4h.

Sunshine

In August, the average sunshine is 8.8h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are January through September and December, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 7 in August interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. 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 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 Ortega?

The average high-temperature, in August, in Ortega, Costa Rica, is 30.3°C (86.5°F), while the average low-temperature is 22.9°C (73.2°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'feels like'), that combines air temperature and relative humidity, in August is appraised at 39.9°C (103.8°F).

What is the average humidity in August in Ortega?

In Ortega, Costa Rica, the average relative humidity in August is 84%.

How much does it rain in Ortega in August?

In Ortega, Costa Rica, during August, the rain falls for 28.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 265mm (10.43") of precipitation.

What is the average length of the day in August in Ortega?

The average length of the day in August in Ortega is 12.4h.

How many hours of sunshine does Ortega have in August?

In Ortega, the average sunshine in August is 8.8h.

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

January through September and December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Ortega.

What is the UV index intensity in August in Ortega?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index in Ortega, Costa Rica, is 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in August
Ortega, Costa Rica

Average temperature in August - Ortega, Costa Rica
  • Average high temperature in August: 30.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (34.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is October (28.7°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 22.9°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (24.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (21°C).

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Average pressure in August
Ortega, Costa Rica

Average pressure in August - Ortega, Costa Rica
  • Average pressure in August: 1010.5mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1011mbar).
Months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are May, October and November (1010.2mbar).

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Average wind speed in August
Ortega, Costa Rica

Average wind speed in August - Ortega, Costa Rica
  • Average wind speed in August: 6.1km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (15km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is September (5.3km/h).

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Average humidity in August
Ortega, Costa Rica

Average humidity in August - Ortega, Costa Rica
  • Average humidity in August: 84%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (88%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (61%).

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Average rainfall in August
Ortega, Costa Rica

Average rainfall in August - Ortega, Costa Rica
  • Average rainfall in August: 265mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (427mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are February and March (5mm).

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Average rainfall days in August
Ortega, Costa Rica

Average rainfall days in August - Ortega, Costa Rica
  • Average rainfall days in August: 28.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (30.2 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (3.5 days).

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Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
Ortega, Costa Rica

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Ortega, Costa Rica
  • Average daylight in August: 12.4h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.7h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.5h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 8.8h

The month with the most sunshine is March (Average sunshine: 9.9h).
The month with the least sunshine is October (Average sunshine: 6.9h).

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Average sunshine days in August
Ortega, Costa Rica

Average sunshine days in August - Ortega, Costa Rica
  • Average sunshine days in August: 2.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (25.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is October (0.5 days).

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Average UV index in August
Ortega, Costa Rica

Average UV index in August - Ortega, Costa Rica
  • Average UV index in August: 7

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and December (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are October and November (UV index 6).

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Average cloud cover in August
Ortega, Costa Rica

Average cloud cover in August - Ortega, Costa Rica
  • Average cloud cover in August: 44

The month with the most cloud cover is October (Cloud cover 52).
The month with the least cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 11).

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Average visibility in August
Ortega, Costa Rica

Average visibility in August - Ortega, Costa Rica
  • Average visibility in August: 8km

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March and April (10km).
The month with the lowest visibility is October (7km).

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