steps into August
, a slightly warmer weather sets in. The month records the highest daytime temperature, hitting 32.4°C (90.3°F). But the increased heat doesn't cause much discomfort due to the coastal breeze. The adventure seekers can still savour water activities and beach sports and relish Punda's stunning sunsets. Many sports events and concerts get scheduled for August, making it another exciting month for visitors.
With August's arrival, Punda's weather records an average high-temperature of a still tropical 32.4°C (90.3°F), marking little difference from July
's 31.9°C (89.4°F). The average temperature drops to a moderately hot 26.3°C (79.3°F) during the night in the month of August.
For August, the heat index is appraised at a burning hot 45°C (113°F). On guard
: Heat exhaustion and heat cramps are predicted. Heatstroke is a potential hazard with continuous physical effort.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. The heat index has the possibility to be enhanced by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees when there is direct sun exposure.Note
: The heat index, also known as 'felt air temperature' or 'apparent temperature', provides an understanding of perceived warmth by combining temperature and relative humidity. Additional factors encompassing metabolic differences, the level of physical activity, and clothing can impact the individual's perception of temperature. Recognize that direct exposure to the sun can escalate the heat effect, potentially adding 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees to the heat index. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Children regularly disregard the necessity to rest and replenish fluids. Thirst is a late symptom of dehydration - thus, maintaining hydration, particularly during long-lasting physical activities, is essential.
Perspiration is the human body's physiological response to high temperatures and is an attempt to lower body temperature through evaporation of sweat. 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. When body temperature rises due to excess heat gain beyond its removal capability, one might experience heat-related disorders.
The average relative humidity in August is 77.3%.
In Punda, during August, the rain falls for 5.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 42mm (1.65") of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Punda, there are 69.4 rainfall days, and 553mm (21.77") of precipitation is accumulated.
In August, the average length of the day is 12h and 31min.
On the first day of August in Punda, Curaçao
, sunrise is at 06:22 and sunset at 19:01. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:25 and sunset at 18:46 AST.
August has the most sunshine of the year, with an average of 9.5h of sunshine.