The month of August
brings with it a continuation of the warm weather interspersed with periods of rainfall. The city experiences the highest recorded temperature for the year at 32.4°C (90.3°F). Along with this comes a gradual but noticeable increase in rainfall to 42mm (1.65"), indicating a return of the wet season. Furthermore, daylight hours begin to recede slowly, while the sea temperature remains constant, inviting people for aquatic sports and beachside relaxation. During August, Willemstad offers a tropical experience with warm temperatures, moderate rainfall, and inviting sea temperatures.
August's arrival brings an average high-temperature of a still tropical 32.4°C (90.3°F), slightly deviating from July
's 31.9°C (89.4°F). During the nights in August, the temperature averages to a warm 26.3°C (79.3°F).
August's heat index is evaluated at a life-threatening hot 45°C (113°F). Eyes open
: Heat cramps and heat exhaustion are expected. Prolonged exertion could lead to heatstroke.
Regarding the heat index, one should be aware it's determined by shaded settings and mild winds. Heat index values may be hiked up by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees under direct sunshine.Note
: The heat index, also known as 'felt air temperature' or 'real feel', combines both the air temperature and the humidity level to give a perceived human temperature. The impression of weather on a person can be swayed by additional aspects, including metabolic variations, pregnancy, and activity levels. Being aware that direct sunlight can impact the felt heat might mean an increase in the heat index by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are highly critical to babies and toddlers. In general, children are more at risk than adults because they sweat less. Furthermore, the large skin surface compared to their small bodies and the high heat production due to their actions contribute to this vulnerability.
One way the human body deals with excessive warmth is by perspiring and allowing sweat to evaporate. An upsurge in relative humidity affects normal body cooling mechanisms by slowing evaporation, hence reducing the rate at which the body cools and intensifying the perception of heat. Heat-related complications, like dehydration, can manifest if the body's heat gain exceeds its dissipation capacity.
In August, the average relative humidity is 77.3%.
In Willemstad, Curaçao
, during August, the rain falls for 5.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 42mm (1.65") of precipitation. In Willemstad, during the entire year, the rain falls for 69.4 days and collects up to 553mm (21.77") of precipitation.
In August, the average sea temperature is 28°C (82.4°F).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.
The average length of the day in August in Willemstad is 12h and 31min.
On the first day of August in Willemstad, sunrise is at 06:22 and sunset at 19:01. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:24 and sunset at 18:46 AST.
August has the most sunshine of the year in Willemstad, with an average of 9.5h of sunshine.
, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.Note
: The maximum UV index of 12 during August translates into these guidelines:
Put into action all important safeguards, unprotected skin may burn swiftly. Avoid direct Sun exposure and seek shade between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV radiation is at its peak, but keep in mind that not all shade structures provide complete protection. It's wise to wear UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses when the sun shines brightly. After every outdoor workout or swim, liberally apply and frequently reapply a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen. Be attentive! The UV exposure is heightened with reflections from sand and water.