August weather forecast
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Part of the city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Part of the city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Weather in August

August, the last month of the winter in Kinshasa, is also a hot month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 33.1°C (91.6°F) and an average low of 21.9°C (71.4°F).

Temperature

The warmest month is August, with an average high-temperature of 33.1°C (91.6°F) and an average low-temperature of 21.9°C (71.4°F).

Heat index

In August, the average heat index is estimated at a very hot 38°C (100.4°F). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', 'felt air temperature', or 'feels like', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (differences in body mass, height, and shape, clothing, pregnancy). Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. 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. High relative humidity reduces the evaporation rate, resulting in a lower heat removal rate from the body, causing the perception of being overheated. When heat gain surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.

Humidity

With an average relative humidity of 55%, August is the least humid month.

Rainfall

In Kinshasa, during August, the rain falls for 5.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 7mm (0.28") of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 243.1 rainfall days, and 1109mm (43.66") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in August in Kinshasa is 11h and 58min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:07 and sunset at 18:03. On the last day of August, in Kinshasa, sunrise is at 05:58 and sunset at 18:00 WAT.

Sunshine

With an average of 9.5h of sunshine, August has the most sunshine of the year in Kinshasa.

UV index

January, March through May, July through September, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the ordinary 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. 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.
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FAQ

What is the warmest month in Kinshasa?

August is the warmest month, with an average high-temperature of 33.1°C (91.6°F) and an average low-temperature of 21.9°C (71.4°F).

What is the temperature in August in Kinshasa?

In August, in Kinshasa, the average high-temperature is 33.1°C (91.6°F), and the average low-temperature is 21.9°C (71.4°F). in August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature'), which calculates the temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, is estimated at 38°C (100.4°F).

What is the least humid month in Kinshasa?

The least humid month in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, is August, with an average relative humidity of 55%.

What is the average humidity in August in Kinshasa?

The average relative humidity in August is 55%.

How much does it rain in Kinshasa in August?

In August, the rain falls for 5.8 days. Throughout August, 7mm (0.28") of precipitation is accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Kinshasa have in August?

In August, the average day length in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, is 11h and 58min.

When are sunrise and sunset in August in Kinshasa?

In August, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:07 and sunset at 18:03. On the last day of the month, in Kinshasa, sunrise is at 05:58 and sunset at 18:00 WAT.

What month has the most sunshine in Kinshasa?

August has the most sunshine of the year in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, with an average of 9.5h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Kinshasa have in August?

In Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, the average sunshine duration in August is 9.5h.

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

January, March through May, July through September, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index.

What is the UV index intensity in August in Kinshasa?

In Kinshasa, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average sunshine
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Average temperature in August
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Average temperature in August - Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Average high temperature in August: 33.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (33.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is November (29.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 21.9°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is September (22.9°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are June and July (20.8°C).

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Average pressure in August
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Average pressure in August - Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Average pressure in August: 1012.4mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is June (1013.1mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is February (1010.3mbar).

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Average wind speed in August
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Average wind speed in August - Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Average wind speed in August: 8.6km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is August (8.6km/h).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are April and December (4.7km/h).

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Average humidity in August
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Average humidity in August - Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Average humidity in August: 55%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (83%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (55%).

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Average rainfall in August
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Average rainfall in August - Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Average rainfall in August: 7mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (173mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (2mm).

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Average rainfall days in August
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Average rainfall days in August - Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Average rainfall days in August: 5.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (29 days).
The month with the least rainy days is July (2.9 days).

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Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Average daylight in August: 11h and 58min

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 12h and 23min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11h and 52min).

  • Average sunshine in August: 9h and 30min

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 9h and 30min).
The months with the least sunshine are June, October and November (Average sunshine: 7h and 0min).

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Average sunshine days in August
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Average sunshine days in August - Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Average sunshine days in August: 23.4 days

The month with the most sunshine days is July (27.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is December (1.3 days).

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Average UV index in August
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Average UV index in August - Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Average UV index in August: 7

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

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Average cloud cover in August
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Average cloud cover in August - Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Average cloud cover in August: 26

The month with the most cloud cover is November (Cloud cover 52).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 19).

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Average visibility in August
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Average visibility in August - Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Average visibility in August: 10km

The months with the highest visibility are June, July, August and September (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, March, April, November and December (8km).

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