Sosúa
Dominican Republic
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

August weather forecast and climate
Sosúa, Dominican Republic

August, the last month of the summer, in Sosúa, is also a hot month, with average temperature fluctuating between 24.2°C (75.6°F) and 30.3°C (86.5°F).

Temperature

August is the warmest month, with an average high-temperature of 30.3°C (86.5°F) and an average low-temperature of 24.2°C (75.6°F).

Heat index

In August, the average heat index is appraised 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.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. With the 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 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', or 'felt air temperature', is calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. Additional factors like activity, clothing, wind, and pregnancy affect individual temperature impact. 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. 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

In Sosúa, the average relative humidity is 78%.

Rainfall

In August, the rain falls for 16.7 days. Throughout August, 53mm (2.09") of precipitation is accumulated. In Sosúa, Dominican Republic, during the entire year, the rain falls for 229.2 days and collects up to 719mm (28.31") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In August, the average sea temperature in Sosúa, Dominican Republic, is 29.1°C (84.4°F).
Note: For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

Daylight

In August, the average length of the day in Sosúa, Dominican Republic, is 12.8h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in August is 9.4h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are May through October, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 7 in August interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. 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. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the warmest month in Sosúa?

August is the warmest month in Sosúa, Dominican Republic, with an average high-temperature of 30.3°C (86.5°F) and an average low-temperature of 24.2°C (75.6°F).

What is the temperature in August in Sosúa?

In Sosúa, in August, the average high-temperature is 30.3°C (86.5°F), and the average low-temperature is 24.2°C (75.6°F). In August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature'), that combines air temperature and relative humidity, is evaluated at 38°C (100.4°F).

What is the average humidity in August in Sosúa?

The average relative humidity in August in Sosúa is 78%.

How many days does it rain in August in Sosúa?

In Sosúa, in August, it is raining for 16.7 days, with typically 53mm (2.09") of accumulated precipitation.

How warm is the water in August in Sosúa?

In August, the average sea temperature in Sosúa, Dominican Republic, is 29.1°C (84.4°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.

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

The average length of the day in August in Sosúa is 12.8h.

How long on average sun shines in August in Sosúa?

In August, the average sunshine in Sosúa is 9.4h.

When is the highest UV index in Sosúa?

May through October, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Sosúa.

How high is the UV index in August in Sosúa?

The average daily maximum UV index in August in Sosúa, Dominican Republic, is 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in August - Sosúa, Dominican Republic
  • Average high temperature in August: 30.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (30.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (26.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 24.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (24.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is March (20.9°C).

Average humidity in August - Sosúa, Dominican Republic
  • Average humidity in August: 78%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January and December (81%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (77%).

Average rainfall in August - Sosúa, Dominican Republic
  • Average rainfall in August: 53mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (100mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (39mm).

Average rainfall days in August - Sosúa, Dominican Republic
  • Average rainfall days in August: 16.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (21.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is June (15.6 days).

Average sea temperature in August - Sosúa, Dominican Republic
  • Average sea temperature in August: 29.1°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (29.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (25.8°C).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Sosúa, Dominican Republic
  • Average daylight in August: 12.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.3h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 9.4h

The month with the most sunshine is September (Average sunshine: 9.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is March (Average sunshine: 8.4h).

Average UV index in August - Sosúa, Dominican Republic
  • Average UV index in August: 7

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