Cairo
Egypt
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

August weather forecast and climate
Cairo, Egypt

The city of Cairo, Egypt, viewed from atop the Amir al-Maridani mosque
The city of Cairo, Egypt, viewed from atop the Amir al-Maridani mosque
August, the last month of the summer, in Cairo, is also a hot month, with average temperature fluctuating between 34.2°C (93.6°F) and 22.1°C (71.8°F).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in July - a still hot 34.2°C (93.6°F). In August, in Cairo, the average low-temperature is 22.1°C (71.8°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in August is estimated at a blistering 43.2°C (109.8°F). Beware - heat cramps and heat exhaustion are very likely. Heatstroke is imminent with prolonged 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', 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', or 'feels like', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (clothing, pregnancy, metabolic differences), and activity. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration, as evaporated sweat carries heat away from the body. Under high air temperature and humidity (high heat index) conditions, perspiration is limited, and the perception of heat is increased. 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

Months with the highest humidity are August, November and December, with an average relative humidity of 61%.

Rainfall

In Cairo, Egypt, rain does not fall in July through September.

Daylight

In Cairo, the average length of the day in August is 13.2h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Cairo is 11.3h.

UV index

In Cairo, the average daily maximum UV index is 11. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 11 in August interpret into the following advice:
Practice all-important precautions. Light skin people may get burned in less than 5 minutes. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. 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. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim.

What is the temperature in August in Cairo?

The average high-temperature, in August, in Cairo, Egypt, is 34.2°C (93.6°F), while the average low-temperature is 22.1°C (71.8°F). In August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'felt air temperature'), that takes the relative humidity and factores it into the air temperature reading, is calculated to 43.2°C (109.8°F).

What are the most humid months in Cairo?

August, November and December, with an average relative humidity of 61%, are most humid months.

What is the average humidity in August in Cairo?

In Cairo, the average relative humidity in August is 61%.

What is the driest month in Cairo?

In Cairo, Egypt, rain does not fall in July through September.

How many hours of daylight does Cairo have in August?

In August, the average length of the day in Cairo, Egypt, is 13.2h.

How many hours of sunshine does Cairo have in August?

In Cairo, the average sunshine in August is 11.3h.

What is the UV index reading in August in Cairo?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index in Cairo is 11. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in August - Cairo, Egypt
  • Average high temperature in August: 34.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (34.7°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (18.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 22.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (22.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (9°C).

Average humidity in August - Cairo, Egypt
  • Average humidity in August: 61%

Months with the highest relative humidity are August, November and December (61%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (46%).

Average rainfall in August - Cairo, Egypt
  • Average rainfall in August: 0mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (5.9mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are July, August and September (0mm).

Average rainfall days in August - Cairo, Egypt
  • Average rainfall days in August: 0 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (3.5 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Cairo, Egypt
  • Average daylight in August: 13.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.1h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.2h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 11.3h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11.9h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6.4h).

Average UV index in August - Cairo, Egypt
  • Average UV index in August: 11

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 3).