, the last month of the summer, in Corfu
, is also a hot month, with average temperature fluctuating between 31.3°C (88.3°F) and 18.8°C (65.8°F).
The perfect water temperature of 25.7°C (78.3°F) with 19mm (0.75") of accumulated rainfall and only 3.4 rainfall days, makes August a great period for swimming and other water activities.
The warmest month in Corfu, Greece
, is August, with an average high-temperature of 31.3°C (88.3°F) and an average low-temperature of 18.8°C (65.8°F).
The average heat index is calculated to a very hot 36.1°C (97°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. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.Note
: The heat index, also known as 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', or 'feels like', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. Additional factors like metabolic differences, pregnancy, differences in body mass, height, and shape, and activity influence one's weather impression. 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 especially crucial for babies and toddlers. 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. 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 exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.
In August, the average relative humidity in Corfu is 62.2%.
In Corfu, it is raining for 3.4 days, with typically 19mm (0.75") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Corfu, there are 128.7 rainfall days, and 1097.3mm (43.2") of precipitation is accumulated.
The month with the warmest seawater in Corfu, Greece, is August, with an average sea temperature of 25.7°C (78.3°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 Corfu, Greece, is 13.7h.
In Corfu, the average sunshine is 10.7h.
The average daily maximum UV index in Corfu is 8. A UV Index estimate of 8 to 10 represents a very high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.Note
: In August, the average maximum UV index of 8 translate into the following recommendations:
Take extra precautions. Protection against sun damage is required. 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.