The last month of the summer, August
, is also a hot month in Corfu
, with an average temperature ranging between max 31.3°C (88.3°F) and min 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.
With an average high-temperature of 31.3°C (88.3°F) and an average low-temperature of 18.8°C (65.8°F), August is the warmest month.
The average heat index in August is computed to be a very hot 36°C (96.8°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. 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', 'feels like', or 'apparent temperature', is a measure that combines air temperature and relative humidity into a single value that indicates how hot the weather feels. Additional factors like activity, differences in body mass, height, and shape, clothing, and wind affect individual temperature impact. 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 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 cools itself through perspiration, as excessive warmth is removed from the body through sweat evaporation. When the relative humidity is high, the evaporation rate is reduced. The warmth is removed from the body at a lower rate, causing the body to retain more heat than it would in dry air. When heat gain exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.
In Corfu, the average relative humidity in August is 62.2%.
In Corfu, in August, it is raining for 3.4 days, with typically 19mm (0.75") of accumulated precipitation. In Corfu, during the entire year, the rain falls for 128.7 days and collects up to 1097mm (43.19") of precipitation.
August is the month with the warmest seawater in Corfu, with an average sea temperature of 25.7°C (78.3°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.
The average length of the day in August is 13h and 41min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:39 and sunset at 20:53. On the last day of August, in Corfu, sunrise is at 07:07 and sunset at 20:13 EEST.
In August, the average sunshine is 10.7h.
The average daily maximum UV index in August is 8. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high health hazard from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.Note
: The daily maximum UV index of 8 in August interpret into the following advice:
Take extra precautions. Fair-skinned individuals may get burned in less than 10 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the 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.