, the same as July
, is another warm rainy (monsoon) season month in Mumbai
, with average temperature varying between 24.7°C (76.5°F) and 29.6°C (85.3°F).
With an average high-temperature of 29.6°C (85.3°F) and an average low-temperature of 24.7°C (76.5°F), August is the coldest month.
The average heat index is calculated to be a very hot 38.1°C (100.6°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 'real feel', 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', or 'felt air temperature', is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine the human-perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (differences in body mass, height, and shape, wind, clothing), and activity. 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. 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.
To prevent overheating and help regulate its internal temperature, the human body sweat and rely on the evaporation to cool down. 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. If the body can not disperse the excessive heat and body temperature reaches conditions of hyperthermia, above 37.5°C (99.5°F) to 38.3°C (100.9°F), thermal conditions are potentially life-threatening.
Months with the highest humidity are July and August, with an average relative humidity of 86%.
In Mumbai, India, during August, the rain falls for 21.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 529.7mm (20.85") of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Mumbai, there are 78.9 rainfall days, and 2258mm (88.9") of precipitation is accumulated.
In Mumbai, in August, the average water temperature is 28.2°C (82.8°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.
In August, the average length of the day in Mumbai, India, is 12.8h.
Months with the least sunshine in Mumbai are July and August, with an average of 2.4h of sunshine.
, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Mumbai. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.Note
: The daily maximum UV index of 12 in August interpret into the following advice:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes can burn in 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. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.