, the first month of the autumn in Kingston
, is also a hot month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 32.1°C (89.8°F) and an average low of 24°C (75.2°F).
In September, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in August
- a still tropical 32.1°C (89.8°F). In Kingston, in September, the average low-temperature is 24°C (75.2°F).
The average heat index in September is evaluated at a blistering 43°C (109.4°F). Beware
: Heat cramps and heat exhaustion are very likely. Heatstroke is imminent with prolonged 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', 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', or 'real feel', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a 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. 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. 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. 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 Kingston, the average relative humidity in September is 77%.
In Kingston, during September, the rain falls for 11 days and regularly aggregates up to 114mm (4.49") of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 93 rainfall days, and 813mm (32.01") of precipitation is accumulated.
September is the month with the warmest seawater in Kingston, with an average sea temperature of 29.5°C (85.1°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.
In September, the average length of the day is 12h and 14min.
On the first day of September, sunrise is at 05:52 and sunset at 18:21. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:57 and sunset at 17:56 EST.
The month with the least sunshine in Kingston is September, with an average of 7.1h of sunshine.
The months with the highest UV index are March
through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.Note
: The daily maximum UV index of 12 in September interpret into the following advice:
Practice all-important precautions. Light skin people may get burned in less than 5 minutes. 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. 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. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.