Topeka
Kansas, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

August weather forecast and climate
Topeka, KS

August, the last month of the summer, in Topeka, is another warm month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 85.8°F (29.9°C) and an average low of 65.8°F (18.8°C).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in July - a warm 85.8°F (29.9°C). In Topeka, the average low-temperature is 65.8°F (18.8°C).

Heat index

In August, the average heat index is calculated to a very hot 96.4°F (35.8°C). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy 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 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', or 'real feel', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. Additional factors like wind, differences in body mass, height, and shape, clothing, and activity influence one's weather impression. 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 particularly important for children. 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.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration, as evaporated sweat carries heat away from the body. With a lot of moisture in the air, the evaporation process is not as effective, and the body does not cool down as efficiently, creating a perception of overheating. 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

In Topeka, the average relative humidity is 74%.

Rainfall

In Topeka, Kansas, during 13.1 rainfall days, 2.83" (72mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 123.3 rainfall days, and 23.82" (605mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

May through September are months without snowfall.

Daylight

In Topeka, the average length of the day in August is 13.6h.

Sunshine

In August, the average sunshine is 10.2h.

UV index

May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 in August interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 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 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.

What is the temperature in August in Topeka?

In Topeka, in August, the average high-temperature is 85.8°F (29.9°C), and the average low-temperature is 65.8°F (18.8°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature'), that combines relative humidity and air temperature, in August is evaluated at 96.4°F (35.8°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Topeka?

The average relative humidity in August is 74%.

How many days does it rain in August in Topeka?

In August, in Topeka, Kansas, the rain falls for 13.1 days. Throughout August, 2.83" (72mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When it does not snow in Topeka?

In Topeka snow does not fall in May through September.

How many hours of daylight does Topeka have in August?

The average length of the day in August in Topeka, Kansas, is 13.6h.

How long on average sun shines in August in Topeka?

In Topeka, Kansas, the average sunshine in August is 10.2h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Topeka?

Months with the highest UV index are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the UV index intensity in August in Topeka?

The average daily maximum UV index in August in Topeka is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in August - Topeka, KS
  • Average high temperature in August: 29.9°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (31°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (3.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 18.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (20.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-5.2°C).

Average humidity in August - Topeka, KS
  • Average humidity in August: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is May (78%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (67%).

Average rainfall in August - Topeka, KS
  • Average rainfall in August: 72mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (95mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (18mm).

Average rainfall days in August - Topeka, KS
  • Average rainfall days in August: 13.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (16.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (4 days).

Average snowfall in August - Topeka, KS
  • Average snowfall in August: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (66mm).
Months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average snowfall days in August - Topeka, KS
  • Average snowfall days in August: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (5.3 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Topeka, KS
  • Average daylight in August: 13.6h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.9h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.5h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 10.2h

Months with the most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 5.4h).

Average UV index in August - Topeka, KS
  • Average UV index in August: 6

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 2).