Baton Rouge
Louisiana, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

August weather forecast and climate
Baton Rouge, LA

Manicured lawns and beautiful trees approaching the State Capitol building in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Manicured lawns and beautiful trees approaching the State Capitol building in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The last month of the summer, August, is another hot month in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with average temperature fluctuating between 73.9°F (23.3°C) and 91.9°F (33.3°C).

Temperature

The warmest months are July and August, with an average high-temperature of 91.9°F (33.3°C).

Heat index

In August, the average heat index is appraised at a burning hot 118°F (47.8°C). Be wary - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are highly anticipated. With continued activity, heatstroke is very likely.
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', 'apparent temperature', or 'feels like', is a calculated temperature value of how hot it feels when the moisture in the air is factored in. Additional factors like activity, pregnancy, wind, and differences in body mass, height, and shape affect individual temperature impact. 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 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.
To prevent overheating and help regulate its internal temperature, the human body sweat and rely on the evaporation to cool down. 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

The average relative humidity is 77%.

Rainfall

In Baton Rouge, during 22.2 rainfall days, 4.57" (116mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Baton Rouge, there are 177.1 rainfall days, and 36.1" (917mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In Baton Rouge snow does not fall in February through November.

Daylight

In Baton Rouge, the average length of the day is 13.2h.

Sunshine

In August, the average sunshine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is 9.9h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 7 in August interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. 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.

What are the warmest months in Baton Rouge?

Warmest months in Baton Rouge are July and August, with an average high-temperature of 91.9°F (33.3°C).

What is the temperature in August in Baton Rouge?

In August, in Baton Rouge, the average high-temperature is 91.9°F (33.3°C), and the average low-temperature is 73.9°F (23.3°C). In August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'feels like'), that factores the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, is evaluated at 118°F (47.8°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Baton Rouge?

In Baton Rouge, the average relative humidity in August is 77%.

How much does it rain in Baton Rouge in August?

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in August, during 22.2 rainfall days, 4.57" (116mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When it does not snow in Baton Rouge?

February through November are months without snowfall.

What is the average length of the day in August in Baton Rouge?

The average length of the day in August in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is 13.2h.

How long on average sun shines in August in Baton Rouge?

In August, the average sunshine is 9.9h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Baton Rouge?

May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

What is the UV index intensity in August in Baton Rouge?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index in Baton Rouge is 7. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in August - Baton Rouge, LA
  • Average high temperature in August: 33.3°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (33.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (14.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 23.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (23.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (5.8°C).

Average humidity in August - Baton Rouge, LA
  • Average humidity in August: 77%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (72%).

Average rainfall in August - Baton Rouge, LA
  • Average rainfall in August: 116mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (120mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is November (45mm).

Average rainfall days in August - Baton Rouge, LA
  • Average rainfall days in August: 22.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (22.5 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is November (8.8 days).

Average snowfall in August - Baton Rouge, LA
  • Average snowfall in August: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is January (7mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0mm).

Average snowfall days in August - Baton Rouge, LA
  • Average snowfall days in August: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (0.3 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0 days).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Baton Rouge, LA
  • Average daylight in August: 13.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.1h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.2h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 9.9h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10.2h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h).

Average UV index in August - Baton Rouge, LA
  • Average UV index in August: 7

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 3).