August weather forecast
Male, Maldives

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The fantastic view of Male, the Maldives, with the vast clear waters and islands
The fantastic view of Male, the Maldives, with the vast clear waters and islands

Weather in August

August projects a temperate climate oscillating between comfortably warm and pleasantly cool thresholds. While the humidity continues to linger, it pairs well with the steady decline in rainfall, fostering an inviting atmosphere for visitors and locals alike. Extended daylight hours coupled with stable sea temperatures reinvigorate water sports activities and encourage beachfront leisure. Notwithstanding, August registers its highest rainfall peak at 188mm (7.4") scattered across 12.8 days. A noteworthy change in the overall weather patterns forebodes a transition into drier seasons ahead.

Temperature

August in Male brings an average high-temperature of a still hot 30.2°C (86.4°F), nearly identical to the preceding month. Nights in August exhibit a minor reduction to an average low temperature of 25.5°C (77.9°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in August is evaluated at a fiery hot 38°C (100.4°F). Greater preventive actions are needed, heat exhaustion and heat cramps are likely. Persistent activity could provoke heatstroke.
When referencing the heat index, its values are suitable for shady environments and light breezes. The direct sunshine could escalate the heat index values by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'real feel' or 'apparent temperature', arises from combining readings of air temperature and relative moisture content. This effect tends to be personal, with the weather perception differing among individuals due to variations in body mass, height, and exertion. Direct sun rays have a notable impact on perceived temperature, which can raise the heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are extremely significant for babies and toddlers. Youngsters often neglect the necessity for rest and hydration. Thirst is a sign of advancing dehydration - thus the importance of maintaining hydration, specifically during long-lasting physical activities.
Perspiring is a crucial mechanism for the human body, allowing it to release excessive warmth through evaporating sweat. Excessive relative humidity disturbs the body's typical cooling process by reducing evaporation, leading to a decrease in body cooling rate and an increase in the sensation of warmth. Overheating can ensue when the body accumulates more heat than it can release, and dehydration severity may vary.

Humidity

In Male, the average relative humidity in August is 80.5%.

Rainfall

In August, the rain falls for 12.8 days. Throughout August, 188mm (7.4") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 130.7 rainfall days, and 1949mm (76.73") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In August, the average sea temperature is 28.9°C (84°F).
Note: Temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) in water are ideal for swimming, diving, and other activities, providing enjoyment and comfort for extended durations.

Daylight

In Male, the average length of the day in August is 12h and 15min.
On the first day of August, sunrise is at 06:03 and sunset at 18:21. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:00 and sunset at 18:12 +05.

Sunshine

In Male, the average sunshine in August is 6.8h.

UV index

January through May, August through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Male. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health hazard from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: In August, an average UV index of 12 transforms into the following instructions:
Carry out every crucial safety measure. People with fair skin may sustain burns in fewer than 5 minutes. Avoid direct exposure to the Sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., the peak period for UV radiation, noting that objects like parasols or canopies might not offer complete sun protection. Employ a wide-brim hat for potent defense against up to 50% of UV rays. Every two hours, apply and reapply an SPF 30+ broad-spectrum sunscreen, especially after swimming or engaging in outdoor activities. Note! Reflective surfaces like sand and water heighten the UV radiation levels.
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Frequently asked questions

How hot does it get in Male in August?

In August, in Male, the average high-temperature is 30.2°C (86.4°F), and the average low-temperature is 25.5°C (77.9°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'real feel'), which combines relative humidity and air temperature, in August is evaluated at 38°C (100.4°F).

What is the average humidity in August in Male?

In Male, Maldives, the average relative humidity in August is 80.5%.

How many days does it rain in August in Male?

In Male, during August, the rain falls for 12.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 188mm (7.4") of precipitation.

How warm is the water in August in Male?

In Male, in August, the average water temperature is 28.9°C (84°F). 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.

What is the average length of the day in August in Male?

In Male, the average day length in August is 12h and 15min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in August in Male?

In August, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:03 and sunset at 18:21. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:00 and sunset at 18:12 +05.

How many hours of sunshine does Male have in August?

The average sunshine duration in August in Male, Maldives, is 6.8h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Male?

The months with the highest UV index are January through May, August through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index intensity in August in Male?

The average daily maximum UV index in August in Male, Maldives, is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in August
Male, Maldives

Average temperature in August - Male, Maldives
  • Average high temperature in August: 30.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (31.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (29.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 25.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is April (26.4°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are September and December (25.1°C).

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Average humidity in August
Male, Maldives

Average humidity in August - Male, Maldives
  • Average humidity in August: 80.5%

The month with the highest relative humidity is November (82.2%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (76.9%).

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Average rainfall in August
Male, Maldives

Average rainfall in August - Male, Maldives
  • Average rainfall in August: 187.7mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (242.8mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (49.7mm).

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Average rainfall days in August
Male, Maldives

Average rainfall days in August - Male, Maldives
  • Average rainfall days in August: 12.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (15.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (3.5 days).

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Average sea temperature in August
Male, Maldives

Average sea temperature in August - Male, Maldives
  • Average sea temperature in August: 28.9°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is April (29.9°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January and December (28.3°C).

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Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
Male, Maldives

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Male, Maldives
  • Average daylight in August: 12h and 2min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 24min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 54min).

  • Average sunshine in August: 6h and 5min

The month with the most sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 9h and 18min).
The months with the least sunshine are June and September (Average sunshine: 6h and 42min).

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Average UV index in August
Male, Maldives

Average UV index in August - Male, Maldives
  • Average UV index in August: 12

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October and November (UV index 12).
The months with the lowest UV index are June, July and December (UV index 11).

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