August weather forecast
Amherst, MA

Weather in August

The last month of the summer, August, is another warm month in Amherst, Massachusetts, with temperature in the range of an average high of 80.1°F (26.7°C) and an average low of 59.2°F (15.1°C).

Temperature

In Amherst, Massachusetts, the average high-temperature in August is almost the same as in July - a still moderately hot 80.1°F (26.7°C). In Amherst, in August, the average low-temperature is 59.2°F (15.1°C).

Humidity

In Amherst, the average relative humidity in August is 76%.

Rainfall

In Amherst, in August, during 12.8 rainfall days, 1.89" (48mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 141.3 rainfall days, and 27.05" (687mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In Amherst, snow does not fall in June through September.

Daylight

In August, the average length of the day is 13h and 51min.
On the first day of August, sunrise is at 5:42 am and sunset at 8:09 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:14 am and sunset at 7:26 pm EDT.

Sunshine

July and August, with an average of 10.3h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine.

UV index

June through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health hazard from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 in August interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. 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 the 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in August in Amherst?

In August, the average high-temperature is 80.1°F (26.7°C), and the average low-temperature is 59.2°F (15.1°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature'), which takes the relative humidity and factors it into the air temperature reading, in July is evaluated at 87.8°F (31°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Amherst?

In Amherst, Massachusetts, the average relative humidity in August is 76%.

How much does it rain in Amherst in August?

In Amherst, Massachusetts, during August, the rain falls for 12.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.89" (48mm) of precipitation.

When it does not snow in Amherst?

In Amherst, Massachusetts, snow does not fall in June through September.

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

The average day length in August is 13h and 51min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in August in Amherst?

In August, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 5:42 am and sunset at 8:09 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:14 am and sunset at 7:26 pm EDT.

What is the month with the most sunshine in Amherst?

July and August, with an average of 10.3h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine in Amherst.

How long on average sun shines in August in Amherst?

In August, the average sunshine duration in Amherst is 10.3h.

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

The months with the highest UV index in Amherst, Massachusetts, are June through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

How high is the UV index in August in Amherst?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in August
Amherst, MA

Average temperature in August - Amherst, MA
  • Average high temperature in August: 80.1°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (82°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (30.6°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 59.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (60.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (18.1°F).

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Average pressure in August
Amherst, MA

Average pressure in August - Amherst, MA
  • Average pressure in August: 29.98"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.08"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.92"Hg).

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Average wind speed in August
Amherst, MA

Average wind speed in August - Amherst, MA
  • Average wind speed in August: 5mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are January, February and March (7.8mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5mph).

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Average humidity in August
Amherst, MA

Average humidity in August - Amherst, MA
  • Average humidity in August: 76%

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

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Average rainfall in August
Amherst, MA

Average rainfall in August - Amherst, MA
  • Average rainfall in August: 1.89"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (2.87").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.57").

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Average rainfall days in August
Amherst, MA

Average rainfall days in August - Amherst, MA
  • Average rainfall days in August: 12.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (14.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (8.4 days).

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Average snowfall in August
Amherst, MA

Average snowfall in August - Amherst, MA
  • Average snowfall in August: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (6.14").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in August
Amherst, MA

Average snowfall days in August - Amherst, MA
  • Average snowfall days in August: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (10.2 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
Amherst, MA

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Amherst, MA
  • Average daylight in August: 13h and 51min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 14min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 8min).

  • Average sunshine in August: 10h and 18min

The months with the most sunshine are July and August (Average sunshine: 10h and 18min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4h and 42min).

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Average sunshine days in August
Amherst, MA

Average sunshine days in August - Amherst, MA
  • Average sunshine days in August: 15.4 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (17.2 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is March (13.6 days).

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Average UV index in August
Amherst, MA

Average UV index in August - Amherst, MA
  • Average UV index in August: 6

The months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, October, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in August
Amherst, MA

Average cloud cover in August - Amherst, MA
  • Average cloud cover in August: 33

The months with the most cloud cover are February and March (Cloud cover 48).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 33).

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Average visibility in August
Amherst, MA

Average visibility in August - Amherst, MA
  • Average visibility in August: 5mi

The months with the highest visibility are April, November and December (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, May, June, July, August, September and October (5mi).

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