August weather forecast and climate
New Bedford, MA

Amazing stonework looking over at the white Breakwater Entrance Lighthouse in the New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts
Amazing stonework looking over at the white Breakwater Entrance Lighthouse in the New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts

Weather in August

The last month of the summer, August, is another warm month in New Bedford, Massachusetts, with average temperature ranging between max 78.3°F (25.7°C) and min 65.8°F (18.8°C).

Temperature

In New Bedford, the average high-temperature in August is essentially the same as in July - a still warm 78.3°F (25.7°C). The average low-temperature, in New Bedford, is 65.8°F (18.8°C).

Humidity

In New Bedford, the average relative humidity in August is 78%.

Rainfall

In New Bedford, in August, it is raining for 12.1 days, with typically 1.34" (34mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 133.2 rainfall days, and 17.2" (437mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

May through October are months without snowfall in New Bedford.

Ocean temperature

The month with the warmest seawater in New Bedford is August, with an average ocean temperature of 68.5°F (20.3°C).
Note: For swimming, a surface water temperature of 68.5°F (20.3°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

Daylight

In August, the average length of the day in New Bedford is 13.8h.

Sunshine

The month with the most sunshine is August, with an average of 10.6h of sunshine.

UV index

June through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in August in New Bedford?

In August, the average relative humidity in New Bedford is 78%.

How many days does it rain in August in New Bedford?

In New Bedford, Massachusetts, in August, it is raining for 12.1 days, with typically 1.34" (34mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in New Bedford?

In New Bedford snow does not fall in May through October.

What is the month with the warmest ocean in New Bedford?

August is the month with the warmest seawater in New Bedford, Massachusetts, with an average ocean temperature of 68.5°F (20.3°C).

How cold is the water in August in New Bedford?

In New Bedford, in August, the average water temperature is 68.5°F (20.3°C). For most, swimming in 68.5°F (20.3°C) is not an enjoyable activity. Furthermore, controlling your breathing becomes progressively more difficult as the water temperature decreases from 69.8°F (21°C) to 59°F (15°C).

How many hours of daylight does New Bedford have in August?

In New Bedford, the average length of the day in August is 13.8h.

What month has the most sunshine in New Bedford?

August has the most sunshine of the year in New Bedford, Massachusetts, with an average of 10.6h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in August in New Bedford?

In New Bedford, the average sunshine in August is 10.6h.

When is the highest UV index in New Bedford?

Months with the highest UV index in New Bedford are June through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the UV index reading in August in New Bedford?

In New Bedford, Massachusetts, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in August
New Bedford, MA

Average temperature in August - New Bedford, MA
  • Average high temperature in August: 25.7°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (25.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (2.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 18.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (19.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-2.9°C).

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Average pressure in August
New Bedford, MA

Average pressure in August - New Bedford, MA
  • Average pressure in August: 1015.2mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (1018.2mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1013.6mbar).

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Average wind speed in August
New Bedford, MA

Average wind speed in August - New Bedford, MA
  • Average wind speed in August: 12.8km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (19.1km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (12.8km/h).

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Average humidity in August
New Bedford, MA

Average humidity in August - New Bedford, MA
  • Average humidity in August: 78%

Months with the highest relative humidity are June and July (80%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are March, April and November (74%).

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Average rainfall in August
New Bedford, MA

Average rainfall in August - New Bedford, MA
  • Average rainfall in August: 34mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (49mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (27mm).

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Average rainfall days in August
New Bedford, MA

Average rainfall days in August - New Bedford, MA
  • Average rainfall days in August: 12.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (13.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (8.2 days).

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Average snowfall in August
New Bedford, MA

Average snowfall in August - New Bedford, MA
  • Average snowfall in August: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (45mm).
Months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in August
New Bedford, MA

Average snowfall days in August - New Bedford, MA
  • Average snowfall days in August: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (6.5 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in August
New Bedford, MA

Average sea temperature in August - New Bedford, MA
  • Average sea temperature in August: 20.3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (20.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (3.4°C).

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Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
New Bedford, MA

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - New Bedford, MA
  • Average daylight in August: 13.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.2h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.2h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 10.6h

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4.8h).

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Average sunshine days in August
New Bedford, MA

Average sunshine days in August - New Bedford, MA
  • Average sunshine days in August: 16.1 days

Months with the most sunshine days are November and December (18.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (14.4 days).

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Average UV index in August
New Bedford, MA

Average UV index in August - New Bedford, MA
  • Average UV index in August: 6

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

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Average cloud cover in August
New Bedford, MA

Average cloud cover in August - New Bedford, MA
  • Average cloud cover in August: 28

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 49).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 28).

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Average visibility in August
New Bedford, MA

Average visibility in August - New Bedford, MA
  • Average visibility in August: 10km

Months with the highest visibility are April, August, October and November (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, May, June, July, September and December (9km).

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