holds onto the simmering summer temperatures that July
presents, exhibiting an arid and sun-drenched weather pattern. The heat peak of the year carries over to this month, while rainfall figures continue to remain insignificantly low. Even though there's hardly any variation in temperature observed between July and August, there's a mild dip in UV exposure. Matching July's temperature scale, the city records an extreme high of 36.5°C in August, barely marking a decline from its hottest month.
As Marrakesh welcomes August, the average high-temperature records at a still very hot 36.5°C, marking an insignificant deviation from the prior month. Marrakesh registers a prominent dip from daytime highs, with an average of 20.1°C during the nights of August.
August's average heat index is evaluated at a blistering 43°C. Take heed
: Heat exhaustion and heat cramps are anticipated. Heatstroke is a potential outcome of continuous activity.
Research indicates the heat index considers values in shaded locales and with light winds. The heat index might be elevated by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees due to direct sun exposure.Note
: The heat index, also known as 'real feel' or 'feels like', arises from combining readings of air temperature and relative moisture content. A person's impression of weather can be swayed by numerous aspects, among them metabolic variations, pregnancy, and activity levels. Direct exposure to sun rays can potentially augment the heat sensation, elevating the heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are of high significance for children. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.
In the face of high temperatures, the human body's reflex is to perspire, leveraging sweat evaporation for cooling. In situations of high air temperature combined with high humidity (significant heat index), the body's ability to perspire is reduced, heightening the sense of warmth. As the body gains more heat than it can dissipate, there's a risk of increasing temperatures and resultant overheating.
The months with the lowest humidity are July and August, with an average relative humidity of 47%.
In Marrakesh, Morocco, in August, during 1.2 rainfall days, 3mm of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 58.8 rainfall days, and 281mm of precipitation is accumulated.
In August, the average length of the day is 13h and 17min.
On the first day of August, sunrise is at 06:47 and sunset at 20:28. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 07:06 and sunset at 19:57 +01.
In August, the average sunshine is 10.2h.
In August, the average daily maximum UV index is 10. A UV Index value of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high threat to health from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for ordinary individuals.Note
: The daily maximum UV index of 10 in August interprets into the following advice:
Always take precautions; unprotected eyes and skin can be damaged rapidly. Avoid exposure to the Sun and try to stay in the shade between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV radiation is most potent, but be aware that parasols or canopies may not offer full protection. On sunny days, it's ideal to wear sunglasses that filter out UVA and UVB rays. Use liberally and reapply a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every two hours, or straight away after any outdoor workout or swim.