The last month of the summer, August
, is another torrid month in Marrakesh
, with temperature in the range of an average low of 20.1°C (68.2°F) and an average high of 36.5°C (97.7°F).
In August, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in July
- a still sweltering 36.5°C (97.7°F). The average low-temperature, in Marrakesh, is 20.1°C (68.2°F).
The average heat index is calculated to be a scorching 43°C (109.4°F). 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. With exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.Note
: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', 'felt air temperature', or 'feels like', is calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. Additional factors like clothing, differences in body mass, height, and shape, pregnancy, and activity influence one's weather impression. Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index 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.
The human body cools itself through perspiration, as excessive warmth is removed from the body through sweat evaporation. Under high air temperature and humidity (high heat index) conditions, perspiration is limited, and the perception of heat is increased. 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.
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, 3.4mm (0.13") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Marrakesh, there are 58.8 rainfall days, and 281.3mm (11.07") of precipitation is accumulated.
In August, the average length of the day is 13.3h.
The average sunshine in Marrakesh is 10.2h.
The average daily maximum UV index in Marrakesh is 10. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.Note
: The daily maximum UV index of 10 in August interpret into the following advice:
Take special precautions, as unprotected eyes and skin can be burned and damaged quickly. 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. 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. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim.