August weather forecast
Poughkeepsie, NY

The colorful houses, clear roads, and colored brown and golden trees in Poughkeepsie, New York
The colorful houses, clear roads, and colored brown and golden trees in Poughkeepsie, New York

Weather in August

The last month of the summer, August, is also a moderately hot month in Poughkeepsie, New York, with average temperature varying between 81.5°F (27.5°C) and 59.7°F (15.4°C).

Temperature

In Poughkeepsie, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in July - a still warm 81.5°F (27.5°C). The average low-temperature, in Poughkeepsie, New York, is 59.7°F (15.4°C).

Heat index

In August, the average heat index is evaluated at a tropical 86.9°F (30.5°C). Constant exposure and activity lead to possible fatigue. Prolonged exercise may result in heat cramps.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', 'feels like', or 'felt air temperature', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (pregnancy, differences in body mass, height, and shape, metabolic differences). 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 especially crucial for babies and toddlers. 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.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in August is 77%.

Rainfall

In Poughkeepsie, in August, it is raining for 14 days, with typically 2.09" (53mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 157.6 rainfall days, and 28.9" (734mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

June through September are months without snowfall.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Poughkeepsie, New York, is 13.8h.

Sunshine

In Poughkeepsie, the average sunshine in August is 10.2h.

UV index

June through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index in Poughkeepsie. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In August, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. 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. 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 temperature in August in Poughkeepsie?

In Poughkeepsie, in August, the average high-temperature is 81.5°F (27.5°C), and the average low-temperature is 59.7°F (15.4°C). In August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'feels like'), which combines air temperature and relative humidity, is evaluated at 86.9°F (30.5°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Poughkeepsie?

In Poughkeepsie, the average relative humidity in August is 77%.

How many days does it rain in August in Poughkeepsie?

In August, in Poughkeepsie, the rain falls for 14 days. Throughout August, 2.09" (53mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When it does not snow in Poughkeepsie?

In Poughkeepsie snow does not fall in June through September.

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

The average length of the day in August is 13.8h.

How many hours of sunshine does Poughkeepsie have in August?

In August, the average sunshine in Poughkeepsie, New York, is 10.2h.

When is the highest UV index in Poughkeepsie?

June through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index in Poughkeepsie, New York.

How high is the UV index in August in Poughkeepsie?

The average daily maximum UV index in August is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in August
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average temperature in August - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average high temperature in August: 27.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (28.7°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (0.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 15.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (16.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-6.6°C).

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Average pressure in August
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average pressure in August - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average pressure in August: 1015.4mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (1019.2mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1013.5mbar).

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Average wind speed in August
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average wind speed in August - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average wind speed in August: 7km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (10.9km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (7km/h).

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Average humidity in August
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average humidity in August - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average humidity in August: 77%

Months with the highest relative humidity are February and December (81%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (74%).

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Average rainfall in August
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average rainfall in August - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average rainfall in August: 53mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (78mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (44mm).

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Average rainfall days in August
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average rainfall days in August - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average rainfall days in August: 14 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (16.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (8.6 days).

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Average snowfall in August
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average snowfall in August - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average snowfall in August: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (107mm).
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in August
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average snowfall days in August - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average snowfall days in August: 0 days

Months with the highest number of snowfall days are January and February (9.8 days).
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
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • 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: 10.2h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.4h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4.4h).

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Average sunshine days in August
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average sunshine days in August - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average sunshine days in August: 14.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (17.2 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (11.4 days).

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Average UV index in August
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average UV index in August - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • 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
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average cloud cover in August - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average cloud cover in August: 36

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 50).
Months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 36).

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Average visibility in August
Poughkeepsie, NY

Average visibility in August - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Average visibility in August: 8km

The month with the highest visibility is April (9km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (8km).

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