August weather forecast and climate
Rifton, NY

The last month of the summer, August, is another warm month in Rifton, New York, with average temperature fluctuating between 58.6°F (14.8°C) and 81.1°F (27.3°C).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in July - a still moderately hot 81.1°F (27.3°C). In August, the average low-temperature is 58.6°F (14.8°C).

Heat index

The average heat index in August is calculated to 86°F (30°C). Exhaustion is likely with prolonged exposure and activity. Sustaining activity may result in heat cramps.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With the 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 'felt air temperature', 'feels like', 'real feel', or 'apparent temperature', is a measure that combines both air temperature and relative humidity into a single value that indicates how hot the weather feels. Additional factors like activity, wind, pregnancy, and differences in body mass, height, and shape affect individual temperature impact. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important 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.

Humidity

In Rifton, the average relative humidity is 76%.

Rainfall

In Rifton, during 13.2 rainfall days, 1.54" (39mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Rifton, during the entire year, the rain falls for 141.4 days and collects up to 22.44" (570mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

June through September are months without snowfall in Rifton, New York.

Daylight

In Rifton, the average length of the day is 13.8h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Rifton is 10.1h.

UV index

In Rifton, the average daily maximum UV index is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In August, the average maximum UV index of 5 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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.

What is the temperature in August in Rifton?

In August, the average high-temperature is 81.1°F (27.3°C), and the average low-temperature is 58.6°F (14.8°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'feels like'), that takes the relative humidity and factores it into the air temperature reading, in August is estimated at 86°F (30°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Rifton?

The average relative humidity in August is 76%.

How many days does it rain in August in Rifton?

In Rifton, in August, during 13.2 rainfall days, 1.54" (39mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When it does not snow in Rifton?

In Rifton, New York, snow does not fall in June through September.

How many hours of daylight does Rifton have in August?

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

How long on average sun shines in August in Rifton?

The average sunshine in August is 10.1h.

What is the UV index reading in August in Rifton?

The average daily maximum UV index in August is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in August - Rifton, NY
  • Average high temperature in August: 27.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (28.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (0°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 14.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (15.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-7.2°C).

Average pressure in August - Rifton, 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).

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

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (10.6km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (7km/h).

Average humidity in August - Rifton, NY
  • Average humidity in August: 76%

Months with the highest relative humidity are February and December (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (74%).

Average rainfall in August - Rifton, NY
  • Average rainfall in August: 39mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (60mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (33mm).

Average rainfall days in August - Rifton, NY
  • Average rainfall days in August: 13.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (15.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (6.8 days).

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

The month with the highest snowfall is February (105mm).
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0mm).

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

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (7.8 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Rifton, 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: 10.1h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4.5h).

Average sunshine days in August - Rifton, NY
  • Average sunshine days in August: 15.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (19.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (12.7 days).

Average UV index in August - Rifton, NY
  • Average UV index in August: 5

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

Average cloud cover in August - Rifton, NY
  • Average cloud cover in August: 35

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 50).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 34).

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

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