August weather forecast and climate
West Smithfield, NC

The last month of the summer, August, is also a hot month in West Smithfield, North Carolina, with average temperature fluctuating between 69.6°F (20.9°C) and 86.5°F (30.3°C).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in July - a still hot 86.5°F (30.3°C). In West Smithfield, North Carolina, the average low-temperature is 69.6°F (20.9°C).

Heat index

The average heat index in August is evaluated at a very hot 99.9°F (37.7°C). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
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', 'apparent temperature', or 'real feel', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (clothing, wind, pregnancy). 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.
Perspiration is the human body's physiological response to high temperatures and is an attempt to lower body temperature through evaporation of sweat. Under high air temperature and humidity (high heat index) conditions, perspiration is limited, and the perception of heat is increased. If the body can not disperse the excessive heat and body temperature reaches conditions of hyperthermia, above 99.5°F (37.5°C) to 100.9°F (38.3°C), thermal conditions are potentially life-threatening.

Humidity

Months with the highest humidity are May, August and September, with an average relative humidity of 77%.

Rainfall

The month with the most rainfall in West Smithfield, North Carolina, is August when the rain falls for 12.8 days and typically aggregates up to 1.5" (38mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

March through December are months without snowfall in West Smithfield.

Daylight

The average length of the day in August is 13.5h.

Sunshine

In August, the average sunshine in West Smithfield, North Carolina, is 10h.

UV index

In West Smithfield, North Carolina, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 in August interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. 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.

What is the temperature in August in West Smithfield?

In West Smithfield, in August, the average high-temperature is 86.5°F (30.3°C), and the average low-temperature is 69.6°F (20.9°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature'), that factores the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, in August is estimated at 99.9°F (37.7°C).

What is the most humid month in West Smithfield?

May, August and September, with an average relative humidity of 77%, are most humid months in West Smithfield, North Carolina.

What is the average humidity in August in West Smithfield?

In August, the average relative humidity in West Smithfield, North Carolina, is 77%.

How many days does it rain in August in West Smithfield?

In West Smithfield, North Carolina, in August, during 12.8 rainfall days, 1.5" (38mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the rainiest month in West Smithfield?

The month with the most rainfall in West Smithfield is August when the rain falls for 12.8 days and typically aggregates up to 1.5" (38mm) of precipitation.

When it does not snow in West Smithfield?

In West Smithfield, North Carolina, snow does not fall in March through December.

How many hours of daylight does West Smithfield have in August?

In West Smithfield, North Carolina, the average length of the day in August is 13.5h.

How long on average sun shines in August in West Smithfield?

In West Smithfield, the average sunshine in August is 10h.

What is the UV index reading in August in West Smithfield?

In West Smithfield, North Carolina, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in August - West Smithfield, NC
  • Average high temperature in August: 30.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (31.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (9.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 20.9°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (21.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (1.2°C).

Average pressure in August - West Smithfield, NC
  • Average pressure in August: 1015.6mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (1020.7mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1014.6mbar).

Average humidity in August - West Smithfield, NC
  • Average humidity in August: 77%

Months with the highest relative humidity are May, August and September (77%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are January, March and November (73%).

Average rainfall in August - West Smithfield, NC
  • Average rainfall in August: 38mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (38mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (17mm).

Average rainfall days in August - West Smithfield, NC
  • Average rainfall days in August: 12.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (14.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (6.5 days).

Average snowfall in August - West Smithfield, NC
  • Average snowfall in August: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is January (3mm).
Months with the least snowfall are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (0mm).

Average snowfall days in August - West Smithfield, NC
  • Average snowfall days in August: 0 days

Months with the highest number of snowfall days are January and February (0.8 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and December (0 days).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - West Smithfield, NC
  • Average daylight in August: 13.5h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.5h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.8h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 10h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
Months with the least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 5.4).

Average sunshine days in August - West Smithfield, NC
  • Average sunshine days in August: 15 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (22.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (13.9 days).

Average UV index in August - West Smithfield, NC
  • Average UV index in August: 6

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 2).

Average cloud cover in August - West Smithfield, NC
  • Average cloud cover in August: 35

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 43).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 31).

Average visibility in August - West Smithfield, NC
  • Average visibility in August: 9km

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