August weather forecast
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

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The coastal city of Philipsburg, in Sint Maarten, with a distant view of the mountains, and the Great Salt Pond
The coastal city of Philipsburg, in Sint Maarten, with a distant view of the mountains, and the Great Salt Pond

Weather in August

As the year progresses, August in Philipsburg maintains the summer spell. The city preserves the peak average temperature from July, with equally long and sunny days. However, it captures attention by recording the highest monthly rainfall, reaching up to 100mm (3.94"). Even with significantly higher precipitation, the city continues to offer abundant sunshine hours, which balance the wetness. As August ends, the anticipations for cooler days in September are evident.

Temperature

The months of June through October are noted for their peak temperatures, with an average high-temperature of 31°C (87.8°F).

Rainfall

In Philipsburg, in August, during 19 rainfall days, 100mm (3.94") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Philipsburg, during the entire year, the rain falls for 200 days and collects up to 1000mm (39.37") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, in August, the average water temperature is 28°C (82.4°F).
Note: For any water activity, the surface water temperatures in the range of 25°C (77°F) to 29°C (84.2°F) are deemed excellent and incredibly pleasant for longer durations.

Daylight

In Philipsburg, the average length of the day in August is 12h and 43min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 05:50 and sunset at 18:46. On the last day of August, in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, sunrise is at 05:57 and sunset at 18:26 AST.

Sunshine

The months with the most sunshine in Philipsburg are March, April and August, with an average of 9h of sunshine.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index are March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The maximum UV index of 12 during August translates into these guidelines:
Utilize all necessary safety measures, unprotected skin could suffer burns instantly. Avoid direct Sun exposure and seek shade between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV radiation is at its peak, but keep in mind that not all shade structures provide complete protection. Combat UV radiation's detrimental effects with sun-safe clothing and UV-blocking eyewear. Directly after swimming or an outdoor workout, generously apply and reapply a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen. Caution! Sand and water surfaces escalate the UV intensity from the Sun.
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Frequently asked questions

What is the warmest month in Philipsburg?

In Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, the months of June through October register the average highest temperatures, peaking at 31°C (87.8°F).

How hot is it in Philipsburg in August?

An average high-temperature, in August, in Philipsburg, is 31°C (87.8°F) and the average low-temperature is 25°C (77°F).

How much does it rain in Philipsburg in August?

In Philipsburg, in August, it is raining for 19 days, with typically 100mm (3.94") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the water temperature in August in Philipsburg?

In August, the average sea temperature in Philipsburg is 28°C (82.4°F). For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

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

In Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, the average day length in August is 12h and 43min.

When are sunrise and sunset in August in Philipsburg?

On the first day of August in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, sunrise is at 05:50 and sunset at 18:46. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:57 and sunset at 18:26 AST.

What is the month with the most sunshine in Philipsburg?

The months with the most sunshine in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, are March, April and August, with an average of 9h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Philipsburg have in August?

In Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, the average sunshine duration in August is 9h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Philipsburg?

March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index.

How high is the UV index in August in Philipsburg?

The average daily maximum UV index in August in Philipsburg is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health threat from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in August
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Average temperature in August - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average high temperature in August: 31°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are June, July, August, September and October (31°C).
The months with the lowest average high temperature are January, February, March and December (29°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 25°C

The months with the highest average low temperature are June, July, August, September and October (25°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January, February, March and December (23°C).

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Average rainfall in August
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Average rainfall in August - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average rainfall in August: 100mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (129mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are February and March (43mm).

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Average rainfall days in August
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Average rainfall days in August - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average rainfall days in August: 19 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (21 days).
The month with the least rainy days is April (12 days).

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Average sea temperature in August
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Average sea temperature in August - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average sea temperature in August: 28°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are September and October (29°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February, March and April (26°C).

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Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average daylight in August: 12h and 4min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 6min).

  • Average sunshine in August: 9h

The months with the most sunshine are March, April and August (Average sunshine: 9h).
The months with the least sunshine are January, February, May, June, July, September, October, November and December (Average sunshine: 8h).

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Average UV index in August
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Average UV index in August - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average UV index in August: 12

The months with the highest UV index are March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 7).

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