Philipsburg
Sint Maarten
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

August weather forecast and climate
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

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A bird's eye view of the coastal city of Philipsburg, in Sint Maarten, with a distant view of the mountains and the Great Salt Pond
The last month of the summer, August, is another tropical month in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, with average temperature varying between 25°C (77°F) and 31°C (87.8°F).

Temperature

June through October, with an average high-temperature of 31°C (87.8°F), are the warmest months.

Rainfall

In August, in Philipsburg, the rain falls for 19 days. Throughout August, 100mm (3.9") of precipitation is accumulated. In Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, during the entire year, the rain falls for 200 days and collects up to 1000mm (39.4") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Philipsburg, the average water temperature is 28°C (82.4°F).
Note: 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.

Daylight

In Philipsburg, the average length of the day in August is 12.7h.

Sunshine

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

UV index

March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 12 transform into the following instructions:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin can burn in 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. 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. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the warmest month in Philipsburg?

June through October, with an average high-temperature of 31°C (87.8°F), are warmest months in Philipsburg.

What is the temperature in August in Philipsburg?

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

How much does it rain in Philipsburg in August?

In August, in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, the rain falls for 19 days. Throughout August, 100mm (3.9") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in August in Philipsburg?

In Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, in August, the average water temperature is 28°C (82.4°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

How many hours of daylight does Philipsburg have in August?

The average length of the day in August in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, is 12.7h.

What are the months with the most sunshine in Philipsburg?

Months with the most sunshine are March, April and August, with an average of 9h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in August in Philipsburg?

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

What is the month 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 in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten.

What is the UV index intensity in August in Philipsburg?

In Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in August - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average high temperature in August: 31°C

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

  • Average low temperature in August: 25°C

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

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

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

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 lowest number of rainy days is April (12 days).

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

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

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average daylight in August: 12.7h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.2h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.1h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 9h

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

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

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).