Mogadishu
Somalia
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

August weather forecast and climate
Mogadishu, Somalia

An evening panorama of Mogadishu, Somalia, with a distant smooth skyline on the horizon
An evening panorama of Mogadishu, Somalia, with a distant smooth skyline on the horizon
August, the last month of the summer, in Mogadishu, is another warm month, with average temperature fluctuating between 23°C (73.4°F) and 29°C (84.2°F).

Temperature

The coldest months are July through September, with an average high-temperature of 29°C (84.2°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in August is calculated to a tropical 35°C (95°F). 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', 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', or 'feels like', is what the temperature feels like to the human body when the air temperature is combined with the relative humidity. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (wind, clothing, differences in body mass, height, and shape). 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. 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

July through September, with an average relative humidity of 81%, are most humid months in Mogadishu.

Rainfall

In Mogadishu, Somalia, in August, it is raining for 7 days, with typically 44mm (1.7") of accumulated precipitation. In Mogadishu, during the entire year, the rain falls for 47 days and collects up to 429.2mm (16.9") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

August is the month with the coldest seawater in Mogadishu, with an average sea temperature of 25.7°C (78.3°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

April through August, with an average of 12.2h of daylight, are months with the longest days in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Sunshine

In August, the average sunshine is 8.2h.

UV index

January through May, August through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Mogadishu. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average 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. 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. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What are the coldest months in Mogadishu?

July through September, with an average high-temperature of 29°C (84.2°F), are the coldest months.

What is the temperature in August in Mogadishu?

In August, in Mogadishu, the average high-temperature is 29°C (84.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 23°C (73.4°F). In August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'felt air temperature'), that factores the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, is estimated at 35°C (95°F).

What is the most humid month in Mogadishu?

July through September, with an average relative humidity of 81%, are most humid months in Mogadishu, Somalia.

What is the average humidity in August in Mogadishu?

In Mogadishu, Somalia, the average relative humidity in August is 81%.

How many days does it rain in August in Mogadishu?

In Mogadishu, Somalia, in August, during 7 rainfall days, 44mm (1.7") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When is the sea coldest in Mogadishu?

With an average sea temperature of 25.7°C (78.3°F), August is the month with the coldest seawater.

What is the sea water temperature in August in Mogadishu?

In Mogadishu, the average seawater temperature in August is 25.7°C (78.3°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.

When are the longest days in Mogadishu?

April through August, with an average of 12.2h of daylight, are months with the longest days in Mogadishu, Somalia.

How many hours of daylight does Mogadishu have in August?

In Mogadishu, Somalia, the average length of the day in August is 12.2h.

How long on average sun shines in August in Mogadishu?

In Mogadishu, Somalia, the average sunshine in August is 8.2h.

When is the highest UV index in Mogadishu?

Months with the highest UV index in Mogadishu are January through May, August through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index reading in August in Mogadishu?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in August - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average high temperature in August: 29°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (32°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are July, August and September (29°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 23°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is April (26°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January, February, July, August and September (23°C).

Average humidity in August - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average humidity in August: 81%

Months with the highest relative humidity are July, August and September (81%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are March and April (77%).

Average rainfall in August - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average rainfall in August: 44mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (82mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are January and February (0.1mm).

Average rainfall days in August - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average rainfall days in August: 7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (10 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, February and March (0 days).

Average sea temperature in August - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average sea temperature in August: 25.7°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is April (29.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (25.7°C).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average daylight in August: 12.2h

Months with the longest days are April, May, June, July and August (Average daylight: 12.2h).
Months with shortest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 12h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 8.2h

The month with most sunshine is March (Average sunshine: 9.1h).
Months with least sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 7.3).

Average UV index in August - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average UV index in August: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October and November (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are June, July and December (UV index 11).