offers no respite from the summer heat and relentless monsoon rains in Dongducheon
, South Korea
. High temperatures of 29.7°C (85.5°F) signify the peak of summer heat in the city. The amount of rainfall is only slightly less than July
, with the monsoon rains persisting unabated. The humidity levels remain high, contributing to the soaring heat index. Understandably, August's weather is largely characterized by intense heat and heavy rainfall making it one of the most challenging months weather-wise.
Dongducheon's warmest temperatures are experienced in August, with average high temperatures of 29.7°C (85.5°F) and lows of 20.7°C (69.3°F).
August's average heat index is evaluated at a sweltering 36°C (96.8°F). Heightened precautions are necessary, heat cramps and heat exhaustion are potential risks. Continuous activity could lead to heatstroke.
One should be cognizant that the heat index values are tailored for shaded spots and mild winds. The direct sunshine could escalate the heat index values by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.Note
: The heat index, also known as 'real feel' or 'apparent temperature', is a value derived by merging air temperature with the humidity to convey how the climate feels. The experience of temperature can be subjective, varying based on the individual's activity and heat perception, influenced by factors like wind, attire, and metabolic variations. Direct sun rays have a notable impact on perceived temperature, which can raise the heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially vital to children. Children typically face more danger than adults as their sweat production is usually lower. Additionally, the bigger skin surface compared to their small size and the increased heat due to their activeness exacerbate the risk.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration, as evaporated sweat carries heat away from the body. An upsurge in relative humidity affects normal body cooling mechanisms by slowing evaporation, hence reducing the rate at which the body cools and intensifying the perception of heat. Inadequate heat shedding in the face of rising body temperatures hints at potential dehydration risks.
The average relative humidity in August is 78.1%.
In Dongducheon, in August, it is raining for 15.5 days, with typically 408mm (16.06") of accumulated precipitation. In Dongducheon, during the entire year, the rain falls for 112.4 days and collects up to 1503mm (59.17") of precipitation.
The average length of the day in August is 13h and 36min.
On the first day of August in Dongducheon, sunrise is at 05:35 and sunset at 19:41. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:00 and sunset at 19:03 KST.
In Dongducheon, the average sunshine in August is 4.8h.