August weather forecast and climate
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Weather in August

The last month of the summer, August, is also a hot month in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, with average temperature ranging between min 25.1°C (77.2°F) and max 32.8°C (91°F).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in July - a still tropical 32.8°C (91°F). In Anuradhapura, in August, the average low-temperature is 25.1°C (77.2°F).

Heat index

In August, the average heat index is computed to be a scorching 43.3°C (109.9°F). Beware: Heat cramps and heat exhaustion are very likely. Heatstroke is imminent with prolonged activity.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'real feel', 'felt air temperature', or 'apparent temperature', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. Additional factors like metabolic differences, pregnancy, clothing, and activity influence one's weather impression. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the heat index 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.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration. Excessive warmth is eliminated from the body by evaporation of sweat. A higher relative humidity affects normal body cooling by reducing the evaporation rate, subsequently lowering the rate at which the body cools and increasing the perception of heat. If the body can not disperse the excessive heat and body temperature reaches conditions of hyperthermia, above 37.5°C (99.5°F) to 38.3°C (100.9°F), thermal conditions are potentially life-threatening.

Humidity

Months with the lowest humidity in Anuradhapura are July through September, with an average relative humidity of 71%.

Rainfall

In Anuradhapura, it is raining for 12.1 days, with typically 31mm (1.22") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 199.1 rainfall days, and 893mm (35.16") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

In August, the average length of the day is 12.4h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in August is 8.5h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Anuradhapura are February through September, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 7 in August transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in August in Anuradhapura?

In Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, in August, the average high-temperature is 32.8°C (91°F), and the average low-temperature is 25.1°C (77.2°F). In August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'apparent temperature'), which takes the relative humidity and factors it into the air temperature reading, is computed to be 43.3°C (109.9°F).

What are the least humid months in Anuradhapura?

July through September, with an average relative humidity of 71%, are the least humid months.

What is the average humidity in August in Anuradhapura?

In August, the average relative humidity in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, is 71%.

How much does it rain in Anuradhapura in August?

In Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, during August, the rain falls for 12.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 31mm (1.22") of precipitation.

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

The average length of the day in August is 12.4h.

How many hours of sunshine does Anuradhapura have in August?

The average sunshine in August in Anuradhapura is 8.5h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Anuradhapura?

Months with the highest UV index are February through September, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What is the UV index reading in August in Anuradhapura?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, is 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in August
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average temperature in August - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average high temperature in August: 32.8°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are March and April (34.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (29.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 25.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is June (25.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (20.5°C).

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Average pressure in August
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average pressure in August - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average pressure in August: 1007.7mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1012mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1007.2mbar).

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Average wind speed in August
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average wind speed in August - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average wind speed in August: 24.5km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (27.4km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is April (9.9km/h).

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Average humidity in August
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average humidity in August - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average humidity in August: 71%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (84%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are July, August and September (71%).

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Average rainfall in August
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall in August - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in August: 31mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (205mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is June (20mm).

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Average rainfall days in August
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall days in August - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall days in August: 12.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (25.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is July (10.4 days).

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Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average daylight in August: 12.4h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.6h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.6h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 8.5h

Months with the most sunshine are May and July (Average sunshine: 10.2h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.1h).

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Average sunshine days in August
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average sunshine days in August - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average sunshine days in August: 15.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is July (18.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is November (3.2 days).

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Average UV index in August
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average UV index in August - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average UV index in August: 7

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, October, November and December (UV index 6).

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Average cloud cover in August
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average cloud cover in August - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average cloud cover in August: 45

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 52).
The month with the least cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 26).

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Average visibility in August
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average visibility in August - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average visibility in August: 10km

Months with the highest visibility are May, June, July, August and September (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, November and December (8km).

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