August weather forecast
Bentota, Sri Lanka

Weather in August

August, the last month of the summer in Bentota, is also a moderately hot month, with an average temperature varying between 25.5°C (77.9°F) and 28.6°C (83.5°F).

Temperature

August is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 28.6°C (83.5°F) and an average low-temperature of 25.5°C (77.9°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in August is evaluated at a tropical 34.2°C (93.6°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With 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 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', or 'felt air temperature', is a measure that combines air temperature and relative humidity into a single value that indicates how hot the weather feels. Additional factors like activity, metabolic differences, clothing, and pregnancy affect individual temperature impact. 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 especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.

Humidity

June through August, with an average relative humidity of 83%, are the most humid months.

Rainfall

In Bentota, during 29.5 rainfall days, 282mm (11.1") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Bentota, Sri Lanka, during the entire year, the rain falls for 273.8 days and collects up to 2059mm (81.06") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In August, the average sea temperature is 27.4°C (81.3°F).
Note: For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

Daylight

The average length of the day in August in Bentota is 12h and 20min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:04 and sunset at 18:28. On the last day of August, in Bentota, sunrise is at 06:03 and sunset at 18:17 +0530.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in August is 7.2h.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index are May, June and August, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 in August interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in Bentota?

August is the coldest month in Bentota, Sri Lanka, with an average high-temperature of 28.6°C (83.5°F) and an average low-temperature of 25.5°C (77.9°F).

What is the temperature in August in Bentota?

In Bentota, in August, the average high-temperature is 28.6°C (83.5°F), and the average low-temperature is 25.5°C (77.9°F). In August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'real feel'), which factors the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, is evaluated at 34.2°C (93.6°F).

What are the most humid months in Bentota?

The months with the highest humidity in Bentota, Sri Lanka, are June through August, with an average relative humidity of 83%.

What is the average humidity in August in Bentota?

In August, the average relative humidity is 83%.

How much does it rain in Bentota in August?

In Bentota, in August, during 29.5 rainfall days, 282mm (11.1") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How warm is the water in August in Bentota?

In Bentota, in August, the average water temperature is 27.4°C (81.3°F). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

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

In August, the average day length is 12h and 20min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in August in Bentota?

On the first day of August in Bentota, sunrise is at 06:04 and sunset at 18:28. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:03 and sunset at 18:17 +0530.

How many hours of sunshine does Bentota have in August?

In August, the average sunshine duration in Bentota is 7.2h.

When is the lowest UV index in Bentota?

The months with the lowest UV index in Bentota are May, June and August, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the UV index intensity in August in Bentota?

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

Average temperature in August
Bentota, Sri Lanka

Average temperature in August - Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Average high temperature in August: 28.6°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are March and April (31.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (28.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 25.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (26.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (23.4°C).

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Average pressure in August
Bentota, Sri Lanka

Average pressure in August - Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Average pressure in August: 1009.2mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1011.6mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is May (1008.7mbar).

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Average wind speed in August
Bentota, Sri Lanka

Average wind speed in August - Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Average wind speed in August: 15.1km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (15.9km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is March (7.9km/h).

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Average humidity in August
Bentota, Sri Lanka

Average humidity in August - Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Average humidity in August: 83%

The months with the highest relative humidity are June, July and August (83%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are January and February (75%).

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Average rainfall in August
Bentota, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall in August - Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in August: 282mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (350mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (25mm).

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Average rainfall days in August
Bentota, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall days in August - Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall days in August: 29.5 days

The months with the highest number of rainy days are July and August (29.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (8.9 days).

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Average sea temperature in August
Bentota, Sri Lanka

Average sea temperature in August - Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Average sea temperature in August: 27.4°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is April (29.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is July (27.3°C).

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

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Average daylight in August: 12h and 20min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 29min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 46min).

  • Average sunshine in August: 7.2h

The month with the most sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 9.2h).
The month with the least sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 6.8h).

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Average sunshine days in August
Bentota, Sri Lanka

Average sunshine days in August - Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Average sunshine days in August: 0.5 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (21 days).
The months with the least sunshine days are June and July (0.3 days).

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Average UV index in August
Bentota, Sri Lanka

Average UV index in August - Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Average UV index in August: 6

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

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Average cloud cover in August
Bentota, Sri Lanka

Average cloud cover in August - Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Average cloud cover in August: 54

The month with the most cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 55).
The month with the least cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 24).

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Average visibility in August
Bentota, Sri Lanka

Average visibility in August - Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Average visibility in August: 9km

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, November and December (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are May, June, July, August, September and October (9km).

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