Bentota
Sri Lanka
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

August weather forecast and climate
Bentota, Sri Lanka

The last month of the summer, August, is also a moderately hot month in Bentota, Sri Lanka, with average temperature fluctuating 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 estimated at a hot 34.2°C (93.6°F). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. 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 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', or 'real feel', is calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (pregnancy, metabolic differences, wind), and activity. 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 especially crucial for babies and toddlers. 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

Months with the highest humidity in Bentota are June through August, with an average relative humidity of 83%.

Rainfall

In Bentota, during 29.5 rainfall days, 282mm (11.1") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Bentota, there are 273.8 rainfall days, and 2059mm (81.06") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In August, the average sea temperature is 27.4°C (81.3°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

In Bentota, Sri Lanka, the average length of the day in August is 12.3h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Bentota is 7.2h.

UV index

May, June and August, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In August, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the coldest month in Bentota?

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

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). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature'), that takes the relative humidity and factores it into the air temperature reading, in August is estimated at 34.2°C (93.6°F).

What is the most humid month in Bentota?

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

What is the average humidity in August in Bentota?

The average relative humidity in August is 83%.

How many days does it rain in August in Bentota?

In Bentota, Sri Lanka, during August, the rain falls for 29.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 282mm (11.1") of precipitation.

How warm is the water in August in Bentota?

In Bentota, Sri Lanka, the average seawater temperature in August is 27.4°C (81.3°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.

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

The average length of the day in August in Bentota is 12.3h.

How many hours of sunshine does Bentota have in August?

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

When is the lowest UV index in Bentota?

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

How high is the UV index in August in Bentota?

In Bentota, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
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).

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

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

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).

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

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).

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).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Average daylight in August: 12.3h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.5h).
Months with the shortest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • 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).

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

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