August weather forecast and climate
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

August, the last month of the summer, in Hikkaduwa, is another warm month, with average temperature varying between 29°C (84.2°F) and 24°C (75.2°F).

Temperature

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

Rainfall

In Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka, during 10 rainfall days, 181mm (7.1") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka, during the entire year, the rain falls for 125 days and collects up to 2669mm (105.1") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

August is the month with the coldest seawater in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka, with an average sea temperature of 27.5°C (81.5°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.

Daylight

In Hikkaduwa, the average length of the day is 12.3h.

Sunshine

Months with the least sunshine are May through October, with an average of 6h of sunshine.

UV index

January through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
In August, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin can burn in minutes. 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. 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 strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What are the coldest months in Hikkaduwa?

The coldest months in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka, are July through October, with an average high-temperature of 29°C (84.2°F).

What is the temperature in August in Hikkaduwa?

The average high-temperature, in August, in Hikkaduwa, is 29°C (84.2°F), while the average low-temperature is 24°C (75.2°F).

How many days does it rain in August in Hikkaduwa?

In Hikkaduwa, during August, the rain falls for 10 days and regularly aggregates up to 181mm (7.1") of precipitation.

What is the month with the coldest sea water in Hikkaduwa?

With an average sea temperature of 27.5°C (81.5°F), August is the month with the coldest seawater in Hikkaduwa. 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.

What is the water temperature in August in Hikkaduwa?

In Hikkaduwa, the average seawater temperature in August is 27.5°C (81.5°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.

How many hours of daylight does Hikkaduwa have in August?

In Hikkaduwa, the average length of the day in August is 12.3h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Hikkaduwa?

Months with the least sunshine are May through October, with an average of 6h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in August in Hikkaduwa?

The average sunshine in August in Hikkaduwa is 6h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Hikkaduwa?

January through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Hikkaduwa.

What is the UV index reading in August in Hikkaduwa?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka, is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in August - Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
  • Average high temperature in August: 29°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are March and April (31°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are July, August, September and October (29°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 24°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are May and June (25°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January, February and December (22°C).

Average rainfall in August - Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in August: 181mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (363mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (89mm).

Average rainfall days in August - Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall days in August: 10 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are October and November (14 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January and February (5 days).

Average sea temperature in August - Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
  • Average sea temperature in August: 27.5°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 August (27.5°C).

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

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

  • Average sunshine in August: 6h

The month with most sunshine is March (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are May, June, July, August, September and October (Average sunshine: 6).

Average UV index in August - Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
  • Average UV index in August: 12

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

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