August weather forecast and climate
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Weather in August

The last month of the summer, August, is another warm month in Kandy, Sri Lanka, with average temperature ranging between min 21.2°C (70.2°F) and max 29.2°C (84.6°F).

Temperature

In Kandy, the average high-temperature in August is practically the same as in July - a still moderately hot 29.2°C (84.6°F). The average low-temperature,, is 21.2°C (70.2°F).

Heat index

The average heat index is calculated to be a hot 34.6°C (94.3°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. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', or 'real feel', is a calculated temperature value of how hot it feels when the moisture in the air is factored in. Additional factors like activity, wind, metabolic differences, and clothing affect individual temperature impact. Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index 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

In August, the average relative humidity is 77%.

Rainfall

In Kandy, it is raining for 25.8 days, with typically 84mm (3.31") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Kandy, there are 278.4 rainfall days, and 1466mm (57.72") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Kandy, Sri Lanka, is 8.7h.

UV index

January through September, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In August, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in August in Kandy?

In Kandy, in August, the average high-temperature is 29.2°C (84.6°F), and the average low-temperature is 21.2°C (70.2°F). In August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'feels like'), which combines relative humidity and air temperature, is calculated to be 34.6°C (94.3°F).

What is the average humidity in August in Kandy?

In August, the average relative humidity in Kandy is 77%.

How many days does it rain in August in Kandy?

In Kandy, in August, it is raining for 25.8 days, with typically 84mm (3.31") of accumulated precipitation.

How many hours of daylight does Kandy have in August?

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

How long on average sun shines in August in Kandy?

In August, the average sunshine is 8.7h.

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

Months with the highest UV index are January through September, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the UV index intensity in August in Kandy?

In Kandy, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in August
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average temperature in August - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average high temperature in August: 29.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is March (31.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (27.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 21.2°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are May and June (21.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (18.1°C).

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Average pressure in August
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average pressure in August - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average pressure in August: 1008.5mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1011.8mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1008.1mbar).

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Average wind speed in August
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average wind speed in August - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average wind speed in August: 11.6km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (13.5km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is April (4.7km/h).

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Average humidity in August
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average humidity in August - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average humidity in August: 77%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (84%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (74%).

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Average rainfall in August
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall in August - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in August: 84mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (301mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (38mm).

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Average rainfall days in August
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall days in August - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall days in August: 25.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (28.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (14.1 days).

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

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

Months with the longest days are May, June and July (Average daylight: 12.5h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.7h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 8.7h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10.8h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.7h).

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Average sunshine days in August
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average sunshine days in August - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average sunshine days in August: 2.6 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (14.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (1.2 days).

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Average UV index in August
Kandy, Sri Lanka

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

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, November and December (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is October (UV index 5).

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Average cloud cover in August
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average cloud cover in August - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average cloud cover in August: 34

Months with the most cloud cover are November and December (Cloud cover 47).
The month with the least cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 27).

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Average visibility in August
Kandy, Sri Lanka

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

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

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