August weather forecast and climate
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Weather in August

The last month of the summer, August, is another warm month in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, with average temperature fluctuating between 18.4°C (65.1°F) and 27.1°C (80.8°F).

Temperature

In Nuwara Eliya, the average high-temperature in August is essentially the same as in July - a still warm 27.1°C (80.8°F). The average low-temperature, in Nuwara Eliya, is 18.4°C (65.1°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in August is calculated to be a tropical 30.2°C (86.4°F). Exhaustion is likely with prolonged exposure and activity. Sustaining activity may result in heat cramps.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. 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 differences in body mass, height, and shape, wind, clothing, and activity influence one's weather impression. 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 Nuwara Eliya, the average relative humidity is 82%.

Rainfall

In August, in Nuwara Eliya, the rain falls for 27 days. Throughout August, 135mm (5.31") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Nuwara Eliya, there are 297.4 rainfall days, and 2784mm (109.61") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, is 8.2h.

UV index

February through September, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 in August interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. 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 Nuwara Eliya?

In Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, in August, the average high-temperature is 27.1°C (80.8°F), and the average low-temperature is 18.4°C (65.1°F). In August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'apparent temperature'), which calculates the temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, is calculated to be 30.2°C (86.4°F).

What is the average humidity in August in Nuwara Eliya?

In August, the average relative humidity in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, is 82%.

How many days does it rain in August in Nuwara Eliya?

In Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, during August, the rain falls for 27 days and regularly aggregates up to 135mm (5.31") of precipitation.

What is the average length of the day in August in Nuwara Eliya?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Nuwara Eliya have in August?

The average sunshine in August is 8.2h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Nuwara Eliya?

February through September, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index.

How high is the UV index in August in Nuwara Eliya?

The average daily maximum UV index in August in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in August
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Average temperature in August - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average high temperature in August: 27.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (27.6°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (24.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 18.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (19.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (15.3°C).

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Average pressure in August
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Average pressure in August - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average pressure in August: 1008.7mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1011.7mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1008.3mbar).

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Average wind speed in August
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Average wind speed in August - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average wind speed in August: 8.2km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (9.1km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is April (3.3km/h).

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Average humidity in August
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Average humidity in August - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average humidity in August: 82%

The month with the highest relative humidity is November (89%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (80%).

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Average rainfall in August
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall in August - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in August: 135mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (656mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (85mm).

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Average rainfall days in August
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall days in August - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall days in August: 27 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (29.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (16.3 days).

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Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

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

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

  • Average sunshine in August: 8.2h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 4.6h).

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Average sunshine days in August
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Average sunshine days in August - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average sunshine days in August: 1.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is February (11 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (0.8 days).

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Average UV index in August
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

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

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

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Average cloud cover in August
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Average cloud cover in August - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average cloud cover in August: 42

The month with the most cloud cover is November (Cloud cover 63).
Months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 42).

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Average visibility in August
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

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

Months with the highest visibility are June, July and August (9km).
Months with the lowest visibility are November and December (6km).

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