August weather forecast
Puttalam, Sri Lanka

Weather in August

August, the last month of the summer in Puttalam, is another warm month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 26.3°C (79.3°F) and an average high of 29.8°C (85.6°F).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in July - a still moderately hot 29.8°C (85.6°F). In August, in Puttalam, the average low-temperature is 26.3°C (79.3°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in August is estimated at a sweltering 36.5°C (97.7°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 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 'real feel', 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', or 'feels like', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. Additional factors like activity, wind, pregnancy, and metabolic differences 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. 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.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration. Excessive warmth is eliminated from the body by evaporation of sweat. When the relative humidity is high, the evaporation rate is reduced. The warmth is removed from the body at a lower rate, causing the body to retain more heat than it would in dry air. When heat gain surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.

Humidity

In Puttalam, the average relative humidity in August is 78%.

Rainfall

In Puttalam, it is raining for 18 days, with typically 64mm (2.52") of accumulated precipitation. In Puttalam, during the entire year, the rain falls for 221.7 days and collects up to 1071mm (42.17") of precipitation.

Daylight

In August, the average length of the day is 12h and 23min.
On the first day of August, sunrise is at 06:02 and sunset at 18:31. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:02 and sunset at 18:19 +0530.

Sunshine

In August, the average sunshine in Puttalam is 8.8h.

UV index

January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index. January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 7 in August transform into the following instructions:
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 the 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 Puttalam?

In Puttalam, Sri Lanka, in August, the average high-temperature is 29.8°C (85.6°F), and the average low-temperature is 26.3°C (79.3°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'felt air temperature'), which represents the influence of relative humidity on air temperature, in August is estimated at 36.5°C (97.7°F).

What is the average humidity in August in Puttalam?

In August, the average relative humidity in Puttalam, Sri Lanka, is 78%.

How much does it rain in Puttalam in August?

In Puttalam, Sri Lanka, during August, the rain falls for 18 days and regularly aggregates up to 64mm (2.52") of precipitation.

How many hours of daylight does Puttalam have in August?

In August, the average day length in Puttalam, Sri Lanka, is 12h and 23min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in August in Puttalam?

In August, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:02 and sunset at 18:31. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:02 and sunset at 18:19 +0530.

How long on average sun shines in August in Puttalam?

In August, the average sunshine duration in Puttalam, Sri Lanka, is 8.8h.

When is the highest UV index in Puttalam?

The months with the highest UV index in Puttalam, Sri Lanka, are January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Puttalam?

January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the lowest UV index.

How high is the UV index in August in Puttalam?

The average daily maximum UV index in August in Puttalam is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.

Average temperature in August
Puttalam, Sri Lanka

Average temperature in August - Puttalam, Sri Lanka
  • Average high temperature in August: 29.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (31.9°C).
The months with the lowest average high temperature are January and December (29.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 26.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (27.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (22.8°C).

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Average pressure in August
Puttalam, Sri Lanka

Average pressure in August - Puttalam, Sri Lanka
  • Average pressure in August: 1008mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1012mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1007.5mbar).

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Average wind speed in August
Puttalam, Sri Lanka

Average wind speed in August - Puttalam, Sri Lanka
  • Average wind speed in August: 27.8km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (30.4km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is April (14.1km/h).

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Average humidity in August
Puttalam, Sri Lanka

Average humidity in August - Puttalam, Sri Lanka
  • Average humidity in August: 78%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (80%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (73%).

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Average rainfall in August
Puttalam, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall in August - Puttalam, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in August: 64mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (195mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January and February (31mm).

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Average rainfall days in August
Puttalam, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall days in August - Puttalam, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall days in August: 18 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (25.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (10.5 days).

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

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Puttalam, Sri Lanka
  • Average daylight in August: 12h and 23min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 35min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 40min).

  • Average sunshine in August: 8h and 48min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 9h and 48min).
The month with the least sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 6h and 0min).

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Average sunshine days in August
Puttalam, Sri Lanka

Average sunshine days in August - Puttalam, Sri Lanka
  • Average sunshine days in August: 8.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (16.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (3.6 days).

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Average UV index in August
Puttalam, Sri Lanka

Average UV index in August - Puttalam, Sri Lanka
  • Average UV index in August: 7

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

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Average cloud cover in August
Puttalam, Sri Lanka

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

The month with the most cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 47).
The month with the least cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 22).

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Average visibility in August
Puttalam, Sri Lanka

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

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

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