upholds Taitung City
's peak summer season, sustaining nearly identical weather conditions to July
. With rainfall at 308mm, August stands as the wettest month of the calendar year, a significant determinant of the city's microclimate. Weather patterns reinforce the existing high humidity levels, and sunshine hours slightly decline amid numerous cloudy days. Surrounded by the warm sea, Taitung City presents optimal conditions for water sports enthusiasts. Despite a decline in daylight hours towards the month's end, the tropical ambiance remains unfaltering.
An average high-temperature of a still tropical 32.2°C marks August in Taitung City, exhibiting a close resemblance to the conditions in July. In Taitung City, the average temperature during the nights of August drops to a moderately hot 25.9°C.
The heat index value for August is evaluated at an extremely hot 44°C. Caution
: Heat cramps along with heat exhaustion are expected. Sustained activity could lead to heatstroke.
Research indicates the heat index considers values in shaded locales and with light winds. If directly exposed to the sun, the heat index could rise by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.Note
: The heat index, also known as 'real feel' or 'feels like', is an amalgamation of air temperature and humidity to express the equivalent perceived temperature. The individual's impression of temperature can be affected by numerous factors such as metabolic variations, physical exertion, and attire. One must note that being under the direct sun can escalate the heat's effects, with the heat index possibly rising by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are highly important for children. Young kids are often more at risk than adults as they tend to perspire less. Besides, their skin surface is larger relative to their small bodies, and their increased heat output from their active lifestyle compounds their risk.
To cool down, the human body relies on perspiration, a process where excessive heat is eliminated as sweat evaporates. Under high air temperature coupled with high humidity (high heat index), the body's perspiration is reduced, intensifying the sensation of heat. When body temperature rises due to an imbalance in heat gain, there's a potential for dehydration and overheating.
The average relative humidity in August is 77.5%.
August is the month with the most rainfall in Taitung City. Rain falls for 11 days and accumulates 308mm of precipitation.
With an average sea temperature of 29.2°C, August is the month with the warmest seawater in Taitung City.Note
: Water temperature ranging from 25°C to 29°C is seen as very warm and delightful by everyone. During these temperatures, water activities become enjoyable, without causing discomfort for extended periods.
In Taitung City, the average length of the day in August is 12h and 55min.
On the first day of August, sunrise is at 05:26 and sunset at 18:37. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:37 and sunset at 18:14 CST.
In August, the average sunshine in Taitung City is 6.8h.