sees another slight decrease in rainfall from the previous month. The temperatures retain their consistency and the high levels of humidity persist. The city experiences, at 244mm, its second highest recorded average rainfall for any given month. Despite the occasional showers, the high temperatures and humidity do not deter its vibrant lifestyle and entertainment scene. As darkness encroaches earlier, evening events in August are a popular choice for social outings.
Transitioning from July
to August, Port of Spain
observes an average high-temperature of a still hot 31.7°C, differing subtly from the previous month. During August, the temperature in Port of Spain tends to dip to an average of 23°C at night.
August's heat index is calculated to be a burning hot 45°C. Caution
: Heat cramps along with heat exhaustion are expected. Sustained activity could lead to heatstroke.
Heat index guidelines indicate values are for light wind scenarios and shaded regions. Under direct sunshine, the heat index values might be elevated by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.Note
: The heat index, also known as 'felt air temperature' or 'feels like', unifies temperature and humidity readings to offer a comprehensive feel of warmth. The individual's impression of temperature can be affected by numerous factors such as metabolic variations, physical exertion, and attire. Consider the fact that direct sun exposure can influence how hot one feels, potentially raising the heat index by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are quite important for children. Younglings are generally more in peril than adults due to their reduced perspiration. Coupled with a larger skin surface relative to their tiny bodies and greater heat production because of their activity, they become more at risk.
By perspiring, the human body can shed its excessive warmth since evaporated sweat cools it off. In high relative humidity, the body's ability to evaporate heat is diminished, resulting in a heightened feeling of warmth. As the body gains more heat than it can dissipate, there's a risk of increasing temperatures and resultant overheating.
The average relative humidity in August is 84%.
The month with the most rainfall in Port of Spain is August, when the rain falls for 19 days and typically aggregates up to 244mm of precipitation.
In August, the average sea temperature in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
, is 28°C.Note
: Swimming, diving, and similar water activities in temperatures ranging from 25°C to 29°C are seen as very agreeable and pleasurable for lengthy periods without discomfort.
In August, the average length of the day is 12h and 28min.
On the first day of August, sunrise is at 05:54 and sunset at 18:29. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:56 and sunset at 18:16 AST.
The average sunshine in August is 6.9h.
, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Port of Spain. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.Note
: The UV index of 12 in August translates into these instructions:
Adopt every precaution of necessity, unprotected skin and eyes may suffer burns instantly. Attempt to stay under shade and limit exposure to the Sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV radiation is at its peak. Remember, devices such as parasols or canopies might not provide complete sun protection. Boost your sun resistance with garments that are densely woven yet spacious. Apply liberally and reapply a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ every two hours, and promptly after any outdoor workout or a swim. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.