The last month of the summer, August
, is also a sweltering month in Gafsa
, with an average temperature ranging between min 21.5°C (70.7°F) and max 36.2°C (97.2°F).
In August, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in July
- a still sweltering 36.2°C (97.2°F). In Gafsa, Tunisia, the average low-temperature is 21.5°C (70.7°F).
In August, the average heat index is calculated to be a scorching 43°C (109.4°F). Beware
: Heat cramps and heat exhaustion are very likely. Heatstroke is imminent with prolonged 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 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', or 'real feel', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (pregnancy, differences in body mass, height, and shape, metabolic differences), and activity. 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.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration, as evaporated sweat carries heat away from the body. 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 exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.
In Gafsa, Tunisia, the average relative humidity in August is 48%.
In Gafsa, Tunisia, during August, the rain falls for 1 days and regularly aggregates up to 8mm (0.31") of precipitation. In Gafsa, during the entire year, the rain falls for 30 days and collects up to 194mm (7.64") of precipitation.
In August, the average length of the day is 13h and 25min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 05:35 and sunset at 19:27. On the last day of August, sunrise is at 05:57 and sunset at 18:53 CET.
The average sunshine in August is 10.9h.