August weather forecast
Lynchburg, VA

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Cloudy orange sky gracing the dusk in Lynchburg city, Virginia
Cloudy orange sky gracing the dusk in Lynchburg city, Virginia

Weather in August

August, while basking in the glory of summer, gives a slight nod towards the approaching fall. The temperature range drops to a high of 86.2°F (30.1°C), offering a gradual relief from the previous month's high temperature. The city experiences a reasonable amount of rainfall, despite the overall sunny disposition. The length of daylight, too, begins to shorten, subtly hinting towards the upcoming fall. A light breeze tends to pick up by the end of the month, signalling the beginning of change.

Temperature

The commencement of August notes an average high-temperature of a still hot 86.2°F (30.1°C), exhibiting little difference from the previous month. Despite the significant gap from daytime peaks, Lynchburg experiences an average low-temperature of 63.7°F (17.6°C) in August.

Heat index

In August, the average heat index is estimated at a very hot 96.8°F (36°C). Take more preventive steps, risk of heat exhaustion and heat cramps is elevated. Long activity may culminate in heatstroke.
Heat index data is primarily for areas with shade and subjected to light winds. Heat index values may be hiked up by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees under direct sunshine.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like' or 'real feel', reflects the feeling of heat when considering both air temperature and humidity. The impact of weather is individual, with diverse individuals experiencing it differently due to variations in body mass, height, and activity levels. It is noteworthy that being in direct sunlight can enhance the weather's impact, raising the heat index by as much as 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly relevant to children. Kids generally face higher risks than adults as they sweat less. Along with their large skin surface compared to their small bodies and higher heat production due to their activities, their vulnerability is increased.
The process of perspiration is vital for the human body to get rid of excess warmth by allowing sweat to evaporate. With excessive moisture in the atmosphere, the effectiveness of the evaporation process is decreased, causing the body to cool down less efficiently, leading to a sensation of overheating. Temperature imbalances caused by excessive heat retention can trigger heat-related maladies.

Humidity

In Lynchburg, the average relative humidity in August is 73%.

Rainfall

In Lynchburg, during August, the rain falls for 15.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.6" (66mm) of precipitation. In Lynchburg, Virginia, during the entire year, the rain falls for 156.7 days and collects up to 30.43" (773mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

In Lynchburg, Virginia, snow does not fall in May through September.

Daylight

In August, the average length of the day is 13h and 34min.
On the first day of August in Lynchburg, sunrise is at 6:21 am and sunset at 8:24 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:46 am and sunset at 7:46 pm EDT.

Sunshine

In Lynchburg, the average sunshine in August is 10.1h.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index in Lynchburg are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: In August, the maximum UV index of 6 suggests these recommendations:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against skin and eye damage is required. Stay out of direct sunlight and seek shade between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV radiation is strongest, but remember that shade devices may not offer full sun protection. To best shield against UV radiation, choose sun-safe garments and dependable sunglasses.
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Frequently asked questions

How hot does it get in Lynchburg in August?

The high-temperature, in August, in Lynchburg, is 86.2°F (30.1°C), while the low-temperature averages to 63.7°F (17.6°C). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature'), which takes the relative humidity and factors it into the air temperature reading, in August is estimated at 96.8°F (36°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Lynchburg?

In Lynchburg, Virginia, the average relative humidity in August is 73%.

How much does it rain in Lynchburg in August?

In Lynchburg, Virginia, in August, during 15.8 rainfall days, 2.6" (66mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When it does not snow in Lynchburg?

May through September are months without snowfall.

How many hours of daylight does Lynchburg have in August?

The average day length in August in Lynchburg is 13h and 34min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in August in Lynchburg?

On the first day of August in Lynchburg, Virginia, sunrise is at 6:21 am and sunset at 8:24 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:46 am and sunset at 7:46 pm EDT.

How many hours of sunshine does Lynchburg have in August?

In August, the average sunshine duration in Lynchburg, Virginia, is 10.1h.

When is the highest UV index in Lynchburg?

The months with the highest UV index in Lynchburg, Virginia, are May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the UV index reading in August in Lynchburg?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index in Lynchburg is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in August
Lynchburg, VA

Average temperature in August - Lynchburg, VA
  • Average high temperature in August: 86.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (88.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (42.6°F).

  • Average low temperature in August: 63.7°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (65.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (27.7°F).

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Average pressure in August
Lynchburg, VA

Average pressure in August - Lynchburg, VA
  • Average pressure in August: 30.01"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.15"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.97"Hg).

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Average wind speed in August
Lynchburg, VA

Average wind speed in August - Lynchburg, VA
  • Average wind speed in August: 4.1mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (6.5mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (4.1mph).

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Average humidity in August
Lynchburg, VA

Average humidity in August - Lynchburg, VA
  • Average humidity in August: 73%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (77%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (70%).

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Average rainfall in August
Lynchburg, VA

Average rainfall in August - Lynchburg, VA
  • Average rainfall in August: 2.6"

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are April and May (3.07").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are July and September (1.89").

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Average rainfall days in August
Lynchburg, VA

Average rainfall days in August - Lynchburg, VA
  • Average rainfall days in August: 15.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (18.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (8.6 days).

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Average snowfall in August
Lynchburg, VA

Average snowfall in August - Lynchburg, VA
  • Average snowfall in August: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (3.15").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in August
Lynchburg, VA

Average snowfall days in August - Lynchburg, VA
  • Average snowfall days in August: 0 days

The months with the highest number of snowfall days are January and February (4.3 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
Lynchburg, VA

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Lynchburg, VA
  • Average daylight in August: 13h and 4min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 42min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 36min).

  • Average sunshine in August: 10h and 1min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 42min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h and 24min).

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Average sunshine days in August
Lynchburg, VA

Average sunshine days in August - Lynchburg, VA
  • Average sunshine days in August: 13.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (20.1 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (11 days).

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Average UV index in August
Lynchburg, VA

Average UV index in August - Lynchburg, VA
  • Average UV index in August: 6

The months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in August
Lynchburg, VA

Average cloud cover in August - Lynchburg, VA
  • Average cloud cover in August: 34

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 44).
The months with the least cloud cover are June and July (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in August
Lynchburg, VA

Average visibility in August - Lynchburg, VA
  • Average visibility in August: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, June, July, August, October, November and December (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are May and September (5mi).

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