August weather forecast and climate
Lynchburg, VA

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

Weather in August

The last month of the summer, August, is also a hot month in Lynchburg, Virginia, with average temperature ranging between min 63.7°F (17.6°C) and max 86.2°F (30.1°C).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in July - a still hot 86.2°F (30.1°C). In August, the average low-temperature is 63.7°F (17.6°C).

Heat index

The average heat index in August is estimated at a very hot 96.8°F (36°C). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With the 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', 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', or 'felt air temperature', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (pregnancy, differences in body mass, height, and shape, metabolic differences). 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 cools itself through perspiration, as excessive warmth is removed from the body through sweat evaporation. High relative humidity reduces the evaporation rate, resulting in a lower heat removal rate from the body, causing the perception of being overheated. If the body can not disperse the excessive heat and body temperature reaches conditions of hyperthermia, above 99.5°F (37.5°C) to 100.9°F (38.3°C), thermal conditions are potentially life-threatening.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in August is 73%.

Rainfall

In Lynchburg, Virginia, it is raining for 15.8 days, with typically 2.6" (66mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Lynchburg, during the entire year, the rain falls for 156.7 days and collects up to 30.43" (773mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

May through September are months without snowfall in Lynchburg.

Daylight

In Lynchburg, the average length of the day is 13.6h.

Sunshine

In Lynchburg, the average sunshine is 10.1h.

UV index

May through August, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. 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. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in August in Lynchburg?

In August, in Lynchburg, Virginia, the average high-temperature is 86.2°F (30.1°C), and the average low-temperature is 63.7°F (17.6°C). In August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'felt air temperature'), that takes the relative humidity and factores it into the air temperature reading, is calculated to 96.8°F (36°C).

What is the average humidity in August in Lynchburg?

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

How many days does it rain in August in Lynchburg?

In August, in Lynchburg, the rain falls for 15.8 days. Throughout August, 2.6" (66mm) of precipitation is 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 length of the day in August in Lynchburg, Virginia, is 13.6h.

How long on average sun shines in August in Lynchburg?

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

What are the months with the highest UV index in Lynchburg?

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

What is the UV index intensity in August in Lynchburg?

The average daily maximum UV index in August is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in August
Lynchburg, VA

Average temperature in August - Lynchburg, VA
  • Average high temperature in August: 30.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (31.6°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (5.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 17.6°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (18.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-2.4°C).

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Average pressure in August
Lynchburg, VA

Average pressure in August - Lynchburg, VA
  • Average pressure in August: 1016.2mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (1021.1mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1014.8mbar).

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Average wind speed in August
Lynchburg, VA

Average wind speed in August - Lynchburg, VA
  • Average wind speed in August: 6.6km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (10.5km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (6.6km/h).

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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: 66mm

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are April and May (78mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are July and September (48mm).

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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: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (80mm).
Months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0mm).

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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

Months with the highest number of snowfall days are January and February (4.3 days).
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: 13.6h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.7h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.6h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 10.1h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.7h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.4h).

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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

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 6).
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).
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: 9km

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, June, July, August, October, November and December (9km).
Months with the lowest visibility are May and September (8km).

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