Cape Dorset
Canada
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

August weather forecast and climate
Cape Dorset, Canada

August, the last month of the summer, in Cape Dorset, is also a frosty month, with average temperature varying between 2.7°C (36.9°F) and 9.1°C (48.4°F).

Temperature

In Cape Dorset, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in July - a chilly 9.1°C (48.4°F). In Cape Dorset, the average low-temperature is 2.7°C (36.9°F).

Humidity

In Cape Dorset, Canada, the average relative humidity is 74.7%.

Rainfall

August is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 13.3 days and accumulates 52.1mm (2.1") of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through December are months with snowfall. In August, it is snowing for 0.4 days. Throughout August, 12mm (0.5") of snow is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 143.6 snowfall days, and 2906mm (114.4") of snow is accumulated.

Sea temperature

With an average sea temperature of 3°C (37.4°F), August is the month with the warmest seawater in Cape Dorset, Canada.
Note: For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

Daylight

The average length of the day in August is 16.3h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine is 6h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In August, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in August in Cape Dorset?

The average high-temperature, in August, in Cape Dorset, is 9.1°C (48.4°F), while the average low-temperature is 2.7°C (36.9°F).

What is the average humidity in August in Cape Dorset?

In Cape Dorset, Canada, the average relative humidity in August is 74.7%.

How many days does it rain in August in Cape Dorset?

In Cape Dorset, Canada, in August, during 13.3 rainfall days, 52.1mm (2.1") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the rainiest month in Cape Dorset?

The month with the most rainfall in Cape Dorset, Canada, is August when the rain falls for 13.3 days and typically aggregates up to 52.1mm (2.1") of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Cape Dorset in August?

In Cape Dorset, Canada, in August, during 0.4 snowfall days, 12mm (0.5") of snow is typically accumulated.

What is the month with the warmest sea water in Cape Dorset?

August is the month with the warmest seawater, with an average sea temperature of 3°C (37.4°F).

How cold is the water in August in Cape Dorset?

In Cape Dorset, Canada, the average seawater temperature in August is 3°C (37.4°F). For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

What is the average length of the day in August in Cape Dorset?

The average length of the day in August in Cape Dorset is 16.3h.

How many hours of sunshine does Cape Dorset have in August?

In August, the average sunshine in Cape Dorset is 6h.

How high is the UV index in August in Cape Dorset?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index in Cape Dorset is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in August - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average high temperature in August: 9.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (11.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (-22.2°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 2.7°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (3.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-28.7°C).

Average humidity in August - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average humidity in August: 74.7%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (84.1%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (68%).

Average rainfall in August - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average rainfall in August: 52.1mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (52.1mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are January, February, March, November and December (0mm).

Average rainfall days in August - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in August: 13.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (13.3 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, February, March and December (0 days).

Average snowfall in August - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average snowfall in August: 12mm

The month with the highest snowfall is November (506mm).
The month with the lowest snowfall is July (2mm).

Average snowfall days in August - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in August: 0.4 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (19.8 days).
The month with the lowest number of snowfall days is July (0.1 days).

Average sea temperature in August - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average sea temperature in August: 3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (3°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February, March and April (-2°C).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average daylight in August: 16.3h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 20.9h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 4.3h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 6h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 8.8h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 0h).

Average UV index in August - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average UV index in August: 3

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 4).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 0).