Iqaluit
Canada
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

August weather forecast and climate
Iqaluit, Canada

The last month of the summer, August, is also a fresh month in Iqaluit, Canada, with average temperature varying between 3.6°C (38.5°F) and 10.5°C (50.9°F).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in July - a still fresh 10.5°C (50.9°F). The average low-temperature, in Iqaluit, is 3.6°C (38.5°F).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Iqaluit is 72.6%.

Rainfall

August is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 16.7 days and accumulates 68.6mm (2.7") of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through June, August through December. August is the first month it typically snows. Throughout August, in the average 0.5 snowfall days, it receives 9mm (0.4") of snow. In Iqaluit, during the entire year, snow falls for 113.4 days, and aggregates up to 2293mm (90.3") of snow.

Sea temperature

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

In August, the average length of the day is 16.2h.

Sunshine

In August, the average sunshine is 5.1h.

UV index

In Iqaluit, the average daily maximum UV index is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average 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 solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in August in Iqaluit?

The average high-temperature, in August, in Iqaluit, is 10.5°C (50.9°F), while the average low-temperature is 3.6°C (38.5°F).

What is the average humidity in August in Iqaluit?

The average relative humidity in August in Iqaluit, Canada, is 72.6%.

How much does it rain in Iqaluit in August?

In Iqaluit, during August, the rain falls for 16.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 68.6mm (2.7") of precipitation.

What is the wettest month in Iqaluit?

August is the month with the most rainfall in Iqaluit. Rain falls for 16.7 days and accumulates 68.6mm (2.7") of precipitation.

When does it start to snow in Iqaluit?

August is the first month it typically snows in Iqaluit, Canada. Throughout August, in the average 0.5 snowfall days, it receives 9mm (0.4") of snow.

When is the sea warmest in Iqaluit?

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

How cold is the water in August in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, in August, the average water temperature 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.

How many hours of daylight does Iqaluit have in August?

The average length of the day in August in Iqaluit, Canada, is 16.2h.

How many hours of sunshine does Iqaluit have in August?

In August, the average sunshine in Iqaluit, Canada, is 5.1h.

What is the UV index intensity in August in Iqaluit?

In August, the average daily maximum UV index in Iqaluit, Canada, is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in August - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average high temperature in August: 10.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (12.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (-23.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 3.6°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (4.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-31.7°C).

Average humidity in August - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average humidity in August: 72.6%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (78.1%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (64.6%).

Average rainfall in August - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average rainfall in August: 68.6mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (68.6mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are January, February, March and December (0mm).

Average rainfall days in August - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in August: 16.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (16.7 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, March and December (0 days).

Average snowfall in August - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average snowfall in August: 9mm

The month with the highest snowfall is April (315mm).
The month with the lowest snowfall is July (0mm).

Average snowfall days in August - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in August: 0.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (13.8 days).
The month with the lowest number of snowfall days is July (0.1 days).

Average sea temperature in August - Iqaluit, 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 and March (-2°C).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average daylight in August: 16.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 20.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 4.6h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 5.1h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 7.6h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 0.4h).

Average UV index in August - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average UV index in August: 3

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