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

August weather forecast and climate
Iqaluit, Canada

August, the last month of the summer, in Iqaluit, is another cool month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 3.6°C (38.5°F) and an average high of 10.5°C (50.9°F).

Temperature

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

Humidity

In Iqaluit, the average relative humidity in August is 72.6%.

Rainfall

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

Snowfall

January through June, August through December are months with snowfall in Iqaluit, Canada.

Sea temperature

With an average sea temperature of 3°C (37.4°F), August is the month with the warmest seawater. For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In Iqaluit, the average sunshine is 5.1h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Iqaluit, Canada, is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
In August, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against the skin and eye damage is obliged. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in August in Iqaluit?

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

What is the average humidity in August in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, the average relative humidity in August 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 rainiest month in Iqaluit?

August is the month with the most rainfall in Iqaluit, Canada. 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). For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

How cold is the water in August in Iqaluit?

In August, the average sea 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?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Iqaluit have in August?

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

What is the UV index reading in August in Iqaluit?

The average daily maximum UV index in August is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
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).