George Town
Malaysia
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

August weather forecast and climate
George Town, Malaysia

A clear view of George Town from atop a beautiful gazebo on Penang Hill, during spring
A clear view of George Town from atop a beautiful gazebo on Penang Hill, during spring
The last month of the summer, August, is also a hot month in George Town, Malaysia, with average temperature varying between 31°C (87.8°F) and 24°C (75.2°F).

Temperature

In George Town, the average high-temperature in August remains equal as in July - a still hot 31°C (87.8°F). In George Town, Malaysia, the average low-temperature is 24°C (75.2°F).

Rainfall

In August, the rain falls for 18 days. Throughout August, 240mm (9.4") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 196 rainfall days, and 2460mm (96.9") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In August, the average sea temperature is 29.6°C (85.3°F).
Note: For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

Daylight

In George Town, the average length of the day in August is 12.3h.

Sunshine

In George Town, the average sunshine is 6h.

UV index

January through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in George Town. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 12 in August interpret into the following advice:
Practice all-important precautions. Light skin people may get burned in less than 5 minutes. 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. 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. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the temperature in August in George Town?

In George Town, in August, the average high-temperature is 31°C (87.8°F), and the average low-temperature is 24°C (75.2°F).

How much does it rain in George Town in August?

In George Town, Malaysia, in August, during 18 rainfall days, 240mm (9.4") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How warm is the water in August in George Town?

In George Town, Malaysia, in August, the average water temperature is 29.6°C (85.3°F). For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

How many hours of daylight does George Town have in August?

In August, the average length of the day in George Town, Malaysia, is 12.3h.

How long on average sun shines in August in George Town?

In George Town, the average sunshine in August is 6h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in George Town?

Months with the highest UV index are January through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index intensity in August in George Town?

In George Town, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in August - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average high temperature in August: 31°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are January, February, March and April (32°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are September and October (30°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 24°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November and December (24°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is September (23°C).

Average rainfall in August - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall in August: 240mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (390mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (70mm).

Average rainfall days in August - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall days in August: 18 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (24 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January and February (9 days).

Average sea temperature in August - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average sea temperature in August: 29.6°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is May (30.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (28.7°C).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average daylight in August: 12.3h

Months with the longest days are May, June and July (Average daylight: 12.4h).
Months with shortest days are January and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 6h

Months with most sunshine are January, February and March (Average sunshine: 8h).
The month with least sunshine is September (Average sunshine: 5h).

Average UV index in August - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average UV index in August: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 11).