This report describes the typical weather at the Toronto City (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) weather station over the course of an average August. It is based on the historical records from 2006 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Toronto, Ontario has a humid continental climate with warm summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (42%), grasslands (40%), built-up areas (9%), and forests (9%).
The month of August is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs ranging from 80°F to 75°F over the course of the month, exceeding 86°F or dropping below 69°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of August, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1:20 hours, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 2.6 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is August 31 with 13:14 hours of daylight; the longest day is August 1 with 14:33 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:07am on August 1; the latest sunset is at 8:40pm on August 1; the latest sunrise is at 6:41am on August 31; the earliest sunset is at 7:54pm on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in 2012 but it neither starts nor ends in August, so the entire month is in daylight time.
This weather station does not reliably report sky cover.
There is either very little precipitation at this location in August, or the weather station does not reliably report the conditions.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in August or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 54% (mildly humid) to 91% (very humid) over the course of a typical August, rarely dropping below 41% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 97% (very humid).
The air is driest around August 9, at which time the relative humidity drops below 61% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around August 30, rising above 88% (very humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical August, the dew point typically varies from 56°F (comfortable) to 68°F (muggy) and is rarely below 49°F (dry) or above 74°F (very muggy).
This weather station does not reliably report the wind speed or direction in August.