This report describes the typical weather at the Los Cabos International Airport (Los Cabos, Mexico) weather station over the course of an average August. It is based on the historical records from 1996 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Los Cabos has a hot semi-arid steppe climate. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by shrublands (43%), oceans and seas (33%), and forests (24%).
The month of August is characterized by gradually falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 93°F throughout the month, exceeding 98°F or dropping below 86°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of August, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. The shortest day of the month is August 31 with 12:36 hours of daylight; the longest day is August 1 with 13:10 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:50am on August 2; the latest sunset is at 8:00pm on August 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:01am on August 31; the earliest sunset is at 7:36pm on August 31.
Daylight savings time is observed in 2012 but it neither starts nor ends in August, so the entire month is in daylight time.
The median cloud cover ranges from 48% (partly cloudy) to 55% (partly cloudy).
On August 16, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 16% of the time, partly cloudy 15% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 24% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around August 24, occurring in 15% of days. Precipitation is least likely around August 1, occurring in 9% of days.
Throughout August, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain, light rain, and thunderstorms.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 56% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around August 23, when it is observed during 8% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 18% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around August 10, when it is observed during 3% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 14% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around August 11, when it is observed during 2% of all days.
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 45% (comfortable) to 85% (humid) over the course of a typical August, rarely dropping below 34% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 97% (very humid).
The air is driest around August 6, at which time the relative humidity drops below 51% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around August 31, rising above 79% (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 67°F (muggy) to 76°F (very muggy) and is rarely below 61°F (comfortable) or above 78°F (oppressive).
Over the course of August typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 18 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 23 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around August 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 18 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around August 28, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 17 mph (moderate breeze).