This report describes the typical weather at the Winnipeg The Forks/ (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) weather station over the course of an average August. It is based on the historical records from 2003 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Winnipeg, Manitoba has a humid continental climate with warm summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by croplands (87%), grasslands (10%), and built-up areas (3%).
The month of August is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 80°F to 74°F over the course of the month, exceeding 87°F or dropping below 65°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of August, the length of the day is rapidly decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1:39 hours, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 3.2 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is August 31 with 13:31 hours of daylight; the longest day is August 1 with 15:10 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:59am on August 1; the latest sunset is at 9:09pm on August 1; the latest sunrise is at 6:43am on August 31; the earliest sunset is at 8:14pm 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.
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 43% (comfortable) to 87% (very humid) over the course of a typical August, rarely dropping below 31% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 95% (very humid).
The air is driest around August 1, at which time the relative humidity drops below 50% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around August 28, rising above 83% (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 47°F (dry) to 62°F (mildy humid) and is rarely below 41°F (dry) or above 68°F (muggy).
The time of the month between August 1 and August 31 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.
Over the course of August typical wind speeds vary from 1 mph to 8 mph (light air to gentle breeze), rarely exceeding 12 mph (gentle breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 5 mph (light breeze) occurs around August 18, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 8 mph (gentle breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 4 mph (light breeze) occurs around August 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 8 mph (gentle breeze).