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Average Weather in August in Muzaffarābād Pakistan

Daily high temperatures are around 88°F, rarely falling below 81°F or exceeding 94°F.

Daily low temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 72°F to 69°F, rarely falling below 64°F or exceeding 76°F.

For reference, on June 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Muzaffarābād typically range from 68°F to 91°F, while on January 10, the coldest day of the year, they range from 33°F to 56°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in August

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on August. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in August

Average Hourly Temperature in August in Muzaffarābād18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMJulSepcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmwarmhot
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Eldorado, Texas, United States (7,922 miles away); Lynchburg, Mississippi, United States (7,714 miles); and Pineridge, South Carolina, United States (7,448 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Muzaffarābād (view comparison).

Clouds

The month of August in Muzaffarābād experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 11% to 4%. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 11% on August 5.

The clearest day of the month is August 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 96% of the time.

For reference, on February 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 47%, while on September 21, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 98%.

Cloud Cover Categories in August

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The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Muzaffarābād, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is very rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 46% and ending it at 32%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 48% on July 26, and its lowest chance is 6% on November 22.

Probability of Precipitation in August

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during August in Muzaffarābād is very rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 5.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 9.6 inches or falls below 1.6 inches, and ending the month at 3.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.5 inches or falls below 1.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in August

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

Over the course of August in Muzaffarābād, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 56 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 51 seconds, and weekly decrease of 12 minutes, 59 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 12 hours, 56 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 13 hours, 51 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise of the month in Muzaffarābād is 5:16 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 22 minutes later at 5:38 AM on August 31.

The latest sunset is 7:07 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 34 minutes earlier at 6:34 PM on August 31.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Muzaffarābād during 2018.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 4:54 AM and sets 14 hours, 27 minutes later, at 7:21 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:08 AM and sets 9 hours, 51 minutes later, at 4:59 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August

The solar day over the course of August. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in Muzaffarābād is very rapidly decreasing during August, falling from 67% to 38% over the course of the month.

The highest chance of a muggy day during August is 68% on August 5.

For reference, on August 5, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 68% of the time, while on October 29, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in August

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The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Muzaffarābād is essentially constant during August, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 4.5 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on May 29, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.5 miles per hour, while on January 7, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.4 miles per hour.

The lowest daily average wind speed during August is 4.4 miles per hour on August 29.

Average Wind Speed in August

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
The hourly average wind direction in Muzaffarābād throughout August is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 61% on August 1.

Wind Direction in August

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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Muzaffarābād typically lasts for 10 months (302 days), from around February 13 to around December 13, rarely starting before January 22 or after March 7, and rarely ending before November 25 or after January 1.

The month of August in Muzaffarābād is reliably fully within the growing season.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in August

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The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days in Muzaffarābād are rapidly increasing during August, increasing by 853°F, from 3,409°F to 4,262°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in August

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of August, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Muzaffarābād is essentially constant during August, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 6.7 kWh throughout.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in August

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Muzaffarābād are 34.370 deg latitude, 73.471 deg longitude, and 3,278 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Muzaffarābād contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 3,176 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,985 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (8,340 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (16,125 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Muzaffarābād is covered by cropland (58%) and trees (39%), within 10 miles by cropland (39%) and trees (35%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (31%) and trees (30%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Muzaffarābād year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There is only a single weather station, Benazir Bhutto International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Muzaffarābād.

At a distance of 91 kilometers from Muzaffarābād, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.

The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Muzaffarābād according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

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