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August Weather in Saruaso Indonesia

Daily high temperatures are around 84°F, rarely falling below 80°F or exceeding 87°F.

Daily low temperatures are around 68°F, rarely falling below 65°F or exceeding 70°F.

For reference, on May 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Saruaso typically range from 69°F to 85°F, while on July 16, the coldest day of the year, they range from 67°F to 84°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in August in Saruaso

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 in Saruaso

Average Hourly Temperature in August in Saruaso18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMJulSepNowNowcomfortablecomfortablewarm
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 average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Falan, Colombia (12,008 miles away) and Barquisimeto, Venezuela (11,495 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Saruaso (view comparison).

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Clouds

The month of August in Saruaso experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 86% to 91%.

The clearest day of the month is August 2, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 14% of the time.

For reference, on November 25, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 94%, while on June 22, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 15%.

Cloud Cover Categories in August in Saruaso

Cloud Cover Categories in August in Saruaso1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JulSepAug 114%Aug 114%Aug 319%Aug 319%Aug 1113%Aug 1113%Aug 2111%Aug 2111%NowNowpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercastmostly clear
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Saruaso, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is increasing, starting the month at 35% and ending it at 39%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 62% on November 12, and its lowest chance is 28% on June 22.

Probability of Precipitation in August in Saruaso

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 Saruaso is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 7.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 12.8 inches or falls below 2.5 inches, and ending the month at 9.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 16.4 inches or falls below 3.3 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in August in Saruaso

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 Saruaso, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is August 1, with 12 hours, 6 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 31, with 12 hours, 6 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August in Saruaso

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 latest sunrise of the month in Saruaso is 6:20 AM on August 1 and the earliest sunrise is 6 minutes earlier at 6:14 AM on August 31.

The latest sunset is 6:26 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 6 minutes earlier at 6:20 PM on August 31.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Saruaso during 2021.

For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:10 AM and sets 12 hours, 9 minutes later, at 6:20 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:16 AM and sets 12 hours, 6 minutes later, at 6:22 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August in Saruaso

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.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for August 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in August in Saruaso

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in August in Saruaso18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMJulSepJul 108:17 AMJul 108:17 AMJul 249:38 AMJul 249:38 AMAug 88:51 PMAug 88:51 PMAug 227:03 PMAug 227:03 PMSep 77:52 AMSep 77:52 AMSep 216:55 AMSep 216:55 AM6:21 AM6:21 AM6:45 PM6:45 PM5:48 PM5:48 PM6:20 AM6:20 AM5:58 AM5:58 AM6:23 PM6:23 PM6:25 PM6:25 PM6:51 AM6:51 AM6:20 AM6:20 AM6:44 PM6:44 PM5:54 PM5:54 PM6:17 AM6:17 AM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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 Saruaso is essentially constant during August, remaining around 99% throughout.

For reference, on April 5, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on February 4, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 99% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in August in Saruaso

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

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 Saruaso is essentially constant during August, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 3.1 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on December 7, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.4 miles per hour, while on May 8, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.8 miles per hour.

The highest daily average wind speed during August is 3.2 miles per hour on August 5.

Average Wind Speed in August in Saruaso

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 Saruaso throughout August is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 60% on August 1.

Wind Direction in August in Saruaso

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northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Saruaso is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average surface water temperature in Saruaso is essentially constant during August, remaining around 85°F throughout.

Average Water Temperature in August in Saruaso

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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).

Temperatures in Saruaso are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in August in Saruaso1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JulSep100%Aug 16100%Aug 16100%Jul 3100%Jul 3NowNowcomfortablewarmhot
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 percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. 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 Saruaso are rapidly increasing during August, increasing by 748°F, from 776°F to 1,525°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in August in Saruaso

Growing Degree Days in August in Saruaso181522291122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930303131800°F800°F900°F900°F1,000°F1,000°F1,100°F1,100°F1,200°F1,200°F1,300°F1,300°F1,400°F1,400°F1,500°F1,500°FJulSepAug 1776°FAug 1776°FAug 311,525°FAug 311,525°FAug 111,026°FAug 111,026°FAug 211,276°FAug 211,276°FNowNow
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 Saruaso is essentially constant during August, remaining around 4.6 kWh throughout.

The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during August is 4.6 kWh on August 14.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in August in Saruaso

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in August in Saruaso1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWhJulSepAug 144.6 kWhAug 144.6 kWhAug 14.6 kWhAug 14.6 kWhAug 314.6 kWhAug 314.6 kWhNowNow
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 Saruaso are -0.483 deg latitude, 100.638 deg longitude, and 1,122 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Saruaso contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,109 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,270 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,260 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,564 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Saruaso is covered by trees (52%), cropland (28%), and grassland (11%), within 10 miles by trees (56%) and cropland (27%), and within 50 miles by trees (63%) and cropland (17%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Saruaso, 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 are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Saruaso.

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

The estimated value at Saruaso is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Saruaso and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Tabing Airport (WIMG, 77%, 54 kilometers, southwest) and Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport (WIBB, 23%, 138 kilometers, northeast).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports 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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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

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