Average Weather in August in Shandon California, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 92°F to 90°F, rarely falling below 81°F or exceeding 101°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 57°F to 55°F, rarely falling below 49°F or exceeding 62°F.
For reference, on July 27, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Shandon typically range from 57°F to 92°F, while on December 30, the coldest day of the year, they range from 35°F to 58°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in August
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
Santiago, Chile (5,761 miles away); Ceres, South Africa (10,163 miles); and Yarrawonga, Australia (7,789 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Shandon (view comparison).
The month of August in Shandon experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 8% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 8% on August 9.
The clearest day of the month is August 9, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 92% of the time.
For reference, on December 28, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 47%, while on August 8, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 92%.
Cloud Cover Categories in August
Over the course of August in Shandon, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 59 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 57 seconds, and weekly decrease of 13 minutes, 42 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 12 hours, 57 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 13 hours, 56 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August
The earliest sunrise of the month in Shandon is 6:09 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 23 minutes later at 6:32 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 8:05 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 36 minutes earlier at 7:29 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Shandon during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during August, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:46 AM and sets 14 hours, 35 minutes later, at 8:20 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:07 AM and sets 9 hours, 45 minutes later, at 4:51 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Shandon is essentially constant during August, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on September 14, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in August
The average hourly wind speed in Shandon is essentially constant during August, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 6.5 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on May 30, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.2 miles per hour, while on October 21, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in August
Wind Direction in August
Shandon 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 Shandon is essentially constant during August, remaining around 59°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in August
The growing season in Shandon typically lasts for 7.9 months (242 days), from around March 18 to around November 15, rarely starting before February 3 or after April 18, and rarely ending before October 25 or after December 4.
The month of August in Shandon is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in August
The average accumulated growing degree days in Shandon are rapidly increasing during August, increasing by 610°F, from 2,131°F to 2,741°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in August
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Shandon is gradually decreasing during August, falling by 0.9 kWh, from 8.1 kWh to 7.1 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in August
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Shandon are 35.655 deg latitude, -120.375 deg longitude, and 1,178 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Shandon contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 709 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,172 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,778 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,115 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Shandon is covered by grassland (76%) and cropland (22%), within 10 miles by grassland (95%), and within 50 miles by grassland (49%) and shrubs (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Shandon 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 are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Shandon.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Shandon 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 Shandon is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Shandon and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Paso Robles Municipal Airport (66%, 23 kilometers, west); San Luis Obispo County Airport (18%, 52 kilometers, southwest); Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field) (10%, 85 kilometers, northeast); and Meadows Field (6%, 122 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .