Average Weather in August in Merritt Canada
In Merritt, the month of August is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 6°F, from 79°F to 73°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 90°F or dropping below 62°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 79°F on August 4.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 53°F to 48°F, rarely falling below 42°F or exceeding 59°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 53°F on August 1.
For reference, on August 3, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Merritt typically range from 53°F to 79°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 18°F to 27°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
The month of August in Merritt experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 33% to 43%. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 33% on August 3.
The clearest day of the month is August 3, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 67% of the time.
For reference, on January 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 73%, while on August 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
Cloud Cover in August
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Merritt, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is gradually increasing, starting the month at 12% and ending it at 15%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 34% on November 11, and its lowest chance is 10% on August 10.
Probability of Precipitation in August
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during August in Merritt is essentially constant, remaining about 0.8 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.7 inches or falling below 0.1 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.7 inches on August 12.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August
Over the course of August in Merritt, 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 hour, 41 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 3 minutes, 22 seconds, and weekly decrease of 23 minutes, 37 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 13 hours, 31 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 15 hours, 13 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August
The earliest sunrise of the month in Merritt is 5:32 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 44 minutes later at 6:17 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 8:45 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 57 minutes earlier at 7:48 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Merritt during 2017, 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 4:53 AM and sets 16 hours, 24 minutes later, at 9:16 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:59 AM and sets 8 hours, 3 minutes later, at 4:03 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Merritt is essentially constant during August, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in August
The average hourly wind speed in Merritt is essentially constant during August, remaining around 2.0 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 24, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.3 miles per hour, while on August 5, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.0 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during August is 2.0 miles per hour on August 5.
Average Wind Speed in August
Wind Direction in August
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Merritt is decreasing during August, falling by 1.5 kWh, from 6.7 kWh to 5.2 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 Merritt are 50.112 deg latitude, -120.794 deg longitude, and 2,346 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Merritt contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,814 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,293 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,075 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,537 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Merritt is covered by sparse vegetation (49%) and shrubs (23%), within 10 miles by trees (50%) and sparse vegetation (26%), and within 50 miles by trees (65%) and sparse vegetation (19%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Merritt 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Merritt.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Merritt 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 Merritt is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Merritt and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Lytton, B. C. (25%, 58 kilometers, west); Kamloops Auto (23%, 70 kilometers, north); Princeton Automatic Weather Reporting System (25%, 75 kilometers, south); Hope Aerodrome (13%, 97 kilometers, southwest); and Kelowna International Airport (15%, 103 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .