August Weather at Toncontín International Airport Honduras
Daily high temperatures are around 82°F, rarely falling below 78°F or exceeding 86°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 65°F, rarely falling below 62°F or exceeding 68°F.
For reference, on April 13, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Toncontín International Airport typically range from 64°F to 86°F, while on January 21, the coldest day of the year, they range from 59°F to 79°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in August at Toncontín International Airport
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 at Toncontín International Airport
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The month of August at Toncontín International Airport experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 82% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 80% on August 4.
The clearest day of the month is August 4, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 20% of the time.
For reference, on June 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 92%, while on January 17, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 78%.
Cloud Cover Categories in August at Toncontín International Airport
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At Toncontín International Airport, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 33% and ending it at 46%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 52% on September 12, and its lowest chance is 1% on January 26.
Probability of Precipitation in August at Toncontín International Airport
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 at Toncontín International Airport is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 2.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.5 inches or falls below 0.5 inches, and ending the month at 4.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.6 inches or falls below 0.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August at Toncontín International Airport
Over the course of August at Toncontín International Airport, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 20 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 41 seconds, and weekly decrease of 4 minutes, 47 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 12 hours, 24 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 12 hours, 44 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August at Toncontín International Airport
The earliest sunrise of the month at Toncontín International Airport is 5:33 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 4 minutes later at 5:37 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 6:17 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 16 minutes earlier at 6:00 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed at Toncontín International Airport during 2021.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:22 AM and sets 12 hours, 58 minutes later, at 6:19 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:08 AM and sets 11 hours, 18 minutes later, at 5:26 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August at Toncontín International Airport
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 at Toncontín International Airport
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 at Toncontín International Airport is rapidly increasing during August, rising from 29% to 41% over the course of the month.
For reference, on June 9, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 55% of the time, while on February 2, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in August at Toncontín International Airport
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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 at Toncontín International Airport is decreasing during August, decreasing from 7.0 miles per hour to 5.5 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 14, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.5 miles per hour, while on September 15, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in August at Toncontín International Airport
The hourly average wind direction at Toncontín International Airport throughout August is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 76% on August 1.
Wind Direction in August at Toncontín International Airport
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 at Toncontín International Airport 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 at Toncontín International Airport
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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 at Toncontín International Airport are rapidly increasing during August, increasing by 673°F, from 4,619°F to 5,292°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in August at Toncontín International Airport
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 at Toncontín International Airport is essentially constant during August, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 6.0 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during August is 6.2 kWh on August 4.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in August at Toncontín International Airport
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Toncontín International Airport are 14.061 deg latitude, -87.217 deg longitude, and 3,281 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Toncontín International Airport contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 778 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,312 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (3,783 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,884 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Toncontín International Airport is covered by grassland (45%), trees (15%), sparse vegetation (14%), and shrubs (13%), within 10 miles by trees (38%) and grassland (27%), and within 50 miles by trees (41%) and grassland (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Toncontín International Airport, 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
Toncontín International Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
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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