Average Weather in August in Shafter California, United States
In Shafter, the month of August is characterized by gradually falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 3°F, from 99°F to 96°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 106°F or dropping below 88°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 68°F to 65°F, rarely falling below 59°F or exceeding 76°F.
For reference, on July 20, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Shafter typically range from 69°F to 99°F, while on January 31, the coldest day of the year, they range from 41°F to 63°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 Shafter experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 9% 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 February 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 43%, while on August 9, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 92%.
Cloud Cover in August
Over the course of August in Shafter, 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, 40 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, 55 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August
The earliest sunrise of the month in Shafter is 6:05 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 23 minutes later at 6:28 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 8:00 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 35 minutes earlier at 7:25 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Shafter 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 5:42 AM and sets 14 hours, 34 minutes later, at 8:15 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:02 AM and sets 9 hours, 45 minutes later, at 4:48 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Shafter is essentially constant during August, remaining around 1% throughout.
The highest chance of a muggy day during August is 1% on August 30.
For reference, on August 30, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time, while on November 2, 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 Shafter is essentially constant during August, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 3.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on June 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.8 miles per hour, while on November 8, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in August
Wind Direction in August
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Shafter is gradually decreasing during August, falling by 1.0 kWh, from 8.0 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 Shafter are 35.501 deg latitude, -119.272 deg longitude, and 344 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Shafter is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 52 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 347 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (407 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (8,638 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Shafter is covered by cropland (90%), within 10 miles by cropland (91%), and within 50 miles by grassland (41%) and cropland (35%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Shafter 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 6 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Shafter.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Shafter 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 Shafter is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Shafter and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Meadows Field (67%, 21 kilometers, east); Porterville Municipal Airport (14%, 62 kilometers, north); Santa Ynez Airport (4.9%, 124 kilometers, southwest); Paso Robles Municipal Airport (4.8%, 124 kilometers, west); Santa Maria Airport (4.7%, 126 kilometers, southwest); and San Luis Obispo County Airport (4.6%, 128 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .