Average Weather in August at Punta Gorda Airport Florida, United States
Daily high temperatures are around 91°F, rarely falling below 87°F or exceeding 94°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 91°F on August 10.
Daily low temperatures are around 75°F, rarely falling below 72°F or exceeding 78°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 75°F on August 21.
For reference, on August 7, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Punta Gorda Airport typically range from 75°F to 91°F, while on January 18, the coldest day of the year, they range from 52°F to 74°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
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The month of August at Punta Gorda Airport experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 66% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is August 9, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 35% of the time.
For reference, on July 7, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 69%, while on February 24, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
Cloud Cover Categories in August
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At Punta Gorda Airport, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 72% and ending it at 65%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 73% on August 4, and its lowest chance is 13% on November 22.
Probability of Precipitation in August
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 Punta Gorda Airport is essentially constant, remaining about 5.7 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 8.8 inches or falling below 3.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August
Over the course of August at Punta Gorda Airport, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 41 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 23 seconds, and weekly decrease of 9 minutes, 40 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 12 hours, 42 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 13 hours, 23 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August
The earliest sunrise of the month at Punta Gorda Airport is 6:52 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 15 minutes later at 7:07 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 8:15 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 27 minutes earlier at 7:48 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed at Punta Gorda Airport during 2021, 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 6:34 AM and sets 13 hours, 50 minutes later, at 8:24 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:12 AM and sets 10 hours, 27 minutes later, at 5:39 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August
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
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 Punta Gorda Airport is essentially constant during August, remaining around 100% throughout.
For reference, on August 1, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on January 30, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 13% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in August
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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 Punta Gorda Airport is gradually increasing during August, increasing from 5.6 miles per hour to 6.4 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on March 13, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.7 miles per hour, while on August 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.5 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during August is 5.5 miles per hour on August 4.
Average Wind Speed in August
The hourly average wind direction at Punta Gorda Airport throughout August is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 48% on August 31.
Wind Direction in August
Punta Gorda Airport 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 at Punta Gorda Airport is essentially constant during August, remaining around 86°F throughout.
The highest average surface water temperature during August is 86°F on August 15.
Average Water Temperature in August
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).
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen at Punta Gorda Airport over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 16, with a 70% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in August
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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 Punta Gorda Airport are very rapidly increasing during August, increasing by 914°F, from 4,669°F to 5,584°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in August
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 Punta Gorda Airport is essentially constant during August, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 4.7 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in August
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Punta Gorda Airport are 26.916 deg latitude, -81.997 deg longitude, and 16 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Punta Gorda Airport is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 20 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 13 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (36 feet). Within 50 miles is essentially flat (207 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Punta Gorda Airport is covered by artificial surfaces (76%) and cropland (22%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (31%) and herbaceous vegetation (30%), and within 50 miles by water (32%) and cropland (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Punta Gorda 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
Punta Gorda 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.
The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Page Field; Southwest Florida International Airport; Venice Municipal Airport; Sarasota / Bradenton International Airport; Naples Municipal Airport; Bartow Municipal Airport; Albert Whitted Airport; and Macdill Air Force Base, Fl..
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 .
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