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August Weather at Genk Belgium

Daily high temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 75°F to 71°F, rarely falling below 63°F or exceeding 86°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 75°F on August 5.

Daily low temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 59°F to 56°F, rarely falling below 50°F or exceeding 65°F.

For reference, on August 5, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Genk typically range from 59°F to 75°F, while on February 8, the coldest day of the year, they range from 34°F to 43°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in August at Genk

Average High and Low Temperature in August at Genk18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313145°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°FJulSepAug 575°FAug 575°F59°F59°FAug 3171°FAug 3171°F56°F56°FAug 2173°FAug 2173°F57°F57°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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 Genk

Average Hourly Temperature in August at Genk18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMJulSepNowNowcoldcoolcomfortablecomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

North Vancouver, Canada (4,881 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Genk (view comparison).

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Clouds

The month of August at Genk experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 45% throughout the month.

The clearest day of the month is August 6, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 56% of the time.

For reference, on December 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 74%, while on July 22, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 56%.

Cloud Cover Categories in August at Genk

Cloud Cover Categories in August at Genk1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JulSepAug 156%Aug 156%Aug 3154%Aug 3154%Aug 1155%Aug 1155%Aug 2155%Aug 2155%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At Genk, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is essentially constant, remaining around 29% throughout.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 35% on December 23, and its lowest chance is 24% on April 10.

Probability of Precipitation in August at Genk

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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 Genk is essentially constant, remaining about 2.0 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 3.8 inches or falling below 0.7 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in August at Genk

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The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

Over the course of August at Genk, 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, 44 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 3 minutes, 29 seconds, and weekly decrease of 24 minutes, 21 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 13 hours, 35 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 15 hours, 20 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August at Genk

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise of the month at Genk is 6:04 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 46 minutes later at 6:50 AM on August 31.

The latest sunset is 9:23 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 58 minutes earlier at 8:25 PM on August 31.

Daylight saving time is observed at Genk 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 5:23 AM and sets 16 hours, 32 minutes later, at 9:55 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:38 AM and sets 7 hours, 55 minutes later, at 4:33 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August at Genk

The solar day over the course of August. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Moon

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 Genk

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in August at Genk18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMJulSepJul 103:17 AMJul 103:17 AMJul 244:38 AMJul 244:38 AMAug 83:51 PMAug 83:51 PMAug 222:03 PMAug 222:03 PMSep 72:52 AMSep 72:52 AMSep 211:55 AMSep 211:55 AM5:27 AM5:27 AM10:41 PM10:41 PM9:47 PM9:47 PM5:40 AM5:40 AM5:29 AM5:29 AM9:45 PM9:45 PM9:18 PM9:18 PM7:18 AM7:18 AM7:03 AM7:03 AM8:50 PM8:50 PM7:59 PM7:59 PM7:30 AM7:30 AM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

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 Genk is essentially constant during August, remaining within 1% of 1% throughout.

For reference, on July 25, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 2% of the time, while on October 10, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in August at Genk

Humidity Comfort Levels in August at Genk1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%JulSepAug 12%Aug 12%Aug 311%Aug 311%Aug 112%Aug 112%Aug 211%Aug 211%NowNowhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

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 Genk is gradually increasing during August, increasing from 8.5 miles per hour to 9.2 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on January 7, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.9 miles per hour, while on August 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.4 miles per hour.

The lowest daily average wind speed during August is 8.4 miles per hour on August 5.

Average Wind Speed in August at Genk

Average Wind Speed in August at Genk1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphJulSepAug 58.4 mphAug 58.4 mphAug 319.2 mphAug 319.2 mphAug 218.8 mphAug 218.8 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction at Genk throughout August is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 45% on August 15.

Wind Direction in August at Genk

Wind Direction in August at Genk1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%JulSepNowNowwestsouthnortheast
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Growing Season

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).

The growing season at Genk typically lasts for 7.7 months (235 days), from around March 27 to around November 17, rarely starting before February 24 or after April 20, and rarely ending before October 23 or after December 14.

The month of August at Genk is reliably fully within the growing season.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in August at Genk

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frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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 Genk are rapidly increasing during August, increasing by 467°F, from 1,343°F to 1,810°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in August at Genk

Growing Degree Days in August at Genk1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031311,100°F1,100°F1,200°F1,200°F1,300°F1,300°F1,400°F1,400°F1,500°F1,500°F1,600°F1,600°F1,700°F1,700°F1,800°F1,800°F1,900°F1,900°FJulSepAug 11,343°FAug 11,343°FAug 311,810°FAug 311,810°FAug 111,512°FAug 111,512°FAug 211,670°FAug 211,670°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of August, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 Genk is decreasing during August, falling by 1.2 kWh, from 5.8 kWh to 4.6 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in August at Genk

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in August at Genk1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhJulSepAug 15.8 kWhAug 15.8 kWhAug 314.6 kWhAug 314.6 kWhAug 115.5 kWhAug 115.5 kWhAug 215.1 kWhAug 215.1 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Genk are 50.933 deg latitude, 5.500 deg longitude, and 177 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Genk contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 197 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 208 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (479 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (3,018 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Genk is covered by artificial surfaces (54%) and trees (31%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (34%) and cropland (34%), and within 50 miles by cropland (46%) and artificial surfaces (22%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Genk, 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

Genk 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 Kleine Brogel Air Base, Maastricht Aachen Airport, Liège Airport, Liege, Sint-Truiden, Schaffen, Eindhoven Airport, and NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen.

Other Data

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.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.