Average Weather in August at Kos Airport Greece
At Kos Airport, the month of August is characterized by gradually falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 3°F, from 88°F to 85°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 93°F or dropping below 80°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 73°F, rarely falling below 68°F or exceeding 77°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 74°F on August 9.
For reference, on July 31, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Kos Airport typically range from 73°F to 88°F, while on February 7, the coldest day of the year, they range from 48°F to 56°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 at Kos Airport experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 1% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is August 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 100% of the time.
For reference, on December 13, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 39%, while on July 19, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 100%.
Cloud Cover 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 Kos Airport is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.5 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August
Over the course of August at Kos Airport, 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, 1 minute, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 3 seconds, and weekly decrease of 14 minutes, 18 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 12 hours, 60 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 14 hours, 1 minute of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August
The earliest sunrise of the month at Kos Airport is 6:17 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 25 minutes later at 6:41 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 8:18 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 37 minutes earlier at 7:41 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed at Kos Airport 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 5:52 AM and sets 14 hours, 41 minutes later, at 8:34 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:20 AM and sets 9 hours, 38 minutes later, at 4:58 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight 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 Kos Airport is decreasing during August, falling from 51% to 42% over the course of the month.
The highest chance of a muggy day during August is 54% on August 15.
For reference, on August 15, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 54% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in August
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 Kos Airport is essentially constant during August, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 7.7 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 12, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.2 miles per hour, while on May 24, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in August
Wind Direction in August
Kos 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 Kos Airport is essentially constant during August, remaining within 1°F of 76°F throughout.
The highest average surface water temperature during August is 76°F on August 22.
Average Water Temperature 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 Kos Airport is decreasing during August, falling by 1.0 kWh, from 7.9 kWh to 6.9 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 Kos Airport are 36.793 deg latitude, 27.092 deg longitude, and 253 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Kos Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 456 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 328 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,740 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (3,839 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Kos Airport is covered by sparse vegetation (37%), cropland (17%), grassland (16%), and trees (13%), within 10 miles by water (76%), and within 50 miles by water (86%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Kos Airport 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
Kos 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 are Bodrum-Imsik Airport, Samos Aristarchos International Airport, Rhodes International Airport, Aydin Airport, Karpathos Island National Airport, Santorini Airport, and Dalaman Airport.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports 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.