Average Weather in August in West Point Georgia, United States
In West Point, the month of August is characterized by gradually falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 2°F, from 90°F to 88°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 96°F or dropping below 81°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 71°F to 68°F, rarely falling below 63°F or exceeding 75°F.
For reference, on July 23, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in West Point typically range from 71°F to 90°F, while on January 24, the coldest day of the year, they range from 36°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 in West Point experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 43% to 39%.
The clearest day of the month is August 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 61% of the time.
For reference, on January 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 53%, while on October 8, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
Cloud Cover in August
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In West Point, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is very rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 44% and ending it at 31%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 47% on July 9, and its lowest chance is 18% on October 16.
Probability of Precipitation in August
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during August in West Point is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 3.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.9 inches or falls below 1.5 inches, and ending the month at 2.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.2 inches or falls below 1.0 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 2.7 inches on August 24.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August
Over the course of August in West Point, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 53 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 46 seconds, and weekly decrease of 12 minutes, 21 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 12 hours, 52 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 13 hours, 45 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August
The earliest sunrise of the month in West Point is 6:54 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 20 minutes later at 7:14 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 8:39 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 33 minutes earlier at 8:06 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in West Point 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 6:32 AM and sets 14 hours, 19 minutes later, at 8:52 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:39 AM and sets 9 hours, 59 minutes later, at 5:38 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August
The chance that a given day will be muggy in West Point is rapidly decreasing during August, falling from 92% to 79% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 94% of the time, while on January 14, 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 West Point is essentially constant during August, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 1.7 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 8, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.6 miles per hour, while on August 6, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 1.7 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during August is 1.7 miles per hour on August 7.
Average Wind Speed in August
Wind Direction in August
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in West Point is essentially constant during August, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 6.0 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in August
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of West Point are 32.878 deg latitude, -85.183 deg longitude, and 614 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of West Point contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 180 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 607 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (381 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,572 feet).
The area within 2 miles of West Point is covered by trees (68%) and artificial surfaces (30%), within 10 miles by trees (80%), and within 50 miles by trees (81%) and cropland (12%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in West Point 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in West Point.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and West Point 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 West Point is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between West Point and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: La Grange, Callaway Airport (62%, 19 kilometers, northeast); Auburn-Opelika Robert G Pitts Airport (22%, 37 kilometers, southwest); and Columbus Airport (16%, 46 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .