Average Weather in August in Montpelier Indiana, United States
In Montpelier, the month of August is characterized by gradually falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 3°F, from 82°F to 80°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 90°F or dropping below 71°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 64°F to 60°F, rarely falling below 51°F or exceeding 72°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Montpelier typically range from 65°F to 83°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 20°F to 33°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 Montpelier experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 32% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 31% on August 23.
The clearest day of the month is August 23, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 69% of the time.
For reference, on January 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 62%, while on August 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 69%.
Cloud Cover Categories in August
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Montpelier, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 37% and ending it at 30%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 41% on May 28, and its lowest chance is 18% on February 8.
Probability of Precipitation in August
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during August in Montpelier is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 3.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.9 inches or falls below 1.6 inches, and ending the month at 2.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.1 inches or falls below 1.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August
Over the course of August in Montpelier, 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, 11 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 21 seconds, and weekly decrease of 16 minutes, 29 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 13 hours, 7 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 14 hours, 17 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August
The earliest sunrise of the month in Montpelier is 6:38 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 29 minutes later at 7:07 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 8:55 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 42 minutes earlier at 8:14 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Montpelier 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 6:10 AM and sets 15 hours, 5 minutes later, at 9:15 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:01 AM and sets 9 hours, 16 minutes later, at 5:17 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Montpelier is rapidly decreasing during August, falling from 46% to 29% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 21, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 47% 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
The average hourly wind speed in Montpelier is gradually increasing during August, increasing from 7.2 miles per hour to 7.7 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 15, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.8 miles per hour, while on August 13, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.1 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during August is 7.1 miles per hour on August 14.
Average Wind Speed in August
Wind Direction in August
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Montpelier is gradually decreasing during August, falling by 0.8 kWh, from 6.5 kWh to 5.7 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 Montpelier are 40.554 deg latitude, -85.277 deg longitude, and 873 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Montpelier contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 135 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 869 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (197 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (682 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Montpelier is covered by cropland (91%), within 10 miles by cropland (98%), and within 50 miles by cropland (93%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Montpelier 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Montpelier.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Montpelier 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 Montpelier is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Montpelier and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Delaware County Regional Airport (40%, 37 kilometers, south); Fort Wayne International Airport (28%, 47 kilometers, north); Kokomo Municipal Airport (17%, 66 kilometers, west); and Darke County Airport (14%, 74 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .