Average Weather in August in Kentwood Michigan, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 82°F to 78°F, rarely falling below 69°F or exceeding 89°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 63°F to 59°F, rarely falling below 50°F or exceeding 72°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Kentwood typically range from 64°F to 83°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 18°F to 30°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 Kentwood experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 33% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 33% on August 7.
The clearest day of the month is August 7, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 67% of the time.
For reference, on January 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 69%, while on August 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
Cloud Cover Categories in August
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Kentwood, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is essentially constant, remaining around 31% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 33% on September 21, and its lowest chance is 17% on February 4.
Probability of Precipitation in August
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during August in Kentwood is essentially constant, remaining about 3.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 5.2 inches or falling below 1.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August
Over the course of August in Kentwood, 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, 17 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 34 seconds, and weekly decrease of 17 minutes, 56 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 13 hours, 13 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 14 hours, 30 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August
The earliest sunrise of the month in Kentwood is 6:33 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 32 minutes later at 7:06 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 9:03 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 45 minutes earlier at 8:18 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Kentwood during 2018, 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 6:03 AM and sets 15 hours, 21 minutes later, at 9:24 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:10 AM and sets 9 hours, 1 minute later, at 5:11 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Kentwood is rapidly decreasing during August, falling from 35% to 23% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 28, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 35% of the time, while on November 16, 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 Kentwood is gradually increasing during August, increasing from 7.9 miles per hour to 8.5 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 12, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.6 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.8 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during August is 7.8 miles per hour on August 4.
Average Wind Speed in August
Wind Direction in August
Kentwood 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 in Kentwood is essentially constant during August, remaining within 1°F of 70°F throughout.
The highest average surface water temperature during August is 71°F on August 14.
Average Water Temperature in August
The growing season in Kentwood typically lasts for 5.6 months (172 days), from around April 27 to around October 16, rarely starting before April 10 or after May 16, and rarely ending before September 27 or after November 4.
The month of August in Kentwood is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in August
The average accumulated growing degree days in Kentwood are rapidly increasing during August, increasing by 611°F, from 1,740°F to 2,351°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in August
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Kentwood is gradually decreasing during August, falling by 0.9 kWh, from 6.5 kWh to 5.5 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 Kentwood are 42.869 deg latitude, -85.645 deg longitude, and 699 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Kentwood contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 125 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 703 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (440 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (554 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Kentwood is covered by artificial surfaces (100%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (52%) and cropland (34%), and within 50 miles by cropland (46%) and trees (29%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Kentwood 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 Kentwood.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Kentwood 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 Kentwood is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Kentwood and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Gerald R. Ford International Airport (79%, 10 kilometers, east); West Michigan Regional Airport (11%, 39 kilometers, west); Muskegon County Airport (6%, 59 kilometers, northwest); and Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport (4.4%, 71 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .