Average Weather in August in Sabanilla Costa Rica
In Sabanilla, the month of August is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 77°F throughout the month, rarely exceeding 80°F or dropping below 73°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 77°F on August 27.
Daily low temperatures are around 63°F, rarely falling below 60°F or exceeding 66°F.
For reference, on April 10, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Sabanilla typically range from 63°F to 80°F, while on September 21, the coldest day of the year, they range from 62°F to 76°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 Sabanilla experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 94% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 93% on August 2.
The clearest day of the month is August 2, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 7% of the time.
For reference, on June 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 96%, while on January 2, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 63%.
Cloud Cover in August
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Sabanilla, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 39% and ending it at 47%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 52% on October 7, and its lowest chance is 7% on March 16.
Probability of Precipitation 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 in Sabanilla is increasing, starting the month at 4.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 9.1 inches or falls below 2.1 inches, and ending the month at 5.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 10.0 inches or falls below 2.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August
Over the course of August in Sabanilla, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 12 hours, 19 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 12 hours, 33 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August
The earliest sunrise of the month in Sabanilla is 5:25 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 1 minute, 21 seconds later at 5:27 AM on August 20.
The latest sunset is 5:58 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 13 minutes earlier at 5:45 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Sabanilla during 2017.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:16 AM and sets 12 hours, 42 minutes later, at 5:59 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 5:48 AM and sets 11 hours, 33 minutes later, at 5:20 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 in Sabanilla is increasing during August, rising from 31% to 39% over the course of the month.
For reference, on June 2, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 49% of the time, while on January 24, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 2% 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 in Sabanilla is essentially constant during August, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 1.0 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 5, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 1.9 miles per hour, while on September 12, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 0.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in August
Wind Direction in August
Sabanilla 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 Sabanilla is essentially constant during August, remaining around 83°F throughout.
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 in Sabanilla is essentially constant during August, remaining around 4.1 kWh throughout.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during August is 4.1 kWh on August 6.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in August
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Sabanilla are 9.945 deg latitude, -84.039 deg longitude, and 4,045 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Sabanilla contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 640 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,088 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (6,975 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (12,490 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Sabanilla is covered by grassland (63%) and trees (33%), within 10 miles by trees (45%) and grassland (39%), and within 50 miles by trees (55%) and grassland (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Sabanilla 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 is only a single weather station, Juan Santamaría International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Sabanilla.
At a distance of 19 kilometers from Sabanilla, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Sabanilla according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
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.