Average Weather in August in Colón Costa Rica
In Colón, the month of August is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 81°F throughout the month, rarely exceeding 85°F or dropping below 78°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 81°F on August 4.
Daily low temperatures are around 67°F, rarely falling below 65°F or exceeding 71°F.
For reference, on March 29, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Colón typically range from 68°F to 85°F, while on October 2, the coldest day of the year, they range from 66°F to 80°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 Colón experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 92% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 91% on August 3.
The clearest day of the month is August 3, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 9% of the time.
For reference, on June 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 95%, while on January 1, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 64%.
Cloud Cover in August
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Colón, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 36% and ending it at 46%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 51% on October 7, and its lowest chance is 5% on March 13.
Probability of Precipitation in August
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during August in Colón is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 4.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.8 inches or falls below 1.9 inches, and ending the month at 5.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 10.6 inches or falls below 1.9 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August
Over the course of August in Colón, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 12 hours, 18 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 Colón is 5:26 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 1 minute, 20 seconds later at 5:28 AM on August 20.
The latest sunset is 5:59 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 13 minutes earlier at 5:46 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Colón during 2017.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:17 AM and sets 12 hours, 42 minutes later, at 6:00 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 5:21 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Colón is increasing during August, rising from 61% to 70% over the course of the month.
For reference, on June 4, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 79% of the time, while on January 24, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 6% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in August
The average hourly wind speed in Colón is essentially constant during August, remaining around 1.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 25, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 1.9 miles per hour, while on July 23, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 1.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in August
Wind Direction in August
Colón 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 Colón is essentially constant during August, remaining around 84°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in August
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Colón 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 Colón are 9.915 deg latitude, -84.242 deg longitude, and 2,818 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Colón contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,592 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,864 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,060 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,447 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Colón is covered by grassland (49%) and trees (35%), within 10 miles by grassland (47%) and trees (35%), and within 50 miles by trees (45%) and water (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Colón 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 Colón.
At a distance of 10 kilometers from Colón, 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 Colón 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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .