Average Weather in August in Long Beach California, United States
Daily high temperatures are around 82°F, rarely falling below 75°F or exceeding 91°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 82°F on August 24.
Daily low temperatures are around 64°F, rarely falling below 59°F or exceeding 69°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 64°F on August 5.
For reference, on August 24, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Long Beach typically range from 64°F to 82°F, while on December 27, the coldest day of the year, they range from 48°F to 66°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
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The month of August in Long Beach experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 10% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is August 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 91% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 42%, while on September 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 91%.
Cloud Cover Categories in August
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during August in Long Beach is essentially constant, remaining about 0.0 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August
Over the course of August in Long Beach, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 55 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 49 seconds, and weekly decrease of 12 minutes, 46 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 12 hours, 54 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 13 hours, 48 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August
The earliest sunrise of the month in Long Beach is 6:04 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 21 minutes later at 6:25 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 7:52 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 33 minutes earlier at 7:19 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Long Beach 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 5:42 AM and sets 14 hours, 24 minutes later, at 8:06 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:53 AM and sets 9 hours, 55 minutes later, at 4:48 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Long Beach is essentially constant during August, remaining within 1% of 8% throughout.
For reference, on September 9, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 9% of the time, while on November 25, 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 Long Beach is essentially constant during August, remaining around 5.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on December 30, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.3 miles per hour, while on August 14, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.1 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during August is 5.1 miles per hour on August 15.
Average Wind Speed in August
Wind Direction in August
Long Beach 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 Long Beach is essentially constant during August, remaining around 69°F throughout.
The highest average surface water temperature during August is 69°F on August 24.
Average Water Temperature in August
Temperatures in Long Beach are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in August
The average accumulated growing degree days in Long Beach are rapidly increasing during August, increasing by 643°F, from 2,594°F to 3,236°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in August
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Long Beach is gradually decreasing during August, falling by 0.9 kWh, from 7.9 kWh to 7.0 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 Long Beach are 33.767 deg latitude, -118.189 deg longitude, and 7 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Long Beach is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 56 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 16 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (1,476 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (10,062 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Long Beach is covered by artificial surfaces (64%) and water (36%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (58%) and water (38%), and within 50 miles by water (47%) and shrubs (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Long Beach 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 Long Beach.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Long Beach 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 Long Beach is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Long Beach and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Long Beach (97%, 2.1 kilometers, east); Jack Northrop Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport (2.8%, 22 kilometers, northwest); and Catalina Airport (0.5%, 45 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .