Average Weather in August in Oceanside California, United States
Daily high temperatures are around 76°F, rarely falling below 71°F or exceeding 83°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 76°F on August 26.
Daily low temperatures are around 64°F, rarely falling below 58°F or exceeding 69°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 65°F on August 5.
For reference, on August 25, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Oceanside typically range from 64°F to 76°F, while on December 25, the coldest day of the year, they range from 45°F to 65°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 Oceanside experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 11% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is August 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 90% 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
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Oceanside, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is essentially constant, remaining around 2% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 21% on February 21, and its lowest chance is 1% on June 26.
Probability of Precipitation in August
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during August in Oceanside is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.3 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August
Over the course of August in Oceanside, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 54 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 47 seconds, and weekly decrease of 12 minutes, 29 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 12 hours, 53 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 13 hours, 46 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August
The earliest sunrise of the month in Oceanside is 6:02 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 21 minutes later at 6:23 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 7:48 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 33 minutes earlier at 7:15 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Oceanside 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 5:40 AM and sets 14 hours, 21 minutes later, at 8:01 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:49 AM and sets 9 hours, 57 minutes later, at 4:46 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Oceanside is essentially constant during August, remaining within 1% of 23% throughout.
The highest chance of a muggy day during August is 24% on August 22.
For reference, on August 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 24% of the time, while on January 9, 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 Oceanside is essentially constant during August, remaining around 5.3 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 19, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.2 miles per hour, while on August 15, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.3 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during August is 5.3 miles per hour on August 15.
Average Wind Speed in August
Wind Direction in August
Oceanside 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 Oceanside is essentially constant during August, remaining around 70°F throughout.
The highest average surface water temperature during August is 70°F on August 26.
Average Water Temperature in August
Temperatures in Oceanside 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 Oceanside are rapidly increasing during August, increasing by 590°F, from 2,318°F to 2,909°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in August
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Oceanside is gradually decreasing during August, falling by 0.8 kWh, from 7.8 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 Oceanside are 33.196 deg latitude, -117.379 deg longitude, and 13 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Oceanside contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 240 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 54 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,060 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,736 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Oceanside is covered by artificial surfaces (66%) and water (33%), within 10 miles by water (46%) and artificial surfaces (29%), and within 50 miles by water (43%) and shrubs (33%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Oceanside 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 Oceanside.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Oceanside 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 Oceanside is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Oceanside and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Oceanside Municipal Airport (77%, 3.8 kilometers, northeast); McClellan–Palomar Airport (10%, 12 kilometers, southeast); and Oceanside Harbor (13%, 12 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .