Average Weather in August in Blades Delaware, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 88°F to 84°F, rarely falling below 76°F or exceeding 96°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 69°F to 64°F, rarely falling below 54°F or exceeding 75°F.
For reference, on July 21, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Blades typically range from 69°F to 88°F, while on January 30, the coldest day of the year, they range from 27°F to 44°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 Blades experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 39% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is August 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 63% of the time.
For reference, on January 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 52%, while on October 12, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 64%.
Cloud Cover Categories in August
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Blades, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is very rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 37% and ending it at 28%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 38% on August 6, and its lowest chance is 21% on October 20.
Probability of Precipitation in August
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during August in Blades is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 3.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.6 inches or falls below 1.5 inches, and ending the month at 3.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.8 inches or falls below 1.2 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 3.7 inches on August 11.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August
Over the course of August in Blades, 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, 6 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 11 seconds, and weekly decrease of 15 minutes, 18 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 13 hours, 4 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 14 hours, 9 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August
The earliest sunrise of the month in Blades is 6:03 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 27 minutes later at 6:30 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 8:13 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 39 minutes earlier at 7:34 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Blades during 2019, 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 5:38 AM and sets 14 hours, 52 minutes later, at 8:30 PM, while on December 22, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:17 AM and sets 9 hours, 28 minutes later, at 4:44 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Blades is very rapidly decreasing during August, falling from 71% to 49% over the course of the month.
The highest chance of a muggy day during August is 71% on August 2.
For reference, on August 2, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 71% of the time, while on January 24, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in August
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Blades is essentially constant during August, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 7.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.1 miles per hour, while on August 13, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.7 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during August is 7.7 miles per hour on August 13.
Average Wind Speed in August
Wind Direction in August
Blades 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 Blades is essentially constant during August, remaining within 1°F of 76°F throughout.
The highest average surface water temperature during August is 76°F on August 10.
Average Water Temperature in August
The growing season in Blades typically lasts for 6.5 months (200 days), from around April 8 to around October 25, rarely starting before March 23 or after April 24, and rarely ending before October 8 or after November 11.
The month of August in Blades 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 Blades are rapidly increasing during August, increasing by 749°F, from 2,371°F to 3,119°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in August
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Blades is gradually decreasing during August, falling by 0.6 kWh, from 6.3 kWh to 5.7 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 Blades are 38.636 deg latitude, -75.610 deg longitude, and 23 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Blades is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 36 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 19 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (128 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (161 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Blades is covered by artificial surfaces (43%), cropland (35%), and trees (22%), within 10 miles by cropland (70%) and trees (24%), and within 50 miles by water (42%) and cropland (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Blades 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 Blades.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Blades 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 Blades is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Blades and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Sussex County Airport (43%, 22 kilometers, east); Salisbury–Ocean City–Wicomico Regional Airport (23%, 34 kilometers, south); Cambridge-Dorchester Airport (19%, 39 kilometers, west); and Easton Airport (15%, 44 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .