Average Weather in August in Mendoza Argentina
Daily high temperatures increase by 6°F, from 60°F to 66°F, rarely falling below 50°F or exceeding 78°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 5°F, from 38°F to 44°F, rarely falling below 31°F or exceeding 52°F.
For reference, on January 1, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Mendoza typically range from 67°F to 88°F, while on July 10, the coldest day of the year, they range from 37°F to 58°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
East Griffin, Georgia, United States (4,683 miles away); De Aar, South Africa (5,260 miles); and Dubbo, Australia (7,326 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Mendoza (view comparison).
The month of August in Mendoza experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 32% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is August 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 70% of the time.
For reference, on May 30, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 47%, while on December 8, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 84%.
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 Mendoza, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is essentially constant, remaining around 5% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 22% on January 16, and its lowest chance is 4% on July 3.
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 Mendoza is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.9 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August
Over the course of August in Mendoza, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 52 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 43 seconds, and weekly increase of 12 minutes, 1 second.
The shortest day of the month is August 1, with 10 hours, 32 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 31, with 11 hours, 24 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August
The latest sunrise of the month in Mendoza is 8:25 AM on August 1 and the earliest sunrise is 32 minutes earlier at 7:54 AM on August 31.
The earliest sunset is 6:57 PM on August 1 and the latest sunset is 20 minutes later at 7:17 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Mendoza during 2018.
For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:23 AM and sets 14 hours, 20 minutes later, at 8:43 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:37 AM and sets 9 hours, 59 minutes later, at 6:36 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 Mendoza is essentially constant during August, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on March 3, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 5% of the time, while on May 4, 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
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 Mendoza is gradually increasing during August, increasing from 6.6 miles per hour to 7.4 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on November 30, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.1 miles per hour, while on June 16, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in August
Wind Direction in August
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season in Mendoza typically lasts for 9.9 months (300 days), from around August 13 to around June 9, rarely starting before July 11 or after September 8, and rarely ending before May 13 or after July 7.
The month of August in Mendoza is very likely fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season very rapidly increasing from 27% to 82% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in August
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Mendoza are gradually increasing during August, increasing by 149°F, from 76°F to 225°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days 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 Mendoza is increasing during August, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 3.9 kWh to 5.0 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 Mendoza are -32.891 deg latitude, -68.827 deg longitude, and 2,480 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Mendoza contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 305 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,469 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,728 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (17,700 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Mendoza is covered by bare soil (64%), shrubs (18%), and grassland (10%), within 10 miles by bare soil (23%) and grassland (22%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (28%) and grassland (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Mendoza 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Mendoza.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Mendoza 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 Mendoza is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Mendoza and a given station.
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.
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