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Average Weather in August in San Antonio de los Cobres Argentina

Daily high temperatures increase by 5°F, from 43°F to 48°F, rarely falling below 34°F or exceeding 57°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 16°F to 20°F, rarely falling below 9°F or exceeding 27°F.

For reference, on December 25, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in San Antonio de los Cobres typically range from 33°F to 62°F, while on July 13, the coldest day of the year, they range from 15°F to 40°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in August

Average High and Low Temperature in August in San Antonio de los Cobres1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310°F0°F5°F5°F10°F10°F15°F15°F20°F20°F25°F25°F30°F30°F35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°FJulSepAug 143°FAug 143°F16°F16°FAug 3148°FAug 3148°F20°F20°FAug 1145°FAug 1145°F18°F18°FAug 2146°FAug 2146°F19°F19°F
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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

Average Hourly Temperature in August in San Antonio de los Cobres18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMJulSepfreezingfreezingvery coldcold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Angel Fire, New Mexico, United States (4,903 miles away) and Dêqên, China (10,985 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to San Antonio de los Cobres (view comparison).

Clouds

The month of August in San Antonio de los Cobres experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 16% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 15% on August 30.

The clearest day of the month is August 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 85% of the time.

For reference, on January 7, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 40%, while on August 30, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 85%.

Cloud Cover Categories in August

Cloud Cover Categories in August in San Antonio de los Cobres1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JulSepJan 760%Jan 760%Aug 183%Aug 183%Aug 3185%Aug 3185%Aug 1184%Aug 1184%Aug 2184%Aug 2184%clearovercastmostly clearmostly cloudy
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In San Antonio de los Cobres, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is essentially constant, remaining around 3% throughout.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 53% on January 10, and its lowest chance is 2% on June 28.

Probability of Precipitation in August

Probability of Precipitation in August in San Antonio de los Cobres1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%0%1%1%2%2%3%3%4%4%5%5%6%6%7%7%JulSepAug 263%Aug 263%Aug 13%Aug 13%Aug 113%Aug 113%snowmixedrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Snowfall

We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during August in San Antonio de los Cobres is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.3 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.

The lowest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.1 inches on August 30.

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in August

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in August in San Antonio de los Cobres1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310.0 in0.0 in0.1 in0.1 in0.2 in0.2 in0.3 in0.3 in0.4 in0.4 in0.5 in0.5 inJulSepAug 300.1 inAug 300.1 inAug 10.1 inAug 10.1 inAug 110.1 inAug 110.1 inAug 210.1 inAug 210.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

Over the course of August in San Antonio de los Cobres, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 36 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 11 seconds, and weekly increase of 8 minutes, 19 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is August 1, with 11 hours, 1 minute of daylight and the longest day is August 31, with 11 hours, 37 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the month in San Antonio de los Cobres is 8:01 AM on August 1 and the earliest sunrise is 24 minutes earlier at 7:37 AM on August 31.

The earliest sunset is 7:02 PM on August 1 and the latest sunset is 12 minutes later at 7:14 PM on August 31.

Daylight saving time is not observed in San Antonio de los Cobres during 2021.

For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:34 AM and sets 13 hours, 38 minutes later, at 8:12 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:08 AM and sets 10 hours, 38 minutes later, at 6:46 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August

The solar day over the course of August. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for August 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in August

Moon in San Antonio de los Cobres18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMJulSepJul 910:17 PMJul 910:17 PMJul 2311:38 PMJul 2311:38 PMAug 810:51 AMAug 810:51 AMAug 229:03 AMAug 229:03 AMSep 69:52 PMSep 69:52 PMSep 208:55 PMSep 208:55 PM7:51 AM7:51 AM6:35 PM6:35 PM6:36 PM6:36 PM8:40 AM8:40 AM8:10 AM8:10 AM7:18 PM7:18 PM6:29 PM6:29 PM8:03 AM8:03 AM7:28 AM7:28 AM7:05 PM7:05 PM7:13 PM7:13 PM7:49 AM7:49 AM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

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 San Antonio de los Cobres is essentially constant during August, remaining around 0% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels in August

Humidity Comfort Levels in August in San Antonio de los Cobres1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%JulSepAug 160%Aug 160%Aug 10%Aug 10%Aug 310%Aug 310%drydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

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 San Antonio de los Cobres is gradually decreasing during August, decreasing from 13.7 miles per hour to 13.0 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on July 19, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 13.8 miles per hour, while on January 13, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.8 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in August

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction in San Antonio de los Cobres throughout August is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 92% on August 1.

Wind Direction in August

Wind Direction in August in San Antonio de los Cobres1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%JulSepwestnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Growing Season

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).

Temperatures in San Antonio de los Cobres are sufficiently cold 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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in August in San Antonio de los Cobres1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JulSep-0%Aug 16-0%Aug 160%Aug 30%Aug 3frigidfreezingvery coldcoldcool
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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 San Antonio de los Cobres are essentially constant during August, remaining within 3°F of 4°F throughout.

Growing Degree Days in August

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of August, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 San Antonio de los Cobres is increasing during August, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 5.8 kWh to 6.9 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in August

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in August in San Antonio de los Cobres1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJulSepAug 15.8 kWhAug 15.8 kWhAug 316.9 kWhAug 316.9 kWhAug 116.1 kWhAug 116.1 kWhAug 216.5 kWhAug 216.5 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of San Antonio de los Cobres are -24.218 deg latitude, -66.319 deg longitude, and 12,316 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of San Antonio de los Cobres contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,106 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 12,573 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,531 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (14,016 feet).

The area within 2 miles of San Antonio de los Cobres is covered by bare soil (78%) and sparse vegetation (14%), within 10 miles by bare soil (61%) and sparse vegetation (22%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (55%) and sparse vegetation (25%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in San Antonio de los Cobres, 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 San Antonio de los Cobres.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and San Antonio de los Cobres 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 San Antonio de los Cobres is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between San Antonio de los Cobres and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport (55%, 110 kilometers, southeast) and Gobernador Horacio Guzmán International Airport (45%, 125 kilometers, east).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports 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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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

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