Average Weather in August in Lázaro Cárdenas (Rancho Grande) Mexico
Daily high temperatures are around 78°F, rarely falling below 72°F or exceeding 84°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 56°F, rarely falling below 51°F or exceeding 59°F.
For reference, on May 24, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Lázaro Cárdenas (Rancho Grande) typically range from 55°F to 85°F, while on January 8, the coldest day of the year, they range from 37°F to 68°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 Lázaro Cárdenas (Rancho Grande) experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 64% to 72%.
The clearest day of the month is August 3, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 36% of the time.
For reference, on September 13, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 73%, while on May 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 71%.
Cloud Cover Categories in August
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Lázaro Cárdenas (Rancho Grande), the chance of a wet day over the course of August is essentially constant, remaining around 38% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 42% on July 15, and its lowest chance is 2% on March 17.
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 Lázaro Cárdenas (Rancho Grande) is gradually increasing, starting the month at 2.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.3 inches or falls below 0.9 inches, and ending the month at 2.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.5 inches or falls below 0.9 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August
Over the course of August in Lázaro Cárdenas (Rancho Grande), the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 35 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 11 seconds, and weekly decrease of 8 minutes, 16 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 12 hours, 36 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 13 hours, 12 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August
The earliest sunrise of the month in Lázaro Cárdenas (Rancho Grande) is 7:22 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 11 minutes later at 7:33 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 8:33 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 24 minutes earlier at 8:09 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Lázaro Cárdenas (Rancho Grande) during 2020, but it neither starts nor ends during August, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 7:06 AM and sets 13 hours, 35 minutes later, at 8:41 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:29 AM and sets 10 hours, 42 minutes later, at 6:11 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 Lázaro Cárdenas (Rancho Grande) is essentially constant during August, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on September 7, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in August
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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 Lázaro Cárdenas (Rancho Grande) is essentially constant during August, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 8.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 21, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.3 miles per hour, while on October 21, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in August
The hourly average wind direction in Lázaro Cárdenas (Rancho Grande) throughout August is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 58% on August 31.
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 Lázaro Cárdenas (Rancho Grande) typically lasts for 8.5 months (262 days), from around March 5 to around November 22, rarely starting before January 31 or after April 1, and rarely ending before October 28 or after December 24.
The month of August in Lázaro Cárdenas (Rancho Grande) is reliably fully within the growing season.
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 Lázaro Cárdenas (Rancho Grande) are rapidly increasing during August, increasing by 499°F, from 2,975°F to 3,474°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 Lázaro Cárdenas (Rancho Grande) is gradually decreasing during August, falling by 0.6 kWh, from 7.0 kWh to 6.4 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 Lázaro Cárdenas (Rancho Grande) are 23.451 deg latitude, -102.963 deg longitude, and 6,680 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lázaro Cárdenas (Rancho Grande) contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 266 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 6,666 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,894 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,094 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lázaro Cárdenas (Rancho Grande) is covered by grassland (87%), within 10 miles by grassland (80%), and within 50 miles by grassland (54%) and shrubs (34%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lázaro Cárdenas (Rancho Grande) 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 is only a single weather station, General Leobardo C. Ruiz International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Lázaro Cárdenas (Rancho Grande).
At a distance of 68 kilometers from Lázaro Cárdenas (Rancho Grande), closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Lázaro Cárdenas (Rancho Grande) according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
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 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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