August Weather in Turnhout Belgium
Daily high temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 74°F to 70°F, rarely falling below 62°F or exceeding 84°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 74°F on August 6.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 56°F to 53°F, rarely falling below 47°F or exceeding 62°F.
For reference, on August 5, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Turnhout typically range from 56°F to 74°F, while on February 8, the coldest day of the year, they range from 33°F to 43°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in August in Turnhout
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 in Turnhout
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The month of August in Turnhout experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 44% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is August 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 57% of the time.
For reference, on December 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 72%, while on July 22, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 57%.
Cloud Cover Categories in August in Turnhout
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Turnhout, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is gradually increasing, starting the month at 27% and ending it at 30%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 34% on December 30, and its lowest chance is 21% on April 16.
Probability of Precipitation in August in Turnhout
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 Turnhout is essentially constant, remaining about 1.9 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 3.9 inches or falling below 0.6 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 1.9 inches on August 8.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August in Turnhout
Over the course of August in Turnhout, 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, 46 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 3 minutes, 32 seconds, and weekly decrease of 24 minutes, 44 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 13 hours, 36 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 15 hours, 22 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August in Turnhout
The earliest sunrise of the month in Turnhout is 6:04 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 47 minutes later at 6:51 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 9:27 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 59 minutes earlier at 8:28 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Turnhout during 2021, 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 5:23 AM and sets 16 hours, 36 minutes later, at 10:00 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:42 AM and sets 7 hours, 52 minutes later, at 4:34 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August in Turnhout
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 in Turnhout
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 Turnhout is essentially constant during August, remaining within 1% of 2% throughout.
For reference, on July 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 3% 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 in Turnhout
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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 Turnhout is gradually increasing during August, increasing from 8.7 miles per hour to 9.4 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 7, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.9 miles per hour, while on August 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.6 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during August is 8.6 miles per hour on August 4.
Average Wind Speed in August in Turnhout
The hourly average wind direction in Turnhout throughout August is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 44% on August 15.
Wind Direction in August in Turnhout
Turnhout 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 Turnhout is essentially constant during August, remaining around 65°F throughout.
The highest average surface water temperature during August is 66°F on August 16.
Average Water Temperature in August in Turnhout
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 Turnhout typically lasts for 6.7 months (203 days), from around April 17 to around November 6, rarely starting before March 31 or after May 5, and rarely ending before October 13 or after December 7.
The month of August in Turnhout is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in August in Turnhout
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 Turnhout are increasing during August, increasing by 413°F, from 1,163°F to 1,576°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in August in Turnhout
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 Turnhout is decreasing during August, falling by 1.3 kWh, from 5.8 kWh to 4.6 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in August in Turnhout
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Turnhout are 51.323 deg latitude, 4.945 deg longitude, and 95 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Turnhout is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 89 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 85 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (151 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (728 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Turnhout is covered by artificial surfaces (55%), cropland (32%), and trees (10%), within 10 miles by cropland (45%) and trees (21%), and within 50 miles by cropland (47%) and artificial surfaces (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Turnhout, 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Turnhout.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Turnhout 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 Turnhout is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Turnhout and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:
To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Turnhout and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 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 .
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