Average Weather in August in Gap France
Daily high temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 77°F to 73°F, rarely falling below 65°F or exceeding 84°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 77°F on August 5.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 56°F to 53°F, rarely falling below 47°F or exceeding 62°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 56°F on August 5.
For reference, on August 5, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Gap typically range from 56°F to 77°F, while on January 18, the coldest day of the year, they range from 25°F to 40°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
Westwood, California, United States (5,723 miles away); Hope, Canada (5,223 miles); and Banner Elk, North Carolina, United States (4,443 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Gap (view comparison).
The month of August in Gap experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 26% to 33%.
The clearest day of the month is August 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 74% of the time.
For reference, on May 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 52%, while on July 21, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 76%.
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 Gap, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is gradually increasing, starting the month at 17% and ending it at 19%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 27% on October 23, and its lowest chance is 14% on July 23.
Probability of Precipitation in August
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during August in Gap is increasing, starting the month at 1.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.3 inches or falls below 0.3 inches, and ending the month at 1.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.1 inches or falls below 0.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August
Over the course of August in Gap, 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, 22 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 43 seconds, and weekly decrease of 19 minutes, 2 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 13 hours, 18 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 14 hours, 40 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August
The earliest sunrise of the month in Gap is 6:21 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 35 minutes later at 6:56 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 9:01 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 47 minutes earlier at 8:14 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Gap 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 5:50 AM and sets 15 hours, 34 minutes later, at 9:24 PM, while on December 22, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:09 AM and sets 8 hours, 49 minutes later, at 4:58 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Gap is essentially constant during August, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on September 5, 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 Gap is essentially constant during August, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 14, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.7 miles per hour, while on September 17, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in August
Wind Direction in August
The growing season in Gap typically lasts for 6.8 months (209 days), from around April 12 to around November 7, rarely starting before March 22 or after May 2, and rarely ending before October 18 or after November 26.
The month of August in Gap 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 Gap are rapidly increasing during August, increasing by 463°F, from 1,119°F to 1,581°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in August
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Gap is decreasing during August, falling by 1.3 kWh, from 7.1 kWh to 5.9 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 Gap are 44.567 deg latitude, 6.083 deg longitude, and 2,953 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Gap contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,696 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,817 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,896 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (12,648 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Gap is covered by cropland (48%), artificial surfaces (30%), and trees (18%), within 10 miles by trees (36%) and cropland (31%), and within 50 miles by trees (45%) and grassland (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Gap 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 Gap.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Gap 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 Gap is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Gap and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban Airport (45%, 56 kilometers, south); Grenoble-Isère Airport (21%, 107 kilometers, northwest); Montélimar-Ancône (17%, 107 kilometers, west); and Cuneo International Airport (18%, 122 kilometers, east).
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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .