Average Weather in August in Ballens Switzerland
Daily high temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 75°F to 70°F, rarely falling below 61°F or exceeding 85°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 75°F on August 5.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 57°F to 54°F, rarely falling below 47°F or exceeding 63°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 57°F on August 1.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Ballens typically range from 57°F to 75°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 28°F to 36°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
The month of August in Ballens experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 35% to 39%.
The clearest day of the month is August 3, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 65% of the time.
For reference, on November 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 59%, while on July 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 66%.
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 Ballens, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is essentially constant, remaining around 32% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 43% on May 25, and its lowest chance is 27% on March 3.
Probability of Precipitation in August
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during August in Ballens is gradually increasing, starting the month at 3.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.1 inches or falls below 1.4 inches, and ending the month at 3.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.8 inches or falls below 1.4 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 3.0 inches on August 5.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August
Over the course of August in Ballens, 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, 28 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 56 seconds, and weekly decrease of 20 minutes, 33 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 13 hours, 23 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 14 hours, 51 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August
The earliest sunrise of the month in Ballens is 6:14 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 38 minutes later at 6:52 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 9:05 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 50 minutes earlier at 8:15 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Ballens during 2018, 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 5:41 AM and sets 15 hours, 50 minutes later, at 9:31 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:15 AM and sets 8 hours, 34 minutes later, at 4:49 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Ballens is essentially constant during August, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Ballens is essentially constant during August, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 6.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 3, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.8 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.2 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during August is 6.2 miles per hour on August 10.
Average Wind Speed in August
Wind Direction in August
The growing season in Ballens typically lasts for 6.8 months (206 days), from around April 11 to around November 4, rarely starting before March 23 or after May 5, and rarely ending before October 12 or after November 26.
The month of August in Ballens 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 Ballens are increasing during August, increasing by 434°F, from 1,104°F to 1,538°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in August
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Ballens is decreasing during August, falling by 1.2 kWh, from 6.5 kWh to 5.3 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 Ballens are 46.555 deg latitude, 6.373 deg longitude, and 2,270 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Ballens contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,135 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,319 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,268 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,879 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Ballens is covered by cropland (59%) and trees (39%), within 10 miles by trees (36%) and cropland (34%), and within 50 miles by trees (41%) and cropland (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Ballens 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 6 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Ballens.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ballens 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 Ballens is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ballens and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Aéroport Genève-Cointrin (31%, 41 kilometers, southwest); Neuchatel (18%, 66 kilometers, northeast); Les Eplatures (16%, 67 kilometers, northeast); Sion (13%, 82 kilometers, southeast); Besançon – La Vèze Aerodrome (12%, 83 kilometers, north); and Dole–Jura Airport (10%, 90 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .