Average Weather in August in Nigel South Africa
Daily high temperatures increase by 6°F, from 67°F to 73°F, rarely falling below 59°F or exceeding 81°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 8°F, from 35°F to 43°F, rarely falling below 30°F or exceeding 49°F.
For reference, on January 1, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Nigel typically range from 59°F to 79°F, while on July 8, the coldest day of the year, they range from 33°F to 64°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
San Juan de la Vaquería, Mexico (9,338 miles away); Campo Quijano, Argentina (5,712 miles); and Toowoomba, Australia (7,153 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Nigel (view comparison).
The month of August in Nigel experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 11% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is August 2, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 90% of the time.
For reference, on November 25, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 38%, while on July 21, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 91%.
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 Nigel, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is gradually increasing, starting the month at 2% and ending it at 6%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 53% on December 13, and its lowest chance is 1% on July 7.
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 Nigel is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.1 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August
Over the course of August in Nigel, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 39 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 19 seconds, and weekly increase of 9 minutes, 12 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is August 1, with 10 hours, 54 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 31, with 11 hours, 33 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August
The latest sunrise of the month in Nigel is 6:45 AM on August 1 and the earliest sunrise is 26 minutes earlier at 6:19 AM on August 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:39 PM on August 1 and the latest sunset is 14 minutes later at 5:53 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Nigel during 2021.
For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:10 AM and sets 13 hours, 48 minutes later, at 6:58 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:53 AM and sets 10 hours, 29 minutes later, at 5:22 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August
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
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 Nigel is essentially constant during August, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on January 31, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 4% of the time, while on May 15, 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
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 Nigel is increasing during August, increasing from 8.3 miles per hour to 9.6 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on September 24, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.0 miles per hour, while on March 31, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in August
The wind direction in Nigel during August is predominantly out of the west from August 1 to August 5 and the north from August 5 to 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 Nigel typically lasts for 9.3 months (281 days), from around August 18 to around May 26, rarely starting before July 23 or after September 11, and rarely ending before May 2 or after June 13.
The month of August in Nigel is very likely fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season very rapidly increasing from 21% to 75% over the course of the month.
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 Nigel are increasing during August, increasing by 216°F, from 132°F to 348°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 Nigel is gradually increasing during August, rising by 0.9 kWh, from 4.9 kWh to 5.8 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 Nigel are -26.431 deg latitude, 28.477 deg longitude, and 5,138 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Nigel contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 299 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,140 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,102 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,159 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Nigel is covered by grassland (83%) and artificial surfaces (14%), within 10 miles by grassland (60%) and cropland (29%), and within 50 miles by grassland (52%) and cropland (31%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Nigel, 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 Nigel.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Nigel 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 Nigel is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Nigel and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Springs (66%, 22 kilometers, north); Vereeniging (18%, 54 kilometers, west); Standerton (8%, 92 kilometers, southeast); and Frankfort (8%, 93 kilometers, south).
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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