Average Weather in August in Brakpan South Africa
Daily high temperatures increase by 6°F, from 66°F to 72°F, rarely falling below 59°F or exceeding 80°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 36°F to 44°F, rarely falling below 31°F or exceeding 50°F.
For reference, on January 1, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Brakpan typically range from 59°F to 79°F, while on July 8, the coldest day of the year, they range from 34°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
The month of August in Brakpan experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 10% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is August 2, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 91% 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 92%.
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 Brakpan, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is gradually increasing, starting the month at 2% and ending it at 5%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 54% on December 13, and its lowest chance is 1% on July 7.
Probability of Precipitation in August
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during August in Brakpan is gradually increasing, starting the month at 0.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.5 inches, and ending the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August
Over the course of August in Brakpan, 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, 18 seconds, and weekly increase of 9 minutes, 7 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is August 1, with 10 hours, 55 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 31, with 11 hours, 34 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August
The latest sunrise of the month in Brakpan is 6:45 AM on August 1 and the earliest sunrise is 26 minutes earlier at 6:20 AM on August 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:40 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 Brakpan during 2021.
For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:11 AM and sets 13 hours, 47 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, 30 minutes later, at 5:23 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
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Brakpan is essentially constant during August, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on January 30, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 7% 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
The average hourly wind speed in Brakpan is increasing during August, increasing from 8.1 miles per hour to 9.3 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on September 25, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.7 miles per hour, while on March 31, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in August
The hourly average wind direction in Brakpan throughout August is predominantly from the north, with a peak proportion of 44% on August 31.
Wind Direction in August
The growing season in Brakpan typically lasts for 9.6 months (293 days), from around August 9 to around May 29, rarely starting before July 15 or after September 10, and rarely ending before May 6 or after June 20.
The month of August in Brakpan is very likely fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly increasing from 35% to 79% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in August
The average accumulated growing degree days in Brakpan are increasing during August, increasing by 216°F, from 131°F to 347°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in August
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Brakpan 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 Brakpan are -26.237 deg latitude, 28.369 deg longitude, and 5,351 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Brakpan contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 210 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,350 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (571 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,592 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Brakpan is covered by artificial surfaces (66%) and grassland (23%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (48%) and grassland (37%), and within 50 miles by grassland (49%) and cropland (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Brakpan, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Brakpan.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Brakpan 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 Brakpan is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Brakpan and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Springs (92%, 3.1 kilometers, southeast); O.R. Tambo International Airport (7%, 16 kilometers, northwest); and Vereeniging (1.2%, 55 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .