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Average Weather in August in Kitwe Zambia

Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 81°F to 88°F, rarely falling below 76°F or exceeding 92°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 50°F to 56°F, rarely falling below 46°F or exceeding 60°F.

For reference, on October 13, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Kitwe typically range from 65°F to 94°F, while on July 3, the coldest day of the year, they range from 48°F to 77°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in August

Average High and Low Temperature in August in Kitwe18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313140°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°F95°F95°F100°F100°FJulSepAug 181°FAug 181°F50°F50°FAug 3188°FAug 3188°F56°F56°FAug 1183°FAug 1183°F52°F52°FAug 2185°FAug 2185°F54°F54°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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

Average Hourly Temperature in August in Kitwe18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMJulSepNowNowcoldcoolcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmhotcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Huazulco, Mexico (8,910 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Kitwe (view comparison).

Clouds

The month of August in Kitwe experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 15% throughout the month.

The clearest day of the month is August 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 86% of the time.

For reference, on January 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 87%, while on June 26, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 90%.

Cloud Cover Categories in August

Cloud Cover Categories in August in Kitwe1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JulSepAug 186%Aug 186%Aug 3183%Aug 3183%Aug 1185%Aug 1185%Aug 2184%Aug 2184%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercastmostly cloudy
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

Sun

Over the course of August in Kitwe, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 18 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 35 seconds, and weekly increase of 4 minutes, 8 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is August 1, with 11 hours, 33 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 31, with 11 hours, 51 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the month in Kitwe is 6:26 AM on August 1 and the earliest sunrise is 15 minutes earlier at 6:11 AM on August 31.

The earliest sunset is 6:00 PM on August 1 and the latest sunset is 2 minutes, 49 seconds later at 6:03 PM on August 31.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Kitwe during 2021.

For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:38 AM and sets 12 hours, 53 minutes later, at 6:31 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:27 AM and sets 11 hours, 22 minutes later, at 5:50 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August

The solar day over the course of August. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Moon

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

Moon in Kitwe18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMJulSepJul 103:17 AMJul 103:17 AMJul 244:38 AMJul 244:38 AMAug 83:51 PMAug 83:51 PMAug 222:03 PMAug 222:03 PMSep 72:52 AMSep 72:52 AMSep 211:55 AMSep 211:55 AM6:46 AM6:46 AM6:22 PM6:22 PM5:26 PM5:26 PM6:45 AM6:45 AM6:19 AM6:19 AM6:04 PM6:04 PM6:11 PM6:11 PM7:02 AM7:02 AM6:29 AM6:29 AM6:37 PM6:37 PM5:46 PM5:46 PM6:19 AM6:19 AMNowNow
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

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 Kitwe is essentially constant during August, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on March 1, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 46% of the time, while on May 28, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in August

Humidity Comfort Levels in August in Kitwe1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%JulSepAug 10%Aug 10%Aug 310%Aug 310%Aug 110%Aug 110%Aug 210%Aug 210%drydrycomfortablecomfortable
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

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 Kitwe is gradually increasing during August, increasing from 10.0 miles per hour to 11.0 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on September 27, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.4 miles per hour, while on February 19, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.7 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in August

Average Wind Speed in August in Kitwe1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphJulSepAug 110.0 mphAug 110.0 mphAug 3111.0 mphAug 3111.0 mphAug 1610.5 mphAug 1610.5 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction in Kitwe throughout August is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 96% on August 31.

Wind Direction in August

Wind Direction in August in Kitwe1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%JulSepNowNoweast
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Growing Season

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).

Temperatures in Kitwe are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in August

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in August in Kitwe1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JulSep100%Aug 16100%Aug 16100%Jul 3100%Jul 3NowNowcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhotsweltering
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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 Kitwe are rapidly increasing during August, increasing by 525°F, from 395°F to 920°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in August

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of August, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 Kitwe is gradually increasing during August, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 6.2 kWh to 6.8 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in August

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in August in Kitwe1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhJulSepAug 16.2 kWhAug 16.2 kWhAug 316.8 kWhAug 316.8 kWhAug 116.4 kWhAug 116.4 kWhAug 216.6 kWhAug 216.6 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Kitwe are -12.802 deg latitude, 28.213 deg longitude, and 4,016 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Kitwe contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 249 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,036 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (610 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,893 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Kitwe is covered by artificial surfaces (98%), within 10 miles by trees (31%) and grassland (23%), and within 50 miles by trees (66%) and shrubs (23%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Kitwe, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Kitwe is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.

The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Kitwe, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .

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.

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.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

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.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.