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
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 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
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
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 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 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 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
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
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
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
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 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
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%).
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 .
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .