August Weather in Scottburgh South Africa
Daily high temperatures are around 72°F, rarely falling below 66°F or exceeding 79°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 55°F to 59°F, rarely falling below 51°F or exceeding 63°F.
For reference, on February 15, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Scottburgh typically range from 71°F to 81°F, while on July 5, the coldest day of the year, they range from 54°F to 72°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in August in Scottburgh
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 in Scottburgh
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The month of August in Scottburgh experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 17% to 25%.
The clearest day of the month is August 2, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 84% of the time.
For reference, on October 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 42%, while on July 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 84%.
Cloud Cover Categories in August in Scottburgh
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Scottburgh, the chance of a wet day over the course of August is increasing, starting the month at 11% and ending it at 16%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 62% on December 15, and its lowest chance is 7% on July 4.
Probability of Precipitation in August in Scottburgh
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 Scottburgh is increasing, starting the month at 1.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.6 inches, and ending the month at 2.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.2 inches or falls below 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August in Scottburgh
Over the course of August in Scottburgh, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 46 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 33 seconds, and weekly increase of 10 minutes, 51 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is August 1, with 10 hours, 41 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 31, with 11 hours, 28 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August in Scottburgh
The latest sunrise of the month in Scottburgh is 6:42 AM on August 1 and the earliest sunrise is 29 minutes earlier at 6:13 AM on August 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:24 PM on August 1 and the latest sunset is 17 minutes later at 5:41 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Scottburgh during 2021.
For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 4:51 AM and sets 14 hours, 6 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, 11 minutes later, at 5:04 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August in Scottburgh
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 in Scottburgh
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 Scottburgh is gradually increasing during August, rising from 1% to 5% over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 14, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 84% of the time, while on June 27, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in August in Scottburgh
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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 Scottburgh is gradually increasing during August, increasing from 10.7 miles per hour to 11.6 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on October 24, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.7 miles per hour, while on May 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in August in Scottburgh
The hourly average wind direction in Scottburgh throughout August is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 38% on August 29.
Wind Direction in August in Scottburgh
Scottburgh is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Scottburgh is essentially constant during August, remaining around 70°F throughout.
The lowest average surface water temperature during August is 70°F on August 28.
Average Water Temperature in August in Scottburgh
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 Scottburgh 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 in Scottburgh
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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 Scottburgh are increasing during August, increasing by 443°F, from 398°F to 841°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in August in Scottburgh
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 Scottburgh is gradually increasing during August, rising by 0.8 kWh, from 3.8 kWh to 4.6 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in August in Scottburgh
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Scottburgh are -30.287 deg latitude, 30.753 deg longitude, and 157 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Scottburgh contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 423 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 100 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,604 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,217 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Scottburgh is covered by water (51%) and cropland (30%), within 10 miles by water (54%) and cropland (19%), and within 50 miles by water (53%) and cropland (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Scottburgh, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Scottburgh.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Scottburgh 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 Scottburgh is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Scottburgh and a given station.
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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