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August Weather in Luxor Egypt

Daily high temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 105°F to 103°F, rarely falling below 98°F or exceeding 110°F.

Daily low temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 79°F to 76°F, rarely falling below 72°F or exceeding 83°F.

For reference, on June 28, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Luxor typically range from 78°F to 105°F, while on January 18, the coldest day of the year, they range from 45°F to 72°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in August in Luxor

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 in Luxor

Average Hourly Temperature in August in LuxorAug112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMJulSepcomfortablewarmwarmhothothotsweltering
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.

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The month of August in Luxor experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 12% to 5%.

The clearest day of the month is August 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 95% of the time.

For reference, on December 18, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 25%, while on June 19, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 97%.

Cloud Cover Categories in August in Luxor

Cloud Cover Categories in August in LuxorAug11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JulSepAug 188%Aug 188%Aug 3195%Aug 3195%Aug 1190%Aug 1190%Aug 2192%Aug 2192%clearovercastmostly clear
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.

Over the course of August in Luxor, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 39 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 18 seconds, and weekly decrease of 9 minutes, 9 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 12 hours, 40 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 13 hours, 19 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August in Luxor

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 earliest sunrise of the month in Luxor is 6:16 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 13 minutes later at 6:29 AM on August 31.

The latest sunset is 7:35 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 26 minutes earlier at 7:09 PM on August 31.

Daylight saving time is observed in Luxor during 2024, but it neither starts nor ends during August, so the entire month is in standard time.

For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:58 AM and sets 13 hours, 45 minutes later, at 7:43 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:31 AM and sets 10 hours, 32 minutes later, at 5:03 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August in Luxor

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.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in August in Luxor

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in August in LuxorAug112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMJulSep00101020202030304040505050606070708000010102020303030404050506060607080
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of August 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for August 2024. 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 Luxor

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in August in LuxorAug112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMJulSepJul 61:58 AMJul 61:58 AMJul 211:18 PMJul 211:18 PMAug 42:14 PMAug 42:14 PMAug 199:26 PMAug 199:26 PMSep 34:56 AMSep 34:56 AMSep 185:35 AMSep 185:35 AM6:08 AM6:08 AM8:32 PM8:32 PM8:05 PM8:05 PM6:56 AM6:56 AM5:58 AM5:58 AM7:51 PM7:51 PM7:25 PM7:25 PM6:52 AM6:52 AM6:37 AM6:37 AM7:27 PM7:27 PM6:33 PM6:33 PM6:43 AM6:43 AM
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.
Aug 2024IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
10%3:00 AMENE5:34 PMWNW-10:17 AMN240,023 mi
2
5%3:58 AMENE6:26 PMWNW-11:14 AMN242,257 mi
3
1%4:59 AMENE7:12 PMWNW-12:08 PMS244,428 mi
4
0%5:58 AMENE7:51 PMWNW-12:57 PMS246,485 mi
5
1%6:55 AMENE8:26 PMWNW-1:43 PMS248,350 mi
6
4%7:50 AMENE8:56 PMW-2:25 PMS249,926 mi
7
9%8:42 AME9:25 PMW-3:05 PMS251,099 mi
8
15%9:33 AME9:52 PMW-3:44 PMS251,748 mi
9
22%10:24 AME10:20 PMW-4:22 PMS251,758 mi
10
31%11:14 AMESE10:49 PMWSW-5:02 PMS251,042 mi
11
40%12:07 PMESE11:20 PMWSW-5:43 PMS249,547 mi
12
50%1:02 PMESE11:56 PMWSW-6:28 PMS247,279 mi
13
60%1:59 PMESE--7:18 PMS244,309 mi
14
70%-12:38 AMWSW2:59 PMESE8:12 PMS240,787 mi
15
80%-1:26 AMWSW3:59 PMESE9:11 PMS236,940 mi
16
88%-2:23 AMWSW4:58 PMESE10:12 PMS233,072 mi
17
95%-3:26 AMWSW5:52 PMESE11:14 PMS229,527 mi
18
97%-4:34 AMWSW6:41 PMESE--
19
100%-5:43 AMWSW7:25 PMESE12:13 AMS226,644 mi
20
100%-6:52 AMWSW8:04 PME1:08 AMS224,695 mi
21
98%-7:59 AMW8:40 PME2:01 AMS223,847 mi
22
93%-9:04 AMW9:16 PME2:51 AMS224,128 mi
23
85%-10:09 AMW9:52 PMENE3:40 AMS225,439 mi
24
75%-11:14 AMWNW10:31 PMENE4:31 AMS227,577 mi
25
64%-12:20 PMWNW11:14 PMENE5:23 AMS230,287 mi
26
50%-1:26 PMWNW-6:17 AMS233,306 mi
27
41%12:02 AMENE2:30 PMWNW-7:14 AMN236,401 mi
28
31%12:55 AMENE3:30 PMWNW-8:12 AMN239,393 mi
29
21%1:52 AMENE4:24 PMWNW-9:09 AMN242,162 mi
30
13%2:52 AMENE5:11 PMWNW-10:04 AMN244,642 mi
31
7%3:51 AMENE5:51 PMWNW-10:54 AMS246,806 mi

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 Luxor is essentially constant during August, remaining around 1% throughout.

The highest chance of a muggy day during August is 2% on August 23.

For reference, on August 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 2% of the time, while on February 17, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in August in Luxor

Humidity Comfort Levels in August in LuxorAug11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%JulSepAug 232%Aug 232%Aug 11%Aug 11%Aug 311%Aug 311%Aug 111%Aug 111%humidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
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.

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 Luxor is essentially constant during August, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 10.1 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on June 11, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.4 miles per hour, while on November 27, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.4 miles per hour.

The highest daily average wind speed during August is 10.3 miles per hour on August 29.

Average Wind Speed in August in Luxor

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 Luxor throughout August is predominantly from the north, with a peak proportion of 74% on August 31.

Wind Direction in August in Luxor

Wind Direction in August in LuxorAug11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%JulSepnorthwest
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).

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 Luxor 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 Luxor

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in August in LuxorAug11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%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 16Jul 5100%Jul 5100%comfortablewarmhotsweltering
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 Luxor are very rapidly increasing during August, increasing by 1,030°F, from 5,141°F to 6,170°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in August in Luxor

Growing Degree Days in August in LuxorAug11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031315,000°F5,000°F5,200°F5,200°F5,400°F5,400°F5,600°F5,600°F5,800°F5,800°F6,000°F6,000°F6,200°F6,200°F6,400°F6,400°FJulSepAug 15,141°FAug 15,141°FAug 316,170°FAug 316,170°FAug 115,486°FAug 115,486°FAug 215,828°FAug 215,828°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of August, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 Luxor is gradually decreasing during August, falling by 0.6 kWh, from 8.1 kWh to 7.6 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in August in Luxor

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in August in LuxorAug11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJulSepAug 18.1 kWhAug 18.1 kWhAug 317.6 kWhAug 317.6 kWhAug 118.0 kWhAug 118.0 kWhAug 217.8 kWhAug 217.8 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Luxor are 25.699 deg latitude, 32.642 deg longitude, and 292 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Luxor is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 92 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 260 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (1,473 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,503 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Luxor is covered by cropland (65%), artificial surfaces (22%), and water (13%), within 10 miles by bare soil (46%) and cropland (33%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (78%) and sparse vegetation (10%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Luxor, 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 is only a single weather station, Luxor Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Luxor.

At a distance of 7 kilometers from Luxor, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.

The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Luxor according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.

Other Data

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 © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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