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Average Weather in August in Zarqa Jordan

Daily high temperatures are around 91°F, rarely falling below 84°F or exceeding 98°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 92°F on August 3.

Daily low temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 70°F to 68°F, rarely falling below 63°F or exceeding 75°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 70°F on August 3.

For reference, on August 1, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Zarqa typically range from 70°F to 92°F, while on January 23, the coldest day of the year, they range from 41°F to 55°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in August

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 Zarqa18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMJulSepNowNowcomfortablewarmhotcomfortablecoolwarm
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.

Auburn, Alabama, United States (6,573 miles away) and Sangaree, South Carolina, United States (6,322 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Zarqa (view comparison).

Clouds

The month of August in Zarqa experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 0% throughout the month.

The clearest day of the month is August 20, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 100% of the time.

For reference, on December 18, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 32%, while on June 28, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 100%.

Cloud Cover Categories in August

Cloud Cover Categories in August in Zarqa1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JulSepAug 1100%Aug 1100%Aug 31100%Aug 31100%Aug 11100%Aug 11100%Aug 21100%Aug 21100%NowNowclearmostly clearovercast
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 Zarqa, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 51 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 42 seconds, and weekly decrease of 11 minutes, 56 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 12 hours, 51 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 13 hours, 42 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 earliest sunrise of the month in Zarqa is 5:50 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 19 minutes later at 6:10 AM on August 31.

The latest sunset is 7:32 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 32 minutes earlier at 7:01 PM on August 31.

Daylight saving time is observed in Zarqa during 2021, but it neither starts nor ends during August, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:29 AM and sets 14 hours, 15 minutes later, at 7:45 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:32 AM and sets 10 hours, 3 minutes later, at 4:35 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 Zarqa18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMJulSepJul 104:17 AMJul 104:17 AMJul 245:38 AMJul 245:38 AMAug 84:51 PMAug 84:51 PMAug 223:03 PMAug 223:03 PMSep 73:52 AMSep 73:52 AMSep 212:55 AMSep 212:55 AM5:36 AM5:36 AM8:23 PM8:23 PM7:28 PM7:28 PM5:42 AM5:42 AM5:24 AM5:24 AM7:45 PM7:45 PM7:34 PM7:34 PM6:43 AM6:43 AM6:20 AM6:20 AM7:29 PM7:29 PM6:38 PM6:38 PM6:32 AM6:32 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.

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 Zarqa is essentially constant during August, remaining within 1% of 6% throughout.

The highest chance of a muggy day during August is 8% on August 18.

For reference, on August 18, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 8% of the time, while on November 16, 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 Zarqa1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%JulSepAug 188%Aug 188%Aug 15%Aug 15%Aug 316%Aug 316%humidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydrymuggymuggy
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 Zarqa is gradually decreasing during August, decreasing from 9.3 miles per hour to 8.4 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on July 15, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.5 miles per hour, while on October 16, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.2 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in August

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 Zarqa throughout August is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 84% on August 1.

Wind Direction in August

Wind Direction in August in Zarqa1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%JulSepNowNowwestnortheast
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).

While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Zarqa over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 13, with a 73% chance.

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 Zarqagrowing season1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%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 16Aug 4100%Aug 4100%NowNowcoolcomfortablewarmhotsweltering
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 Zarqa are rapidly increasing during August, increasing by 850°F, from 3,049°F to 3,899°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in August

Growing Degree Days in August in Zarqa1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031312,800°F2,800°F3,000°F3,000°F3,200°F3,200°F3,400°F3,400°F3,600°F3,600°F3,800°F3,800°F4,000°F4,000°F4,200°F4,200°FJulSepAug 13,049°FAug 13,049°FAug 313,899°FAug 313,899°FAug 113,337°FAug 113,337°FAug 213,622°FAug 213,622°FNowNow
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 Zarqa is gradually decreasing during August, falling by 0.8 kWh, from 8.2 kWh to 7.4 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in August

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in August in Zarqa1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJulSepAug 18.2 kWhAug 18.2 kWhAug 317.4 kWhAug 317.4 kWhAug 118.0 kWhAug 118.0 kWhAug 217.7 kWhAug 217.7 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 Zarqa are 32.073 deg latitude, 36.088 deg longitude, and 2,051 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Zarqa contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 607 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,965 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,041 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,178 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Zarqa is covered by bare soil (96%), within 10 miles by bare soil (65%) and sparse vegetation (27%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (56%) and cropland (18%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Zarqa, 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 Zarqa.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Zarqa 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 Zarqa is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Zarqa and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Amman Civil Airport (69%, 14 kilometers, southwest) and King Hussein Air Base (31%, 35 kilometers, northeast).

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 © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

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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.

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.