Average Weather in August in Ḩamāh Syria
The highest daily average high temperature is 96°F on August 6.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 69°F to 67°F, rarely falling below 63°F or exceeding 73°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 69°F on August 4.
For reference, on August 1, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Ḩamāh typically range from 69°F to 96°F, while on January 22, the coldest day of the year, they range from 37°F to 58°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 Ḩamāh 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 2, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 100% of the time.
For reference, on December 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 40%, while on July 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 100%.
Cloud Cover Categories in August
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 Ḩamāh is essentially constant, remaining about 0.0 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.2 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in August
Over the course of August in Ḩamāh, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 57 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 55 seconds, and weekly decrease of 13 minutes, 25 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is August 31, with 12 hours, 57 minutes of daylight and the longest day is August 1, with 13 hours, 54 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August
The earliest sunrise of the month in Ḩamāh is 5:41 AM on August 1 and the latest sunrise is 23 minutes later at 6:04 AM on August 31.
The latest sunset is 7:36 PM on August 1 and the earliest sunset is 35 minutes earlier at 7:01 PM on August 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Ḩamāh during 2018, 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 5:18 AM and sets 14 hours, 32 minutes later, at 7:50 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:37 AM and sets 9 hours, 47 minutes later, at 4:24 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August
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 Ḩamāh is gradually decreasing during August, falling from 18% to 13% over the course of the month.
The highest chance of a muggy day during August is 19% on August 9.
For reference, on August 9, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 19% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in August
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 Ḩamāh is decreasing during August, decreasing from 9.8 miles per hour to 8.2 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 13, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.1 miles per hour, while on October 19, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in August
Wind Direction in August
Ḩamāh 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 Ḩamāh is essentially constant during August, remaining around 82°F throughout.
The highest average surface water temperature during August is 83°F on August 24.
Average Water Temperature in August
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).
The growing season in Ḩamāh typically lasts for 9.6 months (292 days), from around February 22 to around December 11, rarely starting before January 24 or after March 24, and rarely ending before November 15 or after January 6.
The month of August in Ḩamāh is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in August
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 Ḩamāh are rapidly increasing during August, increasing by 873°F, from 3,029°F to 3,902°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in August
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 Ḩamāh is gradually decreasing during August, falling by 0.9 kWh, from 8.1 kWh to 7.1 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 Ḩamāh are 35.132 deg latitude, 36.758 deg longitude, and 1,004 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Ḩamāh contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 223 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 978 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,493 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,082 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Ḩamāh is covered by sparse vegetation (53%), cropland (19%), and bare soil (15%), within 10 miles by cropland (66%) and grassland (10%), and within 50 miles by cropland (53%) and bare soil (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Ḩamāh year round, 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 Ḩamāh.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ḩamāh 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 Ḩamāh is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ḩamāh 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 Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
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