A typical August from my records;

  • An average temperature of 7.4C.
    • Maximum temperature expected about 20C.
    • Minimum temperature expected about -2.5C.
    • Six air frosts (air temp below 0C) will be recorded.
    • Eight days fail to reach 10C.
    • Seven days are expected to reach or exceed 15C.
    • One day is expected to reach or exceed 20C.
  • Wind run would be around 4250km with the windiest day expected to have a wind run of 330km.
    • Maximum wind gust would be in the region of 50km/h.
  • There would be rain on 11 days with the monthly total of around 74mm.

August Daily Observations
TemperatureWindRainfallBarometer
DateMinMaxMeanMean
(Km/h)
Gust
(Km/h)
Run (km)Prevailing Dir10 Minute Max (mm)Total (mm)Min (hPa)Max (hPa)Change (hPa)
1 4.1 13.3 8.0 3.5 16 79 West 0 0 1016.4 1024.9 +8.5  
Mostly cloudy with occasional drizzle. Variable light winds tending westerly. 
2 2.3 9.6 5.4 2.4 22 55 West 0.5 0.5 1022.8 1025.6 -2.8  
Broken cloud with a few light showers from midday, light winds tending westerly.
3 1.1 9.4 4.5 2.5 22 58 South Sth West 0.5 1.0 1024.4 1028.6 +4.2  
Showers clearing by early morning and cloud breaking with a mostly sunny morning. Cloud returning in the afternoon, cool southerly breeze.
4 -3.1 9.1 3.6 3.6 24 81 East Nth East 0 0 1027.5 1030.1 -2.6  
Morning frost. Clear and sunny with a cold NE wind from mid morning.
5 0.9 11.2 6.2 7.5 42 173 East Nth East 0 0 1018.5 1028.6 -10.1  
Morning cloud breaking to mostly sunny afternoon with cool NE winds freshening.
6 7.4 18.1 10.7 7.4 32 168 East Nth East 0.5 1.0 1008.4 1018.3 -9.9  
Early showers clearing by dawn. Cloudy morning with a shower around midday, then a sunny and mild afternoon. Variable winds tending NE. Warmest day since the 12th June.
7 4.6 20.0 11.7 2.7 18 60 East Nth East 0 0 1012.3 1019.7 +7.4  
Sunny and mild in the afternoon. Variable breezes turning NE later in the afternoon.
8 6.7 14.2 10.2 3.6 19 83 East Nth East 0 0 1006.1 1019.0 -12.9  
Overcast with light afternoon showers, light winds tending NE.
9 5.4 9.6 7.5 2.8 29 64 South Sth West 0.5 5.5 993.8 1006.5 -12.7  
Morning mist / fog. Overcast and cool with variable light winds tending southerly. Light rain in the afternoon, heavier showers in the evening.
10 5.2 14.6 8.2 0.7 12 16 East Nth East 0.5 0.5 990.8 994.4 -3.6  
Thick fog clearing by midday, variable light breezes tending NE in the afternoon. 0.5mm of rain from fog condensation.
11 1.6 16.6 8.4 3.7 20 84 East Nth East 0.5 0.5 991.8 995.9 +4.1  
Cloud breaking, variable breezes in the morning turning NE in the afternoon.
12 5.3 19.3 11.8 5.9 50 135 North Nth West 0.5 0.5 992.1 996.3 +4.2  
Mostly sunny with some high cloud at times, mild northerly winds in the afternoon. Late evening shower.
13 4.8 16.4 10.0 4.3 39 99 South Sth West 0.5 0.5 993.3 1005.6 +12.3
Cloud breaking in the morning with sunny periods for a while. Overcast in the afternoon with showers in the evening.
14 4.1 7.8 6.0 12.6 44 289 South West 1.0 31.5 1001.8 1005.9 -4.1
Overcast with rain from early morning easing from midday with drizzle into the evening. Cold southerly winds. Maximum temperature recorded at midnight before the rain started.
15 1.0 9.9 5.5 7.4 37 170 South West 0 0 1000.7 1004.2 +3.5  
Cloudy with sunny intervals, southerly winds dying away in the evening.
16 0.3 11.4 6.2 5.6 31 128 East Nth East 0.5 0.5 996.3 1006.6 -10.3  
Some morning cloud then sunny with NE wind. 0.5mm of rain recorded from condensation.
17 9.3 20.2 14.0 8.9 36 204 East Nth East 0 0 986.8 996.5 +9.7  
Cloud clearing to a sunny day with mild northerly winds from later in the morning.
18 3.9 19.3 10.7 2.9 16 66 East Nth East 0 0 990.0 996.4 -6.4  
Morning cloud breaking to a mostly sunny afternoon with light winds tending NE.
19 0.7 12.1 6.6 5.3 24 121 South West 1.5 13.5 986.9 990.5 +3.6  
Morning frost then sunny with high cloud. Cloud increasing from afternoon with a period of rain, heavy at times from late afternoon. Cool southerly winds.
20 6.4 9.5 7.8 11.2 35 255 South West 0.5 5.0 990.5 1000.5 +10.0  
Overcast and cool with drizzle and light rain more frequent from late afternoon. Southerly winds.
21 -0.3 9.9 5.9 10.3 40 237 South Sth West 0.5 0.5 1000.5 1016.3 +15.8  
Morning showers clearing. Variable cloud, cool southerly winds.
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