Average Weather In August For Tripoli, Libya

Location
This report describes the typical weather at the Tripoli International Airport (Tripoli,
Libya) weather station over the course of an average August. It is based on the
historical records from 1974 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or
unreliable.
Tripoli has a cold semi-arid steppe climate. The area within 40 km of this station is
covered bygrasslands (36%), oceans and
seas (21%), croplands (19%), shrublands (17%), and forests (7%).
Temperature
The month of August is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures,
with daily highs around 35°C throughout the month, exceeding 41°C or dropping
below 30°C only one day in ten.
Daily High and Low Temperature in August

The daily average low (blue) and high (red) temperature with percentile bands (inner band
from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).
Daily low temperatures are around 22°C, falling below 19°C or exceeding 26°C only
one day in ten.
Fraction of Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands in August

The average fraction of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid (below -9°C),
freezing (-9°C to 0°C), cold (0°C to 10°C), cool (10°C to 18°C), comfortable
(18°C to 24°C), warm (24°C to 29°C), hot (29°C to 38°C) and sweltering (above 38°C).
Sun
Over the course of August, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. From the start
to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 53 minutes, implying an
average day-over-day decrease of 1.7 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is August 31 with 12:51 hours of daylight; the longest
day is August 1 with 13:44 hours of daylight.
Daily Hours of Daylight and Twilight in August

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line), with various degrees of
daylight, twilight, and night, indicated by the color bands. From bottom (most yellow) to top
(most gray): full daylight, solar twilight (Sun is visible but less than 6° from the horizon),
civil twilight (Sun is not visible but is less than 6° below the horizon), nautical twilight (Sun
is between 6° and 12° below the horizon), astronomical twilight (Sun is between 12° and
18° below the horizon), and full night.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:22am on August 1; the latest sunset is at 8:06pm on August
1; the latest sunrise is at 6:42am on August 31; the earliest sunset is
at 7:33pm on August 31.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in 2012.
Daily Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in August

The solar day over the course of the year 2012 . From bottom to top, the black lines are the
previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day,
twilights (solar, civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands
from yellow to gray.
Clouds
The median cloud cover ranges from 2% (clear) to 13% (mostly clear). The trend is for
the sky to be becoming cloudier with the median cloud cover increasing by 11% from
the start to the end of the month.
Median Cloud Cover in August

The median daily cloud cover (black line) with percentile bands (inner band from 40th to
60th percentile, outer band from 25th to 75th percentile).
On August 1, the clearest day of the month, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly
cloudy 78% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 2% of the time.
On August 31, the cloudiest day of the month, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or
partly cloudy17% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 65% of the time.
Cloud Cover Types in August

The fraction of time spent in each of the five sky cover categories. From top (most blue) to
bottom (most gray), the categories are clear, mostly clear, partly cloudy, mostly cloudy,
and overcast. Pink indicates missing data. Outside of the United States clear skies are often
reported ambiguously, leading them to be lumped in with the missing data.
Precipitation
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the
month. Precipitation is most likely around August 31, occurring in 6% of days.
Precipitation is least likely around August 1, occurring in 2% of days.
Probability of Precipitation at Some Point in the Day in August

The fraction of days in which various types of precipitation are observed. If more than one
type of precipitation is reported in a given day, the more severe precipitation is counted. For
example, if light rain is observed in the same day as a thunderstorm, that day counts
towards the thunderstorm totals. The order of severity is from the top down in this graph,
with the most severe at the bottom.
Throughout August, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms,
moderate rain, light rain, and drizzle.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 40% of those days
with precipitation. They are most likely around August 30, when it is observed
during 2% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 32% of those days with
precipitation. It is most likely around August 31, when it is observed during 3% of all
days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 16% of those days with
precipitation. It is most likely around August 31, when it is observed during 1% of all
days.
Drizzle is the most severe precipitation observed during 10% of those days with
precipitation. It is most likely around August 3, when it is observed during 1% of all
days.
Types of Precipitation Throughout August

Relative frequency of various types of precipitation over the course of a typical August.
Snow
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in August or this station does
not reliably report precipitation types.
Humidity
The relative humidity typically ranges from 32% (comfortable) to 94% (very humid)
over the course of a typical August, rarely dropping below 17% (dry) and reaching as
high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around August 18, at which time the relative humidity drops
below 41% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around August 30,
rising above 93% (very humid) three days out of four.
Relative Humidity in August

The average daily high (blue) and low (brown) relative humidity with percentile bands (inner
bands from 25th to 75th percentile, outer bands from 10th to 90th percentile).
Dew Point
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather
than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will
evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and
higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical August, the dew point typically varies
from 14°C (comfortable) to 22°C(very muggy) and is rarely below 9°C (dry) or
above 25°C (oppressive).
Dew Point in August

The daily average low (blue) and high (red) dew point with percentile bands (inner band
from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).
Wind
Over the course of August typical wind speeds vary from 0 m/s to 8 m/s (calm to
moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 10 m/s (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s (gentle breeze) occurs around August 25, at
which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 8 m/s (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 4 m/s (gentle breeze) occurs around August 2, at
which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 7 m/s (moderate breeze).
Wind Speed in August

The average daily minimum (red), maximum (green), and average (black) wind speed with
percentile bands (inner band from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th
percentile).
The wind is most often out of the east (12% of the time).
Wind Directions in August

The fraction of time spent with the wind blowing from the various directions over the entire
year. Values do not sum to 100% because the wind direction is undefined when the wind
speed is zero.
Fraction of Time Spent with Various Wind Directions in August

The fraction of time spent with the wind blowing from the various directions on a daily basis.
Stacked values do not always sum to 100% because the wind direction is undefined when
the wind speed is zero.
Climate
Tripoli has a hot subtropical semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSh)
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with long, hot
and dry summers with relatively wet and mild winters with a Mediterranean (dry-summer) rainfall
pattern. Its summers are hot with temperatures that often exceed 38 °C (100 °F); average July
temperatures are between 22 and 33 °C (72 and 91 °F). In December, temperatures have reached
as low as 0 °C (32 °F), but the average remains at between 9 and 18 °C (48 and 64 °F). The
average annual rainfall is less than 400 millimetres (16 inches), and can be very erratic. But snowfall
has occurred in past years.
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For example, epic floods in 1945 left Tripoli under water for several days, but two years later an
unprecedented drought caused the loss of thousands of head of cattle. Deficiency in rainfall is no
doubt reflected in an absence of permanent rivers or streams in the city as is indeed true throughout
the entire country. The allocation of limited water is considered of sufficient importance to warrant
the existence of the Secretariat of Dams and Water Resources, and damaging a source of water can
be penalized by a heavy fine or imprisonment.
The Great Manmade River, a network of pipelines that transport water from the desert to the coastal
cities, supplies Tripoli with its water.
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The grand scheme was initiated by Gaddafi in 1982 and has
had a positive impact on the city's inhabitants.Tripoli is dotted with public spaces, but none fit under
the category of large city parks. Martyrs' Square, located near the waterfront is scattered with palm
trees, the most abundant plant used for landscaping in the city. The Tripoli Zoo, located south of the
city centre, is a large reserve of plants, trees and open green spaces and is the country's biggest
zoo
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It has, however, been closed since 2009.