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04.09.2019

Climate characteristic of August 2019

In August average air temperature in Belarus was +17,7°С that is 0,4ºС above climate normal. Positive deviations from climate normal spread in most of the country the highest values were registered in Brest and Grodno regions (1,2ºС). Deviations were negative in Mogilev and Vitebsk regions (0,3 и 0,1ºС respectively).

Deviations of average air temperature of July from climate normal in the Republic of Belarus 

Temperature was irregular in August. First decade was 2,5ºС colder than usually. Such cold 1st decade is once every 8-10 years in most of the country excluding western regions, and once every 2-4 years – in Brest and Grodno regions.
Second decade was 0,7ºС warmer than usually. Third decade was the warmest (2,9ºС higher than decade normal on average across the country). Such warm weather is once every 12-18 years in Brest, Grodno and Mogilev regions and once every 5 years – in the remain area of Belarus.
 

Average air temperature of August and climate normal for decades 

Air temperature increased up to +30°С and higher on the warmest day of August in the southern part of Belarus. Absolute maximum of air temperature (+33,3°С) was registered in Bragin on August, 13.
Air temperature decreased up to +10ºС at the coolest night of August. Absolute minimum of air temperature (+2,9°С) was registered in Bragin on August, 5. 

 
Amount of precipitations in August and climate normal across the regions and Republic of Belarus 
77 mm of precipitations fell out on average across the country in August that was 115% of climate normal. The biggest amount of precipitations was registered in Minsk region – 93 mm or 136% of climate normal. The smallest amount of precipitations was registered in Gomel region – 46 mm or 71% of climate normal.In general 1,5-2 monthly climate norma were registered at certain meteorological stations.  
 
Amount of precipitations in August and climate normal for decades 
Precipitations fell out uneven during the month.
Amount of precipitations during the 1st decade of August was close to climate normal (106%).
Second decade was the wettest with 2 norms of precipitations (214%). 5-6 decade norms or about 2 monthly norms of precipitations were registered in Pruzhany and Ivatsevichi during 2nd decade that happens once every 15-20 years here. Rains were mostly torrential and reached criteria of dangerous phenomenon in Brest and Grodno regions on August 12 and 13. Maximum daily amount of precipitations was registered at the meteorological station Shchiuchin on August, 13 (76 mm).
Third decade was the driest with 5,9 mm of precipitations (27% of climate normal).
Rains were accompanied by thunderstorms and wind gust (up to 20 m/s in Verknedvinsk on August, 9 and in Pruzhany on August, 20).
 

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