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07.09.2021

Climate characteristic of August 2021

The average air temperature in Belarus for the last summer month of 2021 was + 17.5°C, which is 0.2°C higher than the climatic norm.

 Deviation of the average air temperature in August
from the climatic norm on the territory of Belarus

The air temperature throughout the country spread unevenly. Positive deviations from the norm were noted in the Vitebsk, Mogilev and Gomel regions, reaching the highest value in the Mogilev region (1.1°C). Negative anomalies were noted in the Minsk, Grodno and Brest regions, reaching the highest value on the territory of the latter two (-0.5°С).
The average air temperature in the first and second decades was higher than the norm by 0.4 and 1.0 ° C. The air temperature in the third decade was below the norm by 0.9°C. 

Average air temperature and climatic norm
through the decades of August 2021 across the territory of Belarus

The air temperature during the day in the first two decades was mainly within +20 + 29°C, and on the warmest day, mainly in the east and southeast of the country, it rose to +30 + 34°C. In the third decade, the daily maximum air temperatures were mainly within +15 +25°C. The maximum value of the air temperature for the month was noted at Bragin station on August 17 and amounted to + 34.3°C.
The air temperature at night during the month was mainly within +10 +20°С, and on the coldest nights, mainly in the third decade, dropped to +3 + 9°С and below. The minimum temperature value (+1.0°С) was noted at Yezerishche station on August 25.

 
Rainfall for August 2021 and climate norm
by regions and across the territory of Belarus

During the month, an average of 120.7 mm of precipitation fell in the republic, which amounted to 180% of the climatic norm. Most precipitation fell on the territory of the Brest region - an average of 153.3 mm in the region (247% of the climatic norm).
In the first and third decades, the amount of precipitation was 207% and 237% of the norm, respectively. In the second decade, 96% of the ten-day norm dropped out.
Precipitation and climatic norm
through the decades of August 2021 across the territory of Belarus

The rains were mostly torrential, in places accompanied by thunderstorms. In some areas, the rains reached the criteria for a hazardous phenomenon. Fogs were observed on separate days at night and in the morning.
In some places, there was an increase in wind gusts of up to 15 m/s and more. The maximum wind speed was recorded at Orsha station on August 2 (22 m/s).

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