Starfest Weather

Page updated on  Aug. 28, 2014

I have attended every single Starfest since 1984. A quick look at my observing log reveals the following weather records: (Night-time weather only)

  1984 Friday, Aug. 24 - Clear.
    Saturday, Aug. 25 - Clear.
  1985 Friday, Aug. 9 - Clear.
    Saturday, Aug. 10 - Thunderstorms!
  1986 Friday, Aug. 8 - Rain.
    Saturday, Aug. 9 - Clear.
  1987 Friday, Aug. 21 - Clear till midnight.
    Saturday, Aug. 22 - Cloudy.
  1988 Friday, Aug. 5 - Rain.
    Saturday, Aug. 6 - Clear 10 pm to midnight.
  1989 Friday, Aug. 25 - Cloudy.
    Saturday, Aug. 26 - Clear.
  1990 Friday, Aug. 17 - Mostly cloudy.
    Saturday, Aug. 18 - Thunderstorms!
  1991 Friday, Aug. 9 - Clear but hazy.
    Saturday, Aug. 10 - Clear but hazy.
  1992 Thursday, Aug. 27 - Lots of rain!
    Friday, Aug. 28 - Cloudy
    Saturday, Aug. 29 - Clear until 11 pm.
  1993 Friday, Aug. 20 - Clear.
    Saturday, Aug. 21 - Clear.
  1994 Friday, Aug. 5 - Clear.
    Saturday, Aug. 6 - Clear.
  1995 Thursday, Aug. 24 - Cloudy.
    Friday, Aug. 25 - Clouds on & off all night.
    Saturday, Aug. 26 - Cloudy.
  1996 Thursday, Aug. 8 - Clear.
    Friday, Aug. 9 - Clear.
    Saturday, Aug. 10 - Clear.
  1997 Tuesday, Aug. 5 - Clear.
    Wednesday, Aug. 6 - Clear.
    Thursday, Aug. 7 - Clear, but very hazy.
    Friday, Aug. 8 - Clear.
    Saturday, Aug. 9 - Clear.
  1998 Tuesday, Aug. 18 - Clear, lots of dew
    Wednesday, Aug. 19 - Clear, lots of dew
    Thursday, Aug. 20 - Cloudy.
    Friday, Aug. 21 - Cloudy.
    Saturday, Aug. 22 - Cloudy.
  1999 Tuesday, July 13 - Clear
    Wednesday, July 14 - Partly cloudy, hazy
    Thursday, July 15 - Cloudy
    Friday, July 16 - Clear but VERY hazy
    Saturday, July 17 - Cloudy
  2000 Tuesday, Aug. 22 - Thunderstorms!
    Wednesday, Aug. 23 - Fog
    Thursday, Aug. 24 - Clear
    Friday, Aug. 25 - Overcast after 1 am
    Saturday, Aug. 26 - Cloudy
  2001 Tuesday, Aug. 14 - Clear
    Wednesday, Aug. 15 - Mostly cloudy
    Thursday, Aug. 16 - Overcast with showers
    Friday, Aug. 17 - Overcast
    Saturday, Aug. 18 - Overcast then showers
  2002 Tuesday, Aug. 6 - Clear
    Wednesday, Aug. 7 - Clear
    Thursday, Aug. 8 - Clear
    Friday, Aug. 9 - Clear
    Saturday, Aug. 10 - Clear, but hazy
  2003 Tuesday, Aug. 19 - Clear
    Wednesday, Aug. 20 - Clear, some haze
    Thursday, Aug. 21 - Thunderstorms and major downpour!
    Friday, Aug. 22 - Clear, minor haze
    Saturday, Aug. 23 - Clear, hazy, some clouds
  2004 Tuesday, Aug. 17 - Cloudy
    Wednesday, Aug. 18 - Thunderstorms
    Thursday, Aug. 19 - Partly cloudy
    Friday, Aug. 20 - Mostly cloudy
    Saturday, Aug. 21 - Clear
  2005 Tuesday, Aug. 2 - Mostly clear, some clouds & haze
    Wednesday, Aug. 3 - Clear but hazy
    Thursday, Aug. 4 - Heavy rain & thunderstorms
    Friday, Aug. 5 - Clear
    Saturday, Aug. 6 - Clear with some haze
  2006 Tuesday, Aug. 22 - Clear
    Wednesday, Aug. 23 - Cloudy
    Thursday, Aug. 24 - Cloudy
    Friday, Aug. 25 - Overcast (rain most of the day)
    Saturday, Aug. 26 - Overcast with showers, fog
  2007 Tuesday, Aug. 7- Cloudy, some rain
    Wednesday, Aug. 8- Clear
    Thursday, Aug. 9 - Cloudy
    Friday, Aug. 10 - Clear
    Saturday, Aug. 11 - Partly cloudy

My 25th consecutive
Starfest attendance!

2008 Tuesday, Aug. 5 - Cloudy
    Wednesday, Aug. 6 - Cloudy
    Thursday, Aug. 7 - Some clear breaks
    Friday, Aug. 8 - Clear
    Saturday, Aug. 9 - Cloudy (rain most of the day)
  2009 Tuesday, Aug. 18 - Clear
    Wednesday, Aug. 19 - Cloudy
    Thursday, Aug. 20 - Mostly cloudy (very strong thunderstorms in the late afternoon, a tornado touched down in Durham, just 10km north of the campground)
    Friday, Aug. 21 - Cloudy (clear for one hour)
    Saturday, Aug. 22 - Mostly cloudy (clear for two hours)
  2010 Tuesday, Aug. 12 - Clear till midnight, then heavy fog
    Wednesday, Aug. 13 - Cloudy
    Thursday, Aug. 14 - Clear
    Friday, Aug. 15 - Some clear breaks
    Saturday, Aug. 16 - Cloudy
  2011 Tuesday, Aug. 23 - Cloudy
    Wednesday, Aug. 24 - Cloudy with showers
    Thursday, Aug. 25 - Cloudy
    Friday, Aug. 26 - Clear (some occasional clouds)
    Saturday, Aug. 27 - Clear
  2012 Tuesday, Aug. 14 - Clear
    Wednesday, Aug. 15 - Clear
    Thursday, Aug. 16 - Cloudy
    Friday, Aug. 17 - Clear
    Saturday, Aug. 18 - Clear but many cloudy periods
My 30th consecutive
Starfest attendance!
2013 Tuesday, Aug. 6 - Cloudy with showers, strong winds
    Wednesday, Aug. 7 - Clear later in the night (strong thunderstorms south of Starfest caused a small tornado near Arthur
    Thursday, Aug. 8 - Cloudy
    Friday, Aug. 9 - Cloudy, some rain, then clear after midnight
    Saturday, Aug. 10 - Clear
  2014 Tuesday, Aug. 19 - Cloudy
    Wednesday, Aug. 20- Cloudy
    Thursday, Aug. 21 - Clear till midnight, then fog on & off
    Friday, Aug. 22 - Mostly cloudy till 1am then clear
    Saturday, Aug. 23 - Clear till 2am then cloudy

 


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