This report describes the typical weather at the Geraldton (Greenstone Regional) Airport (Geraldton, Ontario, Canada) weather station over the course of an average July. It is based on the historical records from 1983 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Geraldton, Ontario has a humid continental climate with warm summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by forests (92%) and lakes and rivers (8%).
The month of July is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 70°F throughout the month, exceeding 82°F or dropping below 58°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of July, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1:02 hours, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 2.0 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is July 31 with 15:13 hours of daylight; the longest day is July 1 with 16:15 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:44am on July 1; the latest sunset is at 9:59pm on July 3; the latest sunrise is at 6:17am on July 31; the earliest sunset is at 9:30pm on July 31.
Daylight savings time is observed in 2012 but it neither starts nor ends in July, so the entire month is in daylight time.
The median cloud cover is 80% (mostly cloudy) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On July 16, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 23% of the time, partly cloudy 16% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 58% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 59%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout July, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, thunderstorms, and moderate rain.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 41% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around July 1, when it is observed during 25% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 37% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around July 18, when it is observed during 23% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 16% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around July 1, when it is observed during 10% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in July or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 49% (comfortable) to 94% (very humid) over the course of a typical July, rarely dropping below 33% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around July 20, at which time the relative humidity drops below 56% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around July 20, rising above 91% (very humid) three days out of four.
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 July, the dew point typically varies from 43°F (dry) to 56°F (comfortable) and is rarely below 35°F (dry) or above 66°F (muggy).
The time of the month between July 1 and July 31 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.
Over the course of July typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 14 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 19 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around July 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 14 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around July 28, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 13 mph (moderate breeze).