This report describes the typical weather at the Newark Liberty International Airport (Newark & Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States) weather station over the course of an average April 26. It is based on the historical records from 1974 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Newark & Elizabeth, New Jersey has a humid continental climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by built-up areas (45%), forests (24%), oceans and seas (15%), grasslands (8%), and lakes and rivers (4%).
The temperature typically varies from 50°F to 64°F and is rarely below 42°F or above 77°F.
The coolest hours of the day are from 2am to 8am with the coldest at 6am, at which time the temperature is below 54°F three days out of four.
The warmest hours of the day are from noon to 7pm with the hottest at 4pm, at which time the temperature is above 57°F three days out of four.
The day has gained half its heat by 10am and lost it again by 10pm.
On April 26 the Sun rises at 6:00am and sets at 7:47pm.
Solar noon is at 12:54pm.
For reference, on the longest day of the year the Sun rises at 5:25am and sets at 8:31pm, while on the shortest day of the year it rises at 7:17am and sets at 4:32pm.
Astronomical twilight begins and ends 103 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 4:18am and 9:31pm, respectively.
Nautical twilight begins and ends 65 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 4:56am and 8:53pm, respectively.
Civil twilight begins and ends 29 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 5:32am and 8:17pm, respectively.
Solar twilight begins and ends 37 minutes after sunrise and before sunset at 6:38am and 7:10pm, respectively.
The median cloud cover is 83% (mostly cloudy) and does not vary substantially over the course of the day.
On average, the sky is clear or mostly clear 27% of the time, partly cloudy 17% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 54% of the time.
There is a 49% chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during the day.
The average measured liquid-equivalent quantity of precipitation is 0.124". Among only those days for which there is at least some measured precipitation, the average is 0.344" and the total rarely exceeds 0.778".
When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of slight rain (53% of days with precipitation have at worst slight rain), moderate rain (21%), and thunderstorms (16%).
Precipitation is observed with more or less equal probability throughout the day.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location on April 26 or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 49% (comfortable) to 71% (humid), rarely dropping below 24% (dry), or exceeding 94% (very humid).
The air is driest at 3pm, at which time the relative humidity is less than 65% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid at 5am, exceeding 58% (mildly humid) three days out of four.
The dew point ranges from 40°F to 41°F with an average of 40°F.
For reference, comfortable indoor conditions should have a relative humidity between 30% and 50% with a dew point of less than 65°F.
Sustained wind speeds typically vary from 8 mph to 13 mph (gentle breeze to moderate breeze) over the course of the day.
The peak sustained wind speed typically occurs around 5pm and is rarely outside the range 7 mph to 20 mph (light breeze to fresh breeze).
The wind is most calm around 5am, rarely exceeding 14 mph (moderate breeze).
The wind is most often out of the north west (14% of the time), north (13% of the time), west (13% of the time), south west (12% of the time), north east (11% of the time), south (11% of the time), and south east (11% of the time).