This report describes the typical weather at the Orlando International Airport (Orlando, Florida, United States) weather station over the course of an average July. It is based on the historical records from 1974 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Orlando, Florida has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by croplands (70%), forests (9%), lakes and rivers (8%), grasslands (8%), and built-up areas (4%).
The month of July is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 91°F throughout the month, exceeding 94°F or dropping below 86°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of July, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is July 31 with 13:29 hours of daylight; the longest day is July 2 with 13:55 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:32am on July 1; the latest sunset is at 8:27pm on July 2; the latest sunrise is at 6:47am on July 31; the earliest sunset is at 8:16pm 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 65% (partly 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 26% of the time, partly cloudy 30% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 44% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around July 20, occurring in 71% of days. Precipitation is least likely around July 1, occurring in 67% of days.
Throughout July, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms and light rain.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 81% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around July 19, when it is observed during 58% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 10% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around July 12, when it is observed during 7% 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 53% (mildly humid) to 96% (very humid) over the course of a typical July, rarely dropping below 43% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around July 5, at which time the relative humidity drops below 58% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around July 23, rising above 94% (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 69°F (muggy) to 76°F (very muggy) and is rarely below 65°F (muggy) or above 78°F (oppressive).
Over the course of July typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 14 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 20 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 14 mph (moderate breeze).