This report describes the typical weather at the Reus Airport (Reus/Tarragona /Costa Daurada, Spain) weather station over the course of an average year. It is based on the historical records from 1974 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Reus/Tarragona /Costa Daurada has a mediterranean climate with dry hot summers and mild winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (38%), croplands (35%), shrublands (21%), and grasslands (6%).
Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 41°F to 84°F and is rarely below 32°F or above 89°F.
The warm season lasts from June 18 to September 16 with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is August 2, with an average high of 84°F and low of 69°F.
The cold season lasts from November 19 to March 15 with an average daily high temperature below 62°F. The coldest day of the year is January 13, with an average low of 41°F and high of 56°F.
The length of the day varies significantly over the course of the year. The shortest day is December 21 with 9:11 hours of daylight; the longest day is June 20 with 15:09 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:22am on June 15 and the latest sunset is at 9:33pm on June 26. The latest sunrise is at 8:21am on October 27 and the earliest sunset is at 5:26pm on December 8.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in this location during 2012, starting in the spring on March 25 and ending in the fall on October 28.
The median cloud cover ranges from 39% (mostly clear) to 54% (partly cloudy). The sky is cloudiest on October 17 and clearest on July 12. The clearer part of the year begins around November 28. The cloudier part of the year begins around August 29.
On July 12, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 46% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 9% of the time.
On October 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 33% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 21% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the year. Precipitation is most likely around April 28, occurring in 27% of days. Precipitation is least likely around July 21, occurring in 14% of days.
Over the entire year, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain, thunderstorms, light rain, and drizzle.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 39% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around April 19, when it is observed during 12% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 23% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around September 3, when it is observed during 11% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 21% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around April 28, when it is observed during 7% of all days.
Drizzle is the most severe precipitation observed during 15% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around December 19, when it is observed during 5% of all days.
During the warm season, which lasts from June 18 to September 16, there is a 18% average chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during a given day. When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of thunderstorms (47% of days with precipitation have at worst thunderstorms), moderate rain (26%), light rain (15%), and drizzle (11%).
During the cold season, which lasts from November 19 to March 15, there is a 21% average chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during a given day. When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of moderate rain (46% of days with precipitation have at worst moderate rain), light rain (24%), drizzle (20%), and thunderstorms (5%).
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at any time during the year at this location or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 47% (comfortable) to 94% (very humid) over the course of the year, rarely dropping below 29% (dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around July 16, at which time the relative humidity drops below 56% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around October 19, exceeding 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 year, the dew point typically varies from 34°F (dry) to 70°F (muggy) and is rarely below 23°F (dry) or above 75°F (very muggy).
There are two periods in the year that are most comfortable: The first is between April 14 and June 26 and the second is between September 16 and November 16. The air feels neither too dry nor too muggy during these periods.
Over the course of the year typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 16 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 29 mph (strong breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 8 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around April 7, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 16 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around October 23, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 12 mph (gentle breeze).