This report describes the typical weather at the Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport (Nassau, The Bahamas) weather station over the course of an average June. It is based on the historical records from 1974 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Nassau has a tropical savanna climate with dry winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (95%) and croplands (4%).
The month of June is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 88°F throughout the month, exceeding 92°F or dropping below 83°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of June, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is June 1 with 13:36 hours of daylight; the longest day is June 17 with 13:41 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:19am on June 12; the latest sunset is at 8:04pm on June 29; the latest sunrise is at 6:23am on June 30; the earliest sunset is at 7:56pm on June 1.
Daylight savings time is observed in 2012 but it neither starts nor ends in June, so the entire month is in daylight time.
The median cloud cover is 55% (partly cloudy) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On June 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 29% of the time, partly cloudy 31% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 26% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around June 28, occurring in 60% of days. Precipitation is least likely around June 1, occurring in 50% of days.
Throughout June, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms, moderate rain, and light rain.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 53% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around June 30, when it is observed during 34% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 35% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around June 22, when it is observed during 20% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 11% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around June 7, when it is observed during 7% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in June or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 59% (mildly humid) to 93% (very humid) over the course of a typical June, rarely dropping below 50% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around June 30, at which time the relative humidity drops below 64% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around June 3, rising above 89% (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 June, the dew point typically varies from 69°F (muggy) to 77°F (oppressive) and is rarely below 65°F (mildy humid) or above 79°F (oppressive).
Over the course of June 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 8 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around June 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 14 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around June 20, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 14 mph (moderate breeze).