This report describes the typical weather at the Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport (Nassau, The Bahamas) weather station over the course of an average September. 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 September is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 89°F throughout the month, exceeding 92°F or dropping below 85°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of September, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. The shortest day of the month is September 30 with 11:56 hours of daylight; the longest day is September 1 with 12:37 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:51am on September 1; the latest sunset is at 7:28pm on September 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:02am on September 30; the earliest sunset is at 6:57pm on September 30.
Daylight savings time is observed in 2012 but it neither starts nor ends in September, so the entire month is in daylight time.
The median cloud cover is 53% (partly cloudy) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On September 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 30% of the time, partly cloudy 33% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 25% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around September 1, occurring in 69% of days. Precipitation is least likely around September 30, occurring in 61% of days.
Throughout September, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms, moderate rain, and light rain.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 50% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around September 1, when it is observed during 39% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 38% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around September 30, when it is observed during 28% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 11% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around September 30, when it is observed during 8% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in September or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 60% (mildly humid) to 94% (very humid) over the course of a typical September, rarely dropping below 53% (mildly humid) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around September 1, at which time the relative humidity drops below 64% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around September 23, 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 September, the dew point typically varies from 71°F (very muggy) to 78°F (oppressive) and is rarely below 68°F (muggy) or above 81°F (very oppressive).
Over the course of September typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 13 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 19 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around September 4, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 13 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around September 24, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 13 mph (moderate breeze).