This report describes the typical weather at the Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport (Nassau, The Bahamas) 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.
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%).
Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 64°F to 90°F and is rarely below 57°F or above 93°F.
The warm season lasts from June 9 to October 4 with an average daily high temperature above 87°F. The hottest day of the year is August 6, with an average high of 90°F and low of 78°F.
The cold season lasts from December 9 to March 19 with an average daily high temperature below 80°F. The coldest day of the year is February 4, with an average low of 64°F and high of 77°F.
The length of the day varies significantly over the course of the year. The shortest day is December 21 with 10:35 hours of daylight; the longest day is June 20 with 13:41 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:19am on June 12 and the latest sunset is at 8:04pm on June 29. The latest sunrise is at 7:23am on March 11 and the earliest sunset is at 5:19pm on November 26.
Daylight savings time (DST) is observed in this location during 2012, starting in the spring on March 11 and ending in the fall on November 4.
The median cloud cover ranges from 41% (partly cloudy) to 56% (partly cloudy). The sky is cloudiest on June 22 and clearest on April 11. The clearer part of the year begins around October 26. The cloudier part of the year begins around May 17.
On April 11, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 70% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 17% of the time.
On June 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 58% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 28% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the year. Precipitation is most likely around September 1, occurring in 69% of days. Precipitation is least likely around March 30, occurring in 27% of days.
Over the entire year, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain, thunderstorms, and light rain.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 47% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around October 12, when it is observed during 29% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 36% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around August 14, when it is observed during 40% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 15% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around October 21, when it is observed during 10% of all days.
During the warm season, which lasts from June 9 to October 4, there is a 64% 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 (56% of days with precipitation have at worst thunderstorms), moderate rain (33%), and light rain (10%).
During the cold season, which lasts from December 9 to March 19, there is a 31% 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 (67% of days with precipitation have at worst moderate rain), light rain (22%), and thunderstorms (8%).
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 53% (mildly humid) to 94% (very humid) over the course of the year, rarely dropping below 42% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around April 1, at which time the relative humidity drops below 60% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around October 1, 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 57°F (comfortable) to 78°F (oppressive) and is rarely below 47°F (dry) or above 81°F (very oppressive).
Over the course of the year typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 16 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 23 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around March 12, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 16 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around August 18, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 13 mph (moderate breeze).