This report describes the typical weather at the Augusto Severo International Airport (Natal, Brazil) weather station over the course of an average June. It is based on the historical records from 1999 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Natal has a tropical savanna climate with dry winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (33%), grasslands (31%), croplands (22%), shrublands (9%), and forests (2%).
The month of June is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 85°F throughout the month, exceeding 89°F or dropping below 81°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of June, the length of the day is essentially constant.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:25am on June 1; the latest sunset is at 5:19pm on June 30; the latest sunrise is at 5:31am on June 30; the earliest sunset is at 5:13pm on June 2.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in 2012.
The median cloud cover is 66% (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 19% of the time, partly cloudy 35% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 44% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 54%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout June, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain and moderate rain.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 54% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around June 30, when it is observed during 31% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 38% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around June 13, when it is observed during 21% 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 65% (mildly humid) to 97% (very humid) over the course of a typical June, rarely dropping below 56% (mildly humid) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around June 30, at which time the relative humidity drops below 69% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around June 1, rising above 95% (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 75°F (very muggy) and is rarely below 67°F (muggy) or above 77°F (oppressive).
Over the course of June typical wind speeds vary from 3 mph to 17 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 22 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around June 29, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 17 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 8 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around June 2, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 16 mph (moderate breeze).