This report describes the typical weather at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (Charlottesville, Virginia, United States) 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.
Charlottesville, Virginia has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by forests (99%).
The month of June is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 79Â°F to 85Â°F over the course of the month, exceeding 93Â°F or dropping below 69Â°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 14:39 hours of daylight; the longest day is June 18 with 14:49 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:50am on June 14; the latest sunset is at 8:41pm on June 27; the latest sunrise is at 5:55am on June 30; the earliest sunset is at 8:32pm 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 52% (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 38% of the time, partly cloudy 9% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 41% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 46%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout June, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms, light rain, and moderate rain.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 44% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around June 29, when it is observed during 23% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 32% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around June 1, when it is observed during 17% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 17% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around June 3, when it is observed during 9% 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 49% (comfortable) to 93% (very humid) over the course of a typical June, rarely dropping below 31% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around June 17, at which time the relative humidity drops below 57% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around June 23, 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 53Â°F (very comfortable) to 68Â°F (muggy) and is rarely below 42Â°F (dry) or above 74Â°F (very muggy).
Over the course of June typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 11 mph (calm to gentle breeze), rarely exceeding 16 mph (moderate breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 5 mph (light breeze) occurs around June 3, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 11 mph (gentle breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 5 mph (light breeze) occurs around June 30, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 11 mph (gentle breeze).