This report describes the typical weather at the Newport Municipal Airport (Newport, Oregon, United States) weather station over the course of an average year. It is based on the historical records from 2002 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Newport, Oregon has a mediterranean climate with dry warm summers and mild winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by forests (52%) and oceans and seas (47%).
Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 39Â°F to 65Â°F and is rarely below 32Â°F or above 70Â°F.
The warm season lasts from June 21 to October 3 with an average daily high temperature above 62Â°F. The hottest day of the year is August 18, with an average high of 65Â°F and low of 51Â°F.
The cold season lasts from November 26 to February 12 with an average daily high temperature below 53Â°F. The coldest day of the year is February 18, with an average low of 39Â°F and high of 52Â°F.
The length of the day varies significantly over the course of the year. The shortest day is December 21 with 8:49 hours of daylight; the longest day is June 20 with 15:34 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:30am on June 15 and the latest sunset is at 9:06pm on June 25. The latest sunrise is at 7:57am on November 3 and the earliest sunset is at 4:36pm on December 11.
Daylight saving 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 62% (partly cloudy) to 95% (overcast). The sky is cloudiest on March 22 and clearest on August 27. The clearer part of the year begins around June 2. The cloudier part of the year begins around October 25.
On August 27, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 45% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 54% of the time.
On March 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 78% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 21% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the year. Precipitation is most likely around March 22, occurring in 64% of days. Precipitation is least likely around July 16, occurring in 27% of days.
Over the entire year, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain, heavy rain, and light rain.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 57% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around March 22, when it is observed during 42% of all days.
Heavy rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 22% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around October 30, when it is observed during 19% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 13% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around June 22, when it is observed during 9% of all days.
During the warm season, which lasts from June 21 to October 3, there is a 33% 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 (51% of days with precipitation have at worst moderate rain), light rain (20%), heavy rain (16%), and drizzle (12%).
During the cold season, which lasts from November 26 to February 12, there is a 59% 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 (61% of days with precipitation have at worst moderate rain), heavy rain (25%), and light rain (7%).
The likelihood of snow falling is highest around December 17, occurring in 2% of days.
Either snow rarely accumulates at this location or snow depth measurements are unavailable or unreliable.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 64% (mildly humid) to 99% (very humid) over the course of the year, rarely dropping below 41% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around February 12, at which time the relative humidity drops below 75% (humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around August 27, exceeding 100% (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 35Â°F (dry) to 57Â°F (comfortable) and is rarely below 26Â°F (dry) or above 61Â°F (comfortable).
The time of the year between May 17 and October 30 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.
Over the course of the year typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 21 mph (calm to fresh breeze), rarely exceeding 33 mph (high wind).
The highest average wind speed of 12 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around January 2, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 21 mph (fresh breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around September 25, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 14 mph (moderate breeze).