This report describes the typical weather at the Orlando Executive Airport (Orlando, Florida, United States) weather station over the course of an average December 25. It is based on the historical records from 1989 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Orlando, Florida has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by croplands (69%), forests (10%), lakes and rivers (9%), grasslands (7%), and built-up areas (5%).
The temperature typically varies from 55°F to 69°F and is rarely below 43°F or above 79°F.
The coolest hours of the day are from 1am to 9am with the coldest at 7am, at which time the temperature is below 62°F three days out of four.
The warmest hours of the day are from noon to 6pm with the hottest at 3pm, at which time the temperature is above 63°F three days out of four.
The day has gained half its heat by 11am and lost it again by 8pm.
On December 25 the Sun rises at 7:16am and sets at 5:35pm.
Solar noon is at 12:25pm.
For reference, on the longest day of the year the Sun rises at 6:27am and sets at 8:26pm, while on the shortest day of the year it rises at 7:14am and sets at 5:33pm.
Astronomical twilight begins and ends 84 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 5:51am and 6:59pm, respectively.
Nautical twilight begins and ends 56 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 6:20am and 6:31pm, respectively.
Civil twilight begins and ends 26 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 6:49am and 6:01pm, respectively.
Solar twilight begins and ends 35 minutes after sunrise and before sunset at 7:51am and 5:00pm, respectively.
The median cloud cover ranges from 18% (mostly clear) to 41% (partly cloudy).
At 10pm, the clearest time of the day, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 64% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 35% of the time.
At 1pm, the cloudiest time of the day, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 48% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 52% of the time.
The sky is typically clearing in earnest by 6pm.
The clouds have typically started forming in earnest by 4am.
There is a 30% chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during the day.
The average measured liquid-equivalent quantity of precipitation is 0.026". Among only those days for which there is at least some measured precipitation, the average is 0.153" and the total rarely exceeds 0.334".
When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of slight rain (42% of days with precipitation have at worst slight rain), moderate rain (27%), heavy rain (14%), and thunderstorms (13%).
Precipitation is most likely around 3pm and least likely around 10pm.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location on December 25 or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 56% (mildly humid) to 86% (very humid), rarely dropping below 37% (comfortable), or exceeding 98% (very humid).
The air is driest at 3pm, at which time the relative humidity is less than 64% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid at 6am, exceeding 81% (humid) three days out of four.
The dew point ranges from 51°F to 52°F with an average of 52°F.
For reference, comfortable indoor conditions should have a relative humidity between 30% and 50% with a dew point of less than 65°F.
Sustained wind speeds typically vary from 5 mph to 10 mph (light breeze to gentle breeze) over the course of the day.
The peak sustained wind speed typically occurs around 2pm and is rarely outside the range 5 mph to 16 mph (light breeze to moderate breeze).
The wind is most calm around 4am, rarely exceeding 10 mph (gentle breeze).
The wind is most often out of the north (19% of the time), north west (12% of the time), and north east (11% of the time).