This report describes the typical weather at the Alicante Airport (El Altet Airport) (Alicante/Benidorm/Costa Blanca, Spain) weather station over the course of an average September. It is based on the historical records from 2006 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Alicante/Benidorm/Costa Blanca has a hot semi-arid steppe climate. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (100%).
The month of September is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 85Â°F to 79Â°F over the course of the month, exceeding 90Â°F or dropping below 75Â°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of September, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1:11 hours, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 2.4 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is September 30 with 11:49 hours of daylight; the longest day is September 1 with 12:60 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 7:28am on September 1; the latest sunset is at 8:27pm on September 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:53am on September 30; the earliest sunset is at 7:42pm on September 30.
Daylight savings time is observed in 2012 but it neither starts nor ends in September, so the entire month is in daylight time.
The median cloud cover is 42% (partly cloudy) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On September 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 33% of the time, partly cloudy 18% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 15% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around September 29, occurring in 25% of days. Precipitation is least likely around September 1, occurring in 18% of days.
Throughout September, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms, light rain, and moderate rain.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 49% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around September 12, when it is observed during 10% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 25% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around September 30, when it is observed during 7% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 19% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around September 29, when it is observed during 7% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in September or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 44% (comfortable) to 86% (very humid) over the course of a typical September, rarely dropping below 31% (comfortable), or exceeding 95% (very humid).
The air is driest around September 1, at which time the relative humidity drops below 51% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around September 30, rising above 81% (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 September, the dew point typically varies from 54Â°F (very comfortable) to 69Â°F (muggy) and is rarely below 47Â°F (dry) or above 73Â°F (very muggy).
Over the course of September typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 13 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 18 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around September 18, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 13 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around September 29, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 13 mph (moderate breeze).