This report describes the typical weather at the Murcia-San Javier Airport (Murcia /Cartagena, Spain) weather station over the course of an average October. It is based on the historical records from 2006 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Murcia /Cartagena 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 October is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 78Â°F to 71Â°F over the course of the month, exceeding 81Â°F or dropping below 67Â°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of October, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1:09 hours, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 2.2 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is October 31 with 10:38 hours of daylight; the longest day is October 1 with 11:46 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 7:19am on October 28; the latest sunset is at 7:39pm on October 1; the latest sunrise is at 8:17am on October 27; the earliest sunset is at 5:59pm on October 31.
Daylight savings time (DST) ends at 2:00am on October 28, 2012, shifting sunrise and sunset to an hour earlier.
The median cloud cover ranges from 40% (partly cloudy) to 45% (partly cloudy). The trend is for the sky to be becoming cloudier with the median cloud cover increasing by 5% from the start to the end of the month.
On October 16, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 20% of the time, partly cloudy 8% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 10% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 21%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout October, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms, light rain, and moderate rain.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 34% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around October 1, when it is observed during 9% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 30% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around October 22, when it is observed during 7% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 27% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around October 31, when it is observed during 7% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in October or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 53% (mildly humid) to 88% (very humid) over the course of a typical October, rarely dropping below 37% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 97% (very humid).
The air is driest around October 31, at which time the relative humidity drops below 63% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around October 16, rising above 85% (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 October, the dew point typically varies from 48Â°F (dry) to 65Â°F (mildy humid) and is rarely below 39Â°F (dry) or above 68Â°F (muggy).
The time of the month between October 1 and October 31 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.
Over the course of October typical wind speeds vary from 1 mph to 12 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 20 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around October 30, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 12 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around October 10, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 12 mph (gentle breeze).