This report describes the typical weather at the Guararapes (Gilberto Freyre) International Airport (Recife, Brazil) weather station over the course of an average July. It is based on the historical records from 1974 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Recife has a tropical monsoon climate with short dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (55%), croplands (27%), forests (9%), floodplains (2%), and shrublands (2%).
The month of July is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 83°F throughout the month, exceeding 87°F or dropping below 79°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of July, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is July 11 with 11:40 hours of daylight; the longest day is July 30 with 11:46 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:33am on July 31; the latest sunset is at 5:19pm on July 29; the latest sunrise is at 5:35am on July 11; the earliest sunset is at 5:14pm on July 1.
Daylight savings time (DST) is not observed in 2012.
The median cloud cover is 63% (partly cloudy) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On July 16, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 17% of the time, partly cloudy 32% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 30% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around July 3, occurring in 76% of days. Precipitation is least likely around July 31, occurring in 69% of days.
Throughout July, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain and light rain.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 64% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around July 3, when it is observed during 49% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 33% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around July 12, when it is observed during 24% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in July or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 65% (mildly humid) to 95% (very humid) over the course of a typical July, rarely dropping below 58% (mildly humid) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around July 31, at which time the relative humidity drops below 69% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around July 6, rising above 93% (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 July, the dew point typically varies from 68°F (muggy) to 74°F (very muggy) and is rarely below 65°F (mildy humid) or above 76°F (oppressive).
Over the course of July typical wind speeds vary from 1 mph to 15 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 21 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around July 29, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 8 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around July 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 14 mph (moderate breeze).