This report describes the typical weather at the Macau International Airport (Taipa Island (Ilha da Taipa), Macau) weather station over the course of an average October 2. It is based on the historical records from 1996 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Taipa Island (Ilha da Taipa) has a warm temperate climate with dry winters and hot summers. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (69%), croplands (24%), and grasslands (4%).
The temperature typically varies from 78°F to 83°F and is rarely below 74°F or above 87°F.
The coolest hours of the day are from 1am to 9am with the coldest at 5am, at which time the temperature is below 79°F three days out of four.
The warmest hours of the day are from 1pm to 3pm with the hottest at 2pm, at which time the temperature is above 81°F three days out of four.
The day has gained half its heat by 11am and lost it again by 7pm.
On October 2 the Sun rises at 6:17am and sets at 6:12pm.
Solar noon is at 12:14pm.
For reference, on the longest day of the year the Sun rises at 5:42am and sets at 7:12pm, while on the shortest day of the year it rises at 7:00am and sets at 5:47pm.
Astronomical twilight begins and ends 74 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 5:03am and 7:26pm, respectively.
Nautical twilight begins and ends 48 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 5:28am and 7:00pm, respectively.
Civil twilight begins and ends 22 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 5:55am and 6:34pm, respectively.
Solar twilight begins and ends 30 minutes after sunrise and before sunset at 6:47am and 5:42pm, respectively.
The median cloud cover is 57% (partly cloudy) and does not vary substantially over the course of the day.
On average, the sky is clear or mostly clear 36% of the time, partly cloudy 19% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 40% of the time.
There is a 40% chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during the day.
When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of slight rain (38% of days with precipitation have at worst slight rain), thunderstorms (35%), and moderate rain (24%).
Precipitation is most likely around 6am and least likely around 11pm.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location on October 2 or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 71% (humid) to 82% (humid), rarely dropping below 59% (mildly humid), or exceeding 91% (very humid).
The air is driest at 2pm, at which time the relative humidity is less than 78% (humid) three days out of four; it is most humid at 5am, exceeding 77% (humid) three days out of four.
The dew point ranges from 71°F to 73°F with an average of 72°F, which feels muggy no matter what the relative humidity is.
For reference, comfortable indoor conditions should have a relative humidity between 30% and 50% with a dew point of less than 65°F.
The wind speed is 12 mph (gentle breeze) on average and is rarely outside the range 6 mph to 17 mph (light breeze to moderate breeze). The wind speed does not vary substantially during the course of the day.
The wind is most often out of the east (33% of the time), north (32% of the time), and north east (10% of the time). The wind is least often out of the south west (1% of the time), north west (2% of the time), and west (4% of the time).