Average Weather in July in Taft California, United States
In Taft, the month of July is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 2°F, from 93°F to 96°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 102°F or dropping below 86°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 96°F on July 28.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 63°F to 65°F, rarely falling below 55°F or exceeding 72°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 65°F on July 30.
For reference, on July 26, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Taft typically range from 65°F to 96°F, while on January 31, the coldest day of the year, they range from 40°F to 62°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in July
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on July. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in July
The month of July in Taft experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 10% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is July 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 91% of the time.
For reference, on February 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 47%, while on August 9, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 91%.
Cloud Cover in July
Over the course of July in Taft, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 34 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 8 seconds, and weekly decrease of 7 minutes, 53 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is July 31, with 13 hours, 55 minutes of daylight and the longest day is July 1, with 14 hours, 29 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in July
The earliest sunrise of the month in Taft is 5:47 AM on July 1 and the latest sunrise is 19 minutes later at 6:06 AM on July 31.
The latest sunset is 8:16 PM on July 1 and the earliest sunset is 15 minutes earlier at 8:01 PM on July 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Taft during 2017, but it neither starts nor ends during July, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:43 AM and sets 14 hours, 32 minutes later, at 8:15 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:02 AM and sets 9 hours, 47 minutes later, at 4:49 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in July
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Taft is essentially constant during July, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in July
The average hourly wind speed in Taft is essentially constant during July, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 3.0 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.8 miles per hour, while on August 28, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in July
Wind Direction in July
Taft is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Taft is gradually increasing during July, rising by 2°F, from 57°F to 59°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in July
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Taft is essentially constant during July, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 8.4 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in July
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Taft are 35.142 deg latitude, -119.457 deg longitude, and 974 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Taft contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 942 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,009 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,353 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,645 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Taft is covered by shrubs (85%) and grassland (12%), within 10 miles by grassland (47%) and shrubs (44%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (36%) and grassland (35%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Taft year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 6 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Taft.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Taft according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Taft is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Taft and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Meadows Field (35%, 49 kilometers, northeast); Sandberg (8%, 80 kilometers, southeast); Santa Ynez Airport (17%, 82 kilometers, southwest); Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (15%, 87 kilometers, southwest); Santa Maria Airport (14%, 94 kilometers, west); and Oxnard Airport (11%, 107 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .