July Weather at Maine-Soroa Airport Niger
Daily high temperatures decrease by 6°F, from 99°F to 92°F, rarely falling below 86°F or exceeding 104°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 79°F to 76°F, rarely falling below 72°F or exceeding 83°F.
For reference, on May 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Maine-Soroa Airport typically range from 81°F to 106°F, while on January 3, the coldest day of the year, they range from 57°F to 84°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in July at Maine-Soroa Airport
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 at Maine-Soroa Airport
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The month of July at Maine-Soroa Airport experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 53% to 58%.
The clearest day of the month is July 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 47% of the time.
For reference, on August 18, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 60%, while on January 5, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 68%.
Cloud Cover Categories in July at Maine-Soroa Airport
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At Maine-Soroa Airport, the chance of a wet day over the course of July is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 34% and ending it at 60%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 61% on August 5, and its lowest chance is 0% on February 7.
Probability of Precipitation in July at Maine-Soroa Airport
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during July at Maine-Soroa Airport is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 2.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.8 inches or falls below 0.9 inches, and ending the month at 4.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.5 inches or falls below 2.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in July at Maine-Soroa Airport
Over the course of July at Maine-Soroa Airport, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is July 31, with 12 hours, 43 minutes of daylight and the longest day is July 1, with 12 hours, 54 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in July at Maine-Soroa Airport
The earliest sunrise of the month at Maine-Soroa Airport is 5:49 AM on July 1 and the latest sunrise is 8 minutes later at 5:57 AM on July 31.
The latest sunset is 6:43 PM on July 10 and the earliest sunset is 4 minutes earlier at 6:39 PM on July 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed at Maine-Soroa Airport during 2021.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:46 AM and sets 12 hours, 54 minutes later, at 6:41 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:29 AM and sets 11 hours, 21 minutes later, at 5:50 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in July at Maine-Soroa Airport
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for July 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in July at Maine-Soroa Airport
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy at Maine-Soroa Airport is very rapidly increasing during July, rising from 72% to 96% over the course of the month.
For reference, on August 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 98% of the time, while on November 23, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in July at Maine-Soroa Airport
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This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed at Maine-Soroa Airport is gradually decreasing during July, decreasing from 8.8 miles per hour to 8.0 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 17, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.7 miles per hour, while on September 24, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.3 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during July is 8.8 miles per hour on July 3.
Average Wind Speed in July at Maine-Soroa Airport
The hourly average wind direction at Maine-Soroa Airport throughout July is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 51% on July 30.
Wind Direction in July at Maine-Soroa Airport
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
Temperatures at Maine-Soroa Airport are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in July at Maine-Soroa Airport
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Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days at Maine-Soroa Airport are very rapidly increasing during July, increasing by 983°F, from 5,512°F to 6,494°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in July at Maine-Soroa Airport
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy at Maine-Soroa Airport is gradually decreasing during July, falling by 0.7 kWh, from 6.3 kWh to 5.6 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in July at Maine-Soroa Airport
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Maine-Soroa Airport are 13.233 deg latitude, 11.983 deg longitude, and 1,099 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Maine-Soroa Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 151 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,089 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (174 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (367 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Maine-Soroa Airport is covered by grassland (75%) and cropland (16%), within 10 miles by grassland (71%) and cropland (17%), and within 50 miles by grassland (56%) and cropland (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Maine-Soroa Airport, 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
Maine-Soroa Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
In this case, the only station close and reliable enough to use as a fallback is Diffa.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
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