Average Weather in July at Gisborne Airport New Zealand
Daily high temperatures are around 57°F, rarely falling below 51°F or exceeding 62°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 56°F on July 13.
Daily low temperatures are around 44°F, rarely falling below 37°F or exceeding 52°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 44°F on July 5.
For reference, on January 17, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Gisborne Airport typically range from 60°F to 76°F, while on July 5, the coldest day of the year, they range from 44°F to 56°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
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The month of July at Gisborne Airport experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 47% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 49% on July 13.
The clearest day of the month is July 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 54% of the time.
For reference, on July 13, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 49%, while on March 9, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 65%.
Cloud Cover Categories in July
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At Gisborne Airport, the chance of a wet day over the course of July is essentially constant, remaining around 30% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 32% on July 5, and its lowest chance is 16% on January 3.
Probability of Precipitation in July
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 Gisborne Airport is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 3.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.9 inches or falls below 1.3 inches, and ending the month at 3.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.1 inches or falls below 1.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 4.0 inches on July 16.
Average Monthly Rainfall in July
Over the course of July at Gisborne Airport, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 36 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 12 seconds, and weekly increase of 8 minutes, 23 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is July 1, with 9 hours, 30 minutes of daylight and the longest day is July 31, with 10 hours, 6 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in July
The latest sunrise of the month at Gisborne Airport is 7:26 AM on July 1 and the earliest sunrise is 15 minutes earlier at 7:11 AM on July 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:56 PM on July 1 and the latest sunset is 21 minutes later at 5:17 PM on July 31.
Daylight saving time is observed at Gisborne Airport during 2019, but it neither starts nor ends during July, so the entire month is in standard time.
For reference, on December 22, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:39 AM and sets 14 hours, 53 minutes later, at 8:32 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:25 AM and sets 9 hours, 28 minutes later, at 4:53 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in July
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 Gisborne Airport is essentially constant during July, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on February 10, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 6% of the time, while on May 28, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in July
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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 Gisborne Airport is essentially constant during July, remaining within 0.3 miles per hour of 11.0 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on June 27, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.4 miles per hour, while on April 26, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in July
The hourly average wind direction at Gisborne Airport throughout July is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 37% on July 1.
Wind Direction in July
Gisborne Airport 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 at Gisborne Airport is essentially constant during July, remaining within 1°F of 57°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in July
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 Gisborne 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
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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 Gisborne Airport are gradually increasing during July, increasing by 62°F, from 0°F to 62°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in July
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 Gisborne Airport is essentially constant during July, remaining within 0.3 kWh of 2.1 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in July
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Gisborne Airport are -38.663 deg latitude, 177.978 deg longitude, and 26 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Gisborne Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 121 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 21 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,654 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,816 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Gisborne Airport is covered by grassland (64%), trees (14%), and water (14%), within 10 miles by water (42%) and trees (27%), and within 50 miles by water (59%) and trees (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Gisborne Airport 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
Gisborne 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 Tauranga Airport.
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 aiports 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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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
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