Average Weather in July in Oxford Alabama, United States
In Oxford, the month of July is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 89°F throughout the month, rarely exceeding 95°F or dropping below 82°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 90°F on July 23.
Daily low temperatures are around 70°F, rarely falling below 65°F or exceeding 74°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 71°F on July 26.
For reference, on July 23, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Oxford typically range from 71°F to 90°F, while on January 26, the coldest day of the year, they range from 35°F to 54°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 Oxford experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 43% to 39%. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 44% on July 8.
The clearest day of the month is July 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 61% of the time.
For reference, on January 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 55%, while on October 13, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
Cloud Cover Categories in July
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Oxford, the chance of a wet day over the course of July is decreasing, starting the month at 42% and ending it at 38%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 44% on July 9, and its lowest chance is 20% on October 15.
Probability of Precipitation in July
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during July in Oxford is decreasing, starting the month at 3.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.0 inches or falls below 1.5 inches, and ending the month at 3.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.2 inches or falls below 1.2 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 3.6 inches on July 2.
Average Monthly Rainfall in July
Over the course of July in Oxford, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 32 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 3 seconds, and weekly decrease of 7 minutes, 24 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is July 31, with 13 hours, 49 minutes of daylight and the longest day is July 1, with 14 hours, 21 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in July
The earliest sunrise of the month in Oxford is 5:36 AM on July 1 and the latest sunrise is 18 minutes later at 5:55 AM on July 31.
The latest sunset is 7:57 PM on July 1 and the earliest sunset is 14 minutes earlier at 7:43 PM on July 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Oxford 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 5:33 AM and sets 14 hours, 23 minutes later, at 7:56 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:43 AM and sets 9 hours, 55 minutes later, at 4:39 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in July
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Oxford is increasing during July, rising from 83% to 89% over the course of the month.
The highest chance of a muggy day during July is 92% on July 24.
For reference, on July 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 92% of the time, while on January 23, 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 Oxford is essentially constant during July, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 3.3 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.2 miles per hour, while on August 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in July
Wind Direction in July
The growing season in Oxford typically lasts for 7.4 months (225 days), from around March 26 to around November 6, rarely starting before March 1 or after April 16, and rarely ending before October 19 or after November 25.
The month of July in Oxford is reliably fully within the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in July
The average accumulated growing degree days in Oxford is rapidly increasing during July, increasing by 833°F, from 2,146°F to 2,979°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in July
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Oxford is essentially constant during July, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 6.5 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in July
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Oxford are 33.614 deg latitude, -85.835 deg longitude, and 686 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Oxford contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 935 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 746 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,860 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,005 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Oxford is covered by artificial surfaces (61%), trees (28%), and cropland (10%), within 10 miles by trees (67%) and artificial surfaces (16%), and within 50 miles by trees (72%) and cropland (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Oxford 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Oxford.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Oxford 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 Oxford is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Oxford and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Anniston Metropolitan Airport (95%, 3.6 kilometers, southwest); Northeast Alabama Regional Airport (3.0%, 45 kilometers, northwest); and West Georgia Regional Airport - O V Gray Field (1.8%, 64 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .