Average Weather in July in Laayoune Western Sahara
Daily high temperatures increase by 4°F, from 84°F to 88°F, rarely falling below 79°F or exceeding 96°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 67°F to 69°F, rarely falling below 64°F or exceeding 71°F.
For reference, on August 8, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Laayoune typically range from 69°F to 88°F, while on January 14, the coldest day of the year, they range from 54°F to 72°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 Laayoune experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 3% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 2% on July 18.
The clearest day of the month is July 18, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 98% of the time.
For reference, on November 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 36%, while on July 18, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 98%.
Cloud Cover Categories in July
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Laayoune, the chance of a wet day over the course of July is essentially constant, remaining around 1% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 8% on December 5, and its lowest chance is 0% on July 5.
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 in Laayoune is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in July
Over the course of July in Laayoune, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 24 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 48 seconds, and weekly decrease of 5 minutes, 35 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is July 31, with 13 hours, 26 minutes of daylight and the longest day is July 1, with 13 hours, 49 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in July
The earliest sunrise of the month in Laayoune is 7:01 AM on July 1 and the latest sunrise is 14 minutes later at 7:16 AM on July 31.
The latest sunset is 8:51 PM on July 2 and the earliest sunset is 10 minutes earlier at 8:41 PM on July 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Laayoune during 2018, 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 6:58 AM and sets 13 hours, 51 minutes later, at 8:50 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:37 AM and sets 10 hours, 26 minutes later, at 6:03 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time 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 in Laayoune is very rapidly increasing during July, rising from 8% to 29% over the course of the month.
For reference, on August 25, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 39% of the time, while on January 17, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in July
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 in Laayoune is gradually increasing during July, increasing from 16.0 miles per hour to 16.6 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 17, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 16.9 miles per hour, while on November 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.7 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during July is 16.9 miles per hour on July 17.
Average Wind Speed in July
Wind Direction in July
Laayoune 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 Laayoune is essentially constant during July, remaining around 68°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 in Laayoune 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
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 in Laayoune are rapidly increasing during July, increasing by 742°F, from 3,017°F to 3,758°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 in Laayoune is gradually decreasing during July, falling by 0.5 kWh, from 8.0 kWh to 7.4 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in July
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Laayoune are 27.142 deg latitude, -13.188 deg longitude, and 223 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Laayoune contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 459 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 195 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (427 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,096 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Laayoune is covered by bare soil (100%), within 10 miles by bare soil (100%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (64%) and water (35%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Laayoune 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 is only a single weather station, Hassan I Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Laayoune.
At a distance of 3 kilometers from Laayoune, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Laayoune according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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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