Average Weather in June in Galveston Texas, United States
In Galveston, the month of June is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 4°F, from 85°F to 89°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 92°F or dropping below 82°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 76°F to 80°F, rarely falling below 71°F or exceeding 82°F.
For reference, on August 5, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Galveston typically range from 80°F to 90°F, while on January 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 49°F to 61°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in June
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on June. 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 June
The month of June in Galveston experiences rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 33% to 45%. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 32% on June 3.
The clearest day of the month is June 3, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 68% of the time.
For reference, on August 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 53%, while on October 26, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 69%.
Cloud Cover in June
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Galveston, the chance of a wet day over the course of June is increasing, starting the month at 33% and ending it at 39%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 42% on September 4, and its lowest chance is 22% on April 1.
Probability of Precipitation in June
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 June in Galveston is essentially constant, remaining about 4.7 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 10.3 inches or falling below 0.8 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 4.8 inches on June 23.
Average Monthly Rainfall in June
Over the course of June in Galveston, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is June 1, with 13 hours, 54 minutes of daylight and the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 1 minute of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in June
The earliest sunrise of the month in Galveston is 6:19 AM on June 10 and the latest sunrise is 4 minutes later at 6:23 AM on June 30.
The earliest sunset is 8:14 PM on June 1 and the latest sunset is 8 minutes later at 8:22 PM on June 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Galveston during 2017, but it neither starts nor ends during June, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:20 AM and sets 14 hours, 1 minute later, at 8:21 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:09 AM and sets 10 hours, 16 minutes later, at 5:25 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in June
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 Galveston is increasing during June, rising from 91% to 99% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 16, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on January 23, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 4% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in June
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 Galveston is gradually decreasing during June, decreasing from 5.8 miles per hour to 5.2 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on December 25, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.6 miles per hour, while on August 15, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in June
Wind Direction in June
Galveston 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 Galveston is increasing during June, rising by 4°F, from 80°F to 84°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in June
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 Galveston is gradually decreasing during June, falling by 0.7 kWh, from 6.6 kWh to 5.9 kWh, over the course of the month.
The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during June is 6.6 kWh on June 3.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in June
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Galveston are 29.301 deg latitude, -94.798 deg longitude, and 3 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Galveston is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 20 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (26 feet). Within 50 miles is essentially flat (112 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Galveston is covered by artificial surfaces (54%), water (25%), and bare soil (11%), within 10 miles by water (80%), and within 50 miles by water (57%) and cropland (19%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Galveston 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Galveston.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Galveston 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 Galveston is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Galveston and a given station.
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.