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Average Weather at Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport California, United States

At Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport, the summers are long, warm, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are short, cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 43°F to 81°F and is rarely below 35°F or above 91°F.

The warm season lasts for 4.3 months, from June 5 to October 13, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is August 24, with an average high of 81°F and low of 60°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.6 months, from November 27 to February 16, with an average daily high temperature below 63°F. The coldest day of the year is December 31, with an average low of 43°F and high of 59°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature at Norman Y. Mineta San José International AirportwarmcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F10°F20°F30°F40°F50°F60°F70°F80°F90°F100°FDec 3159°FDec 3159°FAug 2481°FAug 2481°F43°F43°F60°F60°FJun 577°FJun 577°FOct 1377°FOct 1377°FFeb 1663°FFeb 1663°F56°F56°F55°F55°F46°F46°F46°F46°F
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature at Norman Y. Mineta San José International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcomfortablecoldcoolwarmchilly
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Clouds

At Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year at Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport begins around May 23 and lasts for 5.1 months, ending around October 26. On July 29, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 92% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 8% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 26 and lasts for 6.9 months, ending around May 23. On January 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 56% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 44% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories at Norman Y. Mineta San José International AirportclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2992%Jul 2992%Jan 1144%Jan 1144%May 2368%May 2368%Oct 2668%Oct 2668%clearovercastpartly cloudymostly clearmostly cloudy
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 5.2 months, from November 5 to April 10, with a greater than 15% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 30% on February 20.

The drier season lasts 6.8 months, from April 10 to November 5. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 19.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 30% on February 20.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Norman Y. Mineta San José International AirportwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 2030%Feb 2030%Jul 190%Jul 190%Jan 126%Jan 126%Nov 516%Nov 516%Apr 1015%Apr 1015%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.3 months, from October 4 to May 14, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 15, with an average total accumulation of 3.9 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.7 months, from May 14 to October 4. The least rain falls around July 30, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall at Norman Y. Mineta San José International AirportrainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in2 in4 in6 in8 inFeb 153.9 inFeb 153.9 inJul 300.0 inJul 300.0 inOct 40.5 inOct 40.5 inMay 140.5 inMay 140.5 in
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day at Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 35 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 44 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Norman Y. Mineta San José International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2014 hr, 44 minJun 2014 hr, 44 minJun 2012 hr, 8 minSep 2212 hr, 8 minSep 229 hr, 35 minDec 219 hr, 35 minDec 21nightnightday
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:46 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 49 minutes later at 7:35 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:49 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 43 minutes later at 8:32 PM on June 27.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport during 2017, starting in the spring on March 12, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 5.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Norman Y. Mineta San José International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 135:46 AMJun 135:46 AM8:32 PMJun 278:32 PMJun 27Dec 64:49 PMDec 64:49 PM7:35 AMNov 47:35 AMNov 4Mar 12DSTMar 12DSTDSTNov 5DSTNov 5daynightnightnightnight
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Humidity

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 perceived humidity level at Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels at Norman Y. Mineta San José International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jan 310%Jan 310%Jul 250%Jul 250%drydrycomfortablecomfortablehumidhumid
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

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 Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from March 23 to August 21, with average wind speeds of more than 3.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is June 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.5 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.1 months, from August 21 to March 23. The calmest day of the year is October 21, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.3 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed at Norman Y. Mineta San José International AirportwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mphJun 64.5 mphJun 64.5 mphOct 213.3 mphOct 213.3 mphMar 233.9 mphMar 233.9 mphAug 213.9 mphAug 213.9 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction at Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 9.2 months, from February 9 to November 14, with a peak percentage of 91% on August 11. The wind is most often from the north for 2.8 months, from November 14 to February 9, with a peak percentage of 32% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction at Norman Y. Mineta San José International AirportNWNJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westnortheast
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Norman Y. Mineta San José International 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 water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.6 months, from August 1 to October 19, with an average temperature above 57°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is September 16, with an average temperature of 58°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 5.7 months, from December 21 to June 12, with an average temperature below 54°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is May 3, with an average temperature of 53°F.

Average Water Temperature

Average Water Temperature at Norman Y. Mineta San José International AirportwarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec50°F52°F54°F56°F58°F60°F62°FSep 1658°FSep 1658°F53°FMay 353°FMay 3Aug 157°FAug 157°FOct 1957°FOct 1957°FDec 2154°FDec 2154°FJun 1254°FJun 1254°F
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from May 7 to August 26, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 27, with an average of 8.5 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from November 4 to February 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 26, with an average of 2.2 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Norman Y. Mineta San José International AirportbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhJun 278.5 kWhJun 278.5 kWhDec 262.2 kWhDec 262.2 kWhMay 77.2 kWhMay 77.2 kWhAug 267.2 kWhAug 267.2 kWhNov 43.5 kWhNov 43.5 kWhFeb 193.5 kWhFeb 193.5 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport are 37.362 deg latitude, -121.929 deg longitude, and 62 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 85 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 56 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (2,615 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,285 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport is covered by artificial surfaces (100%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (70%) and grassland (13%), and within 50 miles by water (30%) and grassland (21%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Norman Y. Mineta San José International 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

Norman Y. Mineta San José International 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.

The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Moffett Federal Airfield, Hayward Air Terminal Airport, Livermore Municipal Airport, Watsonville Municipal Airport, Oakland International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, Naval Air Station Alameda (historical), and Half Moon Bay Airport.

Other Data

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.