July’s weather was very hot and sunny with average rainfall. The temperature averaged 75.6 degrees, 3.1 degrees above average and 6.6 degrees warmer than July 2009. This monthly average temperature is tied for 2nd hottest July on record with July 1952, surpassed only by 75.9 degrees set in 1994. Maximum temperature was 95.0 degrees, recorded on the 6th, and a minimum temperature of 55.0 degrees was recorded on the 1st and 2nd. Daytime high temperatures averaged 85.0 degrees, 5.4 degrees above the norm. Evening temperatures averaged 66.0 degrees, 1.9 degrees above the norm. There were 6 days with above 90 degrees recorded this month and an official heat wave occured on July 4th – 7th.
Sunshine totaled 68% of the possible sunshine hours, 11 points above average. 2009 was 6 points below the average. We did have 9 days with 90% or greater of possible sunshine, while on 2 days we had less than 10% sunshine.
We recorded 3.23 inches of rainfall, which is the average for July. Rainfall was recorded on 8 days, and 6 of these days had measurable precipitation over 0.10 inches. The largest 24-hour rainfall of 1.71 inches occurred on the 24th and 25th. Year-to-date rainfall for 2010 is 30.41 inches, 2.71 inches above average year-to-date rainfall for East Wareham and 5.48 inches below 2009 rainfall at this time. Thunderstorms were recorded on 2 days.