Average Sunshine for US Cities in July





The tables below pull together figures on the amount of sunshine each of the largest cities in the United States usually has in July.

The % Sun number measures the percentage of time between sunrise and sunset that sunshine reaches the ground. Total Hours is the average number of sunny hours the city normally has this month. Clear Days is the average number of days this month when cloud covers at most 30 percent of the sky during daylight hours.

Hours of sunshine are the means calculated for 1961 to 1990. The other data are averages taken from years of weather watching.

Average sunshine in July
% Sun City Total Hours Clear Days
63 Atlanta, Georgia 274 6
74 Austin, Texas 317 12
64 Baltimore, Maryland 290 9
59 Birmingham, Alabama 264 5
65 Boston, Massachusetts 301 7
67 Buffalo, New York 307 7
67 Charlotte, North Carolina 290 7
66 Chicago, Illinois 318 8
61 Cincinnati, Ohio 277 8
67 Cleveland, Ohio 307 8
60 Columbus, Ohio 261 7
75 Dallas, Texas 332 15
71 Denver, Colorado 325 9
68 Detroit, Michigan 317 9
62 Hartford, Connecticut 293 6
70 Houston, Texas 294 7
66 Indianapolis, Indiana 295 8
% Sun City Total Hours Clear Days
65 Jacksonville, Florida 282 5
72 Kansas City, Missouri 329 13
88 Las Vegas, Nevada 391 20
82 Los Angeles, California 13
67 Louisville, Kentucky 294 8
74 Memphis, Tennessee 327 10
72 Miami, Florida 309 3
69 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 321 10
72 Minneapolis, Minnesota 351 10
63 Nashville, Tennessee 279 8
58 New Orleans, Louisiana 257 5
65 New York, New York 268 8
79 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 357 15
61 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 276 7
85 Phoenix, Arizona 379 17
57 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 255 5
% Sun City Total Hours Clear Days
69 Portland, Oregon 332 13
63 Providence, Rhode Island 291 7
60 Raleigh, North Carolina 260 7
68 Richmond, Virginia 301 7
69 Rochester, New York 314 8
97 Sacramento, California 440 27
83 Salt Lake City, Utah 381 17
74 San Antonio, Texas 309 9
68 San Diego, California 305 13
66 San Francisco, California 21
65 Seattle, Washington 312 10
68 St. Louis, Missouri 309 9
62 Tampa, Florida 265 3
62 Virginia Beach, Virginia 278 7
62 Washington, DC 281 7
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. Comparative Climatic Data.

World Data Center for Meteorology. Climate of the World.

US City Sunshine
Back to Top