Average Weather In February For Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Location

This report describes the typical weather at the Toronto City (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) weather station over the course of an average February. It is based on the historical records from 2006 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.

Toronto, Ontario has a humid continental climate with warm summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (42%), grasslands (40%), built-up areas (9%), and forests (9%).

Temperature

The month of February is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs ranging from 31°F to 35°F over the course of the month, exceeding 44°F or dropping below 22°F only one day in ten.

Daily High and Low Temperature in February

The daily average low (blue) and high (red) temperature with percentile bands (inner band from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).
Daily low temperatures are around 22°F, falling below 9°F or exceeding 32°F only one day in ten.

Fraction of Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands in February

The average fraction of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid (below 15°F), freezing (15°F to 32°F), cold (32°F to 50°F), cool (50°F to 65°F), comfortable (65°F to 75°F), warm (75°F to 85°F), hot (85°F to 100°F) and sweltering (above 100°F).

Sun

Over the course of February, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1:17 hours, implying an average day-over-day increase of 2.7 minutes.

The shortest day of the month is February 1 with 9:53 hours of daylight; the longest day is February 29 with 11:11 hours of daylight.

Daily Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line), with various degrees of daylight, twilight, and night, indicated by the color bands. From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray): full daylight, solar twilight (Sun is visible but less than 6° from the horizon), civil twilight (Sun is not visible but is less than 6° below the horizon), nautical twilight (Sun is between 6° and 12° below the horizon), astronomical twilight (Sun is between 12° and 18° below the horizon), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 6:55am on February 29; the latest sunset is at 6:06pm on February 29; the latest sunrise is at 7:35am on February 1; the earliest sunset is at 5:28pm on February 1.

Daylight saving time is observed in 2012 but it neither starts nor ends in February, so the entire month is in standard time.

Daily Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February

The solar day over the course of the year 2012 . From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (solar, 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.

Clouds

This weather station does not reliably report sky cover.

Precipitation

There is either very little precipitation at this location in February, or the weather station does not reliably report the conditions.

Snow

Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in February or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.

Humidity

The relative humidity typically ranges from 56% (mildly humid) to 88% (very humid) over the course of a typical February, rarely dropping below 42% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 97% (very humid).

The air is driest around February 28, at which time the relative humidity drops below 64% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around February 19, rising above 82% (humid) three days out of four.

Relative Humidity in February

The average daily high (blue) and low (brown) relative humidity with percentile bands (inner bands from 25th to 75th percentile, outer bands from 10th to 90th percentile).

Dew Point

Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.

Over the course of a typical February, the dew point typically varies from 13°F (dry) to 28°F (dry) and is rarely below -0°F (dry) or above 37°F (dry).

Dew Point in February

The daily average low (blue) and high (red) dew point with percentile bands (inner band from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).

Wind

This weather station does not reliably report the wind speed or direction in February.