Average Weather In February For Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Location

This report describes the typical weather at the Winnipeg The Forks/ (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) weather station over the course of an average February. It is based on the historical records from 2003 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.

Winnipeg, Manitoba has a humid continental climate with warm summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by croplands (87%), grasslands (10%), and built-up areas (3%).

Temperature

The month of February is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 15°F to 22°F over the course of the month, exceeding 32°F or dropping below -1°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 range from -1°F to 8°F, falling below -15°F or exceeding 22°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 rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1:38 hours, implying an average day-over-day increase of 3.4 minutes.

The shortest day of the month is February 1 with 9:20 hours of daylight; the longest day is February 29 with 10:58 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 7:12am on February 29; the latest sunset is at 6:10pm on February 29; the latest sunrise is at 8:02am on February 1; the earliest sunset is at 5:22pm on February 1.

Daylight savings 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 Savings 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 savings 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 61% (mildly humid) to 86% (very humid) over the course of a typical February, rarely dropping below 50% (mildly humid), or exceeding 93% (very humid).

The air is driest around February 23, at which time the relative humidity drops below 67% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around February 29, rising above 81% (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 -6°F (dry) to 15°F (dry) and is rarely below -22°F (dry) or above 27°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

Over the course of February typical wind speeds vary from 1 mph to 8 mph (light air to gentle breeze), rarely exceeding 12 mph (gentle breeze).

The highest average wind speed of 5 mph (light breeze) occurs around February 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 8 mph (gentle breeze).

The lowest average wind speed of 5 mph (light breeze) occurs around February 13, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 8 mph (gentle breeze).

Wind Speed in February

The average daily minimum (red), maximum (green), and average (black) wind speed with percentile bands (inner band from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).
The wind is most often out of the north (19% of the time), south west (18% of the time), south (13% of the time), north west (13% of the time), and east (11% of the time). The wind is least often out of the south east (2% of the time).

Wind Directions in February

The fraction of time spent with the wind blowing from the various directions over the entire year. Values do not sum to 100% because the wind direction is undefined when the wind speed is zero.

Fraction of Time Spent with Various Wind Directions in February

The fraction of time spent with the wind blowing from the various directions on a daily basis. Stacked values do not always sum to 100% because the wind direction is undefined when the wind speed is zero.