This report describes the typical weather at the Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport (Nassau, The Bahamas) weather station over the course of an average February. It is based on the historical records from 1974 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Nassau has a tropical savanna climate with dry winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (95%) and croplands (4%).
The month of February is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 78°F throughout the month, exceeding 84°F or dropping below 71°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of February, the length of the day is gradually increasing. The shortest day of the month is February 1 with 11:01 hours of daylight; the longest day is February 29 with 11:39 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:33am on February 29; the latest sunset is at 6:12pm on February 29; the latest sunrise is at 6:53am on February 1; the earliest sunset is at 5:54pm 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.
The median cloud cover is 43% (partly cloudy) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On February 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 42% of the time, partly cloudy 27% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 19% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 30%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout February, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain and light rain.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 66% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 1, when it is observed during 20% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 22% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 2, when it is observed during 7% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in February or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 55% (mildly humid) to 92% (very humid) over the course of a typical February, rarely dropping below 43% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around February 29, at which time the relative humidity drops below 62% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around February 8, rising above 87% (very humid) three days out of four.
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 57°F (comfortable) to 67°F (muggy) and is rarely below 47°F (dry) or above 73°F (very muggy).
Over the course of February typical wind speeds vary from 1 mph to 16 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 23 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around February 26, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 16 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around February 5, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 16 mph (moderate breeze).