This report describes the typical weather at the Auckland Airport (Auckland, New Zealand) weather station over the course of an average February. It is based on the historical records from 1990 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Auckland has a mild humid temperate climate with warm summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by grasslands (47%), oceans and seas (28%), built-up areas (10%), lakes and rivers (10%), and forests (5%).
The month of February is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 74°F throughout the month, exceeding 80°F or dropping below 69°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of February, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1:02 hours, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 2.1 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is February 29 with 12:56 hours of daylight; the longest day is February 1 with 13:58 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:35am on February 1; the latest sunset is at 8:33pm on February 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:05am on February 29; the earliest sunset is at 8:01pm on February 29.
Daylight savings time is observed in 2012 but it neither starts nor ends in February, so the entire month is in daylight time.
The median cloud cover is 64% (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 22% of the time, partly cloudy 26% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 37% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 45%, 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 64% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 29, when it is observed during 30% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 22% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 27, when it is observed during 10% 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 57% (mildly humid) to 91% (very humid) over the course of a typical February, rarely dropping below 46% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 98% (very humid).
The air is driest around February 7, at which time the relative humidity drops below 63% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around February 19, 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 55°F (very comfortable) to 64°F (mildy humid) and is rarely below 49°F (dry) or above 69°F (muggy).
The time of the month between February 1 and February 29 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.
Over the course of February typical wind speeds vary from 3 mph to 17 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 25 mph (strong breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 11 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around February 29, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 17 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around February 14, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 16 mph (moderate breeze).