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