This report describes the typical weather at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (Destin, Florida, United States) weather station over the course of an average February 25. It is based on the historical records from 1998 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Destin, Florida has a warm humid temperate climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (50%), croplands (38%), forests (8%), and grasslands (3%).
The temperature typically varies from 52°F to 63°F and is rarely below 41°F or above 70°F.
The coolest hours of the day are from 2am to 8am with the coldest at 6am, at which time the temperature is below 60°F three days out of four.
The warmest hours of the day are from 11am to 5pm with the hottest at 2pm, at which time the temperature is above 60°F three days out of four.
The day has gained half its heat by 10am and lost it again by 9pm.
On February 25 the Sun rises at 6:17am and sets at 5:41pm.
Solar noon is at 11:59am.
For reference, on the longest day of the year the Sun rises at 5:44am and sets at 7:50pm, while on the shortest day of the year it rises at 6:39am and sets at 4:49pm.
Astronomical twilight begins and ends 80 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 4:57am and 7:01pm, respectively.
Nautical twilight begins and ends 52 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 5:24am and 6:34pm, respectively.
Civil twilight begins and ends 24 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 5:52am and 6:05pm, respectively.
Solar twilight begins and ends 32 minutes after sunrise and before sunset at 6:49am and 5:09pm, respectively.
The median cloud cover ranges from 11% (mostly clear) to 27% (mostly clear).
At 5pm, the clearest time of the day, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 68% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 30% of the time.
At 5am, the cloudiest time of the day, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 42% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 56% of the time.
The sky is typically clearing in earnest by 11am.
The clouds have typically started forming in earnest by 1am.
There is a 31% chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during the day.
The average measured liquid-equivalent quantity of precipitation is 0.116". Among only those days for which there is at least some measured precipitation, the average is 0.348" and the total rarely exceeds 0.773".
When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of slight rain (39% of days with precipitation have at worst slight rain), heavy rain (21%), thunderstorms (21%), and moderate rain (17%).
Precipitation is most likely around 7am and least likely around 2pm.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location on February 25 or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 63% (mildly humid) to 82% (humid), rarely dropping below 37% (comfortable), or exceeding 98% (very humid).
The air is driest at 1pm, at which time the relative humidity is less than 79% (humid) three days out of four; it is most humid at 5am, exceeding 73% (humid) three days out of four.
The dew point ranges from 46°F to 50°F with an average of 48°F.
For reference, comfortable indoor conditions should have a relative humidity between 30% and 50% with a dew point of less than 65°F.
The wind speed is 8 mph (light breeze) on average and is rarely outside the range 3 mph to 13 mph (light air to moderate breeze). The wind speed does not vary substantially during the course of the day.
The wind is most often out of the north (18% of the time) and south east (16% of the time). The wind is least often out of the west (3% of the time).