This report describes the typical weather at the Miami International Airport (Miami, Florida, United States) 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.
Miami, Florida has a tropical monsoon climate with short dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by marshes (37%), oceans and seas (32%), built-up areas (13%), grasslands (11%), and croplands (6%).
The month of February is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 77Â°F throughout the month, exceeding 83Â°F or dropping below 67Â°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 10:60 hours of daylight; the longest day is February 29 with 11:37 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:45am on February 29; the latest sunset is at 6:23pm on February 28; the latest sunrise is at 7:05am on February 1; the earliest sunset is at 6:05pm 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 48% (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 44% of the time, partly cloudy 24% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 32% 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 light rain and moderate rain.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 46% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 18, when it is observed during 14% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 37% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 1, when it is observed during 12% 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 51% (mildly humid) to 89% (very humid) over the course of a typical February, rarely dropping below 36% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 99% (very humid).
The air is driest around February 27, at which time the relative humidity drops below 60% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around February 9, rising above 84% (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 52Â°F (very comfortable) to 64Â°F (mildy humid) and is rarely below 36Â°F (dry) or above 71Â°F (very 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 16 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 22 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around February 29, 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 3, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 16 mph (moderate breeze).