This report describes the typical weather at the Rome Urbe Airport (Rome, Italy) weather station over the course of an average February. It is based on the historical records from 1998 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Rome has a mediterranean climate with dry hot summers and mild winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by shrublands (47%), croplands (22%), forests (18%), and oceans and seas (10%).
The month of February is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs ranging from 54Â°F to 59Â°F over the course of the month, exceeding 65Â°F or dropping below 47Â°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of February, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1:12 hours, implying an average day-over-day increase of 2.5 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is February 1 with 10:01 hours of daylight; the longest day is February 29 with 11:13 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:46am on February 29; the latest sunset is at 5:59pm on February 29; the latest sunrise is at 7:23am on February 1; the earliest sunset is at 5:25pm on February 1.
Daylight saving 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 62% (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 9% of the time, partly cloudy 11% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 16% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 32%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout February, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, moderate rain, and thunderstorms.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 42% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 15, when it is observed during 14% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 33% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 6, when it is observed during 11% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 16% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around February 29, when it is observed during 6% 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 46% (comfortable) to 87% (very humid) over the course of a typical February, rarely dropping below 31% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 98% (very humid).
The air is driest around February 15, at which time the relative humidity drops below 56% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around February 29, rising above 83% (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 29Â°F (dry) to 44Â°F (dry) and is rarely below 20Â°F (dry) or above 52Â°F (very comfortable).
Over the course of February typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 10 mph (calm to gentle breeze), rarely exceeding 18 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 5 mph (light breeze) occurs around February 29, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 10 mph (gentle breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 4 mph (light breeze) occurs around February 7, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 9 mph (gentle breeze).