This report describes the typical weather at the Cozumel International Airport (Cozumel, Mexico) weather station over the course of an average February. It is based on the historical records from 1991 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Cozumel has a tropical monsoon climate with short dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (69%) and forests (30%).
The month of February is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 82Â°F throughout the month, exceeding 87Â°F or dropping below 77Â°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of February, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is February 2 with 11:15 hours of daylight; the longest day is February 29 with 11:44 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:08am on February 29; the latest sunset is at 5:52pm on February 29; the latest sunrise is at 6:24am on February 2; the earliest sunset is at 5:39pm 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 52% (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 12% of the time, partly cloudy 22% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 17% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 14%, 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 53% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 2, when it is observed during 9% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 31% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 1, when it is observed during 5% 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 60% (mildly humid) to 92% (very humid) over the course of a typical February, rarely dropping below 49% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around February 29, at which time the relative humidity drops below 65% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around February 1, rising above 86% (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 64Â°F (mildy humid) to 71Â°F (very muggy) and is rarely below 57Â°F (comfortable) or above 75Â°F (very muggy).
Over the course of February typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 17 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 24 mph (strong breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 9 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 8 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around February 5, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).