This report describes the typical weather at the Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport (Varadero, Cuba) weather station over the course of an average February. It is based on the historical records from 2002 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Varadero has a tropical savanna climate with dry winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (55%), grasslands (25%), croplands (13%), forests (4%), and marshes (3%).
The month of February is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 81Â°F throughout the month, exceeding 88Â°F or dropping below 73Â°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 11:07 hours of daylight; the longest day is February 29 with 11:41 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:47am on February 29; the latest sunset is at 6:28pm on February 29; the latest sunrise is at 7:05am on February 1; the earliest sunset is at 6:12pm 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 35% (mostly clear) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On February 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 54% of the time, partly cloudy 19% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 19% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 18%, 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 60% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 1, when it is observed during 12% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 20% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 5, when it is observed during 4% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 13% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around February 20, when it is observed during 3% 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 48% (comfortable) to 92% (very humid) over the course of a typical February, rarely dropping below 37% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 97% (very humid).
The air is driest around February 28, at which time the relative humidity drops below 53% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around February 19, rising above 89% (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 57Â°F (comfortable) to 66Â°F (muggy) and is rarely below 48Â°F (dry) or above 72Â°F (very muggy).
Over the course of February typical wind speeds vary from 1 mph to 14 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 19 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around February 27, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 14 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around February 16, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 12 mph (moderate breeze).