This report describes the typical weather at the Grand Bahama (Freeport) International Airport (Freeport, The Bahamas) weather station over the course of an average February. It is based on the historical records from 2000 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Freeport has a tropical savanna climate with dry winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (87%), croplands (7%), and marshes (5%).
The month of February is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 75°F throughout the month, exceeding 81°F or dropping below 68°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 10:57 hours of daylight; the longest day is February 29 with 11:37 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:39am on February 29; the latest sunset is at 6:16pm on February 29; the latest sunrise is at 7:00am on February 1; the earliest sunset is at 5:58pm 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 69% (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 15% of the time, partly cloudy 13% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 24% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around February 29, occurring in 22% of days. Precipitation is least likely around February 1, occurring in 18% of days.
Throughout February, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, moderate rain, and thunderstorms.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 59% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 10, when it is observed during 13% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 19% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 28, when it is observed during 5% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 17% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around February 29, 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 58% (mildly humid) to 88% (very humid) over the course of a typical February, rarely dropping below 47% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 99% (very humid).
The air is driest around February 28, at which time the relative humidity drops below 65% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around February 6, rising above 82% (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 56°F (comfortable) to 64°F (mildy humid) and is rarely below 47°F (dry) or above 72°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 15 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 28 mph (strong breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around February 27, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around February 16, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).