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Average Weather in February in Kitangari Tanzania

Daily high temperatures are around 85°F, rarely falling below 81°F or exceeding 89°F.

Daily low temperatures are around 69°F, rarely falling below 66°F or exceeding 71°F.

For reference, on November 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Kitangari typically range from 65°F to 93°F, while on July 14, the coldest day of the year, they range from 57°F to 83°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in February

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on February. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in February

Average Hourly Temperature in February in Kitangari181522112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282812 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMJanMarcomfortablecomfortablewarmhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Alpuyeca, Mexico (9,631 miles away); Mariano Matamoros, Mexico (9,200 miles); and Ribeirão Preto, Brazil (5,779 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Kitangari (view comparison).

Clouds

The month of February in Kitangari experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 86% to 82%. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 86% on February 8.

The clearest day of the month is February 28, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 18% of the time.

For reference, on February 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 86%, while on August 30, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 85%.

Cloud Cover Categories in February

Cloud Cover Categories in February in Kitangari18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JanMarAug 3085%Aug 3085%Feb 114%Feb 114%Feb 2818%Feb 2818%Feb 1114%Feb 1114%clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercastmostly clear
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Kitangari, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is gradually increasing, starting the month at 65% and ending it at 67%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 69% on March 15, and its lowest chance is 3% on September 11.

Probability of Precipitation in February

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Kitangari is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 7.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 13.0 inches or falls below 3.1 inches, and ending the month at 7.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 12.4 inches or falls below 3.4 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in February

Average Monthly Rainfall in February in Kitangari18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in12 in12 in14 in14 inJanMarFeb 17.8 inFeb 17.8 inFeb 287.4 inFeb 287.4 inFeb 117.7 inFeb 117.7 in
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

Over the course of February in Kitangari, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is February 28, with 12 hours, 19 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 1, with 12 hours, 34 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February in Kitangari18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrJanMardaydaydaydaynightFeb 112 hr, 34 minFeb 112 hr, 34 minFeb 2812 hr, 19 minFeb 2812 hr, 19 min
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise of the month in Kitangari is 6:19 AM on February 1 and the latest sunrise is 6 minutes later at 6:25 AM on February 28.

The latest sunset is 6:52 PM on February 1 and the earliest sunset is 9 minutes earlier at 6:44 PM on February 28.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Kitangari during 2021.

For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:58 AM and sets 12 hours, 45 minutes later, at 6:43 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:39 AM and sets 11 hours, 30 minutes later, at 6:09 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in February

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in February in Kitangari18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJanMar6:19 AM6:19 AMFeb 16:52 PMFeb 16:52 PM6:25 AM6:25 AMFeb 286:44 PMFeb 286:44 PM6:22 AM6:22 AMFeb 116:50 PMFeb 116:50 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of February. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for February 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in February

Moon in Kitangari181522112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282812 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMJanMarJan 138:01 AMJan 138:01 AMJan 2810:17 PMJan 2810:17 PMFeb 1110:06 PMFeb 1110:06 PMFeb 2711:18 AMFeb 2711:18 AMMar 131:22 PMMar 131:22 PMMar 289:49 PMMar 289:49 PM6:09 AM6:09 AM7:18 PM7:18 PM6:50 PM6:50 PM6:42 AM6:42 AM5:53 AM5:53 AM6:51 PM6:51 PM6:19 PM6:19 PM6:22 AM6:22 AM6:21 AM6:21 AM6:54 PM6:54 PM6:29 PM6:29 PM6:54 AM6:54 AM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in Kitangari is essentially constant during February, remaining around 100% throughout.

For reference, on February 5, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on July 23, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 4% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in February

Humidity Comfort Levels in February in Kitangari18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%JanMarFeb 15100%Feb 15100%Feb 1100%Feb 1100%Feb 28100%Feb 28100%oppressiveoppressivemuggymuggymiserablemiserable
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Kitangari is gradually decreasing during February, decreasing from 6.6 miles per hour to 5.7 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on October 22, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.2 miles per hour, while on March 18, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.3 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in February

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction in Kitangari throughout February is predominantly from the north, with a peak proportion of 71% on February 1.

Wind Direction in February

Wind Direction in February in KitangariNE18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%JanMareastnorthsouthwest
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Temperatures in Kitangari are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February in Kitangari18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JanMar100%Feb 15100%Feb 15100%Jan 1100%Jan 1comfortablewarmhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days in Kitangari are rapidly increasing during February, increasing by 691°F, from 5,177°F to 5,868°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in February

Growing Degree Days in February in Kitangari18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728285,000°F5,000°F5,200°F5,200°F5,400°F5,400°F5,600°F5,600°F5,800°F5,800°F6,000°F6,000°FJanMarFeb 15,177°FFeb 15,177°FFeb 285,868°FFeb 285,868°FFeb 115,436°FFeb 115,436°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of February, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Kitangari is essentially constant during February, remaining around 5.2 kWh throughout.

The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during February is 5.1 kWh on February 9.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February in Kitangari18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhJanMarFeb 95.1 kWhFeb 95.1 kWhFeb 285.2 kWhFeb 285.2 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Kitangari are -10.650 deg latitude, 39.333 deg longitude, and 1,535 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Kitangari contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 653 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,523 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,450 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,107 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Kitangari is covered by cropland (58%) and shrubs (37%), within 10 miles by cropland (57%) and trees (21%), and within 50 miles by cropland (37%) and shrubs (28%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Kitangari, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There is only a single weather station, Mtwara Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Kitangari.

At a distance of 99 kilometers from Kitangari, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.

The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Kitangari according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

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