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Average Weather in February in Fenoarivo Atsinanana Madagascar

Daily high temperatures are around 87°F, rarely falling below 83°F or exceeding 90°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 87°F on February 7.

Daily low temperatures are around 74°F, rarely falling below 72°F or exceeding 76°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 74°F on February 5.

For reference, on February 7, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Fenoarivo Atsinanana typically range from 74°F to 87°F, while on August 13, the coldest day of the year, they range from 63°F to 77°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 Fenoarivo Atsinanana181522112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282812 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMJanMarcomfortablewarmwarmhot
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.

Placetas, Cuba (9,134 miles away); Rio Bonito, Brazil (5,891 miles); and Koumac, New Caledonia (7,312 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Fenoarivo Atsinanana (view comparison).

Clouds

The month of February in Fenoarivo Atsinanana experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 78% to 74%.

The clearest day of the month is February 28, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 26% of the time.

For reference, on January 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 79%, while on September 5, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 89%.

Cloud Cover Categories in February

Cloud Cover Categories in February in Fenoarivo Atsinanana18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JanMarFeb 122%Feb 122%Feb 2826%Feb 2826%Feb 1122%Feb 1122%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
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 Fenoarivo Atsinanana, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 78% throughout.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 80% on February 16, and its lowest chance is 16% on October 3.

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 Fenoarivo Atsinanana is essentially constant, remaining about 12.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 18.8 inches or falling below 6.6 inches.

The highest average 31-day accumulation is 12.4 inches on February 14.

Average Monthly Rainfall in February

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 Fenoarivo Atsinanana, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 25 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 55 seconds, and weekly decrease of 6 minutes, 22 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is February 28, with 12 hours, 27 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 1, with 12 hours, 52 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February in Fenoarivo Atsinanana18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrJanMardaydaydaydaynightFeb 112 hr, 52 minFeb 112 hr, 52 minFeb 2812 hr, 27 minFeb 2812 hr, 27 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 Fenoarivo Atsinanana is 5:30 AM on February 1 and the latest sunrise is 11 minutes later at 5:41 AM on February 28.

The latest sunset is 6:21 PM on February 1 and the earliest sunset is 13 minutes earlier at 6:08 PM on February 28.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Fenoarivo Atsinanana during 2018.

For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:05 AM and sets 13 hours, 10 minutes later, at 6:15 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:11 AM and sets 11 hours, 5 minutes later, at 5:16 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in February

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in February in Fenoarivo Atsinanana181522112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282812 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PMJanMar5:30 AM5:30 AMFeb 16:21 PMFeb 16:21 PM5:41 AM5:41 AMFeb 286:08 PMFeb 286:08 PM5:37 AM5:37 AMFeb 166:15 PMFeb 166:15 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.

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 Fenoarivo Atsinanana is essentially constant during February, remaining around 100% throughout.

For reference, on March 11, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on August 14, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 44% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in February

Humidity Comfort Levels in February in Fenoarivo Atsinanana18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanMarFeb 1100%Feb 1100%Feb 28100%Feb 28100%Feb 11100%Feb 11100%miserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggy
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 Fenoarivo Atsinanana is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 6.4 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on July 19, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.1 miles per hour, while on January 20, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.1 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 Fenoarivo Atsinanana throughout February is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 43% on February 1.

Wind Direction in February

Wind Direction in February in Fenoarivo Atsinanana18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%JanMarsoutheastnorthwest
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).

Water Temperature

Fenoarivo Atsinanana is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average surface water temperature in Fenoarivo Atsinanana is essentially constant during February, remaining around 83°F throughout.

The highest average surface water temperature during February is 83°F on February 14.

Average Water Temperature in February

Average Water Temperature in February in Fenoarivo Atsinanana181522112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282880.5°F81.0°F81.5°F82.0°F82.5°F83.0°F83.5°F84.0°F84.5°F85.0°FJanMarFeb 1483°FFeb 1483°FFeb 183°FFeb 183°FFeb 2883°FFeb 2883°F
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 Fenoarivo Atsinanana 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 Fenoarivo Atsinanana18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%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 Fenoarivo Atsinanana are rapidly increasing during February, increasing by 792°F, from 5,227°F to 6,019°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in February

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 Fenoarivo Atsinanana is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 5.8 kWh throughout.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February in Fenoarivo Atsinanana18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWhJanMarFeb 15.9 kWhFeb 15.9 kWhFeb 285.7 kWhFeb 285.7 kWhFeb 165.7 kWhFeb 165.7 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 Fenoarivo Atsinanana are -17.381 deg latitude, 49.408 deg longitude, and 62 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Fenoarivo Atsinanana contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 266 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 58 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,329 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,039 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Fenoarivo Atsinanana is covered by trees (24%), water (24%), cropland (20%), and grassland (17%), within 10 miles by water (38%) and trees (22%), and within 50 miles by water (42%) and trees (31%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Fenoarivo Atsinanana year round, 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, Toamasina Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Fenoarivo Atsinanana.

At a distance of 81 kilometers from Fenoarivo Atsinanana, 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 Fenoarivo Atsinanana 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 Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports 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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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

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