Average Weather in February in Merritt Canada
In Merritt, the month of February is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 8°F, from 32°F to 40°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 49°F or dropping below 21°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 22°F to 25°F, rarely falling below 7°F or exceeding 34°F.
For reference, on August 3, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Merritt typically range from 53°F to 79°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 18°F to 27°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in February
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
The month of February in Merritt experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 71% to 67%.
The clearest day of the month is February 28, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 33% of the time.
For reference, on January 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 73%, while on August 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
Cloud Cover in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Merritt, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 20% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 34% on November 11, and its lowest chance is 10% on August 10.
Over the course of February in Merritt, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 6% to 10%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 6% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 9% to 4%.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Merritt is essentially constant, remaining about 0.6 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during February in Merritt is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.4 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 0.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.8 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Merritt, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 35 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 31 seconds, and weekly increase of 24 minutes, 37 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 9 hours, 22 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 10 hours, 56 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Merritt is 7:36 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 49 minutes earlier at 6:47 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 4:57 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 46 minutes later at 5:44 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Merritt during 2017, but it neither starts nor ends during February, so the entire month is in standard time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 4:53 AM and sets 16 hours, 24 minutes later, at 9:16 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:59 AM and sets 8 hours, 3 minutes later, at 4:03 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Merritt is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in February
The average hourly wind speed in Merritt is essentially constant during February, remaining around 2.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 24, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.3 miles per hour, while on August 5, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Merritt is increasing during February, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 1.5 kWh to 2.6 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Merritt are 50.112 deg latitude, -120.794 deg longitude, and 2,346 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Merritt contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,814 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,293 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,075 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,537 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Merritt is covered by sparse vegetation (49%) and shrubs (23%), within 10 miles by trees (50%) and sparse vegetation (26%), and within 50 miles by trees (65%) and sparse vegetation (19%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Merritt 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 are 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Merritt.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Merritt according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Merritt is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Merritt and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Lytton, B. C. (25%, 58 kilometers, west); Kamloops Auto (23%, 70 kilometers, north); Princeton Automatic Weather Reporting System (25%, 75 kilometers, south); Hope Aerodrome (13%, 97 kilometers, southwest); and Kelowna International Airport (15%, 103 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .