Average Weather in February in Goleta California, United States
In Goleta, the month of February is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 64°F throughout the month, rarely exceeding 73°F or dropping below 57°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 43°F to 46°F, rarely falling below 36°F or exceeding 54°F.
For reference, on August 25, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Goleta typically range from 59°F to 75°F, while on December 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 42°F to 63°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 Goleta experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 43% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 44% on February 23.
The clearest day of the month is February 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 59% of the time.
For reference, on February 23, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 44%, while on August 9, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 92%.
Cloud Cover in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Goleta, 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 22% on February 20, and its lowest chance is 0% on July 30.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Goleta is gradually increasing, starting the month at 3.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.2 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 3.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.8 inches or falls below 0.3 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 3.6 inches on February 19.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
Over the course of February in Goleta, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 53 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 58 seconds, and weekly increase of 13 minutes, 45 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 33 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 26 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Goleta is 6:56 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 28 minutes earlier at 6:29 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:29 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 25 minutes later at 5:54 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Goleta 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 5:47 AM and sets 14 hours, 28 minutes later, at 8:15 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:02 AM and sets 9 hours, 51 minutes later, at 4:53 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Goleta is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on September 17, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 2% of the time, while on November 2, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in February
The average hourly wind speed in Goleta is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 4.5 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.0 miles per hour, while on August 9, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
Goleta 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 Goleta is essentially constant during February, remaining around 57°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Goleta is increasing during February, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 3.6 kWh to 4.6 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 Goleta are 34.436 deg latitude, -119.828 deg longitude, and 59 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Goleta contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 344 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 59 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (3,986 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,819 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Goleta is covered by artificial surfaces (76%), water (11%), and cropland (11%), within 10 miles by water (41%) and shrubs (20%), and within 50 miles by water (44%) and shrubs (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Goleta 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Goleta.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Goleta 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 Goleta is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Goleta and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (99%, 1.8 kilometers, southwest); Oxnard Airport (0.7%, 63 kilometers, southeast); and Meadows Field (0.2%, 132 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .