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February Weather in Shikotan Russia

Daily high temperatures are around 29°F, rarely falling below 22°F or exceeding 34°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 28°F on February 13.

Daily low temperatures are around 24°F, rarely falling below 18°F or exceeding 30°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 24°F on February 14.

For reference, on August 23, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Shikotan typically range from 58°F to 61°F, while on February 14, the coldest day of the year, they range from 24°F to 28°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in February in Shikotan

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 in Shikotan

Average Hourly Temperature in February in Shikotan181522112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282812 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMJanMarfreezingvery cold
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.

Miquelon, St. Pierre & Miquelon (6,007 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Shikotan (view comparison).

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Clouds

The month of February in Shikotan experiences decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 62% to 54%.

The clearest day of the month is February 28, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 46% of the time.

For reference, on May 31, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 73%, while on October 24, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 62%.

Cloud Cover Categories in February in Shikotan

Cloud Cover Categories in February in Shikotan18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JanMarFeb 138%Feb 138%Feb 2846%Feb 2846%Feb 1142%Feb 1142%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 Shikotan, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 17% and ending it at 26%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 39% on September 4, and its lowest chance is 15% on February 9.

Over the course of February in Shikotan, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 3% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain increases from 5% to 8%, and the chance of a day with only snow increases from 9% to 13%.

Probability of Precipitation in February in Shikotan

Probability of Precipitation in February in Shikotan18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%0%5%5%10%10%15%15%20%20%25%25%30%30%JanMarFeb 915%Feb 915%Feb 117%Feb 117%Feb 2826%Feb 2826%snowmixedrain
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 Shikotan is gradually increasing, starting the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.0 inches, and ending the month at 0.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.6 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.

The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.4 inches on February 7.

Average Monthly Rainfall in February in Shikotan

Average Monthly Rainfall in February in Shikotan18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 inJanMarFeb 70.4 inFeb 70.4 inFeb 280.7 inFeb 280.7 inFeb 160.5 inFeb 160.5 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.

Snowfall

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 Shikotan is increasing, starting the month at 0.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.2 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 1.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.0 inches or falls below 0.4 inches.

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February in Shikotan

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February in Shikotan18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 inJanMarFeb 10.6 inFeb 10.6 inFeb 281.2 inFeb 281.2 inFeb 110.8 inFeb 110.8 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (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 rainfall.

Sun

Over the course of February in Shikotan, 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, 15 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 46 seconds, and weekly increase of 19 minutes, 23 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 9 hours, 53 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 8 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February in Shikotan

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February in Shikotan18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrJanMarnightnightdaydayFeb 19 hr, 53 minFeb 19 hr, 53 minFeb 2811 hr, 8 minFeb 2811 hr, 8 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 latest sunrise of the month in Shikotan is 8:30 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 38 minutes earlier at 7:52 AM on February 28.

The earliest sunset is 6:23 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 36 minutes later at 6:59 PM on February 28.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Shikotan during 2021.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:30 AM and sets 15 hours, 28 minutes later, at 8:58 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:43 AM and sets 8 hours, 55 minutes later, at 5:38 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in February in Shikotan

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in February in Shikotan18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJanMar7:52 AM7:52 AMFeb 286:59 PMFeb 286:59 PM8:30 AM8:30 AMFeb 16:23 PMFeb 16:23 PM8:18 AM8:18 AMFeb 116:37 PMFeb 116:37 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 in Shikotan

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in February in Shikotan181522112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282812 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMJanMarJan 134:01 PMJan 134:01 PMJan 296:17 AMJan 296:17 AMFeb 126:06 AMFeb 126:06 AMFeb 277:18 PMFeb 277:18 PMMar 139:22 PMMar 139:22 PMMar 295:49 AMMar 295:49 AM8:51 AM8:51 AM5:46 PM5:46 PM5:25 PM5:25 PM9:05 AM9:05 AM8:50 AM8:50 AM6:56 PM6:56 PM6:41 PM6:41 PM8:39 AM8:39 AM7:45 AM7:45 AM6:55 PM6:55 PM6:47 PM6:47 PM7:30 AM7:30 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 Shikotan is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on August 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 4% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in February in Shikotan

Humidity Comfort Levels in February in Shikotan18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%JanMarFeb 150%Feb 150%Feb 10%Feb 10%Feb 280%Feb 280%drydry
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 Shikotan is gradually decreasing during February, decreasing from 18.6 miles per hour to 17.6 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on December 28, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 20.1 miles per hour, while on July 23, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.2 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in February in Shikotan

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

The wind direction in Shikotan during February is predominantly out of the west from February 1 to February 19 and from February 26 to February 28 and the north from February 19 to February 26.

Wind Direction in February in Shikotan

Wind Direction in February in ShikotanWNW18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%JanMarwestsouthnortheast
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

Shikotan 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 Shikotan is essentially constant during February, remaining within 1°F of 34°F throughout.

Average Water Temperature in February in Shikotan

Average Water Temperature in February in Shikotan181522112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282831°F31°F32°F32°F33°F33°F34°F34°F35°F35°F36°F36°F37°F37°F38°F38°F39°F39°F40°F40°FJanMarFeb 134°FFeb 134°FFeb 2833°FFeb 2833°FFeb 1134°FFeb 1134°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).

The growing season in Shikotan typically lasts for 7.4 months (226 days), from around April 19 to around December 1, rarely starting before April 2 or after May 6, and rarely ending before November 15 or after December 17.

The month of February in Shikotan is reliably fully outside of the growing season.

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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February in Shikotan18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JanMar-0%Feb 15-0%Feb 15freezingvery cold
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 Shikotan are essentially constant during February, remaining around 0°F throughout.

Growing Degree Days in February in Shikotan

Growing Degree Days in February in Shikotan18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280.0°F0.0°F0.1°F0.1°F0.2°F0.2°F0.3°F0.3°F0.4°F0.4°F0.5°F0.5°F0.6°F0.6°F0.7°F0.7°F0.8°F0.8°F0.9°F0.9°F1.0°F1.0°FJanMarFeb 10°FFeb 10°FFeb 280°FFeb 280°FFeb 110°FFeb 110°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 Shikotan is increasing during February, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 1.7 kWh to 2.8 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February in Shikotan

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February in Shikotan18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280.0 kWh0.0 kWh0.5 kWh0.5 kWh1.0 kWh1.0 kWh1.5 kWh1.5 kWh2.0 kWh2.0 kWh2.5 kWh2.5 kWh3.0 kWh3.0 kWh3.5 kWh3.5 kWh4.0 kWh4.0 kWh4.5 kWh4.5 kWh5.0 kWh5.0 kWh5.5 kWh5.5 kWh6.0 kWh6.0 kWhJanMarFeb 11.7 kWhFeb 11.7 kWhFeb 282.8 kWhFeb 282.8 kWhFeb 112.1 kWhFeb 112.1 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 Shikotan are 43.799 deg latitude, 146.722 deg longitude, and 115 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Shikotan contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 712 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 248 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,398 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,771 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Shikotan is covered by trees (76%) and cropland (17%), within 10 miles by water (75%) and trees (14%), and within 50 miles by water (96%).

Data Sources

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

Shikotan is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.

The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Shikotan, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .

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.

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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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.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.