Average Weather in February in Suva Fiji
Daily high temperatures are around 87°F, rarely falling below 83°F or exceeding 90°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 75°F, rarely falling below 72°F or exceeding 78°F.
For reference, on February 22, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Suva typically range from 75°F to 87°F, while on August 24, the coldest day of the year, they range from 68°F to 79°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
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The month of February in Suva experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 79% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is February 4, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 23% of the time.
For reference, on March 1, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 81%, while on July 22, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 62%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Suva, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 53% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 55% on February 10, and its lowest chance is 19% on July 7.
Probability of Precipitation in February
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 Suva is essentially constant, remaining about 9.0 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 15.7 inches or falling below 3.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
Over the course of February in Suva, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 26 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 57 seconds, and weekly decrease of 6 minutes, 38 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 28, with 12 hours, 29 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 1, with 12 hours, 54 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The earliest sunrise of the month in Suva is 5:52 AM on February 1 and the latest sunrise is 12 minutes later at 6:04 AM on February 28.
The latest sunset is 6:46 PM on February 1 and the earliest sunset is 14 minutes earlier at 6:33 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Suva during 2019, but it neither starts nor ends during February, so the entire month is in standard time.
For reference, on December 22, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:27 AM and sets 13 hours, 13 minutes later, at 7:41 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:36 AM and sets 11 hours, 3 minutes later, at 5:39 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
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 Suva 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 August 27, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 65% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in February
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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 Suva is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 11.3 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on August 5, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 13.3 miles per hour, while on February 18, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.1 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during February is 11.1 miles per hour on February 18.
Average Wind Speed in February
The hourly average wind direction in Suva throughout February is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 59% on February 27.
Wind Direction in February
Suva 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 Suva is essentially constant during February, remaining around 83°F throughout.
The highest average surface water temperature during February is 83°F on February 25.
Average Water Temperature in February
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 Suva 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
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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 Suva are rapidly increasing during February, increasing by 796°F, from 5,598°F to 6,394°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in February
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 Suva is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 5.7 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Suva are -18.142 deg latitude, 178.441 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Suva contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 364 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 53 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,772 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,308 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Suva is covered by water (85%), within 10 miles by water (61%) and trees (24%), and within 50 miles by water (70%) and trees (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Suva 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 Suva.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Suva 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 Suva is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Suva and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Nausori International Airport (89%, 17 kilometers, northeast); Vunisea Airport (6%, 105 kilometers, south); and Nadi International Airport (5.0%, 114 kilometers, west).
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 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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