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February Weather in Santa Lucía Nicaragua

Daily high temperatures increase by 3°F, from 83°F to 86°F, rarely falling below 80°F or exceeding 89°F.

Daily low temperatures are around 63°F, rarely falling below 59°F or exceeding 66°F.

For reference, on April 21, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Santa Lucía typically range from 67°F to 90°F, while on January 19, the coldest day of the year, they range from 62°F to 82°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in February in Santa Lucía

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 Santa Lucía

Average Hourly Temperature in February in Santa Lucía181522112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282812 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMJanMarcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmhot
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.

Tabora, Tanzania (8,225 miles away) and Midsalip, Philippines (10,004 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Santa Lucía (view comparison).

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The month of February in Santa Lucía experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 28% to 32%.

The clearest day of the month is February 2, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 73% of the time.

For reference, on June 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 88%, while on January 14, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 76%.

Cloud Cover Categories in February in Santa Lucía

Cloud Cover Categories in February in Santa Lucía18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JanMarFeb 172%Feb 172%Feb 2868%Feb 2868%Feb 1171%Feb 1171%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.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Santa Lucía, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 1% throughout.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 44% on September 18, and its lowest chance is 0% on January 23.

Probability of Precipitation in February in Santa Lucía

Probability of Precipitation in February in Santa Lucía18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280.0%0.0%0.5%0.5%1.0%1.0%1.5%1.5%2.0%2.0%2.5%2.5%3.0%3.0%3.5%3.5%JanMarFeb 11%Feb 11%Feb 281%Feb 281%Feb 111%Feb 111%rain
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 Santa Lucía is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.5 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in February in Santa Lucía

Average Monthly Rainfall in February in Santa Lucía18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280.0 in0.0 in0.1 in0.1 in0.2 in0.2 in0.3 in0.3 in0.4 in0.4 in0.5 in0.5 in0.6 in0.6 in0.7 in0.7 in0.8 in0.8 inJanMarFeb 10.1 inFeb 10.1 inFeb 280.1 inFeb 280.1 inFeb 110.1 inFeb 110.1 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 snowfall.

Over the course of February in Santa Lucía, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 17 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 37 seconds, and weekly increase of 4 minutes, 21 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 11 hours, 36 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 53 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February in Santa Lucía

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February in Santa Lucía18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrJanMarnightnightdaydayFeb 111 hr, 36 minFeb 111 hr, 36 minFeb 2811 hr, 53 minFeb 2811 hr, 53 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 Santa Lucía is 6:08 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 10 minutes earlier at 5:58 AM on February 28.

The earliest sunset is 5:44 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 7 minutes later at 5:51 PM on February 28.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Santa Lucía during 2021.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:18 AM and sets 12 hours, 52 minutes later, at 6:10 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 5:59 AM and sets 11 hours, 23 minutes later, at 5:22 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in February in Santa Lucía

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in February in Santa Lucía181522112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282812 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PMJanMar5:58 AM5:58 AMFeb 285:51 PMFeb 285:51 PM6:08 AM6:08 AMFeb 15:44 PMFeb 15:44 PM6:06 AM6:06 AMFeb 115:48 PMFeb 115:48 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.

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 Santa Lucía

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in February in Santa Lucía181522112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282812 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMJanMarJan 1211:01 PMJan 1211:01 PMJan 281:17 PMJan 281:17 PMFeb 111:06 PMFeb 111:06 PMFeb 272:18 AMFeb 272:18 AMMar 134:22 AMMar 134:22 AMMar 2812:49 PMMar 2812:49 PM5:35 AM5:35 AM5:16 PM5:16 PM5:50 PM5:50 PM6:56 AM6:56 AM6:06 AM6:06 AM5:57 PM5:57 PM5:31 PM5:31 PM6:22 AM6:22 AM6:09 AM6:09 AM6:20 PM6:20 PM6:06 PM6:06 PM6:28 AM6:28 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.
Feb 2021IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
85%-9:14 AMW9:34 PME2:57 AMS231,008 mi
2
76%-9:57 AMW10:29 PME3:46 AMS230,301 mi
3
65%-10:41 AMW11:25 PMESE4:35 AMS230,001 mi
4
50%-11:27 AMWSW-5:25 AMS230,051 mi
5
41%12:22 AMESE12:16 PMWSW-6:18 AMS230,410 mi
6
30%1:22 AMESE1:08 PMWSW-7:14 AMS231,069 mi
7
20%2:22 AMESE2:05 PMWSW-8:13 AMS232,045 mi
8
11%3:23 AMESE3:03 PMWSW-9:13 AMS233,367 mi
9
5%4:22 AMESE4:03 PMWSW-10:13 AMS235,056 mi
10
1%5:16 AMESE5:01 PMWSW-11:09 AMS237,102 mi
11
0%6:06 AMESE5:57 PMWSW-12:02 PMS239,443 mi
12
1%6:52 AMESE6:49 PMWSW-12:51 PMS241,968 mi
13
4%7:33 AME7:39 PMW-1:36 PMS244,520 mi
14
10%8:12 AME8:27 PMW-2:19 PMS246,910 mi
15
16%8:49 AME9:13 PMW-3:00 PMS248,943 mi
16
24%9:25 AME9:59 PMW-3:41 PMS250,433 mi
17
33%10:02 AME10:45 PMWNW-4:22 PMS251,226 mi
18
42%10:40 AMENE11:32 PMWNW-5:05 PMN251,212 mi
19
50%11:21 AMENE--5:50 PMN250,343 mi
20
62%-12:22 AMWNW12:04 PMENE6:37 PMN248,638 mi
21
71%-1:13 AMWNW12:52 PMENE7:28 PMN246,190 mi
22
80%-2:06 AMWNW1:43 PMENE8:21 PMN243,168 mi
23
88%-2:59 AMWNW2:38 PMENE9:16 PMN239,802 mi
24
94%-3:53 AMWNW3:35 PMENE10:11 PMN236,375 mi
25
98%-4:45 AMWNW4:33 PMENE11:05 PMN233,181 mi
26
100%-5:34 AMWNW5:31 PMENE11:58 PMN230,493 mi
27
100%-6:22 AMWNW6:28 PME--
28
99%-7:08 AMW7:25 PME12:49 AMS228,519 mi

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 Santa Lucía is essentially constant during February, remaining around 22% throughout.

The lowest chance of a muggy day during February is 22% on February 9.

For reference, on September 20, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 96% of the time, while on February 8, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 22% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in February in Santa Lucía

Humidity Comfort Levels in February in Santa Lucía18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%JanMarFeb 922%Feb 922%Feb 122%Feb 122%Feb 2822%Feb 2822%muggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
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.

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 Santa Lucía is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 13.0 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on February 6, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 13.2 miles per hour, while on October 2, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.0 miles per hour.

The highest daily average wind speed during February is 13.2 miles per hour on February 6.

Average Wind Speed in February in Santa Lucía

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 Santa Lucía throughout February is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 89% on February 28.

Wind Direction in February in Santa Lucía

Wind Direction in February in Santa Lucía18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%JanMareast
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).

Santa Lucía 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 Santa Lucía is essentially constant during February, remaining around 80°F throughout.

The lowest average surface water temperature during February is 80°F on February 13.

Average Water Temperature in February in Santa Lucía

Average Water Temperature in February in Santa Lucía181522112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282877°F77°F78°F78°F79°F79°F80°F80°F81°F81°F82°F82°F83°F83°F84°F84°FJanMarFeb 1380°FFeb 1380°FFeb 180°FFeb 180°FFeb 2880°FFeb 2880°F
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 Santa Lucía 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 in Santa Lucía

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February in Santa Lucía18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%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 1coolcomfortablewarmhot
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 Santa Lucía are rapidly increasing during February, increasing by 599°F, from 679°F to 1,278°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in February in Santa Lucía

Growing Degree Days in February in Santa Lucía1815221122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828700°F700°F800°F800°F900°F900°F1,000°F1,000°F1,100°F1,100°F1,200°F1,200°F1,300°F1,300°FJanMarFeb 1679°FFeb 1679°FFeb 281,278°FFeb 281,278°FFeb 11898°FFeb 11898°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of February, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 Santa Lucía is gradually increasing during February, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 6.4 kWh to 7.0 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February in Santa Lucía

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February in Santa Lucía18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhJanMarFeb 16.4 kWhFeb 16.4 kWhFeb 287.0 kWhFeb 287.0 kWhFeb 116.6 kWhFeb 116.6 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.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Santa Lucía are 12.533 deg latitude, -85.711 deg longitude, and 1,814 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Santa Lucía contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,300 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,349 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (3,432 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (5,627 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Santa Lucía is covered by trees (42%), cropland (27%), grassland (18%), and shrubs (12%), within 10 miles by trees (39%) and cropland (31%), and within 50 miles by trees (31%) and cropland (25%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Santa Lucía, 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, Augusto César Sandino International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Santa Lucía.

At a distance of 66 kilometers from Santa Lucía, 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 Santa Lucía 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 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 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.