Average Weather in February in San Marcos Costa Rica
In San Marcos, the month of February is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 73°F throughout the month, rarely exceeding 77°F or dropping below 70°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 60°F, rarely falling below 57°F or exceeding 63°F.
For reference, on March 28, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in San Marcos typically range from 60°F to 75°F, while on October 2, the coldest day of the year, they range from 58°F to 71°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 San Marcos experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 42% to 47%.
The clearest day of the month is February 3, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 59% of the time.
For reference, on June 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 96%, while on January 2, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 63%.
Cloud Cover in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In San Marcos, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 10% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 53% on October 7, and its lowest chance is 8% on March 16.
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 San Marcos is essentially constant, remaining about 0.9 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 2.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
Over the course of February in San Marcos, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 11 hours, 43 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 56 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in San Marcos is 5:58 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 8 minutes earlier at 5:50 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:41 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 5 minutes later at 5:46 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is not observed in San Marcos during 2017.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:17 AM and sets 12 hours, 41 minutes later, at 5:58 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 5:47 AM and sets 11 hours, 34 minutes later, at 5:21 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in San Marcos is gradually increasing during February, rising from 3% to 6% over the course of the month.
For reference, on June 1, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 44% of the time, while on January 24, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 2% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in February
The average hourly wind speed in San Marcos is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 1.3 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on October 8, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 1.7 miles per hour, while on December 15, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 0.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
San Marcos 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 San Marcos is essentially constant during February, remaining around 83°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in San Marcos is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 6.4 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of San Marcos are 9.660 deg latitude, -84.020 deg longitude, and 5,266 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of San Marcos contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,411 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,035 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (9,304 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (12,490 feet).
The area within 2 miles of San Marcos is covered by trees (42%), grassland (30%), shrubs (16%), and cropland (13%), within 10 miles by trees (64%) and grassland (19%), and within 50 miles by trees (43%) and water (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in San Marcos 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 is only a single weather station, Juan Santamaría International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of San Marcos.
At a distance of 43 kilometers from San Marcos, 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 San Marcos 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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .