Average Weather in February in Tilarán Costa Rica
Daily high temperatures increase by 2°F, from 87°F to 89°F, rarely falling below 83°F or exceeding 94°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 69°F, rarely falling below 65°F or exceeding 72°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 69°F on February 20.
For reference, on April 8, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Tilarán typically range from 70°F to 92°F, while on January 23, the coldest day of the year, they range from 69°F to 87°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 Tilarán experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 35% to 40%.
The clearest day of the month is February 3, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 65% of the time.
For reference, on June 7, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 91%, while on January 1, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 70%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Tilarán, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 2% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 44% on September 19, and its lowest chance is 1% on March 17.
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 Tilarán is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.4 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
Over the course of February in Tilarán, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 11 hours, 41 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 55 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Tilarán is 6:02 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 8 minutes earlier at 5:54 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:44 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 6 minutes later at 5:50 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Tilarán during 2018.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:19 AM and sets 12 hours, 44 minutes later, at 6:03 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 5:52 AM and sets 11 hours, 31 minutes later, at 5:23 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight 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 Tilarán is gradually increasing during February, rising from 11% to 15% over the course of the month.
The lowest chance of a muggy day during February is 11% on February 2.
For reference, on September 28, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 95% of the time, while on January 23, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 11% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in February
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 Tilarán is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 10.0 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 5, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.2 miles per hour, while on September 19, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.2 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during February is 10.2 miles per hour on February 5.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
Tilarán 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 Tilarán is essentially constant during February, remaining around 82°F throughout.
The lowest average surface water temperature during February is 82°F on February 6.
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 Tilarán 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
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 Tilarán are rapidly increasing during February, increasing by 700°F, from 800°F to 1,500°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 Tilarán is gradually increasing during February, rising by 0.5 kWh, from 6.3 kWh to 6.9 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 Tilarán are 10.467 deg latitude, -84.968 deg longitude, and 1,932 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Tilarán contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,480 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,835 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,295 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,638 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Tilarán is covered by trees (31%), cropland (31%), grassland (25%), and shrubs (13%), within 10 miles by trees (36%) and cropland (24%), and within 50 miles by trees (42%) and grassland (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Tilarán 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 Tilarán.
At a distance of 98 kilometers from Tilarán, 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 Tilarán 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.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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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