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Average Weather in February in Minas de Matahambre Cuba

Daily high temperatures are around 79°F, rarely falling below 73°F or exceeding 84°F.

Daily low temperatures are around 70°F, rarely falling below 65°F or exceeding 75°F.

For reference, on August 9, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Minas de Matahambre typically range from 80°F to 88°F, while on January 19, the coldest day of the year, they range from 70°F to 78°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in February

Average High and Low Temperature in February in Minas de Matahambre181522112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282864°F66°F68°F70°F72°F74°F76°F78°F80°F82°F84°F86°FJanMarFeb 178°FFeb 178°F70°F70°FFeb 2879°FFeb 2879°F71°F71°FFeb 1179°FFeb 1179°F71°F71°FLowHigh
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

Average Hourly Temperature in February in Minas de Matahambre181522112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282812 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMJanMarcomfortablecomfortablewarmwarm
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.

Salvador, Brazil (3,940 miles away); Pointe-Noire, Congo - Brazzaville (6,722 miles); and Mombasa, Kenya (8,472 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Minas de Matahambre (view comparison).

Clouds

The month of February in Minas de Matahambre experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 23% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 22% on February 15.

The clearest day of the month is February 15, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 78% of the time.

For reference, on June 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 75%, while on February 15, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 78%.

Cloud Cover Categories in February

Cloud Cover Categories in February in Minas de Matahambre18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JanMarJun 2425%Jun 2425%Feb 177%Feb 177%Feb 2877%Feb 2877%Feb 1178%Feb 1178%clearmostly clearpartly 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 Minas de Matahambre, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 12% throughout.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 34% on September 17, and its lowest chance is 9% on December 21.

Probability of Precipitation in February

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 Minas de Matahambre is essentially constant, remaining about 1.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 3.3 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in February

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.

Sun

Over the course of February in Minas de Matahambre, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 32 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 11 seconds, and weekly increase of 8 minutes, 14 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 11 hours, 9 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 41 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February in Minas de Matahambre18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrJanMarnightnightdaydayFeb 111 hr, 9 minFeb 111 hr, 9 minFeb 2811 hr, 41 minFeb 2811 hr, 41 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 Minas de Matahambre is 7:14 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 17 minutes earlier at 6:57 AM on February 28.

The earliest sunset is 6:24 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 15 minutes later at 6:38 PM on February 28.

Daylight saving time is observed in Minas de Matahambre during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during February, so the entire month is in standard time.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:51 AM and sets 13 hours, 31 minutes later, at 8:23 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:11 AM and sets 10 hours, 45 minutes later, at 5:56 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February in Minas de Matahambre18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJanMar6:57 AM6:57 AMFeb 286:38 PMFeb 286:38 PM7:14 AM7:14 AMFeb 16:24 PMFeb 16:24 PM7:06 AM7:06 AMFeb 166:33 PMFeb 166:33 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.

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 Minas de Matahambre is gradually increasing during February, rising from 65% to 67% over the course of the month.

For reference, on June 8, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on January 30, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 64% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in February

Humidity Comfort Levels in February in Minas de Matahambre18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanMarFeb 165%Feb 165%Feb 2867%Feb 2867%Feb 1167%Feb 1167%miserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
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 Minas de Matahambre is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 10.2 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on November 5, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.6 miles per hour, while on July 28, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.3 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in February

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 Minas de Matahambre throughout February is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 54% on February 7.

Wind Direction in February

Wind Direction in February in Minas de Matahambre18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%JanMarsoutheastnorthwest
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

Minas de Matahambre 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 Minas de Matahambre is essentially constant during February, remaining around 78°F throughout.

The lowest average surface water temperature during February is 78°F on February 8.

Average Water Temperature in February

Average Water Temperature in February in Minas de Matahambre181522112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282876.5°F77.0°F77.5°F78.0°F78.5°F79.0°F79.5°F80.0°F80.5°F81.0°FJanMarFeb 878°FFeb 878°FFeb 2878°FFeb 2878°FFeb 1678°FFeb 1678°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).

Temperatures in Minas de Matahambre 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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February in Minas de Matahambre18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280%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 1comfortablewarmcool
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 Minas de Matahambre are rapidly increasing during February, increasing by 643°F, from 730°F to 1,373°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in February

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 Minas de Matahambre is gradually increasing during February, rising by 0.9 kWh, from 4.9 kWh to 5.8 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February in Minas de Matahambre18152211223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728280 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWhJanMarFeb 14.9 kWhFeb 14.9 kWhFeb 285.8 kWhFeb 285.8 kWhFeb 165.4 kWhFeb 165.4 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 Minas de Matahambre are 22.587 deg latitude, -83.946 deg longitude, and 328 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Minas de Matahambre contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 666 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 385 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,978 feet). Within 50 miles also contains large variations in elevation (2,339 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Minas de Matahambre is covered by trees (80%), within 10 miles by trees (63%) and cropland (17%), and within 50 miles by water (58%) and trees (19%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Minas de Matahambre 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, San Antonio de Los Banos, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Minas de Matahambre.

At a distance of 151 kilometers from Minas de Matahambre, further than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed insufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records. Consequently, the station records are blended with interpolated values from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis , and both are corrected for elevation differences according to the International Standard Atmosphere .

The weight assigned to the MERRA-2 value depends on the distance from Minas de Matahambre to the nearest station, increasing from 0% at 150 kilometers to 100% at 200 kilometers. In this case, the MERRA-2 weight is 2%, making the weight assigned to the weather station 98%.

Other Data

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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