Average Weather in February in Varadero Cuba
In Varadero, the month of February is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 79°F throughout the month, rarely exceeding 86°F or dropping below 72°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 66°F, rarely falling below 57°F or exceeding 72°F.
For reference, on August 9, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Varadero typically range from 76°F to 89°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 65°F to 78°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 Varadero experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 22% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 22% on February 14.
The clearest day of the month is February 14, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 79% of the time.
For reference, on June 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 73%, while on February 14, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 79%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Varadero, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is gradually increasing, starting the month at 10% and ending it at 12%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 36% on September 20, and its lowest chance is 9% on December 24.
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 Varadero is essentially constant, remaining about 1.0 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 3.2 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 1.1 inches on February 28.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
Over the course of February in Varadero, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 33 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 13 seconds, and weekly increase of 8 minutes, 30 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 11 hours, 8 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 41 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Varadero is 7:04 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 18 minutes earlier at 6:47 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 6:12 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 15 minutes later at 6:27 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Varadero during 2017, 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 6:40 AM and sets 13 hours, 34 minutes later, at 8:13 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:01 AM and sets 10 hours, 43 minutes later, at 5:44 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 Varadero is gradually increasing during February, rising from 48% to 51% over the course of the month.
For reference, on August 19, 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 47% 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 Varadero is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 6.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on November 13, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.2 miles per hour, while on September 14, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
Varadero 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 Varadero is essentially constant during February, remaining around 77°F throughout.
The lowest average surface water temperature during February is 77°F on February 7.
Average Water Temperature 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 Varadero 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
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Varadero are 23.157 deg latitude, -81.244 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Varadero is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 52 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (427 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,283 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Varadero is covered by water (98%), within 10 miles by water (77%), and within 50 miles by water (55%) and cropland (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Varadero 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 Varadero.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Varadero 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 Varadero is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Varadero and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Juan Gualberto Gómez International Airport (90%, 24 kilometers, southwest); Key West International Airport (5%, 164 kilometers, north); and Florida Keys Marathon International Airport (4.7%, 176 kilometers, north).
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.