Average Weather in February in Encinitas California, United States
Daily high temperatures are around 65°F, rarely falling below 58°F or exceeding 75°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 51°F, rarely falling below 45°F or exceeding 57°F.
For reference, on August 26, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Encinitas typically range from 66°F to 77°F, while on December 27, the coldest day of the year, they range from 49°F to 65°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
La Laguna, Spain (5,749 miles away); Knysna, South Africa (10,177 miles); and Salazie, Réunion (11,510 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Encinitas (view comparison).
The month of February in Encinitas experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 40% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 42% on February 20.
The clearest day of the month is February 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 62% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 42%, while on September 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 91%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Encinitas, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is increasing, starting the month at 16% and ending it at 20%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 21% on February 22, and its lowest chance is 1% on June 26.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Encinitas is gradually increasing, starting the month at 2.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.1 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 2.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.3 inches or falls below 0.3 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 2.8 inches on February 20.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
Over the course of February in Encinitas, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 50 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 51 seconds, and weekly increase of 12 minutes, 60 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 37 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 27 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Encinitas is 6:44 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 26 minutes earlier at 6:18 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:21 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 24 minutes later at 5:45 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Encinitas 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 5:40 AM and sets 14 hours, 20 minutes later, at 8:01 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:48 AM and sets 9 hours, 58 minutes later, at 4:46 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Encinitas is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 18, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 31% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in February
The average hourly wind speed in Encinitas is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 7.6 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 11, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.8 miles per hour, while on August 23, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.7 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during February is 7.7 miles per hour on February 19.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
Encinitas 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 Encinitas is essentially constant during February, remaining around 59°F throughout.
The lowest average surface water temperature during February is 59°F on February 8.
Average Water Temperature in February
Temperatures in Encinitas 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
The average accumulated growing degree days in Encinitas are increasing during February, increasing by 210°F, from 236°F to 445°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Encinitas is increasing during February, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 3.8 kWh to 4.8 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 Encinitas are 33.037 deg latitude, -117.292 deg longitude, and 7 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Encinitas contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 387 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 104 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,703 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,516 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Encinitas is covered by artificial surfaces (53%) and water (46%), within 10 miles by water (47%) and artificial surfaces (30%), and within 50 miles by water (45%) and shrubs (33%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Encinitas 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 Encinitas.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Encinitas 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 Encinitas is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Encinitas and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: McClellan–Palomar Airport (67%, 10 kilometers, north); Miramar Marine Corps Air Station (24%, 24 kilometers, southeast); and Ramona Airport (9%, 35 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .