Average Weather in February in Valparaíso Chile
Daily high temperatures are around 68°F, rarely falling below 63°F or exceeding 73°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 68°F on February 10.
Daily low temperatures are around 53°F, rarely falling below 48°F or exceeding 58°F.
For reference, on February 8, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Valparaíso typically range from 53°F to 68°F, while on July 27, the coldest day of the year, they range from 45°F to 60°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 Valparaíso experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 8% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is February 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 93% of the time.
For reference, on June 1, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 54%, while on January 31, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 93%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
Over the course of February in Valparaíso, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 51 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 54 seconds, and weekly decrease of 13 minutes, 17 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 28, with 12 hours, 49 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 1, with 13 hours, 40 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The earliest sunrise of the month in Valparaíso is 7:09 AM on February 1 and the latest sunrise is 24 minutes later at 7:34 AM on February 28.
The latest sunset is 8:49 PM on February 1 and the earliest sunset is 27 minutes earlier at 8:23 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Valparaíso during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during February, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:34 AM and sets 14 hours, 20 minutes later, at 8:54 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:49 AM and sets 9 hours, 58 minutes later, at 5:47 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 Valparaíso is essentially constant during February, remaining within 1% of 3% throughout.
The highest chance of a muggy day during February is 4% on February 3.
For reference, on February 3, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 4% of the time, while on July 26, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% 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 Valparaíso is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 9.8 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on December 5, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.1 miles per hour, while on May 21, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
Valparaíso 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 Valparaíso is essentially constant during February, remaining around 63°F throughout.
The highest average surface water temperature during February is 63°F on February 9.
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 Valparaíso 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 Valparaíso are increasing during February, increasing by 289°F, from 1,456°F to 1,745°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 Valparaíso is decreasing during February, falling by 1.1 kWh, from 8.5 kWh to 7.4 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 Valparaíso are -33.039 deg latitude, -71.627 deg longitude, and 66 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Valparaíso contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,467 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 329 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,936 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (7,700 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Valparaíso is covered by water (35%), shrubs (19%), trees (18%), and grassland (13%), within 10 miles by water (58%) and shrubs (20%), and within 50 miles by water (60%) and shrubs (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Valparaíso 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, Viña del mar Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Valparaíso.
At a distance of 17 kilometers from Valparaíso, 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 Valparaíso 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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