Average Weather in February in Tafraout Morocco
Daily high temperatures increase by 4°F, from 61°F to 64°F, rarely falling below 53°F or exceeding 74°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 38°F to 42°F, rarely falling below 33°F or exceeding 48°F.
For reference, on July 27, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Tafraout typically range from 63°F to 87°F, while on January 13, the coldest day of the year, they range from 37°F to 59°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
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The month of February in Tafraout experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 28% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is February 15, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 73% of the time.
For reference, on October 28, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 37%, while on July 18, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 97%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Tafraout, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 11% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 13% on December 8, and its lowest chance is 1% on July 1.
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 Tafraout is essentially constant, remaining about 1.0 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 3.0 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 1.0 inches on February 21.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
Over the course of February in Tafraout, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 44 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 38 seconds, and weekly increase of 11 minutes, 23 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 48 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 32 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Tafraout is 8:25 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 23 minutes earlier at 8:02 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 7:13 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 21 minutes later at 7:34 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Tafraout during 2021, but it neither starts nor ends during February, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:36 AM and sets 14 hours, 3 minutes later, at 8:39 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:26 AM and sets 10 hours, 14 minutes later, at 6:41 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in February
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for February 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases 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 Tafraout is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 16, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% 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
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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 Tafraout is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 8.7 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 29, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.8 miles per hour, while on August 18, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
The wind direction in Tafraout during February is predominantly out of the east from February 1 to February 19 and the north from February 19 to February 28.
Wind Direction in February
Tafraout 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 Tafraout is essentially constant during February, remaining around 62°F throughout.
The lowest average surface water temperature during February is 62°F on February 21.
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).
The growing season in Tafraout typically lasts for 11 months (332 days), from around January 29 to around December 27, rarely starting after March 2, or ending before November 30.
The month of February in Tafraout is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly increasing from 55% to 89% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February
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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 Tafraout are gradually increasing during February, increasing by 100°F, from 75°F to 176°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 Tafraout is gradually increasing during February, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 4.5 kWh to 5.5 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 Tafraout are 29.724 deg latitude, -8.975 deg longitude, and 3,258 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Tafraout contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,503 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,513 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,469 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,225 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Tafraout is covered by bare soil (67%) and sparse vegetation (32%), within 10 miles by sparse vegetation (46%) and bare soil (28%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (64%) and sparse vegetation (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Tafraout, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Tafraout.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Tafraout 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 Tafraout is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Tafraout and a given station.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
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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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