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Average Weather in February in Bélesta France

In Bélesta, the month of February is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 3°F, from 46°F to 50°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 60°F or dropping below 35°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 32°F to 35°F, rarely falling below 24°F or exceeding 43°F.

For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Bélesta typically range from 59°F to 78°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 32°F to 46°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in February

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

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The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Clouds

The month of February in Bélesta experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 56% throughout the month.

The clearest day of the month is February 28, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 46% of the time.

For reference, on January 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 59%, while on July 21, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 77%.

Cloud Cover in February

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The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Bélesta, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is decreasing, starting the month at 24% and ending it at 20%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 31% on May 2, and its lowest chance is 16% on July 20.

Over the course of February in Bélesta, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 21% to 18%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 2% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 1% throughout.

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 Bélesta is essentially constant, remaining about 1.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 3.0 inches or falling below 0.3 inches.

The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 1.3 inches on February 24.

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.

Snowfall

We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during February in Bélesta is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.6 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February

The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (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 rainfall.

Sun

Over the course of February in Bélesta, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 12 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 41 seconds, and weekly increase of 18 minutes, 48 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 9 hours, 58 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 11 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February

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 Bélesta is 8:06 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 37 minutes earlier at 7:29 AM on February 28.

The earliest sunset is 6:05 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 35 minutes later at 6:40 PM on February 28.

Daylight saving time is observed in Bélesta 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 6:13 AM and sets 15 hours, 21 minutes later, at 9:34 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:19 AM and sets 9 hours, 1 minute later, at 5:20 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February

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 Bélesta is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on August 3, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time, while on October 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in February

The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

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 Bélesta is essentially constant during February, remaining around 3.6 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on February 19, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.6 miles per hour, while on August 12, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.5 miles per hour.

The highest daily average wind speed during February is 3.6 miles per hour on February 21.

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 Bélesta throughout February is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 63% on February 1.

Wind Direction in February

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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 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

Bélesta 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 Bélesta is essentially constant during February, remaining around 53°F throughout.

The lowest average surface water temperature during February is 53°F on February 23.

Average Water Temperature in February

The daily average water temperature (purple line), 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 Bélesta is increasing during February, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 2.4 kWh to 3.5 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in February

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 Bélesta are 42.902 deg latitude, 1.933 deg longitude, and 2,139 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Bélesta contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,844 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,148 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,572 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,128 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Bélesta is covered by trees (78%) and grassland (11%), within 10 miles by trees (62%) and grassland (19%), and within 50 miles by trees (42%) and cropland (31%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Bélesta 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Bélesta.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Bélesta 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 Bélesta is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Bélesta and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Carcassonne-Salvaza (32%, 46 kilometers, northeast); Saint-Girons - Antichan (30%, 69 kilometers, west); Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport (19%, 79 kilometers, east); and Toulouse-Francazal (19%, 85 kilometers, northwest).

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.