Average Weather in February in Kensington California, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 3°F, from 57°F to 61°F, rarely falling below 52°F or exceeding 68°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 43°F to 46°F, rarely falling below 36°F or exceeding 53°F.
For reference, on September 10, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Kensington typically range from 55°F to 76°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 41°F to 54°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 Kensington experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 54% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is February 28, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 47% of the time.
For reference, on January 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 56%, while on July 20, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 92%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Kensington, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is gradually increasing, starting the month at 27% and ending it at 30%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 31% on February 20, and its lowest chance is 0% on July 25.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Kensington is essentially constant, remaining about 3.7 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 7.5 inches or falling below 0.6 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 3.9 inches on February 15.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
Over the course of February in Kensington, 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, 0 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 14 seconds, and weekly increase of 15 minutes, 38 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 19 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 19 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Kensington is 7:13 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 31 minutes earlier at 6:42 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:32 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 29 minutes later at 6:01 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Kensington during 2019, 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 5:47 AM and sets 14 hours, 48 minutes later, at 8:34 PM, while on December 22, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:21 AM and sets 9 hours, 32 minutes later, at 4:53 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Kensington is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on September 9, 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Kensington is gradually increasing during February, increasing from 7.4 miles per hour to 7.9 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on June 6, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.3 miles per hour, while on October 29, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
Kensington 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 Kensington is essentially constant during February, remaining around 53°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in February
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Kensington over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 3, with a 69% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February
The average accumulated growing degree days in Kensington are gradually increasing during February, increasing by 81°F, from 48°F to 128°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Kensington is gradually increasing during February, rising by 0.9 kWh, from 2.9 kWh to 3.8 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 Kensington are 37.910 deg latitude, -122.280 deg longitude, and 358 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Kensington contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,171 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 504 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,867 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,078 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Kensington is covered by artificial surfaces (61%), shrubs (17%), and trees (16%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (32%) and water (32%), and within 50 miles by water (29%) and grassland (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Kensington 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Kensington.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Kensington 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 Kensington is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Kensington and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Naval Air Station Alameda (historical) (26%, 20 kilometers, south); Oakland International Airport (23%, 22 kilometers, south); Buchanan Field Airport (25%, 22 kilometers, northeast); Napa County Airport (14%, 33 kilometers, north); and Gnoss Field (12%, 36 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .