Average Weather in February in Bouza Niger
Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 87°F to 94°F, rarely falling below 79°F or exceeding 101°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 6°F, from 62°F to 68°F, rarely falling below 56°F or exceeding 76°F.
For reference, on April 26, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Bouza typically range from 81°F to 104°F, while on January 3, the coldest day of the year, they range from 59°F to 84°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 Bouza experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 33% to 40%.
The clearest day of the month is February 5, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 67% of the time.
For reference, on August 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 61%, while on January 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 70%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
Over the course of February in Bouza, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 19 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 43 seconds, and weekly increase of 5 minutes, 2 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 11 hours, 31 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 51 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Bouza is 7:03 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 11 minutes earlier at 6:53 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 6:35 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 9 minutes later at 6:43 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Bouza during 2018.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:08 AM and sets 12 hours, 59 minutes later, at 7:07 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:55 AM and sets 11 hours, 17 minutes later, at 6:12 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 Bouza is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 12, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 98% of the time, while on November 26, 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 Bouza is gradually decreasing during February, decreasing from 12.0 miles per hour to 11.3 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 2, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.4 miles per hour, while on September 21, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction 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 Bouza 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 Bouza are rapidly increasing during February, increasing by 704°F, from 679°F to 1,382°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 Bouza is gradually increasing during February, rising by 0.5 kWh, from 6.0 kWh to 6.6 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 Bouza are 14.423 deg latitude, 6.043 deg longitude, and 1,424 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Bouza contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 466 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,382 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (856 feet). Within 50 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,535 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Bouza is covered by cropland (29%), grassland (22%), sparse vegetation (22%), and bare soil (21%), within 10 miles by grassland (40%) and cropland (36%), and within 50 miles by grassland (41%) and cropland (33%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Bouza 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 Bouza.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Bouza 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 Bouza is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Bouza and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Tahoua Airport (43%, 98 kilometers, northwest); Birni-N'Konni (35%, 110 kilometers, southwest); and Maradi Airport (21%, 156 kilometers, southeast).
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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