Average Weather in February in Châtillon-sur-Cluses France
Daily high temperatures increase by 5°F, from 38°F to 43°F, rarely falling below 30°F or exceeding 52°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 25°F to 28°F, rarely falling below 17°F or exceeding 37°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Châtillon-sur-Cluses typically range from 56°F to 76°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 25°F to 36°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 Châtillon-sur-Cluses 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 48% of the time.
For reference, on May 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 60%, while on July 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 65%.
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 Châtillon-sur-Cluses, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is decreasing, starting the month at 31% and ending it at 26%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 40% on May 25, and its lowest chance is 25% on March 3.
Over the course of February in Châtillon-sur-Cluses, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 19% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 9% to 5%, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 4% to 1%.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Châtillon-sur-Cluses is essentially constant, remaining about 2.5 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 5.6 inches or falling below 0.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
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 Châtillon-sur-Cluses is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.4 inches, and ending the month at 0.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.6 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Châtillon-sur-Cluses, 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, 21 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 1 second, and weekly increase of 21 minutes, 6 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 9 hours, 42 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 4 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Châtillon-sur-Cluses is 7:56 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 42 minutes earlier at 7:14 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:38 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 40 minutes later at 6:18 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Châtillon-sur-Cluses during 2018, 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 5:42 AM and sets 15 hours, 46 minutes later, at 9:28 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:12 AM and sets 8 hours, 38 minutes later, at 4:50 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Châtillon-sur-Cluses is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 21, 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 Châtillon-sur-Cluses is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 4.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 19, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.0 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.3 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during February is 5.0 miles per hour on February 19.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
The growing season in Châtillon-sur-Cluses typically lasts for 6.5 months (199 days), from around April 13 to around October 29, rarely starting before March 25 or after May 3, and rarely ending before October 8 or after November 18.
The month of February in Châtillon-sur-Cluses is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in February
The average accumulated growing degree days in Châtillon-sur-Cluses are essentially constant during February, remaining around 1°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Châtillon-sur-Cluses is increasing during February, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 2.2 kWh to 3.3 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 Châtillon-sur-Cluses are 46.091 deg latitude, 6.587 deg longitude, and 2,467 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Châtillon-sur-Cluses contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,818 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,394 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,543 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (14,987 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Châtillon-sur-Cluses is covered by trees (38%), cropland (35%), and artificial surfaces (18%), within 10 miles by trees (50%) and grassland (21%), and within 50 miles by trees (39%) and grassland (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Châtillon-sur-Cluses 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 Châtillon-sur-Cluses.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Châtillon-sur-Cluses 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 Châtillon-sur-Cluses is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Châtillon-sur-Cluses and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Aéroport Genève-Cointrin (27%, 40 kilometers, northwest); Annecy-Meythet (28%, 42 kilometers, southwest); Sion (20%, 58 kilometers, east); Aosta Airport (16%, 71 kilometers, southeast); and Neuchatel (9%, 105 kilometers, north).
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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .