Average Weather in February in Le Vaud Switzerland
Daily high temperatures increase by 5°F, from 36°F to 41°F, rarely falling below 27°F or exceeding 52°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 26°F to 29°F, rarely falling below 16°F or exceeding 37°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Le Vaud typically range from 55°F to 73°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 26°F to 35°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 Le Vaud experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 53% 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 November 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 59%, while on July 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
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 Le Vaud, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is decreasing, starting the month at 32% and ending it at 27%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 42% on May 25, and its lowest chance is 26% on March 3.
Over the course of February in Le Vaud, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 18% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 8% to 6%, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 5% to 3%.
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 Le Vaud is essentially constant, remaining about 2.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 5.1 inches or falling below 0.3 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 2.3 inches on February 22.
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 Le Vaud is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.8 inches, and ending the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.1 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Le Vaud, 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, 22 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 3 seconds, and weekly increase of 21 minutes, 23 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 9 hours, 39 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 2 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Le Vaud is 7:59 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 42 minutes earlier at 7:17 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 Le Vaud 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 5:42 AM and sets 15 hours, 49 minutes later, at 9:31 PM, while on December 22, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:16 AM and sets 8 hours, 35 minutes later, at 4:50 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time 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 Le Vaud is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 7, 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
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 Le Vaud is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 7.7 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 3, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.0 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.4 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).
The growing season in Le Vaud typically lasts for 6.2 months (190 days), from around April 20 to around October 27, rarely starting before March 31 or after May 12, and rarely ending before October 6 or after November 17.
The month of February in Le Vaud is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
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 Le Vaud are essentially constant during February, remaining around 1°F throughout.
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 Le Vaud is increasing during February, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 1.9 kWh to 3.0 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 Le Vaud are 46.478 deg latitude, 6.236 deg longitude, and 2,785 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Le Vaud contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,425 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,834 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,275 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,679 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Le Vaud is covered by cropland (47%) and trees (44%), within 10 miles by trees (43%) and cropland (23%), and within 50 miles by trees (42%) and cropland (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Le Vaud 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 6 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Le Vaud.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Le Vaud 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 Le Vaud is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Le Vaud and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Aéroport Genève-Cointrin (34%, 28 kilometers, south); Neuchatel (15%, 80 kilometers, northeast); Les Eplatures (16%, 80 kilometers, northeast); Dole–Jura Airport (11%, 88 kilometers, northwest); Sion (13%, 88 kilometers, east); and Besançon – La Vèze Aerodrome (12%, 88 kilometers, north).
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.