Average Weather in February in Ballens Switzerland
Daily high temperatures increase by 5°F, from 37°F to 43°F, rarely falling below 28°F or exceeding 53°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 28°F to 30°F, rarely falling below 18°F or exceeding 38°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Ballens typically range from 57°F to 75°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 28°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 Ballens 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 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 66%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Ballens, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is decreasing, starting the month at 32% and ending it at 28%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 43% on May 25, and its lowest chance is 27% on March 3.
Over the course of February in Ballens, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 23% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 4% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 3% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Ballens is essentially constant, remaining about 2.6 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 Ballens is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.0 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Ballens, 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, 23 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 4 seconds, and weekly increase of 21 minutes, 28 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 9 hours, 40 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 3 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Ballens is 7:58 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 42 minutes earlier at 7:16 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 Ballens 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 5:41 AM and sets 15 hours, 50 minutes later, at 9:31 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:15 AM and sets 8 hours, 34 minutes later, at 4:49 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Ballens 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
The average hourly wind speed in Ballens is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 7.6 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 3, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.8 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
The growing season in Ballens typically lasts for 6.8 months (206 days), from around April 11 to around November 4, rarely starting before March 23 or after May 5, and rarely ending before October 12 or after November 26.
The month of February in Ballens 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 Ballens are essentially constant during February, remaining within 1°F of 1°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Ballens 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 Ballens are 46.555 deg latitude, 6.373 deg longitude, and 2,270 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Ballens contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,135 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,319 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,268 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,879 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Ballens is covered by cropland (59%) and trees (39%), within 10 miles by trees (36%) and cropland (34%), and within 50 miles by trees (41%) and cropland (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Ballens 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 Ballens.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ballens 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 Ballens is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ballens and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Aéroport Genève-Cointrin (31%, 41 kilometers, southwest); Neuchatel (18%, 66 kilometers, northeast); Les Eplatures (16%, 67 kilometers, northeast); Sion (13%, 82 kilometers, southeast); Besançon – La Vèze Aerodrome (12%, 83 kilometers, north); and Dole–Jura Airport (10%, 90 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .