Average Weather in February in Gordola Switzerland
Daily high temperatures increase by 6°F, from 41°F to 47°F, rarely falling below 33°F or exceeding 55°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 27°F to 30°F, rarely falling below 20°F or exceeding 37°F.
For reference, on July 25, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Gordola typically range from 59°F to 77°F, while on January 12, the coldest day of the year, they range from 25°F to 38°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 Gordola experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 46% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 45% on February 9.
The clearest day of the month is February 9, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 55% of the time.
For reference, on May 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 59%, while on July 21, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 69%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Gordola, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 19% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 43% on May 26, and its lowest chance is 18% on March 5.
Over the course of February in Gordola, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 10% to 14%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 6% to 4%, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 2% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in Gordola is gradually increasing, starting the month at 1.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.6 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 1.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.0 inches or falls below 0.2 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 Gordola is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.0 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in February
Over the course of February in Gordola, 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, 2 seconds, and weekly increase of 21 minutes, 11 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, 3 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in Gordola is 7:47 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 42 minutes earlier at 7:05 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 5:29 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 40 minutes later at 6:09 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in Gordola 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 5:32 AM and sets 15 hours, 47 minutes later, at 9:19 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:04 AM and sets 8 hours, 37 minutes later, at 4:41 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Gordola is essentially constant during February, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 27, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 10% 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 Gordola is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 4.1 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 31, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.6 miles per hour, while on August 11, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
The growing season in Gordola typically lasts for 7.0 months (213 days), from around April 3 to around November 2, rarely starting before March 13 or after April 23, and rarely ending before October 14 or after November 22.
The month of February in Gordola 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 Gordola are essentially constant during February, remaining within 2°F of 2°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Gordola is increasing during February, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 2.3 kWh to 3.4 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 Gordola are 46.183 deg latitude, 8.867 deg longitude, and 1,532 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Gordola contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 4,626 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,615 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,510 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (14,459 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Gordola is covered by trees (46%), artificial surfaces (20%), cropland (19%), and water (12%), within 10 miles by trees (62%), and within 50 miles by trees (40%) and grassland (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Gordola 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 Gordola.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Gordola 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 Gordola is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Gordola and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .