Average Weather in February in South Padre Island Texas, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 3°F, from 68°F to 72°F, rarely falling below 57°F or exceeding 79°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 4°F, from 55°F to 59°F, rarely falling below 42°F or exceeding 69°F.
For reference, on August 3, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in South Padre Island typically range from 79°F to 90°F, while on January 5, the coldest day of the year, they range from 55°F to 68°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 South Padre Island experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 44% to 40%.
The clearest day of the month is February 24, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 61% of the time.
For reference, on August 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 60%, while on June 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 75%.
Cloud Cover Categories in February
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In South Padre Island, the chance of a wet day over the course of February is essentially constant, remaining around 10% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 39% on September 15, and its lowest chance is 9% on February 21.
Probability of Precipitation in February
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during February in South Padre Island is essentially constant, remaining about 0.9 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 2.3 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.9 inches on February 13.
Average Monthly Rainfall in February
Over the course of February in South Padre Island, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 38 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 23 seconds, and weekly increase of 9 minutes, 44 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is February 1, with 10 hours, 59 minutes of daylight and the longest day is February 28, with 11 hours, 37 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in February
The latest sunrise of the month in South Padre Island is 7:12 AM on February 1 and the earliest sunrise is 20 minutes earlier at 6:52 AM on February 28.
The earliest sunset is 6:11 PM on February 1 and the latest sunset is 18 minutes later at 6:29 PM on February 28.
Daylight saving time is observed in South Padre Island 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 6:37 AM and sets 13 hours, 47 minutes later, at 8:23 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:11 AM and sets 10 hours, 30 minutes later, at 5:42 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in February
The chance that a given day will be muggy in South Padre Island is rapidly increasing during February, rising from 25% to 35% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 16, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on January 24, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 23% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in February
The average hourly wind speed in South Padre Island is essentially constant during February, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 13.3 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 13.7 miles per hour, while on September 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in February
Wind Direction in February
South Padre Island is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in South Padre Island is essentially constant during February, remaining around 67°F throughout.
The lowest average surface water temperature during February is 67°F on February 22.
Average Water Temperature in February
Temperatures in South Padre Island 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
The average accumulated growing degree days in South Padre Island are increasing during February, increasing by 355°F, from 361°F to 716°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in February
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in South Padre Island is increasing during February, rising by 1.1 kWh, from 4.0 kWh to 5.1 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 South Padre Island are 26.104 deg latitude, -97.165 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of South Padre Island is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 10 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 0 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (30 feet). Within 50 miles is essentially flat (131 feet).
The area within 2 miles of South Padre Island is covered by water (84%) and bare soil (10%), within 10 miles by water (77%) and bare soil (17%), and within 50 miles by water (61%) and cropland (19%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in South Padre Island 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 South Padre Island.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and South Padre Island 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 South Padre Island is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between South Padre Island and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: South Padre Island Heliport (89%, 4.3 kilometers, south); Port Isabel, Port Isabel-Cameron County Airport (10%, 19 kilometers, west); and N Padre 975 (1.0%, 84 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .