February weather forecast and climate
Des Moines, IA

A close view of city buildings in Des Moines, Iowa
A close view of city buildings in Des Moines, Iowa
The last month of the winter, February, is a wintry month in Des Moines, Iowa, with average temperature fluctuating between 32.4°F (0.2°C) and 18°F (-7.8°C).

Temperature

In Des Moines, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in January - a cold 32.4°F (0.2°C). The average low-temperature, in February, is 18°F (-7.8°C).

Humidity

In Des Moines, the average relative humidity in February is 81%.

Rainfall

In Des Moines, during 3 rainfall days, 0.51" (13mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Des Moines, there are 114.4 rainfall days, and 16.38" (416mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. In Des Moines, during February, snow falls for 7.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.2" (56mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Des Moines, there are 30.9 snowfall days, and 7.36" (187mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in February is 10.6h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Des Moines is 4.8h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Des Moines is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: In February, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in February in Des Moines?

In Des Moines, in February, the average high-temperature is 32.4°F (0.2°C), and the average low-temperature is 18°F (-7.8°C).

What is the average humidity in February in Des Moines?

In February, the average relative humidity is 81%.

How many days does it rain in February in Des Moines?

In Des Moines, Iowa, during February, the rain falls for 3 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.51" (13mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Des Moines in February?

In Des Moines, during February, snow falls for 7.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.2" (56mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Des Moines have in February?

The average length of the day in February is 10.6h.

How long on average sun shines in February in Des Moines?

In Des Moines, Iowa, the average sunshine in February is 4.8h.

What is the UV index reading in February in Des Moines?

The average daily maximum UV index in February is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average high temperature in February: 0.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (28.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (-2.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in February: -7.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (18.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-9.4°C).

Average pressure in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average pressure in February: 1020.7mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1021.3mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1012mbar).

Average wind speed in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average wind speed in February: 16.5km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (16.6km/h).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (11.2km/h).

Average humidity in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average humidity in February: 81%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January and June (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (70%).

Average rainfall in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average rainfall in February: 13mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (70mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (12mm).

Average rainfall days in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average rainfall days in February: 3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (15.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (3 days).

Average snowfall in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average snowfall in February: 56mm

The month with the highest snowfall is January (57mm).
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average snowfall days in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average snowfall days in February: 7.8 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (8.7 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in February / Average sunshine in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average daylight in February: 10.6h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.2h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.2h).

  • Average sunshine in February: 4.8h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.3h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 4.3h).

Average sunshine days in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average sunshine days in February: 17.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (22.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (12.2 days).

Average UV index in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average UV index in February: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 1).

Average cloud cover in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average cloud cover in February: 51

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 54).
Months with the least cloud cover are July and September (Cloud cover 29).

Average visibility in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average visibility in February: 9km

The month with the highest visibility is November (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and December (9km).