February weather forecast
Buffalo, NY

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The Niagara square with the McKinley Monument in Buffalo, New York, USA
The Niagara square with the McKinley Monument in Buffalo, New York, USA

Weather in February

The bone-chilling cold of winter carries on in Buffalo in February, though the atmosphere is slightly milder in comparison to preceding January. Cold weather predominates, but it is the increase in snowfall to 7.64" (194mm), the highest seen all year, that defines this month’s weather pattern. While snow continues to be a regular sight, Buffalo's residents also witness an incremental increase in daylight. However, despite the grey cloud blanket, a ray of hope arises as sea temperatures show a minor decline, offering signs of imminent spring.

Temperature

With the onset of February, Buffalo's average high-temperature clocks in at a still freezing cold 31.3°F (-0.4°C), showing a minor fluctuation from the previous month. During February, the temperature tends to dip to an average of 20.1°F (-6.6°C) at night.

Humidity

January and February, with an average relative humidity of 85%, are the most humid months.

Rainfall

In Buffalo, in February, it is raining for 7.6 days, with typically 2.2" (56mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Buffalo, during the entire year, the rain falls for 169.2 days and collects up to 28.15" (715mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Buffalo are January through May, October through December. The month with the most snowfall is February, when snow falls for 17.1 days and typically aggregates up to 7.64" (194mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

The months with the coldest seawater in Buffalo are February and March, with an average ocean temperature of 35.1°F (1.7°C).
Note: In swimming scenarios, this is an immediate danger to life. Breathing becomes uncontrollable instantly, obstructing any form of clear thinking. A specialized swimsuit is indispensable to lessen thermal leakage.

Daylight

In February, the average length of the day is 10h and 34min.
On the first day of February in Buffalo, New York, sunrise is at 7:30 am and sunset at 5:27 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:51 am and sunset at 6:04 pm EST.

Sunshine

In Buffalo, the average sunshine in February is 2.5h.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index in Buffalo are January, February and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The UV index of 1 during February leads to these advisories:
Babies, children, and individuals with sensitive skin should always have protection against extended sun exposure. The Sun's harshest UV rays are around midday; it's wise to seek shade and limit time outdoors. Employ a hat with a wide brim for robust protection, cutting UV exposure by half. On your guard! Snow's reflection can almost double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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Frequently asked questions

How cold is February in Buffalo?

In February, the average high-temperature and low-temperature in Buffalo are 31.3°F (-0.4°C) and 20.1°F (-6.6°C) respectively.

What is the most humid month in Buffalo?

The months with the highest humidity are January and February, with an average relative humidity of 85%.

What is the average humidity in February in Buffalo?

The average relative humidity in February in Buffalo, New York, is 85%.

How many days does it rain in February in Buffalo?

In Buffalo, in February, it is raining for 7.6 days, with typically 2.2" (56mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When does it snow the most in Buffalo?

The month with the most snowfall in Buffalo is February, when snow falls for 17.1 days and typically aggregates up to 7.64" (194mm) of snow.

How much does it snow in Buffalo in February?

In February, in Buffalo, New York, it is snowing for 17.1 days. Throughout February, 7.64" (194mm) of snow is accumulated.

What months are the ocean coldest in Buffalo?

February and March, with an average ocean temperature of 35.1°F (1.7°C), are months with the coldest seawater in Buffalo, New York.

What is the water temperature in February in Buffalo?

In February, the average ocean temperature in Buffalo is 35.1°F (1.7°C). For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

How many hours of daylight does Buffalo have in February?

In February, the average day length in Buffalo is 10h and 34min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in February in Buffalo?

In February, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:30 am and sunset at 5:27 pm. On the last day of the month, in Buffalo, New York, sunrise is at 6:51 am and sunset at 6:04 pm EST.

How many hours of sunshine does Buffalo have in February?

In February, the average sunshine duration in Buffalo is 2.5h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Buffalo?

The months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

How high is the UV index in February in Buffalo?

The average daily maximum UV index in February is 1. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in February
Buffalo, NY

Average temperature in February - Buffalo, NY
  • Average high temperature in February: 31.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (79.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (29.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in February: 20.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (63.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (19.4°F).

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Average pressure in February
Buffalo, NY

Average pressure in February - Buffalo, NY
  • Average pressure in February: 30.04"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.09"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.92"Hg).

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Average wind speed in February
Buffalo, NY

Average wind speed in February - Buffalo, NY
  • Average wind speed in February: 10.4mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (11mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (6.7mph).

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Average humidity in February
Buffalo, NY

Average humidity in February - Buffalo, NY
  • Average humidity in February: 85%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (85%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are July, August and September (74%).

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Average rainfall in February
Buffalo, NY

Average rainfall in February - Buffalo, NY
  • Average rainfall in February: 2.2"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (2.87").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.81").

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Average rainfall days in February
Buffalo, NY

Average rainfall days in February - Buffalo, NY
  • Average rainfall days in February: 7.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (17.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (7.6 days).

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Average snowfall in February
Buffalo, NY

Average snowfall in February - Buffalo, NY
  • Average snowfall in February: 7.64"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (7.64").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in February
Buffalo, NY

Average snowfall days in February - Buffalo, NY
  • Average snowfall days in February: 17.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (19 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in February
Buffalo, NY

Average sea temperature in February - Buffalo, NY
  • Average sea temperature in February: 34.9°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (74.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (34.9°F).

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Average daylight in February /
Average sunshine in February
Buffalo, NY

Average daylight in February / Average sunshine in February - Buffalo, NY
  • Average daylight in February: 10h and 4min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 18min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 6min).

  • Average sunshine in February: 2h and 3min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 18min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 2h and 18min).

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Average sunshine days in February
Buffalo, NY

Average sunshine days in February - Buffalo, NY
  • Average sunshine days in February: 6.5 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (12.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is January (6.3 days).

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Average UV index in February
Buffalo, NY

Average UV index in February - Buffalo, NY
  • Average UV index in February: 1

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in February
Buffalo, NY

Average cloud cover in February - Buffalo, NY
  • Average cloud cover in February: 75

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 77).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in February
Buffalo, NY

Average visibility in February - Buffalo, NY
  • Average visibility in February: 5mi

The months with the highest visibility are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March and December (5mi).

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