February weather forecast and climate
New York, NY

The sunset view over skyscrapers in New York City, USA
The sunset view over skyscrapers in New York City, USA

Weather in February

The last month of the winter, February, is also a wintry month in New York, New York, with average temperature fluctuating between 39.2°F (4°C) and 27.7°F (-2.4°C).

Temperature

In February, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in January - a still wintry 39.2°F (4°C). In February, the average low-temperature is 27.7°F (-2.4°C).

Humidity

February and December, with an average relative humidity of 76%, are most humid months.

Rainfall

In February, the rain falls for 10.8 days. Throughout February, 2.36" (60mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in New York, New York, there are 169 rainfall days, and 36.65" (931mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through April, November and December. In New York, during February, snow falls for 5.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.89" (48mm) of snow. In New York, during the entire year, snow falls for 19.2 days, and aggregates up to 7.8" (198mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

With an average ocean temperature of 39.7°F (4.3°C), February is the month with the coldest seawater.
Note: For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

Daylight

The average length of the day in New York is 10.7h.

Sunshine

February has the least sunshine of the year in New York, with an average of 4.7h of sunshine.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index are January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In February, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from sun exposure. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the most humid month in New York?

February and December, with an average relative humidity of 76%, are most humid months in New York.

What is the average humidity in February in New York?

In New York, the average relative humidity in February is 76%.

How much does it rain in New York in February?

In New York, New York, in February, during 10.8 rainfall days, 2.36" (60mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many days does it snow in February in New York?

In New York, during February, snow falls for 5.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.89" (48mm) of snow.

What month is the ocean coldest in New York?

February is the month with the coldest seawater in New York, New York, with an average ocean temperature of 39.7°F (4.3°C).

What is the water temperature in February in New York?

In New York, the average seawater temperature in February is 39.7°F (4.3°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.

What is the average length of the day in February in New York?

The average length of the day in February in New York, New York, is 10.7h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in New York?

With an average of 4.7h of sunshine, February has the least sunshine of the year.

How many hours of sunshine does New York have in February?

In New York, the average sunshine in February is 4.7h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in New York?

Months with the lowest UV index in New York are January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2.

What is the UV index reading in February in New York?

The average daily maximum UV index in February in New York is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in February
New York, NY

Average temperature in February - New York, NY
  • Average high temperature in February: 4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (28.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (2.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in February: -2.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (20.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-3.3°C).

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Average pressure in February
New York, NY

Average pressure in February - New York, NY
  • Average pressure in February: 1017.1mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (1019.4mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1013.6mbar).

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Average wind speed in February
New York, NY

Average wind speed in February - New York, NY
  • Average wind speed in February: 15.6km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (16km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (10.7km/h).

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Average humidity in February
New York, NY

Average humidity in February - New York, NY
  • Average humidity in February: 76%

Months with the highest relative humidity are February and December (76%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (70%).

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Average rainfall in February
New York, NY

Average rainfall in February - New York, NY
  • Average rainfall in February: 60mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (102mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (55mm).

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Average rainfall days in February
New York, NY

Average rainfall days in February - New York, NY
  • Average rainfall days in February: 10.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (18.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (9.1 days).

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Average snowfall in February
New York, NY

Average snowfall in February - New York, NY
  • Average snowfall in February: 48mm

The month with the highest snowfall is March (67mm).
Months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in February
New York, NY

Average snowfall days in February - New York, NY
  • Average snowfall days in February: 5.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (5.8 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in February
New York, NY

Average sea temperature in February - New York, NY
  • Average sea temperature in February: 4.3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (23.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (4.3°C).

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Average daylight in February /
Average sunshine in February
New York, NY

Average daylight in February / Average sunshine in February - New York, NY
  • Average daylight in February: 10.7h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.1h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.3h).

  • Average sunshine in February: 4.7h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.5h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4.7h).

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Average sunshine days in February
New York, NY

Average sunshine days in February - New York, NY
  • Average sunshine days in February: 13.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (17.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (9.8 days).

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Average UV index in February
New York, NY

Average UV index in February - New York, NY
  • Average UV index in February: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in February
New York, NY

Average cloud cover in February - New York, NY
  • Average cloud cover in February: 47

Months with the most cloud cover are February, March and December (Cloud cover 47).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in February
New York, NY

Average visibility in February - New York, NY
  • Average visibility in February: 9km

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

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