February weather forecast
New York, NY

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

Weather in February

February, like January, maintains its cold temperatures characterizing the peak of the winter season. Temperatures peak slightly higher, moving from 36.5°F (2.5°C) in January to 39.2°F (4°C). February brings shorter nights and lengthier days than the prior month with a moderate level of sunshine. It also receives more flurries than January, which blankets the city's architecture in frosty white snow. The snowfall often contributes to the appeal of various winter sports activities in the city.

Temperature

The advent of February reveals an average high-temperature of a still icy 39.2°F (4°C), showing minimal difference from the prior month. In February, New York encounters an average low-temperature of 27.7°F (-2.4°C) during the night.

Humidity

The months with the highest humidity are February and December, with an average relative humidity of 76%.

Rainfall

In February, in New York, the rain falls for 10.8 days. Throughout February, 2.36" (60mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in 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, in February, during 5.5 snowfall days, 1.89" (48mm) of snow is typically accumulated. In New York, during the entire year, snow falls for 19.2 days and aggregates up to 7.8" (198mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

February is the month with the coldest seawater, with an average ocean temperature of 39.7°F (4.3°C).
Note: During the act of swimming, this is a direct threat to life. Breathing becomes erratic and cognitive abilities decline rapidly. The importance of a specialized swimsuit to minimize thermal loss is paramount.

Daylight

In New York, the average length of the day in February is 10h and 41min.
On the first day of February, sunrise is at 7:06 am and sunset at 5:13 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:30 am and sunset at 5:46 pm EST.

Sunshine

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

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index are January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The maximum UV index of 2 during February leads to these instructions:
Most people face no serious problems with extended sun exposure, but those with fair skin, infants, and children always need protection. Being in direct Sun during midday can be harmful due to intense solar radiation; take precautions. Sunglasses that ward off UVA and UVB rays play a pivotal role in reducing solar eye damage. Foresee this! The reflection from snow can nearly double the intensity of UV radiation from the Sun.

Frequently asked questions

Is it cold in New York during February?

In February, in New York, the average high-temperature is 39.2°F (4°C), and the average low-temperature is 27.7°F (-2.4°C).

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?

The average relative humidity in February in New York is 76%.

How much does it rain in New York in February?

In 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, New York, in February, snow falls for 5.5 days, with typically accumulated 1.89" (48mm) of snow.

When is the ocean coldest in New York?

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

What is the ocean temperature in February in New York?

In February, the average ocean temperature in New York, New York, is 39.7°F (4.3°C). For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

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

In New York, New York, the average day length in February is 10h and 41min.

When are sunrise and sunset in February in New York?

In February, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:06 am and sunset at 5:13 pm. On the last day of the month, in New York, New York, sunrise is at 6:30 am and sunset at 5:46 pm EST.

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

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

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

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

What are the months with the lowest UV index in New York?

The 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 intensity in February in New York?

In February, the average daily maximum UV index in New York is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in February
New York, NY

Average temperature in February - New York, NY
  • Average high temperature in February: 39.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (82.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (36.5°F).

  • Average low temperature in February: 27.7°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (69.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (26.1°F).

Average pressure in February
New York, NY

Average pressure in February - New York, NY
  • Average pressure in February: 30.03"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.1"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.93"Hg).

Average wind speed in February
New York, NY

Average wind speed in February - New York, NY
  • Average wind speed in February: 9.7mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (9.9mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (6.6mph).

Average humidity in February
New York, NY

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

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

Average rainfall in February
New York, NY

Average rainfall in February - New York, NY
  • Average rainfall in February: 2.36"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (4.02").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (2.17").

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).

Average snowfall in February
New York, NY

Average snowfall in February - New York, NY
  • Average snowfall in February: 1.89"

The month with the highest snowfall is March (2.64").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average sea temperature in February
New York, NY

Average sea temperature in February - New York, NY
  • Average sea temperature in February: 39.7°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (74.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (39.7°F).

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: 10h and 4min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 0min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 18min).

  • Average sunshine in February: 4h and 4min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 30min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4h and 42min).

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).

Average UV index in February
New York, NY

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

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

Average cloud cover in February
New York, NY

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

The 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).

Average visibility in February
New York, NY

Average visibility in February - New York, NY
  • Average visibility in February: 6mi

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

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