February weather forecast
Barnstaple, United Kingdom

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Weather in February

As Barnstaple segues from January to February, there's a thinly marked difference in weather conditions. The air is still crisp and cold, necessitating warm clothing for outdoor excursions. Subtle improvements start to reshape the weather towards the end of February, with longer daylight hours marking the coming transition. Wind speeds peak to 22.7km/h (14.1mph) this month, causing a noticeable increment in the chilly sensation. Despite these conditions, the town retains its appeal, often enhanced by the stunning views swallowing the icy February sunsets.

Temperature

Temperature records in Barnstaple mark February as the coldest month, with highs averaging 7.8°C (46°F) and lows at 3.9°C (39°F).

Humidity

In Barnstaple, the average relative humidity in February is 84%.

Rainfall

In Barnstaple, during February, the rain falls for 14.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 50mm (1.97") of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 196.4 rainfall days, and 566mm (22.28") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through March and December are months with snowfall in Barnstaple. In February, it is snowing for 1.8 days. Throughout February, 16mm (0.63") of snow is accumulated. In Barnstaple, United Kingdom, during the entire year, snow falls for 4.8 days and aggregates up to 45mm (1.77") of snow.

Sea temperature

In Barnstaple, the average seawater temperature in February is 8.4°C (47.1°F).
Note: Swimming in 8.4°C (47.1°F) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 10°C (50°F) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

Daylight

In Barnstaple, United Kingdom, the average length of the day in February is 10h and 2min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:53 am and sunset at 5:05 pm. On the last day of February, in Barnstaple, sunrise is at 7:01 am and sunset at 5:55 pm GMT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in February in Barnstaple is 3.7h.

UV index

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Barnstaple. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: An average UV index of 2 in February transforms into this advice:
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. To guard against the harmful effects of the Sun, minimize exposure during midday. For excellent sun protection for the eyes, ears, face, and neck, consider a wide-brim hat. Foresee this! The reflection from snow can nearly double the intensity of UV radiation from the Sun.
Updated: Feb 8, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | About Us / Weather Forecasting / Data Sources

Frequently asked questions

What are the coldest months in Barnstaple?

February is Barnstaple's coldest month, registering average high temperatures of 7.8°C (46°F) and lows of 3.9°C (39°F).

What is the average February temperature in Barnstaple?

The high-temperature during February is 7.8°C (46°F) and the low-temperature is 3.9°C (39°F).

What is the average humidity in February in Barnstaple?

In Barnstaple, United Kingdom, the average relative humidity in February is 84%.

How many days does it rain in February in Barnstaple?

In Barnstaple, in February, during 14.8 rainfall days, 50mm (1.97") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How much does it snow in Barnstaple in February?

In February, in Barnstaple, it is snowing for 1.8 days. Throughout February, 16mm (0.63") of snow is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in February in Barnstaple?

In Barnstaple, United Kingdom, the average seawater temperature in February is 8.4°C (47.1°F). Swimming in 8.4°C (47.1°F) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 13°C (55.4°F) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 10°C (50°F) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

How many hours of daylight does Barnstaple have in February?

In February, the average day length in Barnstaple, United Kingdom, is 10h and 2min.

When are sunrise and sunset in February in Barnstaple?

In February, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:53 am and sunset at 5:05 pm. On the last day of the month, in Barnstaple, United Kingdom, sunrise is at 7:01 am and sunset at 5:55 pm GMT.

How long on average sun shines in February in Barnstaple?

In Barnstaple, the average sunshine duration in February is 3.7h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Barnstaple?

The months with the lowest UV index in Barnstaple are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2.

What is the UV index reading in February in Barnstaple?

The average daily maximum UV index in February in Barnstaple is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average snowfall days
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Average temperature in February
Barnstaple, United Kingdom

Average temperature in February - Barnstaple, United Kingdom
  • Average high temperature in February: 7.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (18.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (7.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in February: 3.9°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (12.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (3.9°C).

Average pressure in February
Barnstaple, United Kingdom

Average pressure in February - Barnstaple, United Kingdom
  • Average pressure in February: 1013.6mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is September (1017mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is November (1010mbar).

Average wind speed in February
Barnstaple, United Kingdom

Average wind speed in February - Barnstaple, United Kingdom
  • Average wind speed in February: 22.7km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is December (23km/h).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are June and July (15.3km/h).

Average humidity in February
Barnstaple, United Kingdom

Average humidity in February - Barnstaple, United Kingdom
  • Average humidity in February: 84%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January, October, November and December (86%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are April and May (82%).

Average rainfall in February
Barnstaple, United Kingdom

Average rainfall in February - Barnstaple, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall in February: 50mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (72mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is May (29mm).

Average rainfall days in February
Barnstaple, United Kingdom

Average rainfall days in February - Barnstaple, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall days in February: 14.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (19.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is March (14.2 days).

Average snowfall in February
Barnstaple, United Kingdom

Average snowfall in February - Barnstaple, United Kingdom
  • Average snowfall in February: 16mm

The month with the highest snowfall is January (19mm).
The months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0mm).

Average snowfall days in February
Barnstaple, United Kingdom

Average snowfall days in February - Barnstaple, United Kingdom
  • Average snowfall days in February: 1.8 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (1.8 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average sea temperature in February
Barnstaple, United Kingdom

Average sea temperature in February - Barnstaple, United Kingdom
  • Average sea temperature in February: 8.4°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (17.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (8.3°C).

Average daylight in February /
Average sunshine in February
Barnstaple, United Kingdom

Average daylight in February / Average sunshine in February - Barnstaple, United Kingdom
  • Average daylight in February: 10h and 0min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16h and 30min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 0min).

  • Average sunshine in February: 3h and 4min

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 7h and 48min).
The month with the least sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 3h and 30min).

Average sunshine days in February
Barnstaple, United Kingdom

Average sunshine days in February - Barnstaple, United Kingdom
  • Average sunshine days in February: 10.4 days

The month with the most sunshine days is March (13.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is November (7.6 days).

Average UV index in February
Barnstaple, United Kingdom

Average UV index in February - Barnstaple, United Kingdom
  • Average UV index in February: 2

The months with the highest UV index are May, June, July, August and September (UV index 4).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 2).

Average cloud cover in February
Barnstaple, United Kingdom

Average cloud cover in February - Barnstaple, United Kingdom
  • Average cloud cover in February: 61

The month with the most cloud cover is November (Cloud cover 65).
The months with the least cloud cover are April and May (Cloud cover 49).

Average visibility in February
Barnstaple, United Kingdom

Average visibility in February - Barnstaple, United Kingdom
  • Average visibility in February: 9km

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

Barnstaple, United Kingdom

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