Houston Weather in February

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February is a month of pleasantly mild weather at Houston, Texas. This is the city's least rainy month. Plus many days are warm, but never hot.

This page gives detailed information on the typical February weather for Houston. You can jump directly to data and descriptions for:

The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, located north of downtown Houston.

temperature iconTemperature

66 °F February average high 19 °C
47 °F February average low 8 °C

In most years, Houston averages a daily maximum temperature for February that's between 62 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit (17 to 21 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 43 and 50 °F (6 to 10 °C).

The days at Houston warm steadily during February. By the end of the month, the temperature has climbed around 5 °F (3 °C) above what it was at the start.

20 days 60 °F maximum or above (16 °C)
8 days 40 °F minimum or below (4 °C)

The temperature rises nearly every day during February to over 50 °F (10 °C) in Houston. The city averages 2 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 80s °F (over 27 °C). Temperatures above 90 °F (32 °C) are not expected here this month.

The thermometer dips to freezing or below on an average of 2 nights. But February does not normally get as cold as 20 °F (-8 °C).

precipitation iconPrecipitation

3.2 inches total February precipitation 81 millimetres
9 days of rain

February is Houston's least rainy month. Half the time, the city receives 1.5 to 5 inches (37 to 115 mm) total rainfall for February. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter. In rare years, some of the precipitation falls as snow.

sunshine iconSun

50 % sunshine in February
7 days with clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Houston during 50 percent of daylight hours on average in February, for a total of 156 hours in the month. Typically on 7 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in February at Houston lasts for 11 hours and 9 minutes a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 10 hours and 48 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 11:32 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.

humidity iconHumidity

73 % February average humidity

The relative humidity in Houston during February usually peaks at 86 percent in the morning then drops to 55 percent by mid afternoon.

Local Time12 am3 am6 am9 am12 pm3 pm6 pm9 pm
Humidity % 83 85 86 79 61 55 61 77

wind iconWind

8.5 mph February wind speed average 13.7 kph

February is windier than most other months in Houston.

lightning cloud iconStorms

2 days rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more
2 days with thunderstorms in February
Reference

These weather data are long-term historical averages provided by the National Climatic Data Center of the United States. The temperature and precipitation numbers are 1981-2010 normals while the humidity and thunderstorm statistics are 1961-1990 normals.

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