Phoenix Weather in February

Phoenix, Arizona enjoys fine weather during February. This month is a little sunnier and a little warmer than the rest of winter.

This page gives detailed information on the typical February temperature, precipitation, sun, humidity, wind and storms for Phoenix.

The temperature and rainfall numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered in downtown Phoenix. The rest of the weather measurements are averages at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, located a few miles southeast of the city center.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

72 °F February average high 22 °C
49 °F February average low 9 °C

In most years, Phoenix averages a daily maximum temperature for February that's between 68 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 24 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 46 and 51 °F (8 to 11 °C).

The days at Phoenix heat up 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.

16 days 70 °F max. or more (21 °C)
16 days 50 °F min. or less (10 °C)

Most days in February warm to over 60 °F (16 °C) in Phoenix. The city averages 4 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 80s °F (over 27 °C). A day with the temperature above 90 °F (32 °C) happens in rare years.

The thermometer dips to 40 °F (4 °C) or below on an average of 2 nights. February has just two nights a decade when the temperature drops to freezing.

Rainy Weather iconRain

1.0 in total precipitation 25 mm
4 days of rain

Half the time, Phoenix receives 0.3 to 1.2 inches (9 to 31 mm) of rainfall in February. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.

Sunny Weather iconSun

80 % sunshine
13 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Phoenix during 80 percent of daylight hours on average in February, for a total of 246 hours in the month. Typically on 13 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in February at Phoenix lasts for 11 hours a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 10 hours and 36 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 11:27 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

44 % February average humidity

The relative humidity in Phoenix during February usually peaks at 60 percent in the morning then drops to 27 percent by late afternoon.

Local Time2 am5 am8 am11 am2 pm5 pm8 pm11 pm
Humidity % 56 60 60 39 28 27 37 48

Windy Weather iconWind

5.8 mph February wind speed average 9.3 kph

February is less windy than most other months in Phoenix.

Stormy Weather iconStorms

1 day rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more
1 day with thunderstorms in February

About once a decade, Phoenix receives an inch (25 mm) or more of rain in one day during February.

Phoenix averages one February thunderstorm every two years.


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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