Boston Weather in February

February's weather pops in and out of freezing at Boston, Massachusetts. The month's colder days can bring ice and snow, while the milder days can produce melting and rain. Most days though have no rain or snowfall, as this is Boston's driest month of the year.

This page gives detailed information on the typical February weather for Boston.

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The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at Boston's Logan International Airport, located on the waterfront next to Boston Harbor.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

39 °F February average high 4 °C
25 °F February average low -4 °C

In most years, Boston averages a daily maximum temperature that's between 35 and 42 degrees Fahrenheit (2 to 6 degrees Celsius) in February. The minimum temperature usually falls between 22 and 28 °F (-6 to -2 °C).

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

12 days 40 °F max. or more (4 °C)
  8 days 20 °F min. or less (-8 °C)

Boston averages just one day in February when the thermometer reaches into the 60s °F (over 15 °C). On six days this month, the mercury remains below freezing for the entire day.

At night, the thermometer dips to 32 °F (0 °C) or below on 23 days. The coldest night of the month drops to 10 °F (-12 °C) or less, but it doesn't often get down to 0 °F (-18 °C). Weather that cold occurs about once a decade.

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

3.3 in total precipitation 83 mm
10 days of rain or snowfall

February is the driest month of the year in Boston. Half the time, Boston receives 2 to 4 inches (49 to 100 mm) of precipitation in February. One in four years has drier weather, while another 25 percent are wetter.

Snowy Weather iconSnow

10.9 in total snowfall 27.7 cm
5 days with new snow

February's snowfall varies a lot from year to year in Boston. Between 4 and 16 inches (10 to 39 cm) of fresh snow arrives in half the years. Less new snow lands in one out of four Februaries, while another twenty-five percent are snowier.

Boston typically has at least an inch (2.5 cm) of snow on the ground for 9 days this month. The snow normally accumulates to 5 inches (13 cm) or deeper on three days.

Sunny Weather iconSun

56 % sunshine
8 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Boston during 56 percent of daylight hours on average in February, for a total of 171 hours in the month. Typically on 8 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in February at Boston lasts for 10 hours and 35 minutes a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 10 hours of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 11 hours and 13 minutes from sunrise to sunset. These durations of daylight can vary by a minute or two from year to year.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

62 % February average humidity

The relative humidity in Boston during February usually peaks at 68 percent in the morning then drops to 56 percent by early afternoon.

Local Time1 am4 am7 am10 am1 pm4 pm7 pm10 pm
Humidity % 65 67 68 61 56 56 60 63

Windy Weather iconWind

13.6 mph February wind speed average 21.9 kph

February is a little windier than most other months in Boston.

Stormy Weather iconStorms

1 day snowfall of 5 inches (13 cm) or more
0 days with thunderstorms in February

February weather in Boston is rather mild-tempered, although typical of most of the city's winter months. About once in five years, a February thunderstorm passes over Boston.

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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