Austin Weather in February
Austin, Texas can get a brief taste of real winter weather in February. But most years see no snow and only the occasional frost.
This page gives detailed information on the typical February weather for Austin.
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The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at Camp Mabry, located at few miles from downtown Austin.
|65 °F||February average high||18 °C|
|45 °F||February average low||7 °C|
In most years, Austin averages a daily maximum temperature for February that's between 61 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit (16 to 21 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 42 and 48 °F (5 to 9 °C).
The days at Austin 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.
|19 days||60 °F max. or more (16 °C)|
|9 days||40 °F min. or less (4 °C)|
The temperature rises nearly every day during February to over 50 °F (10 °C) in Austin. The city averages 11 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 70s °F (over 21 °C). Sometimes a day can get as hot as 90 °F (32 °C) in February.
The thermometer dips to freezing or below on an average of 2 nights. But February only rarely gets as cold as 20 °F (-8 °C).
|2.0 in||total precipitation||51 mm|
|7 days||of rain|
Half the time, Austin receives 1 to 3 inches (22 to 78 mm) of rainfall in February. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.
Although it usually doesn't snow in February, this is the month when Austin is most likely to see a few snowflakes.
|8 days||clear skies|
The sun's rays reach the ground in Austin during 51 percent of daylight hours on average in February, for a total of 159 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 Austin lasts for 11 hours and 8 minutes a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 10 hours and 46 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 11:31 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.
|66 %||February average humidity|
The relative humidity in Austin during February usually peaks at 80 percent in the morning then drops to 50 percent by mid afternoon.
|Local Time||12 am||3 am||6 am||9 am||12 pm||3 pm||6 pm||9 pm|
|9.0 mph||February wind speed average||14.5 kph|
February is windier than most other months in Austin.
|2 days||rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more|
|2 days||with thunderstorms in February|
February has fewer storms than most other months at Austin.
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.