A typical February from my records;

  • An average temperature of 16.4C
    • Maximum temperature expected about 32C.
    • Minimum temperature expected about 6C.
    • No days fail to reach 10C.
    • Twenty one days are expected to reach or exceed 15C
    • Ninteen days are expected to reach or exceed 20C.
    • Seven days reach or exceed 25C.
    • Two days reach or exceed 30C.
    • Two February days have reached or exceeded 35C in the past 19 years, 2009 and 2016 had 1 day each.
  • Wind run would be around 4830km with the windiest day expected to have a wind run of 320km.
    • Maximum wind gust would be in the region of 55km/h.
  • There would be rain on 9 days with the monthly total of around 44mm.

Rain totals for the month and year along with temperature and wind comparisons can be found here.

February Daily Observations
TemperatureWindRainfallBarometer
DateMinMaxMeanMean
(Km/h)
Gust
(Km/h)
Run (km)Prevailing Dir10 Minute Max (mm)Total (mm)Min (hPa)Max (hPa)Change (hPa)
1 13.1 30.1 18.6 5.7 45 129 East Nth East 0 0 1000.8 1017.8 +17.0
Overcast with warm nor'west winds in the morning. A cool southerly change arriving about 2pm with fresh winds.
Stuff story on the southerly change that arrived about 2pm taking 7C off the temperature in 10 minutes. Another southerly blast kicks out a week of high temperatures
2 7.5 21.6 15.8 5.8 31 131 East Nth East 0 0 1017.7 1025.8 +8.1
Sunny and mild with NE wind.
3 14.4 22.4 17.9 10.8 36 248 East Nth East 0 0 1020.1 1025.8 -5.7
Sunny with some thin high cloud, NE wind.
4 13.2 32.5 22.2 5.2 33 117 East Nth East 0 0 1008.5 1019.9 -11.4
Morning mist and fog clearing to a sunny and warm day with NE wind.
Change is on the way from the warm and mostly settled weather over the past 6 weeks - reported by Stuff. Warm seas fuelling major changes in weather patterns around NZ
5 14.4 34.8 21.4 7.5 33 171 South Sth West 0 0 1006.2 1016.7 +10.5
Warmest day this year to date. Light southerly wind turning warm northerly from mid afternoon. Cloud increasing with a cool southerly in the evening but remaining dry.
Dry in the Nelson region - Drought bites crops in Tasman with little respite forecast for growers
6 11.3 17.2 14.2 8.5 32 194 South Sth West 0 0 1017.1 1033.0 +15.9
Overcast with cool southerly wind.
7 6.0 19.2 13.5 6.1 35 138 East Nth East 0 0 1027.8 1033.4 -5.6
Chilly start to the day. Sunny with a few clouds and NE wind.
8 13.1 20.9 16.9 11.4 42 261 East Nth East 0 0 1013.6 1027.4 -13.8
Clear and sunny with a NE wind.
9 12.8 30.1 21.5 5.3 32 120 East Nth East 0 0 1008.6 1013.5 -4.9
Sunny and very warm with NE wind.
10 12.2 28.4 20.3 6.0 34 136 East Nth East 0 0 1002.9 1009.7 -6.8
Sunny with a NE wind.
11 15.7 25.8 19.9 9.3 40 213 East Nth East 0 0 997.8 1003.8 -6.0
Sunny with a NE wind freshening in the afternoon.
12 16.4 33.0 22.6 7.0 31 158 East Nth East 0 0 996.9 1005.0 +8.1
Sunny and hot with a few clouds at times in the afternoon. NE winds turning southerly in the evening.
13 16.3 25.4 19.0 9.0 37 204 East Nth East 0 0 1005.1 1009.8 +4.7
Morning cloud breaking to a sunny day with NE wind freshening later in the afternoon with low cloud increasing to be overcast by evening.
14 15.2 32.3 21.9 10.8 43 246 East Nth East 1.0 2.6 1001.3 1010/6 +9.3
Sunny morning, high cloud increasing from afternoon with NE turning nor'west. A cool evening southerly change with a few showers.
15 13.1 24.9 17.8 6.5 28 149 East Nth East 0.6 1.6 1008.3 1013.6 -5.3
Early showers clearing by dawn then fine and mild with light southerly winds turning NE from midday.
16 11.0 19.4 14.4 7.3 41 166 South Sth West 0.2 0.4 1007.3 1017.5 +10.2
Cool southerlies with drizzle in the morning. Cloud breaking to a mostly and mild afternoon with winds turning NE in  the evening.
17 11.0 20.4 15.8 7.2 32 165 East Nth East 0 0 1009.8 1017.2 -7.4
Morning cloud breaking to a sunny afternoon with NE winds.
18 8.9 27.2 18.0 3.5 26 81 East Nth East 0 0 1008.5 1011.3 -2.8
Cool morning, high cloud increasing in the afternoon, NE wind.
19 12.5 27.9 21.0 4.0 22 91 East Nth East 0 0 1001.7 1010.9 -9.2
Some high cloud, warm with light NE winds.
20 17.1 29.8 21.2 6.6 37 150 East Nth East 0 0 1002.0 1015.1 +13.1
Variable winds in the morning turning NE in the afternoon and freshening.
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