A typical February from my records;

  • An average temperature of 17.1C.
    • Maximum temperature expected about 33C.
    • Minimum temperature expected about 7C.
    • Twenty one days are expected to reach or exceed 20C.
    • Nine days are expected to reach or exceed 25C.
    • Three days are expected to reach or exceed 30C.
    • No days would reach or exceed 35C on average though 1 February day in 2009 and 2016 have done.
  • Wind run would be around 4520km with the windiest day expected to have a wind run of 280km.
    • Maximum wind gust would be in the region of 50km/h.
  • There would be rain on 7 days with the monthly total of around 40mm.

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 13.5 21.4 17.0 9.5 42 215 East Nth East 0 0 1004.4 1016.2 -11.8
Cloudy with NE winds freshening in the afternoon.
2 17.8 37.0 27.7 7.4 37 170 North Nth West 0 0 998.8 1004.0 -5.2
Hot and mostly cloudy with some sunny intervals. Hazy with Australian bush fire smoke making the sun orange on the afternoon. New February record temperature for my station. The previous records was 36.1C on 9th Feb 2009.
3 17.3 29.8 25.3 9.2 48 210 North Nth West 0 0 997.9 1001.9 -4.0
Overcast with a nor'west arch over the city for most of the day. Warm northerly winds.
4 11.8 30.6 20.6 12.3 57 282 South Sth West 0.4 2.2 987.1 998.4 +11.3
Mostly cloudy with warm nor'west winds in the morning. A change to cooler southerly winds from late morning with showers in the evening. Maximum temperature recorded at 10:10am
Scorching run coming to an end, but it's going to keep getting dryer in many places
5 9.7 18.2 13.3 9.0 45 206 East Nth East 0.6 3.6 999.6 1015.6 +16.0
Morning showers with a southerly wind clearing mid morning. Cloud breaking and wind turning NE in the afternoon.
Rainfall in Gore nearly four times the monthly average as intense flooding hits
History of floods in Southland, the worst recorded in 1984
Floods, drought, snow and a spring-like capital - New Zealand's stark weather contrasts
6 9.5 27.3 16.4 4.1 31 93 South Sth West 0.8 2.4 1013.6 1027.8 +14.2
Sunny morning with variable breezes tending southerly in the afternoon with increasing cloud. A period of rain in the evening.
Floods a glimpse of the future as climate warming steps up
7 11.1 19.6 14.8 6.5 35 149 East Nth East 0.2 0.2 1019.5 1028.9 -9.4
Early showers clearing by dawn. Cloud breaking to a mostly sunny afternoon with a freshening NE wind.
8 9.6 17.7 13.2 7.6 50 173 South Sth West 0.2 0.4 1014.3 1022.4 +8.1
Mostly cloudy with some light showers and a cool southerly wind.
9 4.6 24.9 14.8 4.0 34 89 South Sth West 0 0 1016.2 1022.2 -6.0
Cool with some cloud in the morning. Cloud clearing to a sunny afternoon with southerly winds dying away and turning NE late afternoon.
10 7.2 26.3 15.3 3.7 24 85 East Nth East 0 0 1017.6 1022.0 -4.4
Clear and sunny with light southerly winds turning NE in the afternoon.
Smattering of rain offers little relief for Christchurch's parched hills
11 8.9 24.8 15.9 5.6 25 127 West 0 0 1016.8 1021.9 +5.1
Sunny with light winds tending westerly.
12 12.0 19.9 16.0 8.1 41 185 East Nth East 0 0 1012.6 1021.9 -9.3
Variable cloud NE winds freshening in the afternoon.
13 14.2 28.7 18.6 6.1 22 139 West 0 0 1012.8 1023.3 +10.5
Morning cloud breaking to a sunny warm afternoon with light variable winds.
Port Hills reaches extreme fire danger levels similar to deadly 2017 blaze
Cyclone warning: Ex-tropical cyclone Uesi on track to bring heavy rain to South Island
14 12.3 17.6 14.4 6.4 29 144 East Nth East 0 0 1022.9 1025.5 +2.6
Morning cloud with some drizzle clearing by midday but remaining mostly cloudy with a NE wind.
15 14.5 20.2 16.6 11.9 45 272 East Nth East 0.2 0.2 1014.7 1024.9 -10.2
Morning drizzle clearing but remaining cloudy with a fresh NE wind.
Weather: Record dry spell for Auckland, South faces deluge from cyclone Uesi
16 13.7 28.8 20.4 8.0 41 182 East Nth East 0 0 1001.2 1014.5 -13.3
Mostly cloudy with a few spots of rain in the morning, north to NE winds in the afternoon.
17 18.7 35.4 25.8 4.1 26 93 East Nth East 0 0 1003.3 1011.4 +8.1
Mostly cloudy and hot with sunny intervals in the afternoon. Light variable winds tending NE
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