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 one of Boston's driest months of the year.
This page gives detailed information on the typical February temperature, precipitation, sun, humidity, wind and storms for Boston. 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.
|39 °F||February average high||4 °C|
|25 °F||February average low||-4 °C|
|13 days||40 °F max. or more (4 °C)|
|9 days||20 °F min. or less (-8 °C)|
Boston averages just one day in February when the thermometer reaches into the 60s Fahrenheit (over 15 degrees Celsius). On seven 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 22 days. The coldest nights of the month drop to 10 °F (-12 °C) or below, but only rarely down to 0 °F (-18 °C).
|3.2 in||total precipitation||82 mm|
|11 days||of rain or snowfall|
Half the time, Boston receives 2.2 to 4.0 inches (56 to 103 mm) of precipitation in February. One in four years has drier weather, while another 25 percent are wetter.
|14.4 in||total snowfall||37 cm|
|6 days||with new snow|
February's snowfall varies a lot from year to year in Boston. Between 4.7 and 19 inches (12 to 49 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.
|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.
|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 Time||1 am||4 am||7 am||10 am||1 pm||4 pm||7 pm||10 pm|
|13.6 mph||February wind speed average||21.9 kph|
February is a little windier than most other months in Boston.
|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.
The weather data here are long-term averages provided by the US National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Temperature and precipitation are 1991-2020 normals while humidity and thunderstorms are 1961-1990 normals.