Des Moines
Iowa, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

February weather forecast and climate
Des Moines, IA

A close view of city buildings in Des Moines, Iowa
A close view of city buildings in Des Moines, Iowa
February, the last month of the winter, in Des Moines, is a wintry month, with average temperature ranging between max 36.1°F (2.3°C) and min 18.9°F (-7.3°C).

Temperature

In February, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in January - a cold 36.1°F (2.3°C). The average low-temperature, in Des Moines, is 18.9°F (-7.3°C).

Humidity

In Des Moines, the average relative humidity in February is 71.3%.

Rainfall

In Des Moines, it is raining for 7.8 days, with typically 1.3" (32.5mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Des Moines, Iowa, there are 113.4 rainfall days, and 36" (914.9mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through April, October through December are months with snowfall in Des Moines.

Daylight

In February, the average length of the day in Des Moines, Iowa, is 10.6h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Des Moines is 5.8h.

UV index

In Des Moines, the average daily maximum UV index in February is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
The average daily UV index of 2 transform into the following instructions:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to be protected. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in February in Des Moines?

The average high-temperature, in February, in Des Moines, is 36.1°F (2.3°C), while the average low-temperature is 18.9°F (-7.3°C).

What is the average humidity in February in Des Moines?

The average relative humidity in February in Des Moines, Iowa, is 71.3%.

How much does it rain in Des Moines in February?

In Des Moines, Iowa, during February, the rain falls for 7.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.3" (32.5mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it snow in February in Des Moines?

In Des Moines, Iowa, in February, during 5.6 snowfall days, 7.9" (200.7mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Des Moines have in February?

In Des Moines, Iowa, the average length of the day in February is 10.6h.

How long on average sun shines in February in Des Moines?

The average sunshine in February in Des Moines, Iowa, is 5.8h.

What is the UV index intensity in February in Des Moines?

In Des Moines, the average daily maximum UV index in February is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average high temperature in February: 36.1°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (85.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (31°F).

  • Average low temperature in February: 18.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (66.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (14.3°F).

Average humidity in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average humidity in February: 71.3%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (74.6%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (63%).

Average rainfall in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average rainfall in February: 1.3"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (4.9").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (1").

Average rainfall days in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average rainfall days in February: 7.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (12.5 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is January (7.5 days).

Average snowfall in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average snowfall in February: 7.9"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (9").
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average snowfall days in February: 5.6 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (6.5 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in February / Average sunshine in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average daylight in February: 10.6h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.2h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.2h).

  • Average sunshine in February: 5.8h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.9h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 4.2h).

Average UV index in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average UV index in February: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 9).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).