February weather forecast
Des Moines, IA

City buildings in Des Moines, Iowa
City buildings in Des Moines, Iowa

Weather in February

February, the last month of the winter in Des Moines, is a wintry month, with an average temperature varying between 18°F (-7.8°C) and 32.4°F (0.2°C).

Temperature

In Des Moines, Iowa, the average high-temperature in February is almost the same as in January - a cold 32.4°F (0.2°C). In February, the average low-temperature is 18°F (-7.8°C).

Humidity

In February, the average relative humidity is 81%.

Rainfall

In Des Moines, it is raining for 3 days, with typically 0.51" (13mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Des Moines, during the entire year, the rain falls for 114.4 days and collects up to 16.38" (416mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Des Moines are January through May, October through December. In Des Moines, Iowa, during February, snow falls for 7.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.2" (56mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Des Moines, there are 30.9 snowfall days, and 7.36" (187mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

In Des Moines, the average length of the day in February is 10h and 38min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:26 am and sunset at 5:29 pm. On the last day of February, sunrise is at 6:50 am and sunset at 6:03 pm CST.

Sunshine

In Des Moines, Iowa, the average sunshine in February is 4.8h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in February is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 in February interpret into the following advice:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from sun exposure. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in February in Des Moines?

In February, in Des Moines, Iowa, the average high-temperature is 32.4°F (0.2°C), and the average low-temperature is 18°F (-7.8°C).

What is the average humidity in February in Des Moines?

In February, the average relative humidity in Des Moines is 81%.

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

In February, the rain falls for 3 days. Throughout February, 0.51" (13mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Des Moines in February?

In Des Moines, in February, snow falls for 7.8 days, with typically accumulated 2.2" (56mm) of snow.

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

In February, the average day length is 10h and 38min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in February in Des Moines?

On the first day of February in Des Moines, sunrise is at 7:26 am and sunset at 5:29 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:50 am and sunset at 6:03 pm CST.

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

The average sunshine duration in February in Des Moines, Iowa, is 4.8h.

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

The average daily maximum UV index in February in Des Moines, Iowa, is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in February
Des Moines, IA

Average temperature in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average high temperature in February: 32.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (83.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (28.2°F).

  • Average low temperature in February: 18°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (65.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (15.1°F).

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Average pressure in February
Des Moines, IA

Average pressure in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average pressure in February: 30.14"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.88"Hg).

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Average wind speed in February
Des Moines, IA

Average wind speed in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average wind speed in February: 10.3mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are January, February, March and April (10.3mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (7mph).

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Average humidity in February
Des Moines, IA

Average humidity in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average humidity in February: 81%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and June (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (70%).

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Average rainfall in February
Des Moines, IA

Average rainfall in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average rainfall in February: 0.51"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (2.76").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0.47").

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Average rainfall days in February
Des Moines, IA

Average rainfall days in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average rainfall days in February: 3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (15.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (3 days).

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Average snowfall in February
Des Moines, IA

Average snowfall in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average snowfall in February: 2.2"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (2.24").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in February
Des Moines, IA

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

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (8.7 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in February /
Average sunshine in February
Des Moines, IA

Average daylight in February / Average sunshine in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average daylight in February: 10h and 38min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 8min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 13min).

  • Average sunshine in February: 4h and 48min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 18min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 4h and 18min).

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Average sunshine days in February
Des Moines, IA

Average sunshine days in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average sunshine days in February: 17.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (22.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (12.2 days).

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Average UV index in February
Des Moines, IA

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

The months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in February
Des Moines, IA

Average cloud cover in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average cloud cover in February: 51

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 54).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and September (Cloud cover 29).

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Average visibility in February
Des Moines, IA

Average visibility in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average visibility in February: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).

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