February is the coldest month of the year in Midway Island, with the average temperatures in the mild 62°F (16.7°C) to 69°F (20.6°C) range. Temperature variations are little and rarely exceed 10°F (-12.2°C) as days and nights are pleasant with no exceptional weather events. Localized weather patterns in the surrounding waters pose significant influence on the weather. The flat terrain and the sandy, salty environment is easy for walking and provides an unhindered view of the horizon for several miles in the bright sunlight. Precipitation is to the tune of 3.8" (97mm) in the month with occasional periods of heavy rain. Hawaiian monk seals frequent the Eastern Island waters and lies in large numbers on the sunny beaches. A light rain jacket is handy during wet periods and breezy evenings, but winter clothing is generally unnecessary. February offers pleasant weather in Midway Island when most of North America is in the grip of the cold winter season.