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Visiting California, United States in February

February has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 66.8% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.3hrs making the days quite long and bright. February has total rainfall of 9.3cm (3.7inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in California. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (57°F). February is too cold for swimming in California for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting California in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

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Can you sunbathe in California in February?

No, February is not a good time for sunbathing in California.

February has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 66.8% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.3hrs making the days quite long and bright. February has total rainfall of 9.3cm (3.7inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

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Can you swim in California in February?

No, February is too cold for swimming in California for any length of time, with the sea water at 14°C (57°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about February sea temperatures.

Is February a good time to holiday in California?

Probably not, February is not a good time for a holiday in California.

February has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 66.8% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.3hrs making the days quite long and bright. February has total rainfall of 9.3cm (3.7inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in California. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (57°F). February is too cold for swimming in California for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the February temperatures and sunshine.

Is California warm in February?

No, California is a little too chilly for sunbathing in February.

The average maximum temperature in California in February is 17°C (62°F). The average maximum temperature is 17°C (63°) in the previous month and 18°C (64°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in California in February is 12°C (54°F). The average temperature is 12°C (53°F) in the previous month and 13°C (56°F) in the next month.

More info about the February temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is California in February?

The average day light hours per day in California in February are 10.9. The sunshine percentage is 66.8% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.3hrs making the days quite long and bright.

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Temperature in California in February

The average maximum temperature in California in February is 17°C (62°F). The average maximum temperature is 17°C (63°F) in the previous month and 18°C (64°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in California in February is 12°C (54°F). The average temperature is 12°C (53°F) in the previous month and 13°C (56°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in California in February is 7°C (45°F). The minimum temperature is 7°C (44°F) in the previous month and 9°C (48°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in California in February

During February the average day light hours are 10.9 per day in California. The sunshine percentage is 66.8% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.3hrs making the days quite long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in California in February is typically 4.5 during February. An ultraviolet index reading of 3 to 5 indicates there is a moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Keep out of the sun during the strongest hours around midday when unprotected skin risks burning in less than 30 minutes. For the sensitive wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating. Tanning for hours is possible with the right application of sun cream. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in California in February

The average sea water temperature in California in February is 14.1°C (57.4°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in California in February

The average total rainfall in California in February is 9.3cm (3.7inches) and on average there are 10.3 rainy days in February making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in California in February

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in California in February is 9°C (49°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 8°C (47°F) in the previous month and 10°C (10°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in California in February is typically 88.9%. The maximum relative humidity is 86.1% in the previous month and 89.2% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in California in February is typically 71.5%. The average relative humidity is 67.6% in the previous month and 71.9% in the next month.

Wind Speed in California in February

The average maximum wind speed in California in February is typically 24KM/H (15MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 21KM/H (13MPH) in the previous month and 25KM/H (16MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in California in February is typically 9KM/H (6MPH). The average wind speed is 8KM/H (5MPH) in the previous month and 10KM/H (6MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in California in February is from the South West.

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