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The Weather in Philadelphia in February

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This post covers the weather in Philadepia in February, including average temperaturs, average rain and snow, as well as tips on what to wear.


Temperatures 

Daytime high temperatures tend to be around 39-42 F (4-6 C) early in the month, warming gradually to 46-48 F (8-9 C) near the end of the month.

A few of the warmer days, especially later in the month, can reach up near 62 F (17 C).

The record high temperature in Philadelphia during February is 74 F (23.3 C).

Late night and early morning low temperatures tend to average around 25-26 F (-3 to -4 C) early in the month, warming slowly to around 30-31 F (-1 C) near the end of the month.

A few of the colder mornings, especially early in the month, can dip down to near 14 F (-10 C).

The record low temperature in Philadelphia during February is -3 F (-19.4 C). 

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Sky, Rain, and Snow

During February you can expect, on average, about 7 sunny, 7 partly sunny and 14 mostly cloudy days.

Some precipitation falls on about 10 days this month, however, only about 2 days, on average, record 0.5 inches (12.7 mm) or more. 

Snow falls on about 4 days this month.

Howerver, only 2 days record at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) of snow, 1 day with at least 3 inches (7.6 cm) and accumulations of 5 inches (12.7 cm) or more in any one day occurs about once every other year.


Daylight

The number of daylight hours increases this month from about 10.2 hours on the 1st to about 11.3 hours by the 28th. 


Windspeed

Wind speeds are mostly light to gentle at 4-12 mph (6-19 kph) but can occasionally be moderate at 13-18 mph (20-28 kph). 


What to Wear in Philadelphia During February?

Dress for winter as Philadelphia can be quite cold this month. You should pack a Winter coat, warm hat, gloves, a few scarfs, some warm socks, and a couple of sweaters. 

In addition, some thermals and at least one pair of waterproof boots will come in handy.

Also consider packing a lighter-weight coat for the few warmer afternoons near the end of the month. 


Things to Do in Philadelphia During February

Although the weather might warm up a bit this month, it will still be quite cold, so you might not want to spend too much time outdoors.

That said, if you're willing to brave the cold weather, you might want to look into one of our free Philadelphia walking tours.

If you want to avoid the weather, consider seeing a Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) or Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) game instead.

The Philadelphia Ballet will also be performing this month, as will several musicians including Carrie Underwood and America.

For even more ideas, make sure to read our full post covering things to do in Philadelphia in February.


Fred Pickhardt

Ocean Weather Services 

About The Author

Fred Pickhardt

Fred is a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade. He has extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, and forensic weather event reconstructions. Fred founded Ocean Weather Services and currently provides forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
Updated: September 16th, 2022
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