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What is the Weather like in Boston during February?

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This post is an overview of the February weather in Boston, including snow and precipitation forecasts, as well as tips on how to dress and things to do. You may also want to check out the weather in January and March as well.



February in Boston tends to be on the cold side, however, it can have some milder periods. Early in February, overnight and early morning low temperatures tend to be in the low to mid-20s F (-5 C) warming to the upper 20s F (-2 C) towards the end of the month.


How Cold is It in Boston?

A few of the colder mornings, however, will dip down into the 10-15 F (-9 to -12 C) range. At night, the thermometer dips to 32 F (0 C) or below on about 23 days. The all-time record low temperature for Boston in February was -18 F (-27.8 C) in 1934.

Daytime high temperatures tend to average in the mid-30s F (2-3 C) early in the month but warm into the low 40s F (5 C) by the end of the month. A few of the warmer afternoons in February can reach up into the low to mid-50s F (11-13 C).

The all-time record high temperature in Boston during February was 73 F (22.8 C) in 2017


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This month you will find that about 15 days will be either sunny or at least partly sunny so there should be ample time to see some of the city’s historic locations.

About 10 days during February record measurable precipitation with about 5 of these days reporting snow.

 Does It Snow In Boston in February? 


Yes. It snows approximately 5 days on average in February. Of the days with snow, about 2 or 3 will have snowfalls of at least 1 inch (2.5 cm), 1 or 2 days will record 3 inches (7.7 cm) or more, and about 1 day this month will see a snowfall of at least 5 inches (12.7 cm).


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This is a cold month so winter-ware is a must, including a warm coat along with scarfs, gloves and boots for the snowy days and an umbrella for the rain. Don’t forget a good pair of walking shoes for the nicer days.


What to Wear in February in Boston

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Below are 10 top things to do in February in Boston. But, be sure to read our full post on what to do in Boston in February, which includes free things to do, night and family-friendly activities and attractions, as well as our definitive post on the best things to do in Boston.

And if you are planning on visiting many of Boston’s top attractions, then you should consider a tourist discount pass as you could save up to 50% of retail ticket prices to tours, attractions, and restaurants.



  1. Walk the Freedom Trail
  2. Lunar New Years at the Museum of Fine Arts
  3. Boston Wine Festival
  4. Groundhog Day at Drumlin Farms
  5. Feb Fest: National Engineering Week at MIT
  6. Go Ice Skating
  7. Catch a film at the historic Coolidge Corner Theatre
  8. Take an enclosed boat tour
  9. Annual Boston Beanpot Hockey Tournament
  10. Celebrate Valentines Day

Be sure to check out all the top things to do in February in our main post.


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About The Author

Brian Burgess

Brian was born in Cambridge and has been living in the Boston area all his life. He is a graduate of Boston's Emerson College with a degree in communications with a journalism/history focus. He has been leading tours for Free Tours By Foot Boston since it was started in the city of Boston in 2012, and enjoys sharing his knowledge of Boston's rich history with not only the guests on his tours, but with everyone he meets.
Updated: September 25th, 2021
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