Second wetter February on record

February 2015 was the second wettest February on record and was also colder than average with the mean monthly temperature of 11.7°C being 1.2°C below average.

The average maximum monthly temperature of 14.5°C was 1.4°C below average while the average minimum monthly temperature of 8.9°C was 1.0°C below average.

The coldest February ever was in 2003 with a mean monthly temperature of 10.8°C while the warmest ever was in 1990 with a mean monthly temperature of 14.9°C.

The warmest day in February 2015 was on the 5th with a high of 19.2°C while the coldest night in February 2015 was on the 20th with a low of 6.2°C. The warmest February day ever was on 18th February 2010 with a high of 24.1°C while the coldest February night ever was on 1st February 1999 with a low of 2.6°C.

A total of 140.9mm of rain were measured in February 2014. This was more than double the mean of 68.7mm. There were 19 days of rain, 11 days with lightning or thunder and 10 days with hail. The wettest February ever was in 1996 with 181.3mm while the driest ever was in 1990 with a mere 1.5mm.

The wind blew mainly from the westsouthwest with an average wind speed at Zebbug Malta of 15.1 km/h. The strongest gust at Zebbug Malta was of 72.2km/h on the 24th from a westerly direction as a deep trough of low pressure moved eastwards across the central Mediterranean.

The mean monthly sea-level pressure was 1012.2hPa, with the highest of 1028.8Pa on the 19th and the lowest of 995.4hPa on the 1st as an intense frontal system moved eastwards across the central Mediterranean.