February 2013 is a typical month
As predicted, February 2013 was a typical month with average temperatures and rainfall with the monthly total of 62.5mm being just 3.3mm less than the average of 65.8mm. There were 12 days of rain, nine of which were with thunder and seven with hail. The driest February ever was that of 1990 with just 1.5mm. The wettest February ever was in 1996 with 181.3mm.
The mean monthly temperature of 12.5°C was 0.4°C below the mean monthly of 12.9°C. The warmest February ever was in 1990 with a mean monthly temperature of 14.9°C while the coldest ever was in 2003 with a mean monthly temperature of 10.8°C.
The hottest day in February 2013 was on the 23rd with a high of 18.9°C. The hottest February day ever recorded was of 24.1°C on 18th February 2010. The coldest night in February 2013 was of 6.6°C on the 8th. The coldest February night ever recorded was of 2.6°C on 1st February 1999.
The wind blew mainly from the WNW with an average wind speed at Zebbug Malta of 10.7km/h. The strongest gust at Zebbug was of 68.5km/h on the 2nd. A much stronger gust of 107.3km/h was registered at Mellieha on the same day during the easterly passage of a strong low pressure system over central Italy.
The mean monthly sea-level pressure was 1011.7hPa, with the highest of 1023.0hPa on the 27th and the lowest of 999.7hPa on the 21st.