The daily weather log
Hardly any days or nights in February were warmer than normal. The daily maximum temperature of 23.6° on the 2nd was 10.1° below normal. (But one day in February 2009 reached only 17.8°!) The weekly mean temperature remained below normal by between one degree and five degrees.
Sunny days with low humidity came mainly early in the month. There were seven rain days (normal), but the highest reading was only 16.4 mm, on the 24th.
Comparing February months
Mean maximum, minimum, and mean temperatures were low, like last February, but not quite as low as February 2008. As a rule, February in Manilla is practically as hot as January, but this time it was 6 degrees cooler.Record low morning dew points show the air was very dry, which is strange when there was more than usual cloud and rain.
The total rainfall (58.0 mm) was in the 56th percentile, just below the mean of 66.8 mm. Among rainfall totals for groups of months, only that for 12 months (490 mm) is below the median value.
Data. Rainfall data is from Manilla Post Office, courtesy of Phil Pinch. Temperatures, including subsoil at 750 mm, and other data are from 3 Monash Street, Manilla.