Averages for Cornwall in February

Temperatures are not much warmer in Cornwall during the month of February as winter still has the region firmly within its grasp. Thanks to the ever-present fronts moving across the ocean, the chance of rain remains high and the majority of the month will be on the wet side. Additionally, temperatures will remain on the cool side thanks to the clouds, wind and rain. If you are planning a trip during this time of the year, it might be a good idea to see how the weather stacks up against other ...

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  • Temperature Temperature 6°C 42°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 8°C 46°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 3°C 37°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 3 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 90 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 21 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 9°C 48°F

Temperatures are not much warmer in Cornwall during the month of February as winter still has the region firmly within its grasp. Thanks to the ever-present fronts moving across the ocean, the chance of rain remains high and the majority of the month will be on the wet side. Additionally, temperatures will remain on the cool side thanks to the clouds, wind and rain. If you are planning a trip during this time of the year, it might be a good idea to see how the weather stacks up against other nearby cities in the United Kingdom.

It will be a good idea to pack a heavyweight jacket in addition to gloves, hats and scarves in order to ward off the winter chill. The average daily temperature during this time of the year is a cool 6°C (43°F). While temperatures typically stay above the freezing mark, this is the coolest month of the year when it comes to overnight low temperatures. Lows will typically bottom out at an average of 3°C (37°F). Afternoon highs are not much warmer and nearly identical to January with temperatures only climbing to an average of 8°C (46°F).  Combined with a stiff breeze off the ocean, temperatures can also feel much colder.

The waters surrounding the region are also on the cold side as this is one of the two coldest months of the year for sea surface temperatures. Average water temperatures are only 9°C (48°F). However, it is these same cool waters that regulate the air temperature just enough to keep the region above freezing.

With temperatures above the freezing mark, there is once again little chance of snow. However, there is plenty of rain with an average of 90mm expected throughout the month. The rain will fall over an average of 21 days making much of the month very wet. Additionally, there is plenty of thick cloud cover and only 2 hours of sunshine per day.

Where to Stay

Situated on the south coast of Cornwall, visitors will find the 37-room Fowey Hotel. This boutique hotel features elegant accommodations, top-notch service and breathtaking views. Each room comes with its own bath, flat screen TV and more. Additionally, guests may choose from a variety of sizes and styles to suit individual needs. The hotel is also home to numerous dining options including award-winning restaurants located on site.

The Lugger Inn is a family run hotel that underwent a complete renovation both inside and out in early 2016. Overlooking Mounts Bay, this hotel is centrally located and close to numerous tourist attractions. Guests can choose to dine at the two on-site restaurants and enjoy a mixture of pub food or Mediterranean fare. This is a family-friendly hotel that caters to children as well as pets. Each room offers stunning sea views as well as flat screen TVs, private baths and free WiFi.

Located in Fowey, The Old Quay House Hotel was once a refuge for those going to sea, but is now a luxury boutique hotel situated in the heart of the city and perfect for those on a February holiday. The hotel features just 11 guest rooms, an award-winning restaurant and stunning views. Each room is home to its own signature style, comfortable beds, free WiFi, flat screen TVs and private baths.

What to Do

With 90mm of rain expected in February and the daily threat of strong storms affecting the region, now may be a good time for a little retail therapy. No matter what town in Cornwall you find yourself in, there is a good chance that it is home to a number of antique shops, art galleries and retail outlets. If you are looking for something special to take home, there are any number of shops that offer unique items in which to remember your trip by.

Since this month is home to Valentine's Day, a couple's spa day might be in order. Many of the local hotels offer spas on their property, for example the Fistral Beach Hotel, and many times you don't have to be a guest in order to book some time. Spending part of your holiday with your significant other by relaxing with a massage or facial is a great way to reconnect and enjoy the moment.

Restaurants and Nightlife

Cellar Bistro St. Ives is one of the longstanding favourite restaurants in all of Cornwall. This rustic-style bistro offers a friendly and warm environment that pairs well with the affordable menu prices. The chefs use nothing but the freshest locally-sourced ingredients in order to make sure that your meal is expertly prepared. While a relatively new restaurant, it is certainly quickly making a name for itself with dishes such as fresh sea bass, Cornish rib eye and a wide selection of salads. There is also a children's menu and a wine menu for the adults.

Those looking for something different than traditional English dishes will enjoy the Pan Asian offerings at Kahuna. While the menu is built for sharing, those who are visiting alone are always welcome. Choices include numerous vegetarian dishes as well as traditional offerings such as tiger prawns and ribs. Decorated with traditional Asian décor, guests are welcomed from the moment they walk in the door and are able to enjoy a casual, relaxing meal.

The Rising Sun Pub in Truro is an award-winning establishment that offers a warm welcome as guests can enjoy a quick bite to eat or browse an extensive selection of beers and other spirits. The pub offers an extensive wine list and a wine tasting dinner menu during the winter months for those who want to learn more about the more unusual wines of the region. 

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