February weather forecast and climate
Cotonou, Benin

February, the last month of the winter, in Cotonou, is another hot month, with average temperature ranging between max 31.6°C (88.9°F) and min 25.4°C (77.7°F).
An excellent water temperature of 28°C (82.4°F) and only 2 rainfall days, with 36.8mm (1.45") of accumulated rainfall, makes February a prime for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In Cotonou, the average high-temperature in February is practically the same as in January - a still tropical 31.6°C (88.9°F). In Cotonou, the average low-temperature is 25.4°C (77.7°F).

Heat index

In February, the average heat index is estimated at a blistering 42.5°C (108.5°F). Be wary - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are highly anticipated. With continued activity, heatstroke is very likely.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With the exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', or 'apparent temperature', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. Additional factors like activity, differences in body mass, height, and shape, clothing, and metabolic differences affect individual temperature impact. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.
Perspiration is the human body's physiological response to high temperatures and is an attempt to lower body temperature through evaporation of sweat. Under high air temperature and humidity (high heat index) conditions, perspiration is limited, and the perception of heat is increased. When heat gain exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.

Humidity

In Cotonou, the average relative humidity in February is 79%.

Rainfall

In Cotonou, during 2 rainfall days, 36.8mm (1.45") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Cotonou, there are 75 rainfall days, and 1308.3mm (51.51") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In February, the average sea temperature in Cotonou is 28°C (82.4°F).
Note: For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

Daylight

In February, the average length of the day in Cotonou is 11.9h.

Sunshine

In February, the average sunshine is 7.5h.

UV index

February through May, August through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 12 in February transform into the following instructions:
Practice all essential precautions. Protection against sun damage is crucial. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in February in Cotonou?

In Cotonou, Benin, in February, the average high-temperature is 31.6°C (88.9°F), and the average low-temperature is 25.4°C (77.7°F). In February, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature'), that combines relative humidity and air temperature, is appraised at 42.5°C (108.5°F).

What is the average humidity in February in Cotonou?

In Cotonou, the average relative humidity in February is 79%.

How many days does it rain in February in Cotonou?

In Cotonou, Benin, during February, the rain falls for 2 days and regularly aggregates up to 36.8mm (1.45") of precipitation.

What is the water temperature in February in Cotonou?

In Cotonou, in February, the average water temperature is 28°C (82.4°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

How many hours of daylight does Cotonou have in February?

The average length of the day in February in Cotonou is 11.9h.

How many hours of sunshine does Cotonou have in February?

In February, the average sunshine in Cotonou, Benin, is 7.5h.

When is the highest UV index in Cotonou?

February through May, August through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index.

How high is the UV index in February in Cotonou?

In February, the average daily maximum UV index in Cotonou, Benin, is 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in February - Cotonou, Benin
  • Average high temperature in February: 31.6°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is March (31.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (27.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in February: 25.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is March (25.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is August (23.4°C).

Average humidity in February - Cotonou, Benin
  • Average humidity in February: 79%

The month with the highest relative humidity is June (84%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (76.5%).

Average rainfall in February - Cotonou, Benin
  • Average rainfall in February: 36.8mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (356mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (9.2mm).

Average rainfall days in February - Cotonou, Benin
  • Average rainfall days in February: 2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (15 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (1 days).

Average sea temperature in February - Cotonou, Benin
  • Average sea temperature in February: 28°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are March, April, May and November (29°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (25°C).

Average daylight in February / Average sunshine in February - Cotonou, Benin
  • Average daylight in February: 11.9h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.5h).
Months with the shortest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in February: 7.5h

The month with the most sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 8.1h).
The month with the least sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 4.4h).

Average UV index in February - Cotonou, Benin
  • Average UV index in February: 12

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, August, September and October (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 10).