The last month of the summer, February
, is another tropical month in Maceió
, with average temperature fluctuating between 30.4°C (86.7°F) and 22.6°C (72.7°F).
February is the warmest month, with an average high-temperature of 30.4°C (86.7°F) and an average low-temperature of 22.6°C (72.7°F).
In February, the average heat index is evaluated at a torrid 37.9°C (100.2°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With 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', 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', or 'felt air temperature', is a measure that combines air temperature and relative humidity into a single value that indicates how hot the weather feels. Additional factors like differences in body mass, height, and shape, pregnancy, wind, and activity influence one's weather impression. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the heat index 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.
The human body cools itself through perspiration, as excessive warmth is removed from the body through sweat evaporation. A higher relative humidity affects normal body cooling by reducing the evaporation rate, subsequently lowering the rate at which the body cools and increasing the perception of heat. If the body can not disperse the excessive heat and body temperature reaches conditions of hyperthermia, above 37.5°C (99.5°F) to 38.3°C (100.9°F), thermal conditions are potentially life-threatening.
In February, the average relative humidity is 76.6%.
In Maceió, it is raining for 11 days, with typically 88.3mm (3.48") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Maceió, there are 185 rainfall days, and 2070.7mm (81.52") of precipitation is accumulated.
In February, the average sea temperature is 28.3°C (82.9°F).Note
: 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.
The average length of the day in Maceió, Brazil, is 12.4h.
In Maceió, the average sunshine is 8.1h.
Months with the highest UV index are January
, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.Note
: The daily maximum UV index of 12 in February interpret into the following advice:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.