Moving into February
maintains high temperatures similar to January
. The city undergoes a slight increase in rainfall with some increase in the number of rainy days which tends to give February a more dampened feel. While sunshine hours remain ample, this month also presents high UV Index which requires protective measures when going outdoors. Despite these wet and humid conditions, the city's vibrant culture ensures exciting experiences throughout.
Salvador experiences its warmest period in February and March
, averaging a high-temperature of 30°C (86°F).
In February, the average heat index is calculated to be a very hot 37°C (98.6°F). Take greater precautions, heat exhaustion and heat cramps may be expected. Heatstroke could result from lengthy activity.
One should be cognizant that the heat index values are tailored for shaded spots and mild winds. The heat index has the possibility to be enhanced by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees when there is direct sun exposure.Note
: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature' or 'real feel', is a metric representing the sensation of warmth when air temperature and moisture come together. The impact of weather is personal, differing among a variety of people based on differences in body mass, height, and the level of physical exertion. When directly under the sun, the weather's impact can intensify, possibly boosting the heat index by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Typically, young kids are at a higher risk than adults since they sweat less. Also, the larger skin surface in proportion to their small bodies and the heightened heat production due to their active nature adds to their vulnerability.
Through perspiration, the body has a natural mechanism to eliminate excessive heat via sweat evaporation. Under conditions of high temperature and humidity (enhanced heat index), sweat production is compromised, exacerbating the sensation of warmth. Elevated heat gain compared to the body's release capability poses risks of dehydration and potential overheating.
With an average relative humidity of 79%, February is the least humid month.
In Salvador, in February, it is raining for 13 days, with typically 142mm (5.59") of accumulated precipitation. In Salvador, during the entire year, the rain falls for 173 days and collects up to 2144mm (84.41") of precipitation.
In February, the average sea temperature is 28.3°C (82.9°F).Note
: Swimming, diving, and other water activities in temperatures ranging from 25°C (77°F) to 29°C (84.2°F) are highly enjoyable and provide prolonged comfort without unease.
In February, the average length of the day is 12h and 31min.
On the first day of February in Salvador, Brazil
, sunrise is at 05:27 and sunset at 18:07. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:35 and sunset at 17:57 -03.
The month with the most sunshine in Salvador is February, with an average of 8.1h of sunshine.
The months with the highest UV index are January through March, September
, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.Note
: The UV index of 12 during February translates into the following guidance:
Undertake all critical precautions. Protection from sun harm is vital. The Sun's UV radiation is most potent between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Try to limit direct exposure to the Sun during this period. Combat UV radiation's detrimental effects with sun-safe clothing and UV-blocking eyewear. Applying and reapplying liberally a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ every two hours, and straight after a swim or outdoor activity is recommended. Be alert! The reflection of water and sand augments UV radiation intensity.