The mild and pleasant weather extends into February
, making it an excellent month for tourist activities in Mumbai
. There's a slight increase in temperature from January
- a high of 31.2°C (88.2°F) and low of 17.8°C (64°F) make for ideal day trips and beach tours. The place experiences ample sunshine and almost negligible rainfall. The climatic conditions are well balanced and do not pose any significant hurdles for outdoor pursuits. As the month draws to a close, the slight climb in temperature indicates summer's arrival.
The introduction of February sees an average high-temperature of a still hot 31.2°C (88.2°F), hardly deviating from January. A sharp divergence from daytime highs is noted in Mumbai during the month of February, with the average nighttime temperature settling at an enjoyable 17.8°C (64°F).
The average heat index in February is appraised at a sweltering 37°C (98.6°F). Implement additional preventive actions, heat cramps and heat exhaustion are potential hazards. Heatstroke could follow prolonged activity.
Heat index readings emphasize conditions of light breezes and shaded spots. Exposure to the direct sun might augment heat index values by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.Note
: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature' or 'feels like', is calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. The effect of weather is individual, with a variety of people experiencing it differently due to distinctions in body mass, height, and level of activity. Always consider that direct sunlight exposure might heighten the heat's effects, pushing the heat index up by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are quite important for children. Children often overlook the need for breaks and fluid intake. Thirst is a late-stage sign of dehydration - hence, it is necessary to stay hydrated, especially during extended periods of physical activities.
The primary way humans combat excessive warmth is by perspiring, letting sweat evaporate and cool the body. In situations of high air temperature combined with high humidity (significant heat index), the body's ability to perspire is reduced, heightening the sense of warmth. When heat gain surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.
The least humid month is February, with an average relative humidity of 67%.
In Mumbai, India
, in February, it is raining for 0.1 days, with typically 1mm (0.04") of accumulated precipitation. In Mumbai, during the entire year, the rain falls for 78.9 days and collects up to 2258mm (88.9") of precipitation.
The month with the coldest seawater in Mumbai is February, with an average sea temperature of 24.9°C (76.8°F).Note
: If you're wary of the cold, the surrounding conditions—sunshine, wind, and air temperature become crucial when swimming in 24.9°C (76.8°F) waters. Olympic standards, for reference, are set between 25°C (77°F) and 28°C (82.4°F).
The average length of the day in February in Mumbai is 11h and 32min.
On the first day of February in Mumbai, sunrise is at 7:12 am and sunset at 6:31 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:58 am and sunset at 6:43 pm IST.
In February, the average sunshine in Mumbai is 9.2h.
The average daily maximum UV index in February is 10. A UV Index value of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high threat to health from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the average person.Note
: In February, the maximum UV index of 10 suggests these recommendations:
It is crucial to take precautions; skin and eyes can get damaged if left unprotected. Limit direct sun exposure especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV radiation is at its peak. However, keep in mind that shade structures may not provide full 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. 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. Be attentive! The UV exposure is heightened with reflections from sand and water.