As the shortest month of the year, February
continues to reap the benefits of the seceding dry season characterized by friendly temperatures and minimal chances of rainfall. Basking in an additional hour of sunshine, the Maldivian capital becomes a testament to languid days and tranquil evenings. Despite incremental increases in the minimum reported temperature and shared daylight hours, February enjoys a balanced sea temperature. A defining attribute for February's weather is the significantly diminished precipitation, with a recorded rainfall of 50mm (1.97") across 3.5 days. Weather patterns transition towards the end of the month, laying the groundwork for the imminent hot months.
, records a slight change with February's average high-temperatures adjusting to a still hot 30.4°C (86.7°F) from January
's 30°C (86°F). Male upholds a consistent average temperature of 25.6°C (78.1°F) throughout the nights of February.
The heat index value for February is evaluated at a torrid 38°C (100.4°F). Use additional protective measures, heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible outcomes. Continuous activity might lead to heatstroke.
It is important to note that the heat index values are for shaded areas and light wind scenarios. Heat index values have the potential to be boosted by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees due to direct sunlight.Note
: The heat index, also known as 'real feel' or 'feels like', ties air temperature with relative humidity to produce the perceived temperature sensation. Factors such as metabolic variation, pregnancy, and physical activity play a role in one's impression of weather. It is essential to be conscious of the fact that direct sunlight can intensify the felt heat, leading to an elevation in the heat index by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values hold particular importance for children. Children often do not understand the need to rest and hydrate. Thirst is a late manifestation of dehydration - therefore, it is essential to stay hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.
By perspiring, the human body can shed its excessive warmth since evaporated sweat cools it off. With a lot of moisture in the air, the evaporation process is not as effective, and the body does not cool down as efficiently, creating a perception of overheating. Elevated heat gain compared to the body's release capability poses risks of dehydration and potential overheating.
In February, the average relative humidity is 77%.
February is the month with the least rainfall in Male, Maldives. Rain falls for 3.5 days and accumulates 50mm (1.97") of precipitation.
In Male, in February, the average water temperature is 28.7°C (83.7°F).Note
: Surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as excellent and extremely agreeable for enduring enjoyment in water activities.
The average length of the day in February in Male is 11h and 59min.
On the first day of February in Male, sunrise is at 06:21 and sunset at 18:17. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:17 and sunset at 18:19 +05.
The month with the most sunshine in Male is February, with an average of 9.3h of sunshine.
The months with the highest UV index are January through May
, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health hazard from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.Note
: The maximum daily UV index of 12 during February translates into the following directions:
Carry out all crucial safety measures, unprotected skin may burn instantly. The time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. is when UV radiation is at its peak. Limit exposure to direct sunlight during these hours. Always opt for UVA and UVB-resistant sunglasses on radiant days. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be used liberally and reapplied every two hours or post an outdoor workout or swim. Caution! The Sun's UV rays become stronger due to reflections from water and sand.