February weather forecast
Male, Maldives

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The fantastic view of Male, the Maldives, with the vast clear waters and islands
The fantastic view of Male, the Maldives, with the vast clear waters and islands

Weather in February

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.

Temperature

Male, Maldives, 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.

Heat index

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.

Humidity

In February, the average relative humidity is 77%.

Rainfall

February is the month with the least rainfall in Male, Maldives. Rain falls for 3.5 days and accumulates 50mm (1.97") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

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.

Daylight

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.

Sunshine

The month with the most sunshine in Male is February, with an average of 9.3h of sunshine.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index are January through May, August through November, 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.
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Frequently asked questions

How hot does it get in Male in February?

During February, Male experiences an average high-temperature of 30.4°C (86.7°F) and a low-temperature of 25.6°C (78.1°F). In February, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'felt air temperature'), which takes the relative humidity and factors it into the air temperature reading, is evaluated at 38°C (100.4°F).

What is the average humidity in February in Male?

In February, the average relative humidity in Male, Maldives, is 77%.

What is the driest month in Male?

February is the month with the least rainfall in Male, Maldives. Rain falls for 3.5 days and accumulates 50mm (1.97") of precipitation.

How much does it rain in Male in February?

In Male, in February, it is raining for 3.5 days, with typically 50mm (1.97") of accumulated precipitation.

How warm is the water in February in Male?

In Male, Maldives, in February, the average water temperature is 28.7°C (83.7°F). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

How many hours of daylight does Male have in February?

In Male, the average day length in February is 11h and 59min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in February in Male?

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.

What month has the most sunshine in Male?

The month with the most sunshine in Male is February, with an average of 9.3h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in February in Male?

In Male, the average sunshine duration in February is 9.3h.

When is the highest UV index in Male?

The months with the highest UV index in Male, Maldives, are January through May, August through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

How high is the UV index in February in Male?

The average daily maximum UV index in February in Male is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in February
Male, Maldives

Average temperature in February - Male, Maldives
  • Average high temperature in February: 30.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (31.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (29.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in February: 25.6°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is April (26.4°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are September and December (25.1°C).

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Average humidity in February
Male, Maldives

Average humidity in February - Male, Maldives
  • Average humidity in February: 77%

The month with the highest relative humidity is November (82.2%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (76.9%).

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Average rainfall in February
Male, Maldives

Average rainfall in February - Male, Maldives
  • Average rainfall in February: 49.7mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (242.8mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (49.7mm).

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Average rainfall days in February
Male, Maldives

Average rainfall days in February - Male, Maldives
  • Average rainfall days in February: 3.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (15.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (3.5 days).

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Average sea temperature in February
Male, Maldives

Average sea temperature in February - Male, Maldives
  • Average sea temperature in February: 28.7°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is April (29.9°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January and December (28.3°C).

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Average daylight in February /
Average sunshine in February
Male, Maldives

Average daylight in February / Average sunshine in February - Male, Maldives
  • Average daylight in February: 12h and 0min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 24min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 54min).

  • Average sunshine in February: 9h and 2min

The month with the most sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 9h and 18min).
The months with the least sunshine are June and September (Average sunshine: 6h and 42min).

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Average UV index in February
Male, Maldives

Average UV index in February - Male, Maldives
  • Average UV index in February: 12

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October and November (UV index 12).
The months with the lowest UV index are June, July and December (UV index 11).

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