February weather forecast
Nouakchott, Mauritania

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Weather in February

The climate remains fairly consistent in Nouakchott as February offers slightly warmer temperatures. With only 2mm (0.08") of rainfall, the second month of the year continues the dry spell from January. It continues to exude warmth during the day and coolness at night, embracing a pattern that Mauritania is well-known for. Despite the small uptick in temperature and daylight hours, the weather conditions are almost parallel to January. Projections indicate an upward trend in temperature in the forthcoming month of March.

Temperature

The beginning of February reveals an average high-temperature of a tropical 30.6°C (87.1°F), showing minimal deviation from the previous month. Nouakchott, in the heat of February, registers a significant plunge to a mean of 14.8°C (58.6°F) during the nights.

Rainfall

In Nouakchott, during February, the rain falls for 1 days and regularly aggregates up to 2mm (0.08") of precipitation. In Nouakchott, Mauritania, during the entire year, the rain falls for 7 days and collects up to 94mm (3.7") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

The months with the coldest seawater in Nouakchott, Mauritania, are February through May, with an average sea temperature of 19°C (66.2°F).
Note: The majority of individuals find swimming in 19°C (66.2°F) to be unenjoyable. The difficulty in controlling breathing rises as the temperature decreases from 21°C (69.8°F) to 15°C (59°F).

Daylight

The average length of the day in February in Nouakchott is 11h and 34min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 07:36 and sunset at 18:57. On the last day of February, sunrise is at 07:22 and sunset at 19:09 GMT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in February in Nouakchott is 8h.

UV index

In February, the average daily maximum UV index is 10. A UV Index value of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: A maximum high daily UV index of 10 during February translates into the following directions:
Immediate care is essential; skin and eyes can be harmed in no time without it. Avoid exposure to the Sun and try to stay in the shade between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV radiation is most potent, but be aware that parasols or canopies may not offer full protection. Using UVA and UVB-protective sunglasses and sun-protective clothing is effective against UV radiation. Apply and frequently reapply a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen after every two hours, or immediately after a swim or outdoor exercise.
Updated: Feb 7, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | Resources

Frequently asked questions

How hot does it get in Nouakchott in February?

In February, the average high-temperature and low-temperature are 30.6°C (87.1°F) and 14.8°C (58.6°F) respectively.

How many days does it rain in February in Nouakchott?

In Nouakchott, Mauritania, during February, the rain falls for 1 days and regularly aggregates up to 2mm (0.08") of precipitation.

When is the sea coldest in Nouakchott?

The months with the coldest seawater in Nouakchott, Mauritania, are February through May, with an average sea temperature of 19°C (66.2°F).

What is the sea temperature in February in Nouakchott?

In Nouakchott, in February, the average water temperature is 19°C (66.2°F). For swimming, a surface water temperature of 19°C (66.2°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

What is the average length of the day in February in Nouakchott?

In February, the average day length is 11h and 34min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in February in Nouakchott?

In February, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 07:36 and sunset at 18:57. On the last day of the month, in Nouakchott, Mauritania, sunrise is at 07:22 and sunset at 19:09 GMT.

How many hours of sunshine does Nouakchott have in February?

In Nouakchott, Mauritania, the average sunshine duration in February is 8h.

How high is the UV index in February in Nouakchott?

The average daily maximum UV index in February is 10. A UV Index of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high hazard to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average daylight
Average sunshine
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Average temperature in February
Nouakchott, Mauritania

Average temperature in February - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average high temperature in February: 30.6°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (36.4°C).
The months with the lowest average high temperature are January and December (29.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in February: 14.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is September (24.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (13.7°C).

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Average rainfall in February
Nouakchott, Mauritania

Average rainfall in February - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average rainfall in February: 2mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (36mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are April and May (0mm).

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Average rainfall days in February
Nouakchott, Mauritania

Average rainfall days in February - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average rainfall days in February: 1 days

The months with the highest number of rainy days are August and September (2 days).
The months with the least rainy days are March, April, May, June, October, November and December (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in February
Nouakchott, Mauritania

Average sea temperature in February - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average sea temperature in February: 19°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (27°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February, March, April and May (19°C).

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Average daylight in February /
Average sunshine in February
Nouakchott, Mauritania

Average daylight in February / Average sunshine in February - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average daylight in February: 11h and 4min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 6min).

  • Average sunshine in February: 8h

The months with the most sunshine are March, April and May (Average sunshine: 9h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 7h).

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Average UV index in February
Nouakchott, Mauritania

Average UV index in February - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average UV index in February: 10

The months with the highest UV index are March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 7).

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Nouakchott, Mauritania

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