São Tomé
São Tomé and Príncipe
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

February weather forecast and climate
São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe

Clear blue water crashing on the big shore rocks on the beach in São Tomé, São Tomé and Principe, with palm trees along the beautiful beach
Clear blue water crashing on the big shore rocks on the beach in São Tomé, São Tomé and Principe, with palm trees along the beautiful beach
The last month of the winter, February, is also a moderately hot month in São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe, with average temperature fluctuating between 29.9°C (85.8°F) and 22.5°C (72.5°F).

Temperature

In February, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in January - a still moderately hot 29.9°C (85.8°F). The average low-temperature, in February, is 22.5°C (72.5°F).

Heat index

The average heat index is calculated to a sweltering 38.5°C (101.3°F). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With the exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'real feel', 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', or 'felt air temperature', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. Additional factors like activity, pregnancy, metabolic differences, and clothing affect individual temperature impact. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.
Perspiration is the human body's physiological response to high temperatures and is an attempt to lower body temperature through evaporation of sweat. 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. 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.

Humidity

In February, the average relative humidity in São Tomé is 84%.

Rainfall

In February, in São Tomé, the rain falls for 8 days. Throughout February, 84mm (3.3") of precipitation is accumulated. In São Tomé, during the entire year, the rain falls for 94 days and collects up to 885mm (34.8") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

February through April, with an average sea temperature of 29°C (84.2°F), are months with the warmest seawater in São Tomé.
Note: 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.

Daylight

Months with the longest days in São Tomé are January through December, with an average of 12.1h of daylight. January through December, with an average of 12.1h of daylight, are months with the shortest days.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in São Tomé is 4.8h.

UV index

January through May, August through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 12 transform into the following instructions:
Practice all essential precautions. Protection against sun damage is crucial. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the temperature in February in São Tomé?

The average high-temperature, in February, in São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe, is 29.9°C (85.8°F), while the average low-temperature is 22.5°C (72.5°F). In February, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'feels like'), that takes the relative humidity and factores it into the air temperature reading, is estimated at 38.5°C (101.3°F).

What is the average humidity in February in São Tomé?

The average relative humidity in February is 84%.

How many days does it rain in February in São Tomé?

In São Tomé, in February, it is raining for 8 days, with typically 84mm (3.3") of accumulated precipitation.

What are the months with the warmest sea water in São Tomé?

Months with the warmest seawater in São Tomé are February through April, with an average sea temperature of 29°C (84.2°F).

How warm is the water in February in São Tomé?

In São Tomé, in February, the average water temperature is 29°C (84.2°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.

When are the longest days in São Tomé?

January through December, with an average of 12.1h of daylight, are months with the longest days in São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe.

What is the month with the shortest days in São Tomé?

Months with the shortest days in São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe, are January through December, with an average of 12.1h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does São Tomé have in February?

In February, the average length of the day is 12.1h.

How many hours of sunshine does São Tomé have in February?

In February, the average sunshine in São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe, is 4.8h.

When is the highest UV index in São Tomé?

Months with the highest UV index in São Tomé are January through May, August through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index intensity in February in São Tomé?

In February, the average daily maximum UV index in São Tomé is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in February - São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Average high temperature in February: 29.9°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is March (30.2°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (27.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in February: 22.5°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are March, April and May (22.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (20.4°C).

Average humidity in February - São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Average humidity in February: 84%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January, November and December (85%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (77%).

Average rainfall in February - São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Average rainfall in February: 84mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is March (131mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is July (0mm).

Average rainfall days in February - São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Average rainfall days in February: 8 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are March and October (12 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (2 days).

Average sea temperature in February - São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Average sea temperature in February: 29°C

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are February, March and April (29°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is July (25°C).

Average daylight in February / Average sunshine in February - São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Average daylight in February: 12.1h

Months with the longest days are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (Average daylight: 12.1h).
Months with shortest days are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (Average daylight: 12.1h).

  • Average sunshine in February: 4.8h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 5.5h).
The month with least sunshine is October (Average sunshine: 3.7h).

Average UV index in February - São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Average UV index in February: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October, November and December (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is July (UV index 10).