February weather forecast and climate
Mogadishu, Somalia

An evening panorama of Mogadishu, Somalia
An evening panorama of Mogadishu, Somalia
The last month of the winter, February, is also a hot month in Mogadishu, Somalia, with average temperature varying between 23°C (73.4°F) and 30°C (86°F).
The ideal sea water temperature of 26.3°C (79.3°F) and 0.1mm (0") of accumulated rainfall makes February the best time for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In Mogadishu, Somalia, the average high-temperature remains equal as in January - a still tropical 30°C (86°F). In February, the average low-temperature is 23°C (73.4°F).

Heat index

In February, the average heat index is calculated to a torrid 37.1°C (98.8°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. 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', 'felt air temperature', or 'apparent temperature', is a calculated temperature value of how hot it feels when the moisture in the air is factored in. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (metabolic differences, clothing, differences in body mass, height, and shape). 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. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration, as evaporated sweat carries heat away from the body. A higher relative humidity affects normal body cooling by reducing the evaporation rate, subsequently lowering the rate at which the body cools and increasing the perception of heat. If the body can not disperse the excessive heat and body temperature reaches conditions of hyperthermia, above 37.5°C (99.5°F) to 38.3°C (100.9°F), thermal conditions are potentially life-threatening.

Humidity

In Mogadishu, the average relative humidity in February is 78%.

Rainfall

Months with the least rainfall are January and February with 0.1mm (0") of accumulated rain.

Sea temperature

In February, the average sea temperature is 26.3°C (79.3°F).
Note: For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

Daylight

The average length of the day in February is 12.1h.

Sunshine

In February, the average sunshine is 8.9h.

UV index

January through May, August through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Mogadishu. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In February, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. 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 strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the temperature in February in Mogadishu?

The average high-temperature, in February, in Mogadishu, Somalia, is 30°C (86°F), while the average low-temperature is 23°C (73.4°F). In February, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature'), that combines both air temperature and relative humidity, is estimated at 37.1°C (98.8°F).

What is the average humidity in February in Mogadishu?

In Mogadishu, the average relative humidity in February is 78%.

How much does it rain in Mogadishu in February?

In Mogadishu, in February, 0.1mm (0") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the driest month in Mogadishu?

Months with the least rainfall in Mogadishu, Somalia, are January and February with 0.1mm (0") of accumulated rain.

What is the sea water temperature in February in Mogadishu?

In Mogadishu, the average seawater temperature in February is 26.3°C (79.3°F). For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

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

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

How long on average sun shines in February in Mogadishu?

The average sunshine in February in Mogadishu, Somalia, is 8.9h.

When is the highest UV index in Mogadishu?

Months with the highest UV index in Mogadishu, Somalia, are January through May, August through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index reading in February in Mogadishu?

In February, the average daily maximum UV index in Mogadishu is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in February - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average high temperature in February: 30°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (32°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are July, August and September (29°C).

  • Average low temperature in February: 23°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is April (26°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January, February, July, August and September (23°C).

Average humidity in February - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average humidity in February: 78%

Months with the highest relative humidity are July, August and September (81%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are March and April (77%).

Average rainfall in February - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average rainfall in February: 0.1mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (82mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January and February (0.1mm).

Average rainfall days in February - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average rainfall days in February: 0 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (10 days).
Months with the least rainy days are January, February and March (0 days).

Average sea temperature in February - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average sea temperature in February: 26.3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is April (29.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (25.7°C).

Average daylight in February / Average sunshine in February - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average daylight in February: 12.1h

Months with the longest days are April, May, June, July and August (Average daylight: 12.2h).
Months with the shortest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 12h).

  • Average sunshine in February: 8.9h

The month with the most sunshine is March (Average sunshine: 9.1h).
Months with the least sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 7.3).

Average UV index in February - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average UV index in February: 12

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