Bentota
Sri Lanka
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

February weather forecast and climate
Bentota, Sri Lanka

February, the last month of the winter, in Bentota, is also a hot month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 30.9°C (87.6°F) and an average low of 23.5°C (74.3°F).

Temperature

In February, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in January - a still tropical 30.9°C (87.6°F). In February, the average low-temperature is 23.5°C (74.3°F).

Heat index

In February, the average heat index is calculated to a torrid 38.9°C (102°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
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 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', or 'real feel', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. Additional factors like clothing, differences in body mass, height, and shape, wind, and activity influence one's weather impression. 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 particularly important for children. 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.
To prevent overheating and help regulate its internal temperature, the human body sweat and rely on the evaporation to cool down. Under high air temperature and humidity (high heat index) conditions, perspiration is limited, and the perception of heat is increased. 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

Months with the lowest humidity are January and February, with an average relative humidity of 75%.

Rainfall

In February, in Bentota, Sri Lanka, the rain falls for 11.5 days. Throughout February, 32mm (1.26") of precipitation is accumulated. In Bentota, during the entire year, the rain falls for 273.8 days and collects up to 2059mm (81.06") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In February, the average sea temperature is 28.4°C (83.1°F).
Note: Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

Daylight

In Bentota, the average length of the day is 11.9h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Bentota is 9h.

UV index

January through April, July, September through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Bentota. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: In February, the average maximum UV index of 7 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the temperature in February in Bentota?

The average high-temperature, in February, is 30.9°C (87.6°F), while the average low-temperature is 23.5°C (74.3°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'real feel'), that takes the relative humidity and factores it into the air temperature reading, in February is evaluated at 38.9°C (102°F).

What is the least humid month in Bentota?

January and February, with an average relative humidity of 75%, are the least humid months in Bentota.

What is the average humidity in February in Bentota?

In February, the average relative humidity is 75%.

How many days does it rain in February in Bentota?

In Bentota, in February, it is raining for 11.5 days, with typically 32mm (1.26") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the water temperature in February in Bentota?

In Bentota, in February, the average water temperature is 28.4°C (83.1°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

How many hours of daylight does Bentota have in February?

In Bentota, the average length of the day in February is 11.9h.

How long on average sun shines in February in Bentota?

In Bentota, the average sunshine in February is 9h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Bentota?

Months with the highest UV index in Bentota are January through April, July, September through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

How high is the UV index in February in Bentota?

The average daily maximum UV index in February is 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in February - Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Average high temperature in February: 30.9°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are March and April (31.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (28.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in February: 23.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (26.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (23.4°C).

Average humidity in February - Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Average humidity in February: 75%

Months with the highest relative humidity are June, July and August (83%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are January and February (75%).

Average rainfall in February - Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in February: 32mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (350mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (25mm).

Average rainfall days in February - Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall days in February: 11.5 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are July and August (29.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (8.9 days).

Average sea temperature in February - Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Average sea temperature in February: 28.4°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is April (29.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is July (27.3°C).

Average daylight in February / Average sunshine in February - Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Average daylight in February: 11.9h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.5h).
Months with the shortest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in February: 9h

The month with the most sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 9.2h).
The month with the least sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 6.8h).

Average UV index in February - Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Average UV index in February: 7

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, July, September, October, November and December (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are May, June and August (UV index 6).