Colombo
Sri Lanka
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

February weather forecast and climate
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Statues on the Seema Malaka Temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka, overlooking the Beira Lake, and a view of the tall buildings of Colombo
Statues on the Seema Malaka Temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka, overlooking the Beira Lake, and a view of the tall buildings of Colombo
Febrero, the last month of the winter, in Colombo, is another hot month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 22.6°C (72.7°F) and an average high of 31.2°C (88.2°F).
The ideal sea water temperature of 28.3°C (82.9°F) and only 5 rainfall días, with 72.7mm (2.86") of accumulated rainfall, makes Febrero the best time for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In Febrero, the average high-temperature in Colombo is essentially the same as in Enero - a still hot 31.2°C (88.2°F). In Colombo, in Febrero, the average low-temperature is 22.6°C (72.7°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in Febrero is appraised at a torrid 37.8°C (100°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 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', 'feels like', or 'felt air temperature', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (wind, pregnancy, 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. 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.
To prevent overheating and help regulate its internal temperature, the human body sweat and rely on the evaporation to cool down. 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. 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

Enero and Febrero, with an average relative humidity of 69%, are the least humid months in Colombo.

Rainfall

In Colombo, during Febrero, the rain falls for 5 days and regularly aggregates up to 72.7mm (2.86") of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 145 rainfall days, and 2523.7mm (99.36") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Febrero, the average sea temperature is 28.3°C (82.9°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 Febrero, the average length of the day in Colombo is 11.9h.

Sunshine

In Febrero, the average sunshine is 8.8h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Colombo, Sri Lanka, are Febrero through Octubre, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In Febrero, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
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. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the temperature in Febrero in Colombo?

In Febrero, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, the average high-temperature is 31.2°C (88.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 22.6°C (72.7°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'apparent temperature'), that takes the relative humidity and factores it into the air temperature reading, in Febrero is calculated to 37.8°C (100°F).

What is the least humid month in Colombo?

Enero and Febrero, with an average relative humidity of 69%, are the least humid months.

What is the average humidity in Febrero in Colombo?

In Febrero, the average relative humidity is 69%.

How many days does it rain in Febrero in Colombo?

In Colombo, in Febrero, it is raining for 5 days, with typically 72.7mm (2.86") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the water temperature in Febrero in Colombo?

In Colombo, the average seawater temperature in Febrero is 28.3°C (82.9°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.

What is the average length of the day in Febrero in Colombo?

In Colombo, Sri Lanka, the average length of the day in Febrero is 11.9h.

How long on average sun shines in Febrero in Colombo?

The average sunshine in Febrero is 8.8h.

When is the highest UV index in Colombo?

Months with the highest UV index in Colombo are Febrero through Octubre, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index reading in Febrero in Colombo?

In Colombo, Sri Lanka, the average daily maximum UV index in Febrero is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in February - Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Average high temperature in February: 31.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (31.8°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are July, August and October (30°C).

  • Average low temperature in February: 22.6°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are May and June (25.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (22.3°C).

Average humidity in February - Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Average humidity in February: 69%

The month with the highest relative humidity is June (79%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are January and February (69%).

Average rainfall in February - Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in February: 72.7mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (414.4mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (58.2mm).

Average rainfall days in February - Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall days in February: 5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (17 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January and February (5 days).

Average sea temperature in February - Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Average sea temperature in February: 28.3°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 August (27.2°C).

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

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.7h).

  • Average sunshine in February: 8.8h

The month with most sunshine is March (Average sunshine: 8.9h).
The month with least sunshine is September (Average sunshine: 6.3h).

Average UV index in February - Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Average UV index in February: 12

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