February weather forecast and climate
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Statues on the Seema Malaka Temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka, overlooking the Beira Lake
Statues on the Seema Malaka Temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka, overlooking the Beira Lake

Weather in February

The last month of the winter, February, is another hot month in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with average temperature varying between 31.4°C (88.5°F) and 23.3°C (73.9°F).

Temperature

In February, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in January - a still hot 31.4°C (88.5°F). In February, the average low-temperature is 23.3°C (73.9°F).

Heat index

In February, the average heat index is calculated to be a scorching 40°C (104°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 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', 'feels like', 'real feel', or 'apparent 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). Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index 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. When the relative humidity is high, the evaporation rate is reduced. The warmth is removed from the body at a lower rate, causing the body to retain more heat than it would in dry air. 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

January and February, with an average relative humidity of 74%, are the least humid months.

Rainfall

In Colombo, Sri Lanka, during February, the rain falls for 13.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 47mm (1.85") of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Colombo, there are 289.4 rainfall days, and 2262mm (89.06") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Colombo, the average water temperature is 28.3°C (82.9°F).
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

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

Sunshine

In Colombo, Sri Lanka, the average sunshine in February is 9h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are January through April, July, September, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 7 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. 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. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in February in Colombo?

In Colombo, Sri Lanka, in February, the average high-temperature is 31.4°C (88.5°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.3°C (73.9°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'apparent temperature'), which takes the relative humidity and factors it into the air temperature reading, in February is calculated to be 40°C (104°F).

What is the least humid month in Colombo?

Months with the lowest humidity in Colombo are January and February, with an average relative humidity of 74%.

What is the average humidity in February in Colombo?

The average relative humidity in February in Colombo is 74%.

How many days does it rain in February in Colombo?

In Colombo, in February, it is raining for 13.8 days, with typically 47mm (1.85") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the sea water temperature in February in Colombo?

In Colombo, Sri Lanka, the average seawater temperature in February is 28.3°C (82.9°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.

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

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

How long on average sun shines in February in Colombo?

In February, the average sunshine in Colombo, Sri Lanka, is 9h.

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

Months with the highest UV index in Colombo, Sri Lanka, are January through April, July, September, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What is the UV index reading in February in Colombo?

In Colombo, the average daily maximum UV index in February is 7. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in February
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Average temperature in February - Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Average high temperature in February: 31.4°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are March and April (31.8°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are July and August (28.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in February: 23.3°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 (23.1°C).

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Average pressure in February
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Average pressure in February - Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Average pressure in February: 1011.3mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1011.6mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is May (1008.6mbar).

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Average wind speed in February
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Average wind speed in February - Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Average wind speed in February: 9.9km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (15.1km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is March (8km/h).

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Average humidity in February
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Average humidity in February - Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Average humidity in February: 74%

Months with the highest relative humidity are June, July and August (83%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are January and February (74%).

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Average rainfall in February
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall in February - Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in February: 47mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (341mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (40mm).

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Average rainfall days in February
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall days in February - Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall days in February: 13.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (30.2 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (11.6 days).

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Average sea temperature in February
Colombo, Sri Lanka

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).

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Average daylight in February /
Average sunshine in February
Colombo, Sri Lanka

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 the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.7h).

  • Average sunshine in February: 9h

The month with the most sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 9.1h).
The month with the least sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 6.7h).

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Average sunshine days in February
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Average sunshine days in February - Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Average sunshine days in February: 12.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (17.2 days).
Months with the least sunshine days are June and August (0.3 days).

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Average UV index in February
Colombo, Sri Lanka

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

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

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Average cloud cover in February
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Average cloud cover in February - Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Average cloud cover in February: 26

The month with the most cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 57).
The month with the least cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 24).

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Average visibility in February
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Average visibility in February - Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Average visibility in February: 10km

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April and December (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are May, June, July, August, September, October and November (9km).

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