February is considered as the month of love almost unanimously as Valentine’s Day falls in this month. This is also the month when lovebirds around the world look for vacation ideas. If you are thinking of The Maldives to celebrate Valentine’s Week, research a bit about the weather. The weather in Maldives in February is actually quite pleasant for a long holiday.
What Temperatures to Expect in The Maldives in February?
If you are looking to stay at resorts in The Maldives that are located in the northern atolls, you will experience the dry season. Even though the other islands in the southern atolls tend to have the opposite weather, the difference is not so pronounced. Hence, you can choose to stay anywhere in the country without bothering yourself too much with its weather.
It helps to know that the 1,200 islands in The Maldives are spread across the Equator and this nation occupies both the hemispheres. In fact, the scattered sets of islands also have their own time zones in certain cases where the latitudinal difference is too long. In any case, the time difference is never more than 30 minutes or 1 hour.
In the month of February, the lowest temperature you can expect is 26 degrees Celsius or 79 degrees Fahrenheit. On the other hand, the highest temperature goes up to 29 degrees Celsius or 84 degrees Fahrenheit. On an average, you will see the mercury reading 28 degrees Celsius or 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
There is not much difference in the daytime and night-time temperatures in the month of February, even though the nights are slightly cooler. The average daytime temperature in The Maldives in February is 28.9 degrees Celsius or 84 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average night-time temperature is 27.6 degrees Celsius or 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
When compared with the weather in Maldives in January, February tends to be marginally warmer. However, there is no difference in the average temperature of the sea, which remains the same at 28 degrees Celsius or 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
One enticing reason to visit this Asian archipelago in February is that this month has the maximum hours of sunshine throughout the year. You will have a total of 10 hours for all the activities to do in Maldives.
Do not forget to carry a large sun hat to shade you from the scorching sun of the afternoon. If you are going to stay at any of Maldives’ water villas, you will have a private sundeck to work on your tan and get some much needed vitamin D.
Does it Rain in The Maldives in February?
Maldives’ weather is not a whole set of spring, summer, autumn and winter. It is rather divided into just two seasons – wet and dry. Given its mix of tropical and coastal relief features, you will either have days when it is most likely to be humid, cloudy and rainy or dry and sunny.
February falls in the dry season and you will hardly see any rain during this time. Nevertheless, it may drizzle about 5 days throughout the month. Precipitation recorded around this time is 50 mm on average. The south-eastern part of the country particularly sees some showers for a short while.
When it comes to temperature fluctuation in The Maldives, there is hardly any in the month of February. This is one of the reasons why it will not feel uncomfortable even if it never gets cold here. If you are travelling from a country that sees a lot of extreme continental weather, you should definitely spend a good amount of time in the northern atolls.
Additionally, it is not so windy in February. This also means that the sea is relatively calmer around this time. If you wish to go on any Maldives snorkelling tours as a beginner, you will find it quite easy to learn how to get around the waters in your snorkelling gear.
Due to the good underwater visibility in this month, even scuba diving in the Indian Ocean is possible in February. Strong water currents are not expected around this time, making it safe for beginners to join diving classes or prepare for PADI open water certifications. Intermediate and expert level divers can literally have a ball in The Maldives in February.
You know now that you will have the best weather in Maldives in February. This should make it easier for you to decide where your next romantic holiday should be! Contact Samudra Maldives for offbeat and popular tours around Maldivian islands.