Where is hot in February?
Escape the winter blues and head to somewhere warm and sunny in February with our list of destinations.
The hottest places to go on holiday in February
On average, some of the hottest places to visit in February are:
- (33.1 °C) (32.3 °C) (31.6 °C) (29.2 °C) (28.9 °C) (27.3 °C) (26.7 °C) (24.2 °C) (23.1 °C) (20.5 °C)
Where can I go on holiday in February?
Temperature in Phuket in February
- Phuket’s average temperature in February is 33.1 °C
Home to some of Thailand’s most popular beaches combined with continual warm weather means that Phuket is a favoured tourist and holiday destination year-round.
February sits at the end of the dry season and the average rainfall is 30mm, making it the driest month of the year. From here, rainfall will steadily increase. Little variation in temperature across the year means that February is also a warm month with average daily maximums reaching 33.1°C.
Make the most of the warm sea temperature this month, reaching a warm 29°C.
- Read more about the weather in Phuket
Temperature in Cancun in February
- Cancun’s average temperature in February is 32.3 °C
The beautiful beaches and luxury resorts of Cancun can be enjoyed in full in the blissful average daily maximums of 32.3 °C in February.
Part of Cancun’s dry season, February sees the relatively low average rainfall of 28 mm.
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Temperature in Singapore in February
- Singapore’s average temperature in February is 31.6 °C
The tropical rainforest climate in Singapore means hot and humid weather and a high volume of rainfall year-round. The latitudinal position of Singapore means that it sits almost directly on the equator causing little variance in seasons.
February is no exception; expect average daily maximum temperatures of around 31.6 °C and average rainfall of 108 mm. You can also expect strong winds during this month.
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Temperature in Barbados in February
- Barbados’ average temperature in February is 29.2 °C
February in Barbados brings warm temperatures, hours of sunshine and little rain.
Part of the dry season, rainfall averages around 42 mm across the whole month – the lowest figure of the year. If it does rain during your stay, it will fall in short storms that quickly give way to clear skies.
Average daily maximums reach 29.2 °C whilst the sun shines for around eight or nine hours a day, making it a perfect winter sun destination.
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Temperature in the Dominican Republic in February
- The Dominican Republic’s average temperature in February is 28.9 °C
The tropical climate of the Dominican Republic means that February is perfect for someone seeking a beach holiday full of sunshine and hot weather.
Average daily maximums peak at 28.9 °C whilst rainfall is at its lowest of the year at around 36 mm.
- Read more about the weather in the Dominican Republic
Temperature in Cape Town in February
- Cape Town’s average temperature in February is 27.3 °C
The Mediterranean climate of Cape Town means that summers are warm and mild. February sits in Cape Town’s summer season and is the hottest month of the year. Temperatures reach an average daily maximum of 27.3°C whilst only 10 mm of rainfall falls in short and sharp showers over the month.
Temperatures can feel markedly cooler as night falls, dropping to the mid-teens.
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Temperature in Melbourne in February
- Melbourne’s average temperature in February is 26.7 °C
February sits in Melbourne’s summer peak tourist season so expect a busy city.
Temperatures of 26.7 °C can be enjoyed on one of Melbourne’s many beaches; however the sea breeze can make it feel markedly cooler. Rainfall is low in February, as it is for much of the year in Melbourne with an average of 46 mm.
February is also the best month to make the most of the water sports on offer in Melbourne with the average sea temperature reaching a comfortable 18 °C.
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Temperature in Auckland in February
- Auckland’s average temperature in February is 24.2 °C
Situated on New Zealand’s North Island, Auckland is the largest and most populous urban area in the country and sees a relatively stable warm temperature all year round.
February is in Auckland’s summer season and is the hottest month of the year with average daily maximums reaching 24.2 °C. Its one of the year’s driest months but you can still expect to see an average rainfall of 71 mm.
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Temperature in Orlando in February
- Orlando’s average temperature in February is 23.1 °C
In spite of the winter season, February is still relatively warm in Orlando thanks to a powerful Atlantic Ocean current which causes warmer waters to be brought from the tropics and the sub-tropical climate.
February is typically characterised by rising daily temperatures as the month progresses with average daily maximums reaching 23.1 °C. However average minimum temperatures can fall to around 10 °C.
Chances of rain do increase in February with the average total rainfall increasing from the previous month to 77 mm. This rainfall does tend to occur in short bursts, so remember to head out with an umbrella so you don’t get caught out.
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Temperature in Cairo in February
- Cairo’s average temperature in February is 20.5 °C
The capital city of Egypt and located on the Nile, Cairo has a desert climate making daytime temperatures warm and nights cool.
Unlike other climates, there two distinct seasons in Cairo, a long hot summer and a mild winter. In spite of being part of Egypt’s winter, February in Cairo is still relatively warm seeing average daily maximums of 20.5 °C making it a much more pleasant location for those wishing to avoid the intense heat of the summer months.
As ever, rainfall in Cairo in February is very low, totalling only 3mm across the whole of the month.
Best places to go on holiday in February: 15 top destinations
February isn’t known for having the best climate — the chilly weather in Europe is only really a positive if your idea of the perfect break is being up a mountain, staring down a ski run. One advantage are the carnivals in the run-up to Lent, which manage to dispel any gloom; Shrove Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, usually falls in February. For guaranteed warmth and sunny weather, you’ll need to travel a bit beyond Europe and read up before you set your sights on the shade of a particular palm tree — tropical destinations can vary immensely when it comes to their wet and dry seasons. Read on for the best winter sun escapes and the long-haul destinations that shine at this time of year.
Main photo: Palawan in the Philippines (Alamy)
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New Orleans’s French Quarter during Mardi Gras (Getty Images)
1. New Orleans, USA
Why go in February? For the biggest of parties in the home of good times
Average temperature 19C
Old-world streets decked out in green, purple and gold announce the arrival of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The two weeks leading up to Shrove Tuesday see a crescendo of parades and parties by krewes (carnival clubs), with lots of floats, jazz and body paint. It’s a busy time to visit of course, but much less humid than in Louisiana’s summer months, when temperatures are generally in the high teens. You’ll find a more local vibe to Mardi Gras away from the heritage facades and tourist traps of the French Quarter.
Where to stay Henry Howard Hotel is a townhouse dating from 1867, with a classical colonnade and part-contemporary design, one block back from a big parade route along St Charles Avenue.
Lamai Beach on Koh Samui (Alamy)
2. Koh Samui, Thailand
Why go in February? For a later start to perfect beach weather
Average temperature 28C
Koh Samui and its neighbouring islands in the southern Gulf of Thailand are at their driest in February, after a short but intense wet season from October to December. You’ll find some of the biggest Full Moon Parties on the island of Koh Pha-ngan, while the northeast of this jungle-clad island is quieter, as is smaller Koh Tao to the north, best for diving and snorkelling. Koh Samui itself is a gateway to both and Thailand’s second-largest island after Phuket, so there’s plenty of variety in its beaches, activities and hotels.
Where to stay All-villa accommodation on a small private island just off the northeast shore of Koh Samui makes Cape Fahn Hotel a luxurious choice.
The northern lights illuminate the Lofoten Islands (Alamy)
3. Lofoten Islands, Norway
Why go in February? For a meeting of land and sea under the aurora
Average temperature -1C
It only takes three months for the Lofoten Islands, above the Arctic Circle, to catch their first glimpse of the midnight sun after many weeks of 24-hour night or twilight, and February sits in the middle of when it all starts to shift. This is the month to balance having enough darkness to hope for a sighting of the northern lights, with at least a few hours of sun to light up these majestic islands, where mountain ranges meet the ocean. A highway threads along the chain as far as the concisely named village of Å, passing old fishing settlements where wooden cabins perch on stilts at the water’s edge.
Where to stay Get a taste of a Norwegian fisherman’s life in the days of old by staying in one of the 38 cabins at Svinøya Rorbuer in the town of Svolvær.
Where is hot in February? 15 Warm places with sunshine
The Phillippines is a large island nation in Asia and Boracay is one of the most beautiful islands. February also happens to be one of the best periods to visit Boracay as the sun is shining and there is little to no rain.
With temperatures averaging at 27-30 °C, it’s neither too cold or too warm. The sea temperature is nice as well with an average of 27 °C.
Average temperature: 27 °C.
If you’re American or Canadian and want to escape the cold and darkness, the Dominican Republic is one of the best places to go where it’s warm and sunny in February.
Rainfall is at its lowest of the year and the average temperature is somewhere around 28.9 °C making it an ideal holiday destination in February.
Average temperature: 28.9 °C.
Photo: Bruno Ismael Silva Alves/Shutterstock
If you want to go on an adventure which you could combine with beaches and sunny weather, then Borneo in Malaysia is one of the best places to travel to in February.
Borneo is one of the largest islands in the world and is renowned for its biodiversity and being home to the Orangutans.
Average temperature: 30 °C.
Thailand is one of the most popular winter destinations in the world, and while February is one of the busiest periods, one can’t simply deny the beauty of the islands in Thailand.
This time of the year sees little no rain all over the country, and if you’re visiting Phuket or Krabi it’s typically the month with least rainfall.
Average temperature: 30 °C.
Although February is one of the busiest periods in Phu Quoc, it’s also one of the best months to visit. If you want to travel to an island where it’s hot in February, Phu Quoc is a great choice with paradise beaches, pleasant temperatures between 27-30 °C with little to no rain.
Average temperature: 27 °C.
Isla Holbox is one of my favorite destinations in Mexico, and while all the Yucatan Peninsula, as well as Cabo San Lucas, have pleasant temperatures in February, I want to recommend this particular island, which is located north of Cancun.
It’s not one of the hottest months, but it’s generally dry and the average temperature is around 27 °C and 24 °C in the water.
Average temperature: 27°C.
While Cubans consider February as winter and one of the chillier months, most international visitors are happy for the many hours of sunshine and average temperature of 25 °C.
No matter if you want to explore the beaches of Varadero or the many smaller islands, or wander the historic streets of Havana, you can expect a pleasant climate and weather with little to no rain.
Average temperature: 25 °C.
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The Maldives is renowned for its overwater villa bungalows, paradise beaches, and romantic packages fit for the most luxurious and dreamy honeymoon. And February is one of the best months to travel to the Maldives with temperatures around 28 °C and little to no rain.
Although Maldivian luxury resorts require a larger budget, there are also local islands that can be visited on a budget. I recommend Kandolhu if you’re planning a honeymoon or want a romantic getaway with your partner.
Average temperature: 28°C.
While Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria typically sees colder temperatures and more rain in this time of the year, the southern tourist towns of Maspalomas and further south generally have pleasant weathers with plenty of sunshine.
Typically, the temperature will range from 20-25 °C and Puerto Rico and Amadores usually have the sunniest days.
Compared to the other Canary Islands, the south of Gran Canaria is generally warmer in February, and it’s one of the few destinations within the European Union that have temperatures over 20 °C in this time of the year.
Average temperature: 25 °C.
Compared to other winter months, precipitation levels are at its lowest in February on the Hawaiian island Oahu. With average temperatures of 25-27 °C, it’s a pleasant destination to travel to if you want to get some sun without leaving the U.S.
The other Hawaiian islands also have less rain in the month of February compared to other winter months.
Average temperature: 25-27 °C.
If want to travel to the Caribbean in February, St. Lucia is one of the best destinations with plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures. It’s a great destination for snorkeling or a romantic getaway.
Average temperature: 28 °C.
Photo: Simon Dannhauer/Shutterstock
The average temperature is somewhere around 20 degrees Celcius in Miami this time of the year with highs of 24°C and sea temperature around 24°C. It’s one of the few places in the continental U.S where it’s hot in February and the sun is shining with little to no rain.
Average temperature: 24° / 16° – High / Low (°C)
Country: United States
Dubai has become one of the most popular winter destinations in recent years thanks to its reputation for beautiful beaches, excellent shopping as well as some really cool buildings and glamorous vibes in general.
Here you’ll find the tallest building in the world, the most luxurious hotel in the world, and if you want an adventure, you can go on a day trip to the desert, which is located just outside the city.
Average temperature: 26 °C
Country: United Arab Emirates
Photo: Rus S / Shutterstock.com
The Kenyan coast and resort towns of Diani Beach and Watamu Beach are great places to visit in February for sunshine and warm temperatures, averaging around 28-30 degrees Celsius.
This time of the year typically sees the least rainfall, and this trip can even be combined with a safari in the Masai Mara.
Average temperature: 25-30 °C
Photo: LMspencer / Shutterstock.com
The Gambia is a small nation on the African west coast, and it’s one of the most underrated destinations for sunshine and warm temperatures during the winter months.
If you want to travel somewhere where it’s warm in February with fewer crowds, then the Gambia is a great choice. Kololi, Bijilo, Cape Point and Kotu Beach are some of the best places to visit in the Gambia.
Average temperature: 30°C
Frequently asked questions about warm places in February
In addition to knowing where is hot in February, these are my answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about warm places in February.
Where can I go for sun in February?
Cyprus is the sunniest place in Europe with more than 200 sunshine hours in February. In North America, you can go to Mexico, Panama, Hawaii and in South America, you can visit most countries for sunshine in February.
Australia, New Zealand, and most countries in Southern Africa have plenty of sunshine hours during this time of the year. In Asia, you can visit Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Cambodia.
Which countries are hot in February?
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Where in America is hot in February?
Most places in the United States are having their coldest month in February, and the only places in the U.S which see higher temperatures than 20°C on average are Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and some parts of California.
Where is the warmest place in Europe in February?
The Canary Islands is the warmest place in Europe in February with Gran Canaria having an average temperature in the southern part of up to 25 °C.
Is Cyprus hot in February?
February is typically one of the coldest months in Cyprus, but compared to other European countries it can be considered hot in February, although the average temperature is somewhere around 15 °C and rarely reach over 20°C during this time of the year.
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