Chennai
India
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

February weather forecast and climate
Chennai, India

A staircase to the front entrance of the Ramakrishna Temple in Chennai, India
A staircase to the front entrance of the Ramakrishna Temple in Chennai, India
February, the last month of the winter, in Chennai, is a hot month, with average temperature fluctuating between 22°C (71.6°F) and 30.5°C (86.9°F).
The ideal sea water temperature of 27.2°C (81°F) and only 0.4 rainfall days, with 2.2mm (0.1") of accumulated rainfall, make February the best time for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In Chennai, India, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in January - a hot 30.5°C (86.9°F). The average low-temperature, in Chennai, is 22°C (71.6°F).

Heat index

In February, the average heat index is estimated at a very hot 36.8°C (98.2°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. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'felt air temperature', 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', or 'real feel', is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine the human-perceived temperature equivalent. Additional factors like wind, differences in body mass, height, and shape, pregnancy, 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. 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.
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. 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

In Chennai, India, the average relative humidity in February is 72%.

Rainfall

The month with the least rainfall in Chennai is February when the rain falls for 0.4 days and typically collects 2.2mm (0.1") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Chennai, the average water temperature is 27.2°C (81°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 Chennai is 11.7h.

Sunshine

In Chennai, the average sunshine is 9.6h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Chennai are February through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 12 interpret into the following advice:
Practice all-important precautions. Light skin people may get burned in less than 5 minutes. 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. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in February in Chennai?

In Chennai, India, in February, the average high-temperature is 30.5°C (86.9°F), and the average low-temperature is 22°C (71.6°F). In February, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'felt air temperature'), that combines relative humidity and air temperature, is estimated at 36.8°C (98.2°F).

What is the average humidity in February in Chennai?

In Chennai, India, the average relative humidity in February is 72%.

How much does it rain in Chennai in February?

In February, in Chennai, the rain falls for 0.4 days. Throughout February, 2.2mm (0.1") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the driest month in Chennai?

February is the month with the least rainfall in Chennai, India. Rain falls for 0.4 days and accumulates 2.2mm (0.1") of precipitation.

What is the water temperature in February in Chennai?

In Chennai, India, in February, the average water temperature is 27.2°C (81°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.

How many hours of daylight does Chennai have in February?

In Chennai, the average length of the day in February is 11.7h.

How many hours of sunshine does Chennai have in February?

In February, the average sunshine in Chennai is 9.6h.

When is the highest UV index in Chennai?

Months with the highest UV index in Chennai, India, are February through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index intensity in February in Chennai?

In Chennai, the average daily maximum UV index in February is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in February - Chennai, India
  • Average high temperature in February: 30.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is June (36.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (28.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in February: 22°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (27.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (20.9°C).

Average humidity in February - Chennai, India
  • Average humidity in February: 72%

The month with the highest relative humidity is November (78%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (57%).

Average rainfall in February - Chennai, India
  • Average rainfall in February: 2.2mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (407.4mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (2.2mm).

Average rainfall days in February - Chennai, India
  • Average rainfall days in February: 0.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (11.7 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is March (0.3 days).

Average sea temperature in February - Chennai, India
  • Average sea temperature in February: 27.2°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is May (29.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (26.8°C).

Average daylight in February / Average sunshine in February - Chennai, India
  • Average daylight in February: 11.7h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.9h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.4h).

  • Average sunshine in February: 9.6h

The month with most sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 9.7h).
The month with least sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 6h).

Average UV index in February - Chennai, India
  • Average UV index in February: 12

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 9).