Where to go in February

Are you planning a honeymoon holiday in February but not sure where to go?

If so, look no further – our warm weather guide brings you the best destinations to visit in February when the skies are mainly clear and sunny, the temperature is warm to hot (rather than scorching) and the chance of rain is minimal or not at all.

Note: Weather data shows what you can expect on average in February at each destination, including night-time low temperature, daytime high temperature, hours of sunshine, days of rainfall, total monthly rainfall and sea temperature. To see more detailed weather information click on a destination.


February is one of the best times of the year to visit the Maldives, Thailand, Malaysia, central Vietnam, The Philippines, India and Sri Lanka, since this is the dry season. You can expect hot and sunny weather. (Note: Avoid Bali, where it is still the rainy season.)

Thailand Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
Bangkok 24°C (75°F) 33°C (91°F) 9 hrs 2 days ≤ 20 mm 28°C (82°F)
Phuket 23°C (73°F) 34°C (93°F) 7 hrs 3 days ≤ 40 mm 29°C (84°F)
Krabi 22°C (71°F) 34°C (93°F) 9 hrs 3 days ≤ 23 mm 29°C (84°F)
Ko Phi Phi 22°C (71°F) 33°C (91°F) 9 hrs 4 days ≤ 25 mm 28°C (82°F)
Khao Lak 23°C (73°F) 34°C (93°F) 9 hrs 3 days ≤ 24 mm 29°C (84°F)
Hua Hin 24°C (75°F) 31°C (87°F) 9 hrs 2 day ≤ 11 mm 28°C (82°F)
Ko Samui 26°C (78°F) 31°C (87°F) 9 hrs 3 days ≤ 37 mm 29°C (84°F)
Koh Chang 24°C (75°F) 30°C (86°F) 8 hrs 4 days ≤ 45 mm 28°C (82°F)
Pattaya 24°C (75°F) 31°C (87°F) 7 hrs 2 day ≤ 12 mm 28°C (82°F)
Langkawi 25°C (77°F) 33°C (91°F) 9 hrs 5 days ≤ 35 mm 29°C (84°F)
Penang 25°C (77°F) 32°C (89°F) 8 hrs 6 days ≤ 60 mm 29°C (84°F)
Perhentian Islands 23°C (73°F) 30°C (86°F) 8 hrs 5 days ≤ 61 mm 28°C (82°F)
Boracay 25°C (77°F) 29°C (84°F) 7 hrs 4 days ≤ 31 mm 27°C (80°F)
Cebu 24°C (75°F) 30°C (86°F) 6 hrs 7 days ≤ 66 mm 27°C (80°F)
Manila 23°C (73°F) 31°C (87°F) 7 hrs 3 days ≤ 20 mm 27°C (80°F)
Da Nang 20°C (68°F) 26°C (78°F) 5 hrs 6 days ≤ 25 mm 23°C (73°F)
Hoi An 20°C (68°F) 26°C (78°F) 5 hrs 6 days ≤ 25 mm 24°C (75°F)
Nha Trang 23°C (73°F) 28°C (82°F) 7 hrs 4 days ≤ 15 mm 26°C (78°F)
Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
The Maldives 26°C (78°F) 31°C (87°F) 9 hrs 3 days ≤ 40 mm 28°C (82°F)
Sri Lanka 24°C (75°F) 32°C (89°F) 8 hrs 5 days ≤ 43 mm 28°C (82°F)
Goa – India 20°C (68°F) 31°C (87°F) 10 hrs 0 days ≤ 0 mm 28°C (82°F)


The southern regions of Australia, including Sydney and Melbourne, receive warm and occasional hot weather in February with occasional rain showers.

Despite the tropical heat and frequent rainfall, February is still a good time to enjoy Queensland’s beaches.

Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
Airlie Beach 23°C (73°F)31°C (88°F) 7 hrs 14 days ≤ 345 mm 28°C (82°F)
Whitsundays 24°C (75°F)30°C (86°F) 7 hrs 14 days ≤ 254 mm 28°C (82°F)
Gold Coast 22°C (71°F)29°C (84°F) 7 hrs 10 days ≤ 183 mm 27°C (80°F)
Margaret River 15°C (59°F)30°C (86°F) 9 hrs 1 day ≤ 1 mm 20°C (68°F)
Melbourne 14°C (57°F)26°C (78°F) 8 hrs 4 days ≤ 33 mm 18°C (64°F)
Sydney 20°C (68°F)27°C (80°F) 7 hrs 9 days ≤ 90 mm 24°C (75°F)
Perth 18°C (64°F)32°C (89°F) 10 hrs 1 day ≤ 3 mm 22°C (71°F)

South Pacific

The South Pacific is mostly, hot, humid and wet during February. In New Zealand, the summer season brings warm and sunny days interspersed with occasional rain to much of the country.

Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
Auckland – NZ 17°C (62°F) 24°C (75°F) 7 hrs 7 days ≤ 65 mm 21°C (69°F)

Africa & Indian Ocean

February is an excellent time to visit Cape Town, Zanzibar and the beach resorts around Mombasa. (Note: Avoid the Seychelles and Mauritius where it is the rainy season.)

Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
Cape Town – RSA 16°C (60°F) 28°C (82°F) 10 hrs 2 days ≤ 8 mm 19°C (66°F)
Mombasa – Kenya 23°C (73°F) 33°C (91°F) 9 hrs 1 day ≤ 14 mm 28°C (82°F)
Zanzibar 24°C (75°F) 33°C (91°F) 8 hrs 5 days ≤ 55 mm 29°C (84°F)


The Caribbean is a great place to go in February as it enjoys near perfect weather conditions with clear sunny skies interspersed by the occasional brief rain shower.

Some of the best islands to visit include Aruba, the Bahamas, Jamaica and both the US and British Virgin Islands.

Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
Aruba 28°C (82°F) 30°C (86°F) 8 hrs 4 days ≤ 20 mm 26°C (78°F)
Bahamas 18°C (64°F) 27°C (80°F) 8 hrs 6 days ≤ 50 mm 24°C (75°F)
Barbados 23°C (73°F) 29°C (84°F) 9 hrs 9 days ≤ 40 mm 27°C (80°F)
British Virgin Islands 22°C (71°F) 28°C (82°F) 8 hrs 8 days ≤ 50 mm 26°C (78°F)
Cayman Islands 22°C (71°F) 29°C (84°F) 8 hrs 6 days ≤ 40 mm 27°C (80°F)
Dominican Republic 19°C (66°F) 30°C (86°F) 7 hrs 6 days ≤ 55 mm 26°C (78°F)
Jamaica 22°C (71°F) 31°C (87°F) 7 hrs 5 days ≤ 20 mm 27°C (80°F)
Turks & Caicos 20°C (68°F) 27°C (80°F) 7 hrs 6 days ≤ 45 mm 25°C (77°F)
US Virgin Islands 23°C (73°F) 29°C (84°F) 8 hrs 8 days ≤ 35 mm 26°C (78°F)

North America

Miami, the islands of Hawaii and the Mexican beach resorts of Cabo San Lucas, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta offer perfect weather conditions in February.

Mexico Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
Cabo San Lucas 15°C (59°F) 27°C (80°F) 8 hrs 1 day ≤ 5 mm 22°C (71°F)
Cancun 19°C (66°F) 28°C (82°F) 7 hrs 5 days ≤ 55 mm 26°C (78°F)
Merida 18°C (64°F) 32°C (89°F) 7 hrs 3 days ≤ 30 mm 24°C (75°F)
Puerto Vallarta 17°C (62°F) 27°C (80°F) 8 hrs 1 day ≤ 5 mm 24°C (75°F)
United States
O’ahu – Hawaii 19°C (66°F) 27°C (80°F) 7 hrs 8 days ≤ 50 mm 24°C (75°F)
Miami 17°C (62°F) 25°C (77°F) 8 hrs 6 days ≤ 55 mm 23°C (73°F)

Places to avoid in February

Africa – Avoid the Seychelles and Mauritius where it is the hot, rainy season.

Australia – February continues the hot, wet weather with frequent rain showers and occasional storms to the northern regions of Australia: the Top End (including Darwin, Broome), Western Australia (except Perth) and northern Queensland (including Cairns and the Whitsundays).

Europe – Europe is generally cold and wet; only the south coast of Spain and Portugal have reasonable periods of sunshine. However, this is a good time to visit the snow-covered slopes of France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Spain for a skiing holiday.

South Pacific – This is the hot, wet season in the South Pacific, when you can expect torrential rain showers interspersed by periods of intense sunshine and the possibility of tropical cyclones (hurricanes). The exception is New Zealand, where the weather is mild rather than warm.

Weather by month

Note: This weather guide is produced from meteorological data based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in addition to data sourced from the meteorology departments of each respective country.

Latest update: Where to go in February: 22 November, 2023

Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. weather data and conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable. We assume no responsibility and can not be held legally responsible for any decisions made on the basis of the information presented on this site.