Weather in Seychelles in February
The weather in the exotic, peaceful Seychelles islands shows few extremes year round, but February is among the hottest and wettest months, with high humidity and little wind to cool things down. The odd heavy downpour of rain may mean grey skies periodically, but generally the sunny Seychelles lives up to its reputation, even in the grip of the damp, sweaty north-westerly trade wind season.
Climate in Seychelles in February
The Seychelles islands, close to the equator, have a tropical climate with two seasons – wet and dry. February falls within the wet north-westerly trade wind season, with light to no wind, high temperatures and humidity, and the occasional heavy rain shower. The rainfall for the month of February averages 283mm, but rest assured this will not fall as a constant, but in the form of occasional showers inbetween long sunny interludes. The temperature averages 28°C, with relative humidity at 80% most of the time.
What to do in Seychelles in February
If you fancy delving in to local culture, stray away from the beach and witness the Kavadi Festival, celebrated around the Hindu temple in the Seychelles island capital, Victoria, during February.
Believe it or not, despite the heat and humidity, the Seychelles hosts a full course marathon at the end of February – the Eco-Healing Seychelles Marathon has been held for several years at Beau Vallon Bay, Mahé, and is increasing in popularity every year.
Beyond these events February in the Seychelles is great for snorkeling, fishing and sailing.
What to pack
Light and loose are the keywords when packing for a Seychelles holiday – you won’t need a very large bag because the heat and humidity will have you wearing as little as decently possible. Swim suits, sandals, sunscreen and a hat are essentials.