Where is hot in February? Best winter sun holidays destinations | The Sun

JETTING off to a sunny destination is the only way to beat the winter blues.

Blue skies, sunshine and good vibes are just a flight away.

We've rounded up the top holiday destinations in February, with some temperatures reaching higher than 30C – a far cry from the rainy UK.

Caribbean – 30C

The Caribbean is hot all year round, but February is actually one of the best times of the year to go.

According to the Met Office, the average rainfall in Antigua is the lowest in February compared to every other month of the year.

Temperatures in the Caribbean can reach up to 30C in February and drop to a comfortable 20C at night.

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It's also the best time of the year to avoid humidity, so if you struggle with muggy heat, then February is the best time to go.

Relax on white sand beaches sipping a piña colada and soaking up the sun.

  • British Airways holidays in February from £836pp
  • TUI all-inclusive holidays in February from £1,007pp

Orlando – 23.1C

Florida benefits from a powerful Atlantic Ocean current which causes warmer water to be brought in from the tropics, which means it's warm all year round.

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Temperatures reach as high as 23.1C in February, so a suntan is definitely on the cards.

It might be worth packing a brolly, though, as chances of rain do increase in February, with the average total rainfall of 77mm across the month.

  • British Airways holidays to Orlando in February from £566pp
  • Virgin Holidays to Orlando in February from £808pp
  • TUI holidays to Orlando in February from £799pp

Canary Islands – 21.5C

Winters in the Canary Islands are mild, with Lanzarote still reaching temperatures of a warm 21.5C.

The sheltered islands see little to no rainfall in the whole month, making it a safe bet if you want to leave the rain behind you in the UK.

Warm, cloudless days are just a four-hour flight away – making the Canary Islands the closest winter sun destination on the list.

  • TUI holidays to the Canary Islands in February from £390pp
  • Jet2holidays breaks to the Canary Islands in February from £327pp

Cape Town – 27.3C

The average temperature in Cape Town in February is a balmy 27.3C – the hottest month of the year.

February sits in Cape Town's summer season and has 10 hours of sunshine each day.

It is one of the driest months of the year and only has 10mm of rainfall – a big contrast to the UK.

  • British Airways holidays to Cape Town in February from £1,237pp

Cairo – 20.5C

At the closer end of the spectrum is Cairo, which is less than a five-hour flight from London.

The capital city of Egypt and located on the Nile, Cairo has a desert climate making daytime temperatures warm at 20.5C in February.

Rainfall in Cairo in February is very low, totally just 3mm across the whole of the month, so it's definitely not worth packing your brolly.

Visitors can enjoy eight hours of sunshine each day.

  • TUI all-inclusive holidays to Egypt in February from £578pp

Cancun – 32.2C

Cancun is the hottest of all the holiday destinations on our list at a whopping 32.2C.

The beautiful beaches and luxury resorts of Cancun in Mexico can be enjoyed in scorching sunshine.

February sees a low average rainfall of 28mm – perfect for those holidaymakers who love dry heat.

However, there are only five hours of daily sunshine, so you'll have to make the most of them.

  • TUI all-inclusive holidays to Mexico in February from £1,157pp
  • British Airways all-inclusive holidays to Cancun in February from £1,184pp

For more holiday deals, the Loveholidays sale has city breaks from £87pp & beach hols from £100pp, including flights.

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And the British Airways January sale has all-inclusive beach holidays from £199pp & long-haul breaks from £342pp.

For a UK break, the Travelodge January sale has rooms from £6.50pp a night.


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