February is the coldest month on the otherwise warm and sunny Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Since it falls in the subtropical climate zone, the Island of Aphrodite enjoys pleasant daytime temperatures even at this time of the year. In early February, when the thermometer usually shows the lowest values, the average temperature at noon reaches about 16 – 17°C. The night time temperature also reaches its lowest point for the year and is usually around 7 – 8°C. The snowcover in the mountains reaches its maximum depth.
Though traditionally February brings the coldest weather, it is still a month of changes. Once reached its lowest point, the temperature begins to gradually increase.
By the middle of the month, the nature of Cyprus already starts to come back to life. Blooming flowers, shrubs and trees as well as fresh green meadows dominate the countryside of the island.
In February, the nature of Cyprus experiences changes that normally take place a month or two later in other parts of Europe.
Although the weather is still cool, there are some indicators that clearly talk about the approaching summer.
First, the number of sunny days increases significantly compared to January, and second, the quantity of precipitation begins to gradually decrease, reaching around 60-70 mm per month, compared with more than 80 mm in January.
In addition, days become significantly longer. The end of February usually brings a bit warmer weather and more pleasant temperatures.
In February the average sea water temperature along the coast of the island of Cyprus reaches its minimum value of about 17°C.
This is the lowest temperature of the year, after which the water usually starts to warm up slowly. Given the combination of cool air and cool sea water, the weather conditions in February in Cyprus are not suitable for swimming and sunbathing at the beach.