Where is hot in February? The best holiday destinations for some last-minute winter sun

THE January blues have well and truly set in and summer seems so far away.

So if you can't wait that long, let's take a look at where you could escape to next month – and you definitely won't need a coat.

February is typically cold in the UK, and often partnered with lashing rain or even snow.

But blue skies and sunshine are just a flight away, with some temperatures reaching higher than 30C – just make sure to check the travel restrictions before visiting.

The below are all open to Brits, but my require Covid tests on arrival.

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.

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 of the year to go.

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

British Airways is offering seven-night holiday packages, including flights and hotel, to the Caribbean.

Prices start at £549 for a week in Barbados, £619 for a week in St Lucia, and £639 for a week in Jamaica.

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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.

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 is offering return flights from London to Orlando for £282.

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 is offering outbound flights from London to Cape Town from £397.

Cairo – 20.5C

The closest sunny destination on the list 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.

British Airways is offering return flights from London to Cairo from £303.

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 is offering direct flights from Manchester to Cancun for £205.

New budget transatlantic airline JetBlue is offering New York flights from £300.

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