February is the coldest month of the year in the Northern Mariana Islands, with the average temperatures remain in the 73°F (22.8°C) to 80°F (26.7°C) range. Clear, blue skies are the general theme except for short periods of rain, typical of the tropics. It is easy to wait out the wet spurts, and bask in the warm and bright sunshine on the beautiful beaches. Rota boasts of many beautiful villages with excellent food and festivities in the pleasant atmosphere of February. Sea temperatures usually are below 81°F (27.2°C), which are mild compared to the icy waters of the North Atlantic in the winter. Expect busy streets with plenty of visitors on the islands during the peak of the tourist season. Rental bikes and boats make it easy to explore the islands but carry a rain jacket for safety. Warm winter clothes are rarely useful on the Northern Mariana Islands even when the temperatures are at the lowest of the year.