December weather forecast
Bridgetown, Barbados

The public promenade beside The Careenage in Bridgetown, Barbados
The public promenade beside The Careenage in Bridgetown, Barbados

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is still a warm month in Bridgetown, Barbados, with an average temperature fluctuating between 27.6°C (81.7°F) and 26.5°C (79.7°F).

Temperature

In Bridgetown, the average high-temperature in December is almost the same as in November - a still warm 27.6°C (81.7°F). In December, in Bridgetown, Barbados, the average low-temperature is 26.5°C (79.7°F).

Heat index

In December, the average heat index is calculated to be a hot 31°C (87.8°F). Constant exposure and activity lead to possible fatigue. Prolonged exercise may result in heat cramps.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', 'felt air temperature', or 'feels like', is what the temperature feels like to the human body when the air temperature is combined with the relative humidity. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (differences in body mass, height, and shape, metabolic differences, pregnancy). Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in December in Bridgetown is 76%.

Rainfall

In Bridgetown, during December, the rain falls for 16.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 30mm (1.18") of precipitation. In Bridgetown, during the entire year, the rain falls for 233.8 days and collects up to 706mm (27.8") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Bridgetown, Barbados, the average seawater temperature in December is 27.8°C (82°F).
Note: For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

Daylight

With an average of 11h and 22min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Bridgetown.
On the first day of December, sunrise is at 06:05 and sunset at 17:29. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:20 and sunset at 17:42 AST.

Sunshine

December has the least sunshine of the year in Bridgetown, with an average of 6.5h of sunshine.

UV index

January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index. The months with the lowest UV index in Bridgetown are January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 7 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against skin and eye damage is required. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in December in Bridgetown?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Bridgetown, Barbados, is 27.6°C (81.7°F), while the average low-temperature is 26.5°C (79.7°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'felt air temperature'), which combines air temperature and relative humidity, in December is calculated to be 31°C (87.8°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Bridgetown?

In Bridgetown, the average relative humidity in December is 76%.

How many days does it rain in December in Bridgetown?

In Bridgetown, Barbados, during December, the rain falls for 16.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 30mm (1.18") of precipitation.

How warm is the water in December in Bridgetown?

In Bridgetown, in December, the average water temperature is 27.8°C (82°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

What is the month with the shortest days in Bridgetown?

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 11h and 22min of daylight.

What is the average length of the day in December in Bridgetown?

The average day length in December is 11h and 22min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in December in Bridgetown?

In December, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:05 and sunset at 17:29. On the last day of the month, in Bridgetown, Barbados, sunrise is at 06:20 and sunset at 17:42 AST.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Bridgetown?

The month with the least sunshine in Bridgetown, Barbados, is December, with an average of 6.5h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Bridgetown have in December?

In Bridgetown, the average sunshine duration in December is 6.5h.

When is the highest UV index in Bridgetown?

January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Bridgetown?

The months with the lowest UV index are January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

How high is the UV index in December in Bridgetown?

The average daily maximum UV index in December is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.

Average temperature in December
Bridgetown, Barbados

Average temperature in December - Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Average high temperature in December: 27.6°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are September and October (28.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (26.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 26.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is October (27.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (25.7°C).

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Average pressure in December
Bridgetown, Barbados

Average pressure in December - Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Average pressure in December: 1013mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is June (1014.8mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is November (1011.2mbar).

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Average wind speed in December
Bridgetown, Barbados

Average wind speed in December - Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Average wind speed in December: 26.9km/h

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are January and February (28.3km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is September (19.4km/h).

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Average humidity in December
Bridgetown, Barbados

Average humidity in December - Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Average humidity in December: 76%

The months with the highest relative humidity are June, July, August and November (77%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (74%).

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Average rainfall in December
Bridgetown, Barbados

Average rainfall in December - Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Average rainfall in December: 30mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (126mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (13mm).

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Average rainfall days in December
Bridgetown, Barbados

Average rainfall days in December - Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Average rainfall days in December: 16.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (26.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (11.3 days).

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Average sea temperature in December
Bridgetown, Barbados

Average sea temperature in December - Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Average sea temperature in December: 27.8°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (29.4°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February and March (27.1°C).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Bridgetown, Barbados

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Average daylight in December: 11h and 22min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 53min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 22min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 6h and 30min

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10h and 12min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6h and 30min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Bridgetown, Barbados

Average sunshine days in December - Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Average sunshine days in December: 12.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is February (14.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (1.3 days).

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Average UV index in December
Bridgetown, Barbados

Average UV index in December - Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Average UV index in December: 7

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (UV index 7).

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Average cloud cover in December
Bridgetown, Barbados

Average cloud cover in December - Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Average cloud cover in December: 41

The month with the most cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 49).
The months with the least cloud cover are January and February (Cloud cover 37).

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Average visibility in December
Bridgetown, Barbados

Average visibility in December - Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Average visibility in December: 10km

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).

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