December weather forecast and climate
Rakops, Botswana

Weather in December

The first month of the summer, December, is still a hot month in Rakops, Botswana, with temperature in the range of an average low of 23.3°C (73.9°F) and an average high of 32.8°C (91°F).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in November - a still hot 32.8°C (91°F). In December, in Rakops, the average low-temperature is 23.3°C (73.9°F).

Heat index

In December, the average heat index is evaluated at a torrid 36.2°C (97.2°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. With the 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 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', or 'feels like', is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine the human-perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (clothing, differences in body mass, height, and shape, metabolic differences). Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise 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.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration, as evaporated sweat carries heat away from the body. When the relative humidity is high, the evaporation rate is reduced. The warmth is removed from the body at a lower rate, causing the body to retain more heat than it would in dry air. If the body can not disperse the excessive heat and body temperature reaches conditions of hyperthermia, above 37.5°C (99.5°F) to 38.3°C (100.9°F), thermal conditions are potentially life-threatening.

Humidity

In Rakops, the average relative humidity in December is 51%.

Rainfall

In Rakops, during December, the rain falls for 16.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 70mm (2.76") of precipitation. In Rakops, Botswana, during the entire year, the rain falls for 80.8 days and collects up to 310mm (12.2") of precipitation.

Daylight

With an average of 13.4h of daylight, December has the longest days of the year.

Sunshine

In December, the average sunshine is 11.3h.

UV index

In Rakops, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 7. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 7 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in December in Rakops?

In December, in Rakops, Botswana, the average high-temperature is 32.8°C (91°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.3°C (73.9°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'feels like'), that represents influence of the relative humidity to air temperaure, in December is evaluated at 36.2°C (97.2°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Rakops?

In December, the average relative humidity in Rakops, Botswana, is 51%.

How much does it rain in Rakops in December?

In Rakops, Botswana, in December, it is raining for 16.5 days, with typically 70mm (2.76") of accumulated precipitation.

When are the longest days in Rakops?

December has the longest days of the year in Rakops, Botswana, with an average of 13.4h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Rakops have in December?

The average length of the day in December in Rakops, Botswana, is 13.4h.

How many hours of sunshine does Rakops have in December?

The average sunshine in December in Rakops is 11.3h.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Rakops?

In Rakops, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in December
Rakops, Botswana

Average temperature in December - Rakops, Botswana
  • Average high temperature in December: 32.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (36.7°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (25.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 23.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is November (23.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (10.7°C).

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Average pressure in December
Rakops, Botswana

Average pressure in December - Rakops, Botswana
  • Average pressure in December: 1009.4mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1021.2mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is January (1009mbar).

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Average wind speed in December
Rakops, Botswana

Average wind speed in December - Rakops, Botswana
  • Average wind speed in December: 9.4km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is October (11.7km/h).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are March, April and May (9.1km/h).

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Average humidity in December
Rakops, Botswana

Average humidity in December - Rakops, Botswana
  • Average humidity in December: 51%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (61%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is September (22%).

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Average rainfall in December
Rakops, Botswana

Average rainfall in December - Rakops, Botswana
  • Average rainfall in December: 70mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (82mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are May, July and August (0mm).

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Average rainfall days in December
Rakops, Botswana

Average rainfall days in December - Rakops, Botswana
  • Average rainfall days in December: 16.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (17.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is August (0.1 days).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Rakops, Botswana

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Rakops, Botswana
  • Average daylight in December: 13.4h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 13.4h).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 10.9h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 11.3h

The month with the most sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 11.8h).
The month with the least sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 7.7h).

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Average sunshine days in December
Rakops, Botswana

Average sunshine days in December - Rakops, Botswana
  • Average sunshine days in December: 12 days

The month with the most sunshine days is August (30.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is December (12 days).

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Average UV index in December
Rakops, Botswana

Average UV index in December - Rakops, Botswana
  • Average UV index in December: 7

The month with the highest UV index is October (UV index 8).
Months with the lowest UV index are May, June and July (UV index 5).

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Average cloud cover in December
Rakops, Botswana

Average cloud cover in December - Rakops, Botswana
  • Average cloud cover in December: 26

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 30).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 2).

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Average visibility in December
Rakops, Botswana

Average visibility in December - Rakops, Botswana
  • Average visibility in December: 10km

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

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