December weather forecast and climate
Tshapatain, Botswana

Weather in December

December, the first month of the summer, in Tshapatain, is also a hot month, with average temperature ranging between max 32.5°C (90.5°F) and min 23.5°C (74.3°F).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in November - a still hot 32.5°C (90.5°F). In December, in Tshapatain, the average low-temperature is 23.5°C (74.3°F).

Heat index

In December, the average heat index is calculated to a torrid 35°C (95°F). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature', or 'feels like', is calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. Additional factors like activity, pregnancy, wind, and clothing affect individual temperature impact. 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 especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.
The human body cools itself through perspiration, as excessive warmth is removed from the body through sweat evaporation. With a lot of moisture in the air, the evaporation process is not as effective, and the body does not cool down as efficiently, creating a perception of overheating. 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 Tshapatain, the average relative humidity is 49%.

Rainfall

In Tshapatain, it is raining for 16.7 days, with typically 74mm (2.91") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Tshapatain, Botswana, there are 83.1 rainfall days, and 335mm (13.19") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In Tshapatain, Botswana, the average sunshine in December is 11.2h.

UV index

In Tshapatain, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in December in Tshapatain?

In December, in Tshapatain, the average high-temperature is 32.5°C (90.5°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.5°C (74.3°F). In December, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'feels like'), that takes the relative humidity and factores it into the air temperature reading, is evaluated at 35°C (95°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Tshapatain?

In Tshapatain, Botswana, the average relative humidity in December is 49%.

How many days does it rain in December in Tshapatain?

In Tshapatain, Botswana, in December, it is raining for 16.7 days, with typically 74mm (2.91") of accumulated precipitation.

When are the longest days in Tshapatain?

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

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

In Tshapatain, the average length of the day in December is 13.4h.

How long on average sun shines in December in Tshapatain?

In Tshapatain, the average sunshine in December is 11.2h.

How high is the UV index in December in Tshapatain?

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

Average temperature in December
Tshapatain, Botswana

Average temperature in December - Tshapatain, Botswana
  • Average high temperature in December: 32.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (35.2°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (24°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 23.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is December (23.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (11.6°C).

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Average pressure in December
Tshapatain, Botswana

Average pressure in December - Tshapatain, Botswana
  • Average pressure in December: 1010.6mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1022mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is January (1010.2mbar).

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Average wind speed in December
Tshapatain, Botswana

Average wind speed in December - Tshapatain, Botswana
  • Average wind speed in December: 14.2km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is October (16.6km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is May (11.7km/h).

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Average humidity in December
Tshapatain, Botswana

Average humidity in December - Tshapatain, Botswana
  • Average humidity in December: 49%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (56%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is September (24%).

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Average rainfall in December
Tshapatain, Botswana

Average rainfall in December - Tshapatain, Botswana
  • Average rainfall in December: 74mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is February (87mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is August (0mm).

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Average rainfall days in December
Tshapatain, Botswana

Average rainfall days in December - Tshapatain, Botswana
  • Average rainfall days in December: 16.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (16.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is August (0.2 days).

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

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Tshapatain, 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: 11.2h

The month with the most sunshine is October (Average sunshine: 12h).
The month with the least sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 7.6h).

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Average sunshine days in December
Tshapatain, Botswana

Average sunshine days in December - Tshapatain, Botswana
  • Average sunshine days in December: 12.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is August (30.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is December (12.3 days).

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Average UV index in December
Tshapatain, Botswana

Average UV index in December - Tshapatain, Botswana
  • Average UV index in December: 6

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

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Average cloud cover in December
Tshapatain, Botswana

Average cloud cover in December - Tshapatain, Botswana
  • Average cloud cover in December: 27

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 30).
Months with the least cloud cover are August and September (Cloud cover 3).

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Average visibility in December
Tshapatain, Botswana

Average visibility in December - Tshapatain, 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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