December weather forecast
Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde

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Weather in December

Concluding the year, December in Ponta do Sol retains November's stable climatic trends. Cool sea water complement the months' lower highs and lower lows of temperature. The pristine visibility continues uninterrupted, catering to varied outdoor activities. Cloud formations, though slightly denser than in November, do not significantly obscure the sun's brilliance.

Temperature

December experiences an average high-temperature of a still warm 24.2°C (75.6°F), barely different from November's 25.2°C (77.4°F). The nighttime temperature in Ponta do Sol in December experiences a minor dip, averaging a pleasant 22.9°C (73.2°F).

Humidity

The months with the lowest humidity are January and December, with an average relative humidity of 73%.

Rainfall

In Ponta do Sol, in December, it is raining for 2.4 days, with typically 4mm (0.16") of accumulated precipitation. In Ponta do Sol, during the entire year, the rain falls for 39.3 days and collects up to 91mm (3.58") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde, in December, the average water temperature is 24.6°C (76.3°F).
Note: Factor in your tolerance to cold, the sunshine, the wind, and the air's warmth, and a swim in 24.6°C (76.3°F) might be tempting. It is interesting to note that Olympians compete in 25°C (77°F) to 28°C (82.4°F) water temperatures.

Daylight

With an average of 11h and 6min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Ponta do Sol.
On the first day of December in Ponta do Sol, sunrise is at 06:54 and sunset at 18:04. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 07:09 and sunset at 18:17 -01.

Sunshine

In December, the average sunshine is 9.2h.

UV index

January through August, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the lowest UV index in Ponta do Sol. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 6 translates into the following recommendations:
Persist with precautions and heed sun safety advice. Prevention of sunburn is compulsory. Stay out of direct sunlight between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV radiation is most intense, and remember that not all shade structures provide complete protection. Opt for tightly woven and loose clothing to enhance protection from the Sun. Caution! Sand and water reflections can notably increase the UV radiation intensity.
Updated: Jan 26, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | About Us / Weather Forecasting / Data Sources

Frequently asked questions

What is the temperature in December in Ponta do Sol?

The high-temperature, in December, in Ponta do Sol, records 24.2°C (75.6°F), while the low-temperature is 22.9°C (73.2°F).

What are the least humid months in Ponta do Sol?

The months with the lowest humidity in Ponta do Sol are January and December, with an average relative humidity of 73%.

What is the average humidity in December in Ponta do Sol?

In Ponta do Sol, the average relative humidity in December is 73%.

How much does it rain in Ponta do Sol in December?

In Ponta do Sol, in December, it is raining for 2.4 days, with typically 4mm (0.16") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the sea temperature in December in Ponta do Sol?

In Ponta do Sol, the average seawater temperature in December is 24.6°C (76.3°F). A person's cold intolerance, with sunshine, wind, and air temperature, are essential factors for enjoying swimming in 24.6°C (76.3°F) water.

What is the month with the shortest days in Ponta do Sol?

With an average of 11h and 6min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde.

What is the average length of the day in December in Ponta do Sol?

The average day length in December in Ponta do Sol is 11h and 7min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in December in Ponta do Sol?

In December, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:54 and sunset at 18:04. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 07:09 and sunset at 18:17 -01.

How long on average sun shines in December in Ponta do Sol?

The average sunshine duration in December in Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde, is 9.2h.

When is the lowest UV index in Ponta do Sol?

January through August, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the lowest UV index.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Ponta do Sol?

In Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in December
Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde

Average temperature in December - Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde
  • Average high temperature in December: 24.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (26.7°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (21.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 22.9°C

The months with the highest average low temperature are September and October (25.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (20.7°C).

Average pressure in December
Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde

Average pressure in December - Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde
  • Average pressure in December: 1015.6mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1016.6mbar).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are August and September (1013.3mbar).

Average wind speed in December
Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde

Average wind speed in December - Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde
  • Average wind speed in December: 25.5km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (28.6km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (18.2km/h).

Average humidity in December
Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde

Average humidity in December - Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde
  • Average humidity in December: 73%

The months with the highest relative humidity are July, August and September (82%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are January and December (73%).

Average rainfall in December
Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde

Average rainfall in December - Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde
  • Average rainfall in December: 4mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (31mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January, March, April and May (1mm).

Average rainfall days in December
Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde

Average rainfall days in December - Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde
  • Average rainfall days in December: 2.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (9.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (1 days).

Average sea temperature in December
Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde

Average sea temperature in December - Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde
  • Average sea temperature in December: 24.6°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is October (26.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (23.1°C).

Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde
  • Average daylight in December: 11h and 1min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 6min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 6min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 9h and 1min

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 9h and 24min).
The month with the least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 7h and 30min).

Average sunshine days in December
Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde

Average sunshine days in December - Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde
  • Average sunshine days in December: 27.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is May (28.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (17.8 days).

Average UV index in December
Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde

Average UV index in December - Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde
  • Average UV index in December: 6

The months with the highest UV index are September and October (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, November and December (UV index 6).

Average cloud cover in December
Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde

Average cloud cover in December - Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde
  • Average cloud cover in December: 22

The month with the most cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 44).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 19).

Average visibility in December
Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde

Average visibility in December - Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde
  • 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).

Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde

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