Santa Maria
Cape Verde
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Santa Maria, Cape Verde

December, the first month of the winter, in Santa Maria, is also a moderately hot month, with average temperature ranging between min 18°C (64.4°F) and max 24°C (75.2°F).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in November - a still warm 24°C (75.2°F). In Santa Maria, the average low-temperature is 18°C (64.4°F).

Rainfall

Throughout December, 8mm (0.3") of precipitation is accumulated. During the entire year, Santa Maria aggregates up to 277mm (10.9") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In December, the average sea temperature in Santa Maria, Cape Verde, is 24.3°C (75.7°F).
Note: Depending on a person's sensitivity to cold, with regards to sunshine, wind, and air temperature, a quick swim in 24.3°C (75.7°F) water may be enjoyable. (FYI: The official water temperature required for the Olympic swimming competition is 25°C (77°F) to 28°C (82.4°F).)

Daylight

With an average of 11.2h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Santa Maria, Cape Verde, is 6h.

UV index

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 8, are months with the lowest UV index in Santa Maria. A UV Index estimate of 8 to 10 represents a very high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 8 transform into the following instructions:
Take special precautions, as unprotected eyes and skin can be burned and damaged quickly. 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. 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. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the temperature in December in Santa Maria?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Santa Maria, is 24°C (75.2°F), while the average low-temperature is 18°C (64.4°F).

How much does it rain in Santa Maria in December?

During December, Santa Maria regularly aggregates up to 8mm (0.3") of precipitation.

How warm is the water in December in Santa Maria?

In December, the average sea temperature in Santa Maria, Cape Verde, is 24.3°C (75.7°F). For individuals prone to feeling cold, swimming in 23°C (73.4°F) is still regarded as intolerable. A wetsuit is not a necessity, but sunshine, wind, and air temperature are essential factors for relishing swimming at 24.3°C (75.7°F).

What is the month with the shortest days in Santa Maria?

The month with the shortest days in Santa Maria is December, with an average of 11.2h of daylight.

What is the average length of the day in December in Santa Maria?

In December, the average length of the day in Santa Maria is 11.2h.

How many hours of sunshine does Santa Maria have in December?

In December, the average sunshine in Santa Maria is 6h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Santa Maria?

Months with the lowest UV index in Santa Maria are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 8.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Santa Maria?

In Santa Maria, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 8. A UV Index of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Santa Maria, Cape Verde
  • Average high temperature in December: 24°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is September (29°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (21°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 18°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is September (24°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (15°C).

Average rainfall in December - Santa Maria, Cape Verde
  • Average rainfall in December: 8mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (137mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are March, April, May and June (0mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Santa Maria, Cape Verde
  • Average rainfall days in December: 0 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (3 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are April, May, June, July and December (0 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Santa Maria, Cape Verde
  • Average sea temperature in December: 24.3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is October (27.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is April (22.4°C).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Santa Maria, Cape Verde
  • Average daylight in December: 11.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.1h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.2h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 6h

The month with most sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are July and August (Average sunshine: 5).

Average UV index in December - Santa Maria, Cape Verde
  • Average UV index in December: 8

Months with the highest UV index are March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 8).