December weather forecast
Petite Soufriere, Dominica

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is still a warm month in Petite Soufriere, Dominica, with an average temperature fluctuating between 27°C (80.6°F) and 25.3°C (77.5°F).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in November - a still warm 27°C (80.6°F). The average low-temperature, in December, is 25.3°C (77.5°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in December is evaluated at 29°C (84.2°F). Constant exposure and activity lead to possible fatigue. Prolonged exercise may result in heat cramps.
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', 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', or 'feels like', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (wind, pregnancy, differences in body mass, height, and shape). 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 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.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in December is 76%.

Rainfall

In Petite Soufriere, Dominica, in December, it is raining for 18.3 days, with typically 38mm (1.5") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 221.9 rainfall days, and 570mm (22.44") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 11h and 14min of daylight.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:15 and sunset at 17:32. On the last day of December, in Petite Soufriere, sunrise is at 06:31 and sunset at 17:45 AST.

Sunshine

With an average of 6.6h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year in Petite Soufriere.

UV index

January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Petite Soufriere. The months with the lowest UV index are January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health hazard from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the ordinary person.
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. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in December in Petite Soufriere?

In Petite Soufriere, in December, the average high-temperature is 27°C (80.6°F), and the average low-temperature is 25.3°C (77.5°F). in December, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'real feel'), which represents the influence of relative humidity on air temperature, is evaluated at 29°C (84.2°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Petite Soufriere?

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

How much does it rain in Petite Soufriere in December?

In Petite Soufriere, in December, it is raining for 18.3 days, with typically 38mm (1.5") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the month with the shortest days in Petite Soufriere?

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 11h and 14min of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Petite Soufriere have in December?

In Petite Soufriere, the average day length in December is 11h and 14min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in December in Petite Soufriere?

On the first day of December in Petite Soufriere, Dominica, sunrise is at 06:15 and sunset at 17:32. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:31 and sunset at 17:45 AST.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Petite Soufriere?

With an average of 6.6h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year in Petite Soufriere.

How many hours of sunshine does Petite Soufriere have in December?

The average sunshine duration in December in Petite Soufriere is 6.6h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Petite Soufriere?

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

When is the lowest UV index in Petite Soufriere?

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

How high is the UV index in December in Petite Soufriere?

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

Average temperature in December
Petite Soufriere, Dominica

Average temperature in December - Petite Soufriere, Dominica
  • Average high temperature in December: 27°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are August, September and October (28.6°C).
The months with the lowest average high temperature are February and March (26.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 25.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is September (27.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is March (24.1°C).

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Average pressure in December
Petite Soufriere, Dominica

Average pressure in December - Petite Soufriere, Dominica
  • Average pressure in December: 1014.2mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is June (1015.6mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is November (1012.1mbar).

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Average wind speed in December
Petite Soufriere, Dominica

Average wind speed in December - Petite Soufriere, Dominica
  • Average wind speed in December: 25.3km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (27.2km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is October (20.2km/h).

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Average humidity in December
Petite Soufriere, Dominica

Average humidity in December - Petite Soufriere, Dominica
  • Average humidity in December: 76%

The months with the highest relative humidity are July and August (78%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are January, February and March (75%).

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Average rainfall in December
Petite Soufriere, Dominica

Average rainfall in December - Petite Soufriere, Dominica
  • Average rainfall in December: 38mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (78mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (20mm).

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Average rainfall days in December
Petite Soufriere, Dominica

Average rainfall days in December - Petite Soufriere, Dominica
  • Average rainfall days in December: 18.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (21.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is June (14.8 days).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Petite Soufriere, Dominica

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Petite Soufriere, Dominica
  • Average daylight in December: 11h and 14min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 2min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 14min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 6h and 36min

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10h and 24min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6h and 36min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Petite Soufriere, Dominica

Average sunshine days in December - Petite Soufriere, Dominica
  • Average sunshine days in December: 9.5 days

The month with the most sunshine days is March (9.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (5.9 days).

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Average UV index in December
Petite Soufriere, Dominica

Average UV index in December - Petite Soufriere, Dominica
  • 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
Petite Soufriere, Dominica

Average cloud cover in December - Petite Soufriere, Dominica
  • Average cloud cover in December: 39

The months with the most cloud cover are June and July (Cloud cover 44).
The month with the least cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 33).

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Average visibility in December
Petite Soufriere, Dominica

Average visibility in December - Petite Soufriere, Dominica
  • 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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