Pape'ete
French Polynesia
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Pape'ete, French Polynesia

Early morning in the mountainous city of Papeete, in French Polynesia, overlooking calm waters in the front
Early morning in the mountainous city of Papeete, in French Polynesia, overlooking calm waters in the front
December, the first month of the summer, in Pape'ete, is also a hot month, with average temperature ranging between min 23.9°C (75°F) and max 30.4°C (86.7°F).

Temperature

In Pape'ete, the average high-temperature in December is practically the same as in November - a still tropical 30.4°C (86.7°F). In December, the average low-temperature is 23.9°C (75°F).

Rainfall

December is the month with the most rainfall in Pape'ete. Rain falls for 12 days and accumulates 327.7mm (12.9") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In December, the average sea temperature is 28.3°C (82.9°F).
Note: For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

Daylight

The month with the longest days is December, with an average of 13.2h of daylight.

Sunshine

With an average of 6.3h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 12 interpret into the following advice:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin can burn in 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. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the temperature in December in Pape'ete?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Pape'ete, is 30.4°C (86.7°F), while the average low-temperature is 23.9°C (75°F).

How many days does it rain in December in Pape'ete?

In Pape'ete, in December, it is raining for 12 days, with typically 327.7mm (12.9") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the rainiest month in Pape'ete?

December is the month with the most rainfall in Pape'ete, French Polynesia. Rain falls for 12 days and accumulates 327.7mm (12.9") of precipitation.

What is the sea water temperature in December in Pape'ete?

In Pape'ete, in December, the average water temperature is 28.3°C (82.9°F). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

When are the longest days in Pape'ete?

The month with the longest days in Pape'ete is December, with an average of 13.2h of daylight.

What is the average length of the day in December in Pape'ete?

In Pape'ete, French Polynesia, the average length of the day in December is 13.2h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Pape'ete?

December has the least sunshine of the year, with an average of 6.3h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in December in Pape'ete?

The average sunshine in December is 6.3h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Pape'ete?

January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Pape'ete?

In Pape'ete, French Polynesia, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Pape
  • Average high temperature in December: 30.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is March (31.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (28.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 23.9°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is March (24.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is August (21.5°C).

Average rainfall in December - Pape
  • Average rainfall in December: 327.7mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (327.7mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is August (52.1mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Pape
  • Average rainfall days in December: 12 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are January and March (17 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is August (4 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Pape
  • Average sea temperature in December: 28.3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is March (28.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (26.4°C).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Pape
  • Average daylight in December: 13.2h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 13.2h).
The month with shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11.1h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 6.3h

Months with most sunshine are August and September (Average sunshine: 8.1h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6.3h).

Average UV index in December - Pape
  • Average UV index in December: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, October, November and December (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are June and July (UV index 7).