Basse Terre
Guadeloupe
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Basse Terre, Guadeloupe

A view of the seascape of the Deshaies Bay in Basse Terre, Guadeloupe
A view of the seascape of the Deshaies Bay in Basse Terre, Guadeloupe
December, the first month of the winter, in Basse Terre, is still a warm month, with average temperature fluctuating between 28°C (82.4°F) and 21°C (69.8°F).

Temperature

January through March and December, with an average high-temperature of 28°C (82.4°F), are the coldest months.

Rainfall

In December, in Basse Terre, Guadeloupe, the rain falls for 22 days. Throughout December, 140mm (5.5") of precipitation is accumulated. In Basse Terre, during the entire year, the rain falls for 253 days and collects up to 1750mm (68.9") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Basse Terre, Guadeloupe, the average seawater temperature is 27.6°C (81.7°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

Months with the least sunshine in Basse Terre are January, February, September through December, with an average of 7h of sunshine.

UV index

With an average maximum UV index of 8, December is the month with the lowest UV index. A UV Index of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
The daily maximum UV index of 8 interpret into the following advice:
Take extra precautions. Fair-skinned individuals may get burned in less than 10 minutes. 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. 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. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What are the coldest months in Basse Terre?

January through March and December, with an average high-temperature of 28°C (82.4°F), are the coldest months in Basse Terre.

What is the temperature in December in Basse Terre?

The average high-temperature, in December, is 28°C (82.4°F), while the average low-temperature is 21°C (69.8°F).

How much does it rain in Basse Terre in December?

In Basse Terre, Guadeloupe, in December, it is raining for 22 days, with typically 140mm (5.5") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the water temperature in December in Basse Terre?

In Basse Terre, Guadeloupe, in December, the average water temperature is 27.6°C (81.7°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.

What is the month with the shortest days in Basse Terre?

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

What is the average length of the day in December in Basse Terre?

The average length of the day in December in Basse Terre is 11.2h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Basse Terre?

Months with the least sunshine are January, February, September through December, with an average of 7h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Basse Terre have in December?

The average sunshine in December in Basse Terre is 7h.

When is the lowest UV index in Basse Terre?

With an average maximum UV index of 8, December is the month with the lowest UV index in Basse Terre, Guadeloupe.

How high is the UV index in December in Basse Terre?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Basse Terre is 8. A UV Index value of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Basse Terre, Guadeloupe
  • Average high temperature in December: 28°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are June, July, August and September (31°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are January, February, March and December (28°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 21°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are June and July (24°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and February (20°C).

Average rainfall in December - Basse Terre, Guadeloupe
  • Average rainfall in December: 140mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (230mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (60mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Basse Terre, Guadeloupe
  • Average rainfall days in December: 22 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are July and August (24 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is February (17 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Basse Terre, Guadeloupe
  • Average sea temperature in December: 27.6°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (29.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (26.7°C).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Basse Terre, Guadeloupe
  • 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: 7h

Months with most sunshine are March, April, May, June, July and August (Average sunshine: 8h).
Months with least sunshine are January, February, September, October, November and December (Average sunshine: 7).

Average UV index in December - Basse Terre, Guadeloupe
  • Average UV index in December: 8

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