December weather forecast and climate
Calangute, India

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is still a tropical month in Calangute, India, with average temperature fluctuating between 32.1°C (89.8°F) and 23.2°C (73.8°F).
An excellent water temperature of 28°C (82.4°F) and only 3.4 rainfall days, with 5mm (0.2") of accumulated rainfall, makes December a prime for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature in Calangute is almost the same as in November - a still tropical 32.1°C (89.8°F). In Calangute, the average low-temperature is 23.2°C (73.8°F).

Heat index

In December, the average heat index is calculated to a torrid 37°C (98.6°F). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', 'feels like', or 'felt air temperature', is a calculated temperature value of how hot it feels when the moisture in the air is factored in. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (clothing, wind, metabolic differences). Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration, as evaporated sweat carries heat away from the body. A higher relative humidity affects normal body cooling by reducing the evaporation rate, subsequently lowering the rate at which the body cools and increasing the perception of heat. When heat gain exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity is 59%.

Rainfall

In Calangute, in December, during 3.4 rainfall days, 5mm (0.2") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Calangute, during the entire year, the rain falls for 144.8 days and collects up to 1612mm (63.46") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

Months with the coldest seawater in Calangute, India, are January through March, July through September and December, with an average sea temperature of 28°C (82.4°F).
Note: For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In December, the average sunshine in Calangute is 9.9h.

UV index

January through May, September through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average 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. 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. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in December in Calangute?

In December, the average high-temperature is 32.1°C (89.8°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.2°C (73.8°F). In December, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'feels like'), that takes the relative humidity and factores it into the air temperature reading, is calculated to 37°C (98.6°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Calangute?

In Calangute, India, the average relative humidity in December is 59%.

How much does it rain in Calangute in December?

In Calangute, during December, the rain falls for 3.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 5mm (0.2") of precipitation.

What months are the sea coldest in Calangute?

Through, September and December, with an average sea temperature of 28°C (82.4°F).

What is the sea water temperature in December in Calangute?

In December, the average sea temperature in Calangute is 28°C (82.4°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.

What is the month with the shortest days in Calangute?

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

What is the average length of the day in December in Calangute?

In Calangute, India, the average length of the day in December is 11.2h.

How many hours of sunshine does Calangute have in December?

The average sunshine in December in Calangute, India, is 9.9h.

When is the highest UV index in Calangute?

Months with the highest UV index in Calangute are January through May, September through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Calangute?

The average daily maximum UV index in December in Calangute is 7. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in December
Calangute, India

Average temperature in December - Calangute, India
  • Average high temperature in December: 32.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (33.1°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are July and August (27.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 23.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (26.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (22.2°C).

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Average pressure in December
Calangute, India

Average pressure in December - Calangute, India
  • Average pressure in December: 1011.7mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1012.6mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1006.5mbar).

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Average wind speed in December
Calangute, India

Average wind speed in December - Calangute, India
  • Average wind speed in December: 10.3km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is July (16.3km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is October (8.6km/h).

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Average humidity in December
Calangute, India

Average humidity in December - Calangute, India
  • Average humidity in December: 59%

Months with the highest relative humidity are July and August (85%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is January (57%).

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Average rainfall in December
Calangute, India

Average rainfall in December - Calangute, India
  • Average rainfall in December: 5mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (514mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January, February and April (1mm).

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Average rainfall days in December
Calangute, India

Average rainfall days in December - Calangute, India
  • Average rainfall days in December: 3.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (28.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (0.5 days).

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Average sea temperature in December
Calangute, India

Average sea temperature in December - Calangute, India
  • Average sea temperature in December: 28°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is May (30°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February, March, July, August, September and December (28°C).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Calangute, India

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Calangute, India
  • Average daylight in December: 11.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.2h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 9.9h

Months with the most sunshine are January and February (Average sunshine: 10h).
The month with the least sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 4.8h).

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Average sunshine days in December
Calangute, India

Average sunshine days in December - Calangute, India
  • Average sunshine days in December: 26.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (29.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (2.7 days).

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Average UV index in December
Calangute, India

Average UV index in December - Calangute, India
  • Average UV index in December: 7

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

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Average cloud cover in December
Calangute, India

Average cloud cover in December - Calangute, India
  • Average cloud cover in December: 11

The month with the most cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 68).
The month with the least cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 4).

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Average visibility in December
Calangute, India

Average visibility in December - Calangute, India
  • Average visibility in December: 10km

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are June, July and August (9km).

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