December weather forecast
Alligator Pond, Jamaica

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Weather in December

December closes the year in Alligator Pond by welcoming the dry season. A marked decrease in rainfall sets December apart from the preceding months. Balmy temperatures continue to grace the land surfaces, while a decrease in sea temperatures sets the cue for slightly cooler winds traditionally associated with a tropical breeze. The advent of December ushers in the holiday season, making it a popular time for tourists seeking to trade in snow for sand and sun. In comparison to January, December records lower temperatures and lesser rainfall, growing into an inviting holiday venue.

Temperature

On the advent of December, Alligator Pond's average high-temperature exhibits a minor adjustment to a still warm 27.1°C (80.8°F) from November's 27.9°C (82.2°F). Alligator Pond's average low-temperature during December nights is observed to be a comfortable 19.6°C (67.3°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in December is computed to be a tropical 30°C (86°F). If one sustains activity during exposure, it could lead to a sense of fatigue, with a chance of heat cramps.
Heat index evaluations are typically in the context of light winds and shaded environments. Exposure to the direct sun might augment heat index values by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like' or 'real feel', takes into account both air temperature and humidity to illustrate what people actually feel. Elements such as metabolic variations, being pregnant, and physical activity can impact one's weather perception. Recognize that direct exposure to the sun can escalate the heat effect, potentially adding 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees to the heat index. Heat index values hold great significance to children. Young individuals are typically more threatened than adults due to their reduced perspiration. Also, the larger skin surface proportionate to their small bodies and the increased heat from their activities magnify their risk.

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity in Alligator Pond is 85%.

Rainfall

In December, in Alligator Pond, the rain falls for 23.9 days. Throughout December, 65mm (2.56") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 297.9 rainfall days, and 1472mm (57.95") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Alligator Pond, Jamaica, the average seawater temperature in December is 28.3°C (82.9°F).
Note: For swimming, diving, and various water activities, the temperatures ranging from 25°C (77°F) to 29°C (84.2°F) are seen as highly enjoyable and comfortable for extended durations without any discomfort.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 11h and 6min of daylight.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:25 and sunset at 17:33. On the last day of December, in Alligator Pond, Jamaica, sunrise is at 06:41 and sunset at 17:45 EST.

Sunshine

In December, the average sunshine is 6.3h.

UV index

In Alligator Pond, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The maximum UV index, 6 during December, leads to the following recommendations:
Avoid overexposure. Fair-skinned individuals can burn in under 20 minutes. To the best of your ability, limit your exposure to the sun between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV radiation is at its peak. A wide-brimmed hat is a staple for defending the face, eyes, ears, and neck from the Sun. Warning! The Sun's UV rays intensify with reflections from sand and water.

Frequently asked questions

What are the temperatures in Alligator Pond in December?

Alligator Pond in December has an average high-temperature of 27.1°C (80.8°F) and an average low-temperature of 19.6°C (67.3°F). In December, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'real feel'), which represents the influence of relative humidity on air temperature, is computed to be 30°C (86°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Alligator Pond?

The average relative humidity in December in Alligator Pond, Jamaica, is 85%.

How much does it rain in Alligator Pond in December?

In Alligator Pond, Jamaica, in December, it is raining for 23.9 days, with typically 65mm (2.56") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the sea water temperature in December in Alligator Pond?

In Alligator Pond, Jamaica, the average seawater temperature in December 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.

What is the month with the shortest days in Alligator Pond?

With an average of 11h and 6min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Alligator Pond.

What is the average length of the day in December in Alligator Pond?

The average day length in December in Alligator Pond, Jamaica, is 11h and 5min.

When are sunrise and sunset in December in Alligator Pond?

On the first day of December in Alligator Pond, sunrise is at 06:25 and sunset at 17:33. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:41 and sunset at 17:45 EST.

How long on average sun shines in December in Alligator Pond?

In Alligator Pond, the average sunshine duration in December is 6.3h.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Alligator Pond?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Alligator Pond, Jamaica, is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high hazard to health from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.

Average temperature in December
Alligator Pond, Jamaica

Average temperature in December - Alligator Pond, Jamaica
  • Average high temperature in December: 27.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (30°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (27°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 19.6°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (21.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (18.6°C).

Average pressure in December
Alligator Pond, Jamaica

Average pressure in December - Alligator Pond, Jamaica
  • Average pressure in December: 1014.4mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1015.5mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is October (1011.5mbar).

Average wind speed in December
Alligator Pond, Jamaica

Average wind speed in December - Alligator Pond, Jamaica
  • Average wind speed in December: 7.3km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (9.4km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is November (6.2km/h).

Average humidity in December
Alligator Pond, Jamaica

Average humidity in December - Alligator Pond, Jamaica
  • Average humidity in December: 85%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (87%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are March and July (81%).

Average rainfall in December
Alligator Pond, Jamaica

Average rainfall in December - Alligator Pond, Jamaica
  • Average rainfall in December: 65mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (228mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (56mm).

Average rainfall days in December
Alligator Pond, Jamaica

Average rainfall days in December - Alligator Pond, Jamaica
  • Average rainfall days in December: 23.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (28.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is June (21.1 days).

Average sea temperature in December
Alligator Pond, Jamaica

Average sea temperature in December - Alligator Pond, Jamaica
  • Average sea temperature in December: 28.3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (29.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (27.2°C).

Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Alligator Pond, Jamaica

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Alligator Pond, Jamaica
  • Average daylight in December: 11h and 1min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 6min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 6h and 2min

The months with the most sunshine are July and August (Average sunshine: 10h and 24min).
The month with the least sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 6h and 6min).

Average sunshine days in December
Alligator Pond, Jamaica

Average sunshine days in December - Alligator Pond, Jamaica
  • Average sunshine days in December: 3.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is June (7.6 days).
The months with the least sunshine days are September and November (1.9 days).

Average UV index in December
Alligator Pond, Jamaica

Average UV index in December - Alligator Pond, Jamaica
  • Average UV index in December: 6

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is October (UV index 5).

Average cloud cover in December
Alligator Pond, Jamaica

Average cloud cover in December - Alligator Pond, Jamaica
  • Average cloud cover in December: 45

The months with the most cloud cover are May and November (Cloud cover 46).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 35).

Average visibility in December
Alligator Pond, Jamaica

Average visibility in December - Alligator Pond, Jamaica
  • Average visibility in December: 6km

The months with the highest visibility are March, June, July and August (8km).
The months with the lowest visibility are November and December (6km).

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