December weather forecast and climate
Kuching, Malaysia

December, the first month of the winter, in Kuching, is still a hot month, with average temperature fluctuating between 30.4°C (86.7°F) and 23.3°C (73.9°F).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in November - a still tropical 30.4°C (86.7°F). The average low-temperature, is 23.3°C (73.9°F).

Heat index

In December, the average heat index is appraised at a scorching 40.9°C (105.6°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
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 calculated temperature value of how hot it feels when the moisture in the air is factored in. Additional factors like differences in body mass, height, and shape, clothing, metabolic differences, and activity influence one's weather impression. 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 particularly important for children. 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 cools itself through perspiration, as excessive warmth is removed from the body through sweat evaporation. With a lot of moisture in the air, the evaporation process is not as effective, and the body does not cool down as efficiently, creating a perception of overheating. When heat gain surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity in Kuching is 86%.

Rainfall

In Kuching, during 22.5 rainfall days, 165mm (6.5") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Kuching, there are 233.4 rainfall days, and 1233mm (48.54") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In December, the average sea temperature in Kuching is 29°C (84.2°F).
Note: 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

January, November and December, with an average of 12h of daylight, are months with the shortest days in Kuching.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in December is 6.7h.

UV index

February through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 7 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. 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.

What is the temperature in December in Kuching?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Kuching, Malaysia, is 30.4°C (86.7°F), while the average low-temperature is 23.3°C (73.9°F). In December, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature'), that combines air temperature and relative humidity, is estimated at 40.9°C (105.6°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Kuching?

The average relative humidity in December is 86%.

How much does it rain in Kuching in December?

In Kuching, during December, the rain falls for 22.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 165mm (6.5") of precipitation.

What is the sea water temperature in December in Kuching?

In Kuching, Malaysia, the average seawater temperature in December is 29°C (84.2°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 Kuching?

January, November and December, with an average of 12h of daylight, are months with the shortest days in Kuching, Malaysia.

How many hours of daylight does Kuching have in December?

In December, the average length of the day in Kuching, Malaysia, is 12h.

How long on average sun shines in December in Kuching?

The average sunshine in December in Kuching, Malaysia, is 6.7h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Kuching?

Months with the highest UV index in Kuching are February through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What is the UV index reading in December in Kuching?

The average daily maximum UV index in December in Kuching is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in December - Kuching, Malaysia
  • Average high temperature in December: 30.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (33.3°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are January and February (29.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 23.3°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are May, August and September (23.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (22.9°C).

Average humidity in December - Kuching, Malaysia
  • Average humidity in December: 86%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (87%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are August and September (78%).

Average rainfall in December - Kuching, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall in December: 165mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (175mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (49mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Kuching, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall days in December: 22.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (22.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is August (14.6 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Kuching, Malaysia
  • Average sea temperature in December: 29°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (30°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January and February (28°C).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Kuching, Malaysia
  • Average daylight in December: 12h

Months with the longest days are April, May, June, July and August (Average daylight: 12.2h).
Months with the shortest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 12h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 6.7h

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 8.4h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 6.2h).

Average UV index in December - Kuching, Malaysia
  • Average UV index in December: 7

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