Nouakchott
Mauritania
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Nouakchott, Mauritania

A high panorama of the Nautique Grand Mosque in Nouakchott, Mauritania, with a distant cityscape and skyscape
A high panorama of the Nautique Grand Mosque in Nouakchott, Mauritania, with a distant cityscape and skyscape
The first month of the winter, December, is also a moderately hot month in Nouakchott, Mauritania, with temperature in the range of an average low of 15°C (59°F) and an average high of 29.1°C (84.4°F).

Temperature

The coldest months are January and December, with an average high-temperature of 29.1°C (84.4°F).

Rainfall

Throughout December, 2mm (0.1") of precipitation is accumulated. During the entire year, Nouakchott aggregates up to 94mm (3.7") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Nouakchott, the average seawater temperature in December is 22°C (71.6°F). Depending on a person's sensitivity to cold, with regards to sunshine, wind, and air temperature, a quick swim in 22°C (71.6°F) water may be enjoyable. (FYI: The official water temperature required for the Olympic swimming competition is 25°C (77°F) to 28°C (82.4°F).)

Daylight

With an average of 11.1h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

Sunshine

December has the least sunshine of the year, with an average of 7h of sunshine.

UV index

December is the month with the lowest UV index in Nouakchott, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
The average daily UV index of 7 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What are the coldest months in Nouakchott?

The coldest months in Nouakchott, Mauritania, are January and December, with an average high-temperature of 29.1°C (84.4°F).

What is the temperature in December in Nouakchott?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Nouakchott, is 29.1°C (84.4°F), while the average low-temperature is 15°C (59°F).

How much does it rain in Nouakchott in December?

In Nouakchott, Mauritania, in December, 2mm (0.1") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How warm is the water in December in Nouakchott?

In December, the average sea temperature in Nouakchott, Mauritania, is 22°C (71.6°F). Depending on a person's sensitivity to cold, with regards to sunshine, wind, and air temperature, a quick swim in 22°C (71.6°F) water may be enjoyable.

What is the month with the shortest days in Nouakchott?

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 11.1h of daylight.

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

The average length of the day in December in Nouakchott, Mauritania, is 11.1h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Nouakchott?

December has the least sunshine of the year in Nouakchott, Mauritania, with an average of 7h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in December in Nouakchott?

The average sunshine in December is 7h.

When is the lowest UV index in Nouakchott?

The month with the lowest UV index is December, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Nouakchott?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index is 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average high temperature in December: 29.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (36.4°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are January and December (29.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 15°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is September (24.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (13.7°C).

Average rainfall in December - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average rainfall in December: 2mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (36mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are April and May (0mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average rainfall days in December: 0 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are August and September (2 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are March, April, May, June, October, November and December (0 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average sea temperature in December: 22°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (27°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February, March, April and May (19°C).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average daylight in December: 11.1h

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

  • Average sunshine in December: 7h

Months with most sunshine are March, April and May (Average sunshine: 9h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 7h).

Average UV index in December - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average UV index in December: 7

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 7).