Maputo
Mozambique
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Maputo, Mozambique

The beautiful building in Maputo train station in Maputo, Mozambique
The beautiful building in Maputo train station in Maputo, Mozambique
December, the first month of the summer, in Maputo, is also a moderately hot month, with average temperature ranging between min 21.4°C (70.5°F) and max 29.1°C (84.4°F).

Temperature

In Maputo, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in November - a still moderately hot 29.1°C (84.4°F). The average low-temperature, in Maputo, is 21.4°C (70.5°F).

Heat index

In December, the average heat index is calculated to a tropical 32.5°C (90.5°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', 'feels like', or 'apparent temperature', is calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (differences in body mass, height, and shape, clothing, metabolic differences), and activity. Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index 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.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in December is 67.5%.

Rainfall

In Maputo, during 7.5 rainfall days, 85mm (3.3") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Maputo, there are 60.4 rainfall days, and 813.6mm (32") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Maputo, the average water temperature is 25.4°C (77.7°F).
Note: 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.

Daylight

December has the longest days of the year in Maputo, with an average of 13.7h of daylight.

Sunshine

October through December, with an average of 7h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Maputo, Mozambique.

UV index

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 12 in December transform into the following instructions:
Practice all-important precautions. Light skin people may get burned in less than 5 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. 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. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the temperature in December in Maputo?

The average high-temperature, in December, is 29.1°C (84.4°F), while the average low-temperature is 21.4°C (70.5°F). In December, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'apparent temperature'), that factores the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, is evaluated at 32.5°C (90.5°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Maputo?

The average relative humidity in December in Maputo is 67.5%.

How much does it rain in Maputo in December?

In December, in Maputo, the rain falls for 7.5 days. Throughout December, 85mm (3.3") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in December in Maputo?

In Maputo, in December, the average water temperature is 25.4°C (77.7°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.

When are the longest days in Maputo?

December has the longest days of the year in Maputo, with an average of 13.7h of daylight.

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

In December, the average length of the day is 13.7h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Maputo?

October through December, with an average of 7h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in December in Maputo?

In Maputo, the average sunshine in December is 7h.

When is the highest UV index in Maputo?

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index.

How high is the UV index in December in Maputo?

The average daily maximum UV index in December in Maputo, Mozambique, is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in December - Maputo, Mozambique
  • Average high temperature in December: 29.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is January (29.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (24.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 21.4°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are January and February (22.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (14.2°C).

Average humidity in December - Maputo, Mozambique
  • Average humidity in December: 67.5%

The month with the highest relative humidity is March (71%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (63.5%).

Average rainfall in December - Maputo, Mozambique
  • Average rainfall in December: 85mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (171.1mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is August (15mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Maputo, Mozambique
  • Average rainfall days in December: 7.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (8.1 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (1.8 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Maputo, Mozambique
  • Average sea temperature in December: 25.4°C

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are January and February (27.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (22.2°C).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Maputo, Mozambique
  • Average daylight in December: 13.7h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 13.7h).
The month with shortest days is June (Average daylight: 10.5h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 7h

The month with most sunshine is September (Average sunshine: 8.3h).
Months with least sunshine are October, November and December (Average sunshine: 7).

Average UV index in December - Maputo, Mozambique
  • Average UV index in December: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).