December weather forecast
Katima Mulilo, Namibia

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Weather in December

December, the final month of Gregorian calendar in Katima Mulilo, maintains the hot, wet trend of the past two months with 152mm (5.98") of rainfall. As the weather elements shift towards the typical annual end, it beckons the culmination of the climatic cycle with a symphony of temperature, humidity, and rain. Despite these changes, the UV index persists throughout the year, advocating the consistent need for sun protection. As one year draws its curtains, the city readies itself for the next year's weather patterns, beginning with a warm, shower-streaked January.

Temperature

Shifting into December, Katima Mulilo records an average high-temperature of a moderately hot 29.8°C (85.6°F), presenting minor fluctuations compared to the previous month. Throughout December nights, Katima Mulilo registers an average low-temperature of 18.8°C (65.8°F).

Heat index

The heat index value for December is calculated to be a hot 32°C (89.6°F). Long-standing exposure coupled with ongoing activity could result in exhaustion, possibly causing heat cramps.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Heat index values may be hiked up by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees under direct sunshine.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'felt air temperature' or 'real feel', is an estimation of the warmth sensation when considering humidity levels. Physical activity, clothing, and metabolic variations are additional factors that impact an individual's perception of temperature. Being aware that direct sunlight can impact the felt heat might mean an increase in the heat index by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are essentially critical for children. Typically, young kids are at a higher risk than adults since they sweat less. Also, the larger skin surface in proportion to their small bodies and the heightened heat production due to their active nature adds to their vulnerability.

Humidity

In Katima Mulilo, the average relative humidity in December is 57%.

Rainfall

In December, in Katima Mulilo, the rain falls for 13 days. Throughout December, 152mm (5.98") of precipitation is accumulated. In Katima Mulilo, during the entire year, the rain falls for 68 days and collects up to 682mm (26.85") of precipitation.

Daylight

December has the longest days of the year in Katima Mulilo, Namibia, with an average of 13h and 12min of daylight.
On the first day of December, sunrise is at 05:39 and sunset at 18:45. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:51 and sunset at 19:00 CAT.

Sunshine

In December, the average sunshine is 7h.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index are January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The UV index of 12 during December translates into the following guidance:
Undertake all key precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes may get burns in no time. The time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. is when UV radiation is at its peak. Limit exposure to direct sunlight during these hours. Fend off the sun's harsh rays with appropriate clothing, a wide-brim hat, and UV-protective sunglasses. Apply and frequently reapply a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen after every two hours, or immediately after a swim or outdoor exercise.
Resources | Updated: Feb 15, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas

Frequently asked questions

How hot is December in Katima Mulilo?

December temperatures vary between a high-temperature of 29.8°C (85.6°F) and a low-temperature of 18.8°C (65.8°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'feels like'), which combines air temperature and relative humidity, in December is calculated to be 32°C (89.6°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Katima Mulilo?

The average relative humidity in December is 57%.

How much does it rain in Katima Mulilo in December?

In Katima Mulilo, Namibia, during December, the rain falls for 13 days and regularly aggregates up to 152mm (5.98") of precipitation.

When are the longest days in Katima Mulilo?

December has the longest days of the year, with an average of 13h and 12min of daylight.

What is the average length of the day in December in Katima Mulilo?

In December, the average day length in Katima Mulilo, Namibia, is 13h and 10min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in December in Katima Mulilo?

On the first day of December in Katima Mulilo, sunrise is at 05:39 and sunset at 18:45. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:51 and sunset at 19:00 CAT.

How long on average sun shines in December in Katima Mulilo?

The average sunshine duration in December in Katima Mulilo, Namibia, is 7h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Katima Mulilo?

The months with the highest UV index in Katima Mulilo, Namibia, are January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index reading in December in Katima Mulilo?

The average daily maximum UV index in December in Katima Mulilo, Namibia, is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health threat from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in December
Katima Mulilo, Namibia

Average temperature in December - Katima Mulilo, Namibia
  • Average high temperature in December: 29.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is September (33.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is June (24.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 18.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is November (19.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (4.6°C).

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Average humidity in December
Katima Mulilo, Namibia

Average humidity in December - Katima Mulilo, Namibia
  • Average humidity in December: 57%

The month with the highest relative humidity is March (70%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is September (42%).

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Average rainfall in December
Katima Mulilo, Namibia

Average rainfall in December - Katima Mulilo, Namibia
  • Average rainfall in December: 151.8mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (169.4mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (0mm).

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Average rainfall days in December
Katima Mulilo, Namibia

Average rainfall days in December - Katima Mulilo, Namibia
  • Average rainfall days in December: 13 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (15 days).
The months with the least rainy days are May, June, July and August (0 days).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Katima Mulilo, Namibia

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Katima Mulilo, Namibia
  • Average daylight in December: 13h and 1min

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

  • Average sunshine in December: 7h

The months with the most sunshine are May, July, August and September (Average sunshine: 10h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 6h).

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Average UV index in December
Katima Mulilo, Namibia

Average UV index in December - Katima Mulilo, Namibia
  • Average UV index in December: 12

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, October, November and December (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is June (UV index 7).

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