December weather forecast
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Weather in December

December in New Caledonia marks the height of the summer season, with the weather characterized by high temperatures and frequent rainfall. The Tropical Monsoon climate's influence is at its peak, leading to maximum average temperatures ranging from 27°C (80.6°F) to 30°C (86°F). This makes December one of the hottest months of the year. Coastal cities like Nouméa and Bourail experience similar temperature ranges, with the high humidity levels accentuating the feeling of heat.

Humidity levels in December are significantly high, adding to the sultry summer climate. Rainfall in December also reaches one of its annual peaks, with precipitation levels ranging from 100mm (3.94") to 160mm (6.3"). The frequency of rain events is high, with rain often manifesting as heavy showers or thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening.

Comparing December with November, both temperature and rainfall see a slight increase, solidifying the arrival of the peak summer season. Looking forward to January, the weather remains relatively stable, with similar high temperatures and rainfall levels, as the influence of the Tropical Monsoon climate continues to dominate.

Despite the high temperatures and frequent rainfall, December continues to offer opportunities for outdoor activities in New Caledonia. The warm sea temperatures are ideal for water sports, and the rain brings out the lushness in the islands' landscapes. However, visitors are advised to stay hydrated and protect themselves from the sun, and to be prepared for frequent afternoon showers or thunderstorms.

  • Noumea - December »
    The month with the longest days in Noumea is December, with an average of 13h and 30min of daylight. The city of Noumea wraps up the year with an average temperature of 24.9°C (76.8°F) and an increased rainfall of 63mm (2.48") in December.
  • Mont-Dore - December »
    The month with the longest days in Mont-Dore is December, with an average of 13h and 30min of daylight. In Mont-Dore, New Caledonia, in December, it is raining for 18.5 days, with typically 63mm (2.48") of accumulated precipitation.
  • Dumbea - December »
    With an average of 13h and 30min of daylight, December has the longest days of the year in Dumbea, New Caledonia. As the year concludes, December is a wonderful time to visit Dumbea, New Caledonia for a warm, tropical holiday.
  • Tadine - December »
    In Tadine, during December, the rain falls for 17 days and regularly aggregates up to 69mm (2.72") of precipitation. During the nights of December, Tadine records an average temperature of 25°C (77°F), a minor drop from daytime peaks.
  • Poindimie - December »
    In Poindimie, in December, during 21.5 rainfall days, 66mm (2.6") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Poindimie, in December, during 21.5 rainfall days, 66mm (2.6") of precipitation is typically accumulated.
  • Kone - December »
    In Kone, New Caledonia, in December, it is raining for 21.5 days, with typically 66mm (2.6") of accumulated precipitation. On the first day of December in Kone sunrise is at 05:10 and sunset at 18:29.
  • Houailou - December »
    With an average of 13h and 24min of daylight, December has the longest days of the year in Houailou. With an average of 13h and 24min of daylight, December has the longest days of the year in Houailou.
  • La Foa - December »
    In La Foa, New Caledonia, during December, the rain falls for 15.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 47mm (1.85") of precipitation. While similar to November, December has additional rainfall with a total of 47mm (1.85") across 15.8 days.
  • Voh - December »
    The month with the longest days in Voh is December, with an average of 13h and 24min of daylight. In Voh in December, it is raining for 22.5 days, with typically 80mm (3.15") of accumulated precipitation.
  • Isle of Pines - December »
    With an average of 13h and 30min of daylight, December has the longest days of the year in Isle of Pines, New Caledonia. The month with the longest days in Isle of Pines is December, with an average of 13h and 30min of daylight.
  • Mare - December »
    Complemented by sea temperatures conducive to a myriad of water activities, December is an immersive month for Mare teeming with liveliness and tropical charm. In Mare, New Caledonia, during December, the rain falls for 14 days and regularly aggregates up to 126mm (4.96") of precipitation.
Updated: May 24, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | About Us / Weather Forecasting / Data Sources

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