December weather forecast
Lifou Island, New Caledonia

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Palm trees and a dense, green, scenic forest in the beautiful holiday spot in Lifou Island, New Caledonia
Palm trees and a dense, green, scenic forest in the beautiful holiday spot in Lifou Island, New Caledonia

Weather in December

December welcomes the holiday season with temperatures rising back to the yearly high between 21°C (69.8°F) and 29°C (84.2°F). A substantive increase in rainfall to 147mm (5.79") transforms the island into a verdant paradise. The increase in temperature and moisture does not deter outdoor activities as the sea temperature holds steady at 27°C (80.6°F) and the sun shines for about 13.4 hours per day. December, with its extended sunshine hours and inviting sea, is a great time to end the year on the beaches of Lifou Island, basking in the amalgam of warmth and moisture.

Temperature

Lifou Island's warmest period falls in January through March and December, when the average high-temperatures ascend to 29°C (84.2°F).

Rainfall

In December, in Lifou Island, the rain falls for 15 days. Throughout December, 147mm (5.79") of precipitation is accumulated. In Lifou Island, during the entire year, the rain falls for 188 days and collects up to 1671mm (65.79") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Lifou Island, in December, the average water temperature is 27°C (80.6°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

With an average of 13h and 24min of daylight, December has the longest days of the year.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 05:00 and sunset at 18:19. On the last day of December, sunrise is at 05:12 and sunset at 18:35 +11.

Sunshine

October through December, with an average of 8h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index in Lifou Island, New Caledonia, are January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The maximum daily UV index of 12 in December converts into the following recommendations:
Put into effect every essential safeguard, as unprotected skin and eyes might burn instantly. Stay in the shade and avoid direct Sun exposure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a time when UV radiation is at its strongest, and remember that parasols or canopies do not offer full protection. In bright sunlight, prioritize sunglasses that grant protection from UVA and UVB radiation. Apply liberally and reapply a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ every two hours, and promptly after any outdoor workout or a swim. Caution! The Sun's UV rays become stronger due to reflections from water and sand.
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Frequently asked questions

What month is the hottest in Lifou Island?

January through March and December, when the average high-temperature reaches 29°C (84.2°F), are the warmest months.

How hot is it in Lifou Island in December?

The high-temperature in Lifou Island, New Caledonia, during December is 29°C (84.2°F) and the low-temperature is 21°C (69.8°F).

How much does it rain in Lifou Island in December?

In Lifou Island, New Caledonia, in December, during 15 rainfall days, 147mm (5.79") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the sea water temperature in December in Lifou Island?

In December, the average sea temperature in Lifou Island is 27°C (80.6°F). For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

When are the longest days in Lifou Island?

The month with the longest days in Lifou Island is December, with an average of 13h and 24min of daylight.

What is the average length of the day in December in Lifou Island?

In December, the average day length is 13h and 23min.

When are sunrise and sunset in December in Lifou Island?

On the first day of December in Lifou Island, sunrise is at 05:00 and sunset at 18:19. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:12 and sunset at 18:35 +11.

What is the month with the most sunshine in Lifou Island?

October through December, with an average of 8h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine in Lifou Island, New Caledonia.

How long on average sun shines in December in Lifou Island?

In Lifou Island, the average sunshine duration in December is 8h.

When is the highest UV index in Lifou Island?

January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Lifou Island.

How high is the UV index in December in Lifou Island?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Lifou Island is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health threat from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in December
Lifou Island, New Caledonia

Average temperature in December - Lifou Island, New Caledonia
  • Average high temperature in December: 29°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are January, February, March and December (29°C).
The months with the lowest average high temperature are July and August (24°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 21°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is February (23°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are July and August (15°C).

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Average rainfall in December
Lifou Island, New Caledonia

Average rainfall in December - Lifou Island, New Caledonia
  • Average rainfall in December: 147mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is March (258mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (63mm).

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Average rainfall days in December
Lifou Island, New Caledonia

Average rainfall days in December - Lifou Island, New Caledonia
  • Average rainfall days in December: 15 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (21 days).
The month with the least rainy days is September (11 days).

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Average sea temperature in December
Lifou Island, New Caledonia

Average sea temperature in December - Lifou Island, New Caledonia
  • Average sea temperature in December: 27°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are February and March (28°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are July, August and September (24°C).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Lifou Island, New Caledonia

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Lifou Island, New Caledonia
  • Average daylight in December: 13h and 2min

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 13h and 24min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 10h and 54min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 8h

The months with the most sunshine are October, November and December (Average sunshine: 8h).
The month with the least sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 5h).

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Average UV index in December
Lifou Island, New Caledonia

Average UV index in December - Lifou Island, New Caledonia
  • 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 months with the lowest UV index are June and July (UV index 6).

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Lifou Island, New Caledonia

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