December weather forecast
Ouvéa Island, New Caledonia

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The natural iconic Lekiny
The natural iconic Lekiny's Cliffs located in the Loyalty Islands in Quvea Island, New Caledonia

Weather in December

Wrapping up the year, December showcases the island's typical hot and rainy season dynamics with a high of 29°C (84.2°F) and a low of 21°C (69.8°F). The rainfall measurement stays relatively high at 149mm (5.87"). As the year concludes, Ouvéa Island maintains its breathtaking tropical allure, characterized by warm weather, abundant rainfall, and the inviting sea. With the highest daylight duration of 13.4 hours, the island offers ample time for exploration. It's crucial to remain vigilant about the UV index, which stays at its annual maximum.

Temperature

Ouvéa Island's warmest months, January through March and December, record an average high-temperature of 29°C (84.2°F).

Rainfall

In Ouvéa Island, during December, the rain falls for 14 days and regularly aggregates up to 149mm (5.87") of precipitation. In Ouvéa Island, during the entire year, the rain falls for 181 days and collects up to 1684mm (66.3") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Ouvéa Island, the average seawater temperature in December is 27°C (80.6°F).
Note: Between the temperatures of 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F), water is considered very warm, providing pleasure in water activities without discomfort over lengthy periods.

Daylight

The month with the longest days is December, with an average of 13h and 24min of daylight.
On the first day of December in Ouvéa Island, New Caledonia, sunrise is at 05:04 and sunset at 18:21. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:15 and sunset at 18:37 +11.

Sunshine

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

UV index

January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: An average maximum UV index of 12 in December leads to these recommendations:
Implement every essential safety step. Individuals with fair skin might receive burns in less than 5 minutes. The Sun's UV radiation is most intense from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Try to avoid direct sun exposure during these hours. Tightly woven clothing, when worn loosely, shields effectively against the Sun. Ensure the liberal application and reapplication of a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen after each outdoor activity or swim, and every two hours. Attention! The combination of sand and water reflections enhances UV ray intensity.
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Frequently asked questions

What is the hottest time of year in Ouvéa Island?

January through March and December represent the warmest period in Ouvéa Island, with an average high-temperature of 29°C (84.2°F).

How hot is it in Ouvéa Island in December?

December temperatures in Ouvéa Island, New Caledonia, vary between a high-temperature of 29°C (84.2°F) and a low-temperature of 21°C (69.8°F).

How much does it rain in Ouvéa Island in December?

In Ouvéa Island, New Caledonia, in December, during 14 rainfall days, 149mm (5.87") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How warm is the water in December in Ouvéa Island?

In December, the average sea temperature in Ouvéa Island is 27°C (80.6°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

When are the longest days in Ouvéa Island?

With an average of 13h and 24min of daylight, December has the longest days of the year in Ouvéa Island.

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

In December, the average day length in Ouvéa Island is 13h and 22min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in December in Ouvéa Island?

On the first day of December in Ouvéa Island, sunrise is at 05:04 and sunset at 18:21. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:15 and sunset at 18:37 +11.

What are the months with the most sunshine in Ouvéa Island?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Ouvéa Island have in December?

In December, the average sunshine duration is 8h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Ouvéa Island?

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

What is the UV index reading in December in Ouvéa Island?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Ouvéa Island is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate hazard to health from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average daylight
Average sunshine
Average UV index

Average temperature in December
Ouvéa Island, New Caledonia

Average temperature in December - Ouvéa 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 months with the highest average low temperature are January and February (23°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is August (15°C).

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Average rainfall in December
Ouvéa Island, New Caledonia

Average rainfall in December - Ouvéa Island, New Caledonia
  • Average rainfall in December: 149mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is March (260mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (63mm).

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Average rainfall days in December
Ouvéa Island, New Caledonia

Average rainfall days in December - Ouvéa Island, New Caledonia
  • Average rainfall days in December: 14 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (20 days).
The months with the least rainy days are September and October (11 days).

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Average sea temperature in December
Ouvéa Island, New Caledonia

Average sea temperature in December - Ouvéa 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
Ouvéa Island, New Caledonia

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Ouvéa 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
Ouvéa Island, New Caledonia

Average UV index in December - Ouvéa 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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Ouvéa Island, New Caledonia

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