December weather forecast and climate
Afikpo, Nigeria

December, the first month of the winter, in Afikpo, is a sweltering month, with average temperature ranging between max 35.1°C (95.2°F) and min 23.2°C (73.8°F).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in November - a torrid 35.1°C (95.2°F). The average low-temperature, in December, is 23.2°C (73.8°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in December is evaluated at a scorching 42.1°C (107.8°F). Beware - heat cramps and heat exhaustion are very likely. Heatstroke is imminent with prolonged activity.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With the exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', 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 subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (pregnancy, metabolic differences, wind). 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 particularly important for children. 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.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration. Excessive warmth is eliminated from the body by evaporation of sweat. Under high air temperature and humidity (high heat index) conditions, perspiration is limited, and the perception of heat is increased. When heat gain exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity is 53%.

Rainfall

December is the month with the least rainfall in Afikpo. Rain falls for 6.6 days and accumulates 7mm (0.28") of precipitation.

Daylight

January and December, with an average of 11.8h of daylight, are months with the shortest days.

Sunshine

December has the most sunshine of the year, with an average of 9.8h of sunshine.

UV index

In December, the average daily maximum UV index is 7. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 7 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.

What is the temperature in December in Afikpo?

In Afikpo, in December, the average high-temperature is 35.1°C (95.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.2°C (73.8°F). In December, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'feels like'), that combines both air temperature and relative humidity, is evaluated at 42.1°C (107.8°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Afikpo?

In Afikpo, the average relative humidity in December is 53%.

How much does it rain in Afikpo in December?

In December, the rain falls for 6.6 days. Throughout December, 7mm (0.28") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the driest month in Afikpo?

The month with the least rainfall in Afikpo is December when the rain falls for 6.6 days and typically collects 7mm (0.28") of precipitation.

What is the month with the shortest days in Afikpo?

Months with the shortest days in Afikpo, Nigeria, are January and December, with an average of 11.8h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Afikpo have in December?

The average length of the day in December in Afikpo, Nigeria, is 11.8h.

What month has the most sunshine in Afikpo?

With an average of 9.8h of sunshine, December has the most sunshine of the year.

How many hours of sunshine does Afikpo have in December?

The average sunshine in December in Afikpo is 9.8h.

How high is the UV index in December in Afikpo?

In Afikpo, Nigeria, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 7. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in December - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average high temperature in December: 35.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is February (36.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (28.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 23.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is March (25.9°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are July, August and September (22.7°C).

Average pressure in December - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average pressure in December: 1010.3mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1013.4mbar).
Months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are February and March (1009.3mbar).

Average wind speed in December - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average wind speed in December: 6.4km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (8.4km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is October (5.6km/h).

Average humidity in December - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average humidity in December: 53%

Months with the highest relative humidity are July, August and September (88%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is January (51%).

Average rainfall in December - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall in December: 7mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (242mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is December (7mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average rainfall days in December: 6.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (29.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is December (6.6 days).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average daylight in December: 11.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.5h).
Months with the shortest days are January and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 9.8h

The month with the most sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 9.8h).
The month with the least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 4.7h).

Average sunshine days in December - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average sunshine days in December: 21 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (21 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (0.8 days).

Average UV index in December - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average UV index in December: 7

The month with the highest UV index is March (UV index 8).
Months with the lowest UV index are June, July, August and September (UV index 6).

Average cloud cover in December - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average cloud cover in December: 15

The month with the most cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 75).
The month with the least cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 15).

Average visibility in December - Afikpo, Nigeria
  • Average visibility in December: 10km

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April and December (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are July and September (6km).