December weather forecast
Funchal, Portugal

Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter in Funchal, is also an enjoyable month, with an average temperature varying between 18.7°C (65.7°F) and 17.5°C (63.5°F).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in November - a comfortable 18.7°C (65.7°F). The average low-temperature, in December, is 17.5°C (63.5°F).

Humidity

In Funchal, the average relative humidity in December is 74%.

Rainfall

In Funchal, during December, the rain falls for 13.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 27mm (1.06") of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 116.4 rainfall days, and 232mm (9.13") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Funchal, the average seawater temperature in December is 19.9°C (67.8°F).
Note: For swimming, a surface water temperature of 19.9°C (67.8°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

Daylight

With an average of 10h and 2min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 07:51 and sunset at 18:01. On the last day of December, sunrise is at 08:09 and sunset at 18:11 WET.

Sunshine

The months with the least sunshine are January and December, with an average of 7.6h of sunshine.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index are January through June, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium vulnerability from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 5 in December interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in December in Funchal?

The average relative humidity in December is 74%.

How much does it rain in Funchal in December?

In December, in Funchal, Portugal, the rain falls for 13.4 days. Throughout December, 27mm (1.06") of precipitation is accumulated.

How cold is the water in December in Funchal?

In December, the average sea temperature in Funchal is 19.9°C (67.8°F). Swimming in 19.9°C (67.8°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

What is the month with the shortest days in Funchal?

December has the shortest days of the year in Funchal, Portugal, with an average of 10h and 2min of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Funchal have in December?

In December, the average day length in Funchal is 10h and 2min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in December in Funchal?

On the first day of December in Funchal, Portugal, sunrise is at 07:51 and sunset at 18:01. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 08:09 and sunset at 18:11 WET.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Funchal?

The months with the least sunshine in Funchal, Portugal, are January and December, with an average of 7.6h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in December in Funchal?

In Funchal, Portugal, the average sunshine duration in December is 7.6h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Funchal?

January through June, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 5, are months with the lowest UV index in Funchal.

How high is the UV index in December in Funchal?

In Funchal, Portugal, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate vulnerability from exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in December
Funchal, Portugal

Average temperature in December - Funchal, Portugal
  • Average high temperature in December: 18.7°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (23°C).
The months with the lowest average high temperature are February and March (16.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 17.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is September (21.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is March (15.1°C).

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Average pressure in December
Funchal, Portugal

Average pressure in December - Funchal, Portugal
  • Average pressure in December: 1022.4mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1024.1mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is October (1017mbar).

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Average wind speed in December
Funchal, Portugal

Average wind speed in December - Funchal, Portugal
  • Average wind speed in December: 22.3km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (23km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is September (17.7km/h).

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Average humidity in December
Funchal, Portugal

Average humidity in December - Funchal, Portugal
  • Average humidity in December: 74%

The months with the highest relative humidity are June and August (80%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (73%).

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Average rainfall in December
Funchal, Portugal

Average rainfall in December - Funchal, Portugal
  • Average rainfall in December: 27mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (44mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is August (3mm).

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Average rainfall days in December
Funchal, Portugal

Average rainfall days in December - Funchal, Portugal
  • Average rainfall days in December: 13.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (16 days).
The month with the least rainy days is August (3.9 days).

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Average sea temperature in December
Funchal, Portugal

Average sea temperature in December - Funchal, Portugal
  • Average sea temperature in December: 19.9°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (23.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (17.8°C).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Funchal, Portugal

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Funchal, Portugal
  • Average daylight in December: 10h and 2min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 16min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 2min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 7.6h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 9.2h).
The months with the least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 7.6).

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Average sunshine days in December
Funchal, Portugal

Average sunshine days in December - Funchal, Portugal
  • Average sunshine days in December: 12 days

The month with the most sunshine days is August (20.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is November (8.4 days).

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Average UV index in December
Funchal, Portugal

Average UV index in December - Funchal, Portugal
  • Average UV index in December: 5

The months with the highest UV index are July, August, September and October (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, November and December (UV index 5).

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Average cloud cover in December
Funchal, Portugal

Average cloud cover in December - Funchal, Portugal
  • Average cloud cover in December: 39

The month with the most cloud cover is November (Cloud cover 41).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 24).

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Average visibility in December
Funchal, Portugal

Average visibility in December - Funchal, Portugal
  • Average visibility in December: 10km

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).

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