Dakar
Senegal
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Dakar, Senegal

A high aerial view of the vast city of Dakar, Senegal, with a beautiful outline of the Atlantic Ocean waterfront
A high aerial view of the vast city of Dakar, Senegal, with a beautiful outline of the Atlantic Ocean waterfront
December, the first month of the winter, in Dakar, is also a moderately hot month, with average temperature fluctuating between 26.5°C (79.7°F) and 19.6°C (67.3°F).

Temperature

In Dakar, the average high-temperature in December is relatively the same as in November - a still warm 26.5°C (79.7°F). In Dakar, Senegal, in December, the average low-temperature is 19.6°C (67.3°F).

Humidity

The least humid month in Dakar is December, with an average relative humidity of 66%.

Rainfall

Throughout December, in Dakar, 2.6mm (0.1") of precipitation is accumulated. During the entire year, Dakar aggregates up to 494.3mm (19.5") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Dakar, the average seawater temperature is 24.8°C (76.6°F).
Note: Depending on a person's sensitivity to cold, with regards to sunshine, wind, and air temperature, a quick swim in 24.8°C (76.6°F) water may be enjoyable. (FYI: The official water temperature required for the Olympic swimming competition is 25°C (77°F) to 28°C (82.4°F).)

Daylight

With an average of 11.3h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Dakar.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in December is 7.7h.

UV index

With an average maximum UV index of 8, December is the month with the lowest UV index. A UV Index value of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 8 translate into the following recommendations:
Take extra precautions. Fair-skinned individuals may get burned in less than 10 minutes. 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. 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. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the temperature in December in Dakar?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Dakar, is 26.5°C (79.7°F), while the average low-temperature is 19.6°C (67.3°F).

What is the least humid month in Dakar?

The least humid month in Dakar, Senegal, is December, with an average relative humidity of 66%.

What is the average humidity in December in Dakar?

In December, the average relative humidity in Dakar, Senegal, is 66%.

How much does it rain in Dakar in December?

During December, Dakar regularly aggregates up to 2.6mm (0.1") of precipitation.

What is the water temperature in December in Dakar?

In December, the average sea temperature in Dakar, Senegal, is 24.8°C (76.6°F). A person's cold intolerance, with sunshine, wind, and air temperature, are essential factors for enjoying swimming in 24.8°C (76.6°F) water.

What is the month with the shortest days in Dakar?

December has the shortest days of the year in Dakar, with an average of 11.3h of daylight.

What is the average length of the day in December in Dakar?

The average length of the day in December in Dakar is 11.3h.

How long on average sun shines in December in Dakar?

In December, the average sunshine is 7.7h.

When is the lowest UV index in Dakar?

The month with the lowest UV index in Dakar is December, with an average maximum UV index of 8.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Dakar?

The average daily maximum UV index in December in Dakar, Senegal, is 8. A UV Index value of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health threat from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average high temperature in December: 26.5°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are September and October (30.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (24.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 19.6°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (24.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (17°C).

Average humidity in December - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average humidity in December: 66%

The month with the highest relative humidity is September (81%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is December (66%).

Average rainfall in December - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average rainfall in December: 2.6mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (184mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are March, April and May (0mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average rainfall days in December: 0 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (9 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, February, March, April, May, November and December (0 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average sea temperature in December: 24.8°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (28.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (19.9°C).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average daylight in December: 11.3h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.3h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 7.7h

The month with most sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 9.6h).
The month with least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 7.2h).

Average UV index in December - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average UV index in December: 8

Months with the highest UV index are March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 8).