December weather forecast
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter in Mapaki, is also a hot month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 19.7°C (67.5°F) and an average high of 33.1°C (91.6°F).

Temperature

In Mapaki, the average high-temperature in December is almost the same as in November - a still hot 33.1°C (91.6°F). In December, in Mapaki, the average low-temperature is 19.7°C (67.5°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in December is calculated to be a scorching 42°C (107.6°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', or 'felt air temperature', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. Additional factors like activity, pregnancy, wind, and clothing affect individual temperature impact. 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, as evaporated sweat carries heat away from the body. With a lot of moisture in the air, the evaporation process is not as effective, and the body does not cool down as efficiently, creating a perception of overheating. 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 in Mapaki is 66%.

Rainfall

December is the month with the least rainfall. Rain falls for 3.2 days and accumulates 3mm (0.12") of precipitation.

Daylight

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 11h and 37min of daylight.
On the first day of December, sunrise is at 06:47 and sunset at 18:26. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 07:01 and sunset at 18:39 GMT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in December in Mapaki is 9.5h.

UV index

January through April, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 7 in December transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. 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 the 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in December in Mapaki?

In December, the average high-temperature is 33.1°C (91.6°F), and the average low-temperature is 19.7°C (67.5°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'feels like'), which combines relative humidity and air temperature, in December is calculated to be 42°C (107.6°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Mapaki?

The average relative humidity in December is 66%.

What is the driest month in Mapaki?

The month with the least rainfall is December, when the rain falls for 3.2 days and typically collects 3mm (0.12") of precipitation.

How much does it rain in Mapaki in December?

In Mapaki, in December, it is raining for 3.2 days, with typically 3mm (0.12") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the month with the shortest days in Mapaki?

With an average of 11h and 37min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Mapaki, Sierra Leone.

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

In December, the average day length is 11h and 37min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in December in Mapaki?

On the first day of December, sunrise is at 06:47 and sunset at 18:26. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 07:01 and sunset at 18:39 GMT.

How many hours of sunshine does Mapaki have in December?

In Mapaki, the average sunshine duration in December is 9.5h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Mapaki?

The months with the highest UV index in Mapaki, Sierra Leone, are January through April, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

How high is the UV index in December in Mapaki?

The average daily maximum UV index in December is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in December
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average temperature in December - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average high temperature in December: 33.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is March (38.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (27.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 19.7°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is April (24°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (19.7°C).

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Average pressure in December
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average pressure in December - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average pressure in December: 1011.5mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1014.1mbar).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are February and March (1010.5mbar).

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Average wind speed in December
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average wind speed in December - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average wind speed in December: 3.5km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (5.8km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is November (3.3km/h).

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Average humidity in December
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average humidity in December - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average humidity in December: 66%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (93%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are January and February (58%).

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Average rainfall in December
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average rainfall in December - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average rainfall in December: 3mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (332mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is December (3mm).

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Average rainfall days in December
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average rainfall days in December - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average rainfall days in December: 3.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (30.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (2.2 days).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average daylight in December: 11h and 37min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 38min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 37min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 9h and 30min

The month with the most sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 9h and 48min).
The month with the least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 3h and 42min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average sunshine days in December - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average sunshine days in December: 27 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (27.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (0.5 days).

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Average UV index in December
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average UV index in December - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average UV index in December: 7

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, November and December (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are July and August (UV index 5).

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Average cloud cover in December
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average cloud cover in December - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average cloud cover in December: 19

The month with the most cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 83).
The months with the least cloud cover are January and February (Cloud cover 15).

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Average visibility in December
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average visibility in December - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average visibility in December: 9km

The months with the highest visibility are February, March and April (10km).
The month with the lowest visibility is September (5km).

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