Philipsburg
Sint Maarten
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

A bird
A bird's eye view of the coastal city of Philipsburg, in Sint Maarten, with a distant view of the mountains and the Great Salt Pond
The first month of the winter, December, is also a moderately hot month in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, with average temperature ranging between max 29°C (84.2°F) and min 23°C (73.4°F).

Temperature

The coldest months are January through March and December, with an average high-temperature of 29°C (84.2°F).

Rainfall

In Philipsburg, it is raining for 20 days, with typically 89mm (3.5") of accumulated precipitation. In Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, during the entire year, the rain falls for 200 days and collects up to 1000mm (39.4") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Philipsburg, in December, the average water temperature is 27°C (80.6°F). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year in Philipsburg, with an average of 11.1h of daylight.

Sunshine

Months with the least sunshine in Philipsburg are January, February, May through July, September through December, with an average of 8h of sunshine.

UV index

The month with the lowest UV index in Philipsburg is December, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
In December, the average maximum UV index of 7 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. 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. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What are the coldest months in Philipsburg?

The coldest months in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, are January through March and December, with an average high-temperature of 29°C (84.2°F).

What is the temperature in December in Philipsburg?

The average high-temperature, in December, is 29°C (84.2°F), while the average low-temperature is 23°C (73.4°F).

How much does it rain in Philipsburg in December?

In December, the rain falls for 20 days. Throughout December, 89mm (3.5") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the sea water temperature in December in Philipsburg?

In Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, the average seawater temperature in December is 27°C (80.6°F). For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

What is the month with the shortest days in Philipsburg?

The month with the shortest days in Philipsburg is December, with an average of 11.1h of daylight.

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

In Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, the average length of the day in December is 11.1h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Philipsburg?

January, February, May through July, September through December, with an average of 8h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Philipsburg.

How many hours of sunshine does Philipsburg have in December?

In Philipsburg, the average sunshine in December is 8h.

When is the lowest UV index in Philipsburg?

December is the month with the lowest UV index in Philipsburg, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Philipsburg?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Philipsburg is 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average high temperature in December: 29°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are June, July, August, September and October (31°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are January, February, March and December (29°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 23°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are June, July, August, September and October (25°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January, February, March and December (23°C).

Average rainfall in December - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average rainfall in December: 89mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (129mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are February and March (43mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average rainfall days in December: 20 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (21 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is April (12 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average sea temperature in December: 27°C

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are September and October (29°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February, March and April (26°C).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average daylight in December: 11.1h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.2h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.1h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 8h

Months with most sunshine are March, April and August (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are January, February, May, June, July, September, October, November and December (Average sunshine: 8).

Average UV index in December - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average UV index in December: 7

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 7).