December weather forecast
Mogadishu, Somalia

An evening panorama of Mogadishu, Somalia
An evening panorama of Mogadishu, Somalia

Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter in Mogadishu, is still a tropical month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 24°C (75.2°F) and an average high of 31°C (87.8°F).
An excellent water temperature of 27.5°C (81.5°F) and only 1 rainfall days, with 9mm (0.35") of accumulated rainfall, makes December a prime for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature in Mogadishu remains equal as in November - a still hot 31°C (87.8°F). In Mogadishu, the average low-temperature is 24°C (75.2°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in December is estimated at a scorching 40.5°C (104.9°F). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. With 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 'real feel', 'felt air temperature', 'feels like', 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 individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (wind, metabolic differences, pregnancy), and activity. 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 especially crucial for babies and toddlers. 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.
Perspiration is the human body's physiological response to high temperatures and is an attempt to lower body temperature through evaporation of sweat. High relative humidity reduces the evaporation rate, resulting in a lower heat removal rate from the body, causing the perception of being overheated. If the body can not disperse the excessive heat and body temperature reaches conditions of hyperthermia, above 37.5°C (99.5°F) to 38.3°C (100.9°F), thermal conditions are potentially life-threatening.

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity is 79%.

Rainfall

In Mogadishu, Somalia, in December, during 1 rainfall days, 9mm (0.35") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Mogadishu, there are 47 rainfall days, and 429.2mm (16.9") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Mogadishu, the average seawater temperature in December is 27.5°C (81.5°F).
Note: 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 Mogadishu, with an average of 12h and 1min of daylight.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 05:47 and sunset at 17:48. On the last day of December, sunrise is at 06:01 and sunset at 18:01 EAT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in December in Mogadishu is 8.3h.

UV index

June, July and December, with an average maximum UV index of 11, are months with the lowest UV index in Mogadishu, Somalia. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 11 translate into the following recommendations:
Practice all essential precautions. Protection against sun damage is crucial. 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. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in December in Mogadishu?

In December, in Mogadishu, Somalia, the average high-temperature is 31°C (87.8°F), and the average low-temperature is 24°C (75.2°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'feels like'), which factors the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, in December is estimated at 40.5°C (104.9°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Mogadishu?

In Mogadishu, Somalia, the average relative humidity in December is 79%.

How much does it rain in Mogadishu in December?

In Mogadishu, during December, the rain falls for 1 days and regularly aggregates up to 9mm (0.35") of precipitation.

What is the sea water temperature in December in Mogadishu?

In Mogadishu, in December, the average water temperature is 27.5°C (81.5°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

What is the month with the shortest days in Mogadishu?

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 12h and 1min of daylight.

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

In December, the average day length in Mogadishu is 12h and 1min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in December in Mogadishu?

In December, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 05:47 and sunset at 17:48. On the last day of the month, in Mogadishu, Somalia, sunrise is at 06:01 and sunset at 18:01 EAT.

How many hours of sunshine does Mogadishu have in December?

In Mogadishu, Somalia, the average sunshine duration in December is 8.3h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Mogadishu?

The months with the lowest UV index are June, July and December, with an average maximum UV index of 11.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Mogadishu?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Mogadishu is 11. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate hazard to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in December
Mogadishu, Somalia

Average temperature in December - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average high temperature in December: 31°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (32°C).
The months with the lowest average high temperature are July, August and September (29°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 24°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is April (26°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January, February, July, August and September (23°C).

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Average humidity in December
Mogadishu, Somalia

Average humidity in December - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average humidity in December: 79%

The months with the highest relative humidity are July, August and September (81%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are March and April (77%).

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Average rainfall in December
Mogadishu, Somalia

Average rainfall in December - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average rainfall in December: 9mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (82mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January and February (0.1mm).

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Average rainfall days in December
Mogadishu, Somalia

Average rainfall days in December - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average rainfall days in December: 1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (10 days).
The months with the least rainy days are January, February and March (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in December
Mogadishu, Somalia

Average sea temperature in December - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average sea temperature in December: 27.5°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is April (29.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (25.7°C).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Mogadishu, Somalia

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average daylight in December: 12h and 1min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 14min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 12h and 1min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 8.3h

The month with the most sunshine is March (Average sunshine: 9.1h).
The months with the least sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 7.3).

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Average UV index in December
Mogadishu, Somalia

Average UV index in December - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average UV index in December: 11

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October and November (UV index 12).
The months with the lowest UV index are June, July and December (UV index 11).

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