Mogadishu
Somalia
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Mogadishu, Somalia

An evening panorama of Mogadishu, Somalia, with a distant smooth skyline on the horizon
An evening panorama of Mogadishu, Somalia, with a distant smooth skyline on the horizon
The first month of the winter, December, is still a tropical month in Mogadishu, Somalia, with average temperature fluctuating between 24°C (75.2°F) and 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 Mogadishu, the average high-temperature remains the same as in November - a still tropical 31°C (87.8°F). The average low-temperature, in Mogadishu, is 24°C (75.2°F).

Heat index

In December, the average heat index is estimated at an extremely hot 40.5°C (104.9°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. With the 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 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', or 'feels like', is a measure that combines both air temperature and relative humidity into a single value that indicates how hot the weather feels. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (clothing, differences in body mass, height, and shape, pregnancy). Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.
Perspiration is the human body's physiological response to high temperatures and is an attempt to lower body temperature through evaporation of sweat. Under high air temperature and humidity (high heat index) conditions, perspiration is limited, and the perception of heat is increased. 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 Mogadishu, the average relative humidity is 79%.

Rainfall

In Mogadishu, during December, the rain falls for 1 days and regularly aggregates up to 9mm (0.35") of precipitation. In Mogadishu, during the entire year, the rain falls for 47 days and collects up to 429.2mm (16.9") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Mogadishu, Somalia, the average water temperature 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

Months with the shortest days in Mogadishu are January, November and December, with an average of 12h of daylight.

Sunshine

In Mogadishu, the average sunshine is 8.3h.

UV index

June, July and December, with an average maximum UV index of 11, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 11 transform into the following instructions:
Practice all essential precautions. Protection against sun damage is crucial. 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for 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. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the temperature in December in Mogadishu?

In Mogadishu, in December, the average high-temperature is 31°C (87.8°F), and the average low-temperature is 24°C (75.2°F). In December, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'real feel'), that takes the relative humidity and factores it into the air temperature reading, is evaluated at 40.5°C (104.9°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Mogadishu?

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

How much does it rain in Mogadishu in December?

In December, in Mogadishu, the rain falls for 1 days. Throughout December, 9mm (0.35") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in December in Mogadishu?

In Mogadishu, Somalia, the average seawater temperature in December is 27.5°C (81.5°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 Mogadishu?

January, November and December, with an average of 12h of daylight, are months with the shortest days in Mogadishu.

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

In December, the average length of the day is 12h.

How many hours of sunshine does Mogadishu have in December?

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

When is the lowest UV index in Mogadishu?

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

How high is the UV index in December in Mogadishu?

In Mogadishu, Somalia, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 11. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
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).
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).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January, February, July, August and September (23°C).

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

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

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

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

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).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, February and March (0 days).

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).

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

Months with the longest days are April, May, June, July and August (Average daylight: 12.2h).
Months with shortest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 12h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 8.3h

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

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

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