, the first month of the summer in Polokwane
, is also a moderately hot month, with an average temperature varying between 16.4°C (61.5°F) and 27.4°C (81.3°F).
In December, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in November
- a still warm 27.4°C (81.3°F). In December, in Polokwane, the average low-temperature is 16.4°C (61.5°F).
In December, the average heat index is appraised at 29.4°C (84.9°F). Constant exposure and activity lead to possible fatigue. Prolonged exercise may result in heat cramps.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.Note
: The heat index, also known as 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', or 'feels like', is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine the human-perceived temperature equivalent. Additional factors like activity, clothing, differences in body mass, height, and shape, and wind 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 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.
In December, the average relative humidity in Polokwane is 69%.
In Polokwane, it is raining for 7 days, with typically 81mm (3.19") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Polokwane, there are 47 rainfall days, and 478mm (18.82") of precipitation is accumulated.
December has the longest days of the year in Polokwane, with an average of 13h and 35min of daylight.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 05:06 and sunset at 18:36. On the last day of December, sunrise is at 05:17 and sunset at 18:52 SAST.
In December, the average sunshine in Polokwane is 8.2h.
through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Polokwane, South Africa
. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme threat to health from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for average individuals.Note
: In December, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin can burn in minutes. 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Prolonged stay under the direct sun should be avoided as much as possible, especially if a person burns easily. Sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should always be used.