December weather forecast
Polokwane, South Africa

Weather in December

December, 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).

Temperature

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).

Heat index

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.

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity in Polokwane is 69%.

Rainfall

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.

Daylight

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.

Sunshine

In December, the average sunshine in Polokwane is 8.2h.

UV index

January through March, October 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in December in Polokwane?

In Polokwane, South Africa, in December, the average high-temperature is 27.4°C (81.3°F), and the average low-temperature is 16.4°C (61.5°F). In December, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'feels like'), which combines relative humidity and air temperature, is appraised at 29.4°C (84.9°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Polokwane?

The average relative humidity in December is 69%.

How much does it rain in Polokwane in December?

In December, in Polokwane, the rain falls for 7 days. Throughout December, 81mm (3.19") of precipitation is accumulated.

When are the longest days in Polokwane?

December has the longest days of the year, with an average of 13h and 35min of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Polokwane have in December?

In Polokwane, South Africa, the average day length in December is 13h and 35min.

When are sunrise and sunset in December in Polokwane?

On the first day of December in Polokwane, sunrise is at 05:06 and sunset at 18:36. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:17 and sunset at 18:52 SAST.

How long on average sun shines in December in Polokwane?

In December, the average sunshine duration is 8.2h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Polokwane?

The months with the highest UV index in Polokwane, South Africa, are January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

How high is the UV index in December in Polokwane?

In Polokwane, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate hazard to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in December
Polokwane, South Africa

Average temperature in December - Polokwane, South Africa
  • Average high temperature in December: 27.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is January (28.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is June (19.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 16.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is January (17.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (4.4°C).

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Average humidity in December
Polokwane, South Africa

Average humidity in December - Polokwane, South Africa
  • Average humidity in December: 69%

The month with the highest relative humidity is March (71%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is September (55%).

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Average rainfall in December
Polokwane, South Africa

Average rainfall in December - Polokwane, South Africa
  • Average rainfall in December: 81mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (85mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (3mm).

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Average rainfall days in December
Polokwane, South Africa

Average rainfall days in December - Polokwane, South Africa
  • Average rainfall days in December: 7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is July (0 days).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Polokwane, South Africa

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Polokwane, South Africa
  • Average daylight in December: 13h and 35min

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 13h and 35min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 10h and 41min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 8h and 12min

The month with the most sunshine is September (Average sunshine: 9h and 12min).
The month with the least sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 7h and 42min).

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Average UV index in December
Polokwane, South Africa

Average UV index in December - Polokwane, South Africa
  • Average UV index in December: 12

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, October, November and December (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is June (UV index 5).

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