December weather forecast
Kandy, Sri Lanka

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Weather in December

As Kandy moves into the final month of the year, it prepares to shift its weather towards the drier side. December possesses a kind of climatic equilibrium by retaining the warmth of the year-end without allowing the negligible decrease from November to December to cause any significant impact. Reflecting a moderate wind speed of 6.7km/h (4.2mph), December doesn't deviate much from November’s climatic template. Visitors can enjoy the serene ambience and participate in the buzz of the holiday season. Mellow sunshine, combined with the spell of dry weather, marks the vast appeal of Kandy in December.

Temperature

December is the month when Kandy experiences its coldest temperatures, averaging a high of 27.5°C (81.5°F) and a low of 19.5°C (67.1°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in December is estimated at a tropical 31°C (87.8°F). Prolonged exposure combined with continuous activity could lead to exhaustion, and possibly heat cramps.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. The heat index can potentially augment by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees due to direct sunlight.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like' or 'real feel', integrates the air's temperature and its humidity to showcase the felt temperature by people. The impact of weather is individual, with diverse individuals experiencing it differently due to variations in body mass, height, and activity levels. One's exposure to direct sunlight has the potential to intensify the heat sensation, increasing the heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are primarily vital for children. Children often overlook the necessity for resting and fluid replenishment. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - thus, it is critical to stay hydrated, especially during extended periods of physical activities.

Humidity

December is the most humid month, with an average relative humidity of 84%.

Rainfall

In December, the rain falls for 22.9 days. Throughout December, 118mm (4.65") of precipitation is accumulated. In Kandy, during the entire year, the rain falls for 278.4 days and collects up to 1466mm (57.72") of precipitation.

Daylight

The month with the shortest days in Kandy, Sri Lanka, is December, with an average of 11h and 42min of daylight.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:04 and sunset at 17:48. On the last day of December, in Kandy, sunrise is at 06:19 and sunset at 18:01 +0530.

Sunshine

December has the least sunshine of the year in Kandy, Sri Lanka, with an average of 5.7h of sunshine.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index in Kandy are January through September, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: An average UV index of 6 in December transforms into this advice:
Persist with precautions and heed sun safety advice. Prevention of sunburn is compulsory. Attempt to stay under shade and limit exposure to the Sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV radiation is at its peak. Remember, devices such as parasols or canopies might not provide complete sun protection. For optimum UV protection, wear sun-resistant attire complemented with a hat and quality shades.
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Frequently asked questions

What part of the year is the coldest in Kandy?

Kandy's December weather reaches an average high of 27.5°C (81.5°F) and an average low of 19.5°C (67.1°F), making it the coldest month.

What is the average December temperature in Kandy?

In Kandy, 27.5°C (81.5°F) is the average high-temperature and 19.5°C (67.1°F) is the average low-temperature during December. In December, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'feels like'), which calculates the temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, is estimated at 31°C (87.8°F).

What is the most humid month in Kandy?

With an average relative humidity of 84%, December is the most humid month in Kandy.

What is the average humidity in December in Kandy?

The average relative humidity in December is 84%.

How many days does it rain in December in Kandy?

In Kandy, Sri Lanka, in December, during 22.9 rainfall days, 118mm (4.65") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Kandy?

December has the shortest days of the year in Kandy, with an average of 11h and 42min of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Kandy have in December?

The average day length in December in Kandy is 11h and 43min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in December in Kandy?

On the first day of December in Kandy, sunrise is at 06:04 and sunset at 17:48. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:19 and sunset at 18:01 +0530.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Kandy?

With an average of 5.7h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year in Kandy.

How many hours of sunshine does Kandy have in December?

The average sunshine duration in December in Kandy is 5.7h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Kandy?

The months with the highest UV index in Kandy, Sri Lanka, are January through September, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

How high is the UV index in December in Kandy?

In Kandy, Sri Lanka, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in December
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average temperature in December - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average high temperature in December: 27.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is March (31.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (27.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 19.5°C

The months with the highest average low temperature are May and June (21.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (18.1°C).

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Average pressure in December
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average pressure in December - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average pressure in December: 1010.5mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1011.8mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1008.1mbar).

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Average wind speed in December
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average wind speed in December - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average wind speed in December: 6.7km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (13.5km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is April (4.7km/h).

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Average humidity in December
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average humidity in December - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average humidity in December: 84%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (84%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (74%).

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Average rainfall in December
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall in December - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in December: 118mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (301mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (38mm).

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Average rainfall days in December
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall days in December - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall days in December: 22.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (28.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (14.1 days).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average daylight in December: 11h and 4min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 30min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 42min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 5h and 4min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10h and 48min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h and 42min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average sunshine days in December - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average sunshine days in December: 6.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (14.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (1.2 days).

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Average UV index in December
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average UV index in December - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average UV index in December: 6

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, November and December (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is October (UV index 5).

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Average cloud cover in December
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average cloud cover in December - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average cloud cover in December: 47

The months with the most cloud cover are November and December (Cloud cover 47).
The month with the least cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 27).

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Average visibility in December
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average visibility in December - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average visibility in December: 8km

The months with the highest visibility are June, July and August (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, November and December (8km).

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