December weather forecast
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is still a warm month in Kandy, Sri Lanka, with temperature in the range of an average low of 19.5°C (67.1°F) and an average high of 27.5°C (81.5°F).

Temperature

With an average high-temperature of 27.5°C (81.5°F) and an average low-temperature of 19.5°C (67.1°F), December is the coldest month.

Heat index

In December, the average heat index is calculated to be a tropical 31.4°C (88.5°F). Exhaustion is likely with prolonged exposure and activity. Sustaining activity may result in heat cramps.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. 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 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', or 'real feel', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (wind, pregnancy, clothing), 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.

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In Kandy, it is raining for 22.9 days, with typically 118mm (4.65") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Kandy, there are 278.4 rainfall days, and 1466mm (57.72") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

With an average of 11.7h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

Sunshine

December has the least sunshine of the year, with an average of 5.7h of sunshine.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are January through September, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. 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.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in Kandy?

The coldest month is December, with an average high-temperature of 27.5°C (81.5°F) and an average low-temperature of 19.5°C (67.1°F).

What is the temperature in December in Kandy?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Kandy, is 27.5°C (81.5°F), while the average low-temperature is 19.5°C (67.1°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'felt air temperature'), which calculates the temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, in December is calculated to be 31.4°C (88.5°F).

What is the most humid month in Kandy?

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

What is the average humidity in December in Kandy?

The average relative humidity in December in Kandy is 84%.

How much does it rain in Kandy in December?

In Kandy, 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 11.7h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Kandy have in December?

In Kandy, Sri Lanka, the average length of the day in December is 11.7h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Kandy?

The month with the least sunshine is December, with an average of 5.7h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in December in Kandy?

In December, the average sunshine in Kandy, Sri Lanka, is 5.7h.

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

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

What is the UV index reading in December in Kandy?

The average daily maximum UV index in December in Kandy is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

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

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: 11.7h

Months with the longest days are May, June and July (Average daylight: 12.5h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.7h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 5.7h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10.8h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.7h).

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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

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

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

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

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