Paramaribo
Suriname
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Paramaribo, Suriname

The first month of the winter, December, is still a warm month in Paramaribo, Suriname, with average temperature varying between 24.3°C (75.7°F) and 29.4°C (84.9°F).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in November - a moderately hot 29.4°C (84.9°F). In Paramaribo, in December, the average low-temperature is 24.3°C (75.7°F).

Heat index

In December, the average heat index is appraised at a sweltering 36.1°C (97°F). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
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 'felt air temperature', 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', or 'real feel', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. Additional factors like activity, metabolic differences, wind, and differences in body mass, height, and shape affect individual temperature impact. 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 particularly important for children. 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.
The human body cools itself through perspiration, as excessive warmth is removed from the body through sweat evaporation. A higher relative humidity affects normal body cooling by reducing the evaporation rate, subsequently lowering the rate at which the body cools and increasing the perception of heat. When heat gain exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Paramaribo, Suriname, is 81%.

Rainfall

In Paramaribo, Suriname, in December, it is raining for 26.8 days, with typically 119mm (4.69") of accumulated precipitation. In Paramaribo, during the entire year, the rain falls for 268.5 days and collects up to 1061mm (41.77") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In December, the average sea temperature in Paramaribo is 27.4°C (81.3°F).
Note: 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.

Daylight

January and December, with an average of 11.8h of daylight, are months with the shortest days in Paramaribo.

Sunshine

In December, the average sunshine is 7.7h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Paramaribo, Suriname, are January, April, May and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. 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. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in December in Paramaribo?

In December, the average high-temperature is 29.4°C (84.9°F), and the average low-temperature is 24.3°C (75.7°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'real feel'), that factores the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, in December is estimated at 36.1°C (97°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Paramaribo?

In Paramaribo, Suriname, the average relative humidity in December is 81%.

How many days does it rain in December in Paramaribo?

In Paramaribo, in December, it is raining for 26.8 days, with typically 119mm (4.69") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the sea water temperature in December in Paramaribo?

In December, the average sea temperature is 27.4°C (81.3°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

What is the month with the shortest days in Paramaribo?

Months with the shortest days in Paramaribo, Suriname, are January and December, with an average of 11.8h of daylight.

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

The average length of the day in December in Paramaribo, Suriname, is 11.8h.

How long on average sun shines in December in Paramaribo?

The average sunshine in December in Paramaribo, Suriname, is 7.7h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Paramaribo?

Months with the lowest UV index in Paramaribo are January, April, May and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Paramaribo?

In Paramaribo, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in December - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average high temperature in December: 29.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (31.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (28.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 24.3°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are October and November (24.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (23.8°C).

Average humidity in December - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average humidity in December: 81%

Months with the highest relative humidity are May and June (84%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are September and October (77%).

Average rainfall in December - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average rainfall in December: 119mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (156mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (34mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average rainfall days in December: 26.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (28.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is September (13.5 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average sea temperature in December: 27.4°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are July, August and September (28.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (26.8°C).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average daylight in December: 11.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.5h).
Months with the shortest days are January and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 7.7h

The month with the most sunshine is September (Average sunshine: 9.6h).
Months with the least sunshine are February and April (Average sunshine: 6.7).

Average UV index in December - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average UV index in December: 6

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, June, July, August, September, October and November (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, April, May and December (UV index 6).