December weather forecast
Banjul, The Gambia

The cool city of Banjul in the Gambia, with a distant view of the Gambia river
The cool city of Banjul in the Gambia, with a distant view of the Gambia river

Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter, in Banjul, is still a tropical month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 23.8°C (74.8°F) and an average high of 30.5°C (86.9°F).
The perfect water temperature of 25°C (77°F) and only 0.3 rainfall days makes December a great period for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In Banjul, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in November - a still tropical 30.5°C (86.9°F). The average low-temperature, in December, is 23.8°C (74.8°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in December is estimated at a tropical 30.6°C (87.1°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', 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', or 'feels like', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. Additional factors like wind, pregnancy, metabolic differences, and activity influence one's weather impression. 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

In December, the average relative humidity is 42%.

Rainfall

January, February and December are months without rainfall in Banjul.

Sea temperature

In December, the average sea temperature is 25°C (77°F).
Note: 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.

Daylight

With an average of 11.3h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Banjul is 9.5h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are January, April through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 7 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. 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. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in December in Banjul?

In December, in Banjul, the average high-temperature is 30.5°C (86.9°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.8°C (74.8°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'feels like'), which takes the relative humidity and factors it into the air temperature reading, in December is estimated at 30.6°C (87.1°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Banjul?

In December, the average relative humidity in Banjul is 42%.

What is the driest month in Banjul?

January, February and December are months without rainfall in Banjul, The Gambia.

Does it rain in Banjul in December?

In December, in Banjul, it doesn't rain. November is the latest month when it rains.

How warm is the water in December in Banjul?

In Banjul, in December, the average water temperature is 25°C (77°F). 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.

What is the month with the shortest days in Banjul?

December has the shortest days of the year in Banjul, The Gambia, with an average of 11.3h of daylight.

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

In December, the average length of the day in Banjul, The Gambia, is 11.3h.

How long on average sun shines in December in Banjul?

The average sunshine in December in Banjul is 9.5h.

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

January, April through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Banjul.

What is the UV index reading in December in Banjul?

In Banjul, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in December
Banjul, The Gambia

Average temperature in December - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average high temperature in December: 30.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is November (31.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is May (28.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 23.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is October (26.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (21.6°C).

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Average pressure in December
Banjul, The Gambia

Average pressure in December - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average pressure in December: 1012mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1012.6mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is April (1010.3mbar).

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Average wind speed in December
Banjul, The Gambia

Average wind speed in December - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average wind speed in December: 17.1km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (18.6km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is September (12.8km/h).

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Average humidity in December
Banjul, The Gambia

Average humidity in December - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average humidity in December: 42%

Months with the highest relative humidity are August and September (80%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is January (39%).

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Average rainfall in December
Banjul, The Gambia

Average rainfall in December - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average rainfall in December: 0mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (177mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January, February and December (0mm).

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Average rainfall days in December
Banjul, The Gambia

Average rainfall days in December - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average rainfall days in December: 0.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (21.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (0.2 days).

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Average sea temperature in December
Banjul, The Gambia

Average sea temperature in December - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average sea temperature in December: 25°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are July, August, September, October and November (28°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February and March (21°C).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Banjul, The Gambia

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average daylight in December: 11.3h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.9h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.3h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 9.5h

Months with the most sunshine are March, April and May (Average sunshine: 9.9h).
The month with the least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 7.3h).

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Average sunshine days in December
Banjul, The Gambia

Average sunshine days in December - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average sunshine days in December: 30.7 days

Months with the most sunshine days are January and December (30.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (7.3 days).

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Average UV index in December
Banjul, The Gambia

Average UV index in December - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average UV index in December: 7

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

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Average cloud cover in December
Banjul, The Gambia

Average cloud cover in December - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average cloud cover in December: 14

The month with the most cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 50).
The month with the least cloud cover is April (Cloud cover 6).

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Average visibility in December
Banjul, The Gambia

Average visibility in December - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average visibility in December: 10km

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

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