Lome
Togo
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Lome, Togo

Old fisherman boats lying on the brown sandy shores of a beach in Lome, Togo
Old fisherman boats lying on the brown sandy shores of a beach in Lome, Togo
The first month of the winter, December, is also a hot month in Lome, Togo, with temperature in the range of an average low of 22.5°C (72.5°F) and an average high of 31.6°C (88.9°F).
The ideal sea water temperature of 28.1°C (82.6°F) and only 2 rainfall days, with 10mm (0.4") of accumulated rainfall, make December the best time for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In Lome, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in November - a still hot 31.6°C (88.9°F). In Lome, Togo, the average low-temperature is 22.5°C (72.5°F).

Heat index

The average heat index is calculated to an extremely hot 43.8°C (110.8°F). Beware - heat cramps and heat exhaustion are very likely. Heatstroke is imminent with prolonged activity.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. 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 'feels like', 'real feel', 'felt air temperature', or 'apparent temperature', is a calculated temperature value of how hot it feels when the moisture in the air is factored in. Additional factors like clothing, differences in body mass, height, and shape, 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 particularly important for children. 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.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration, as evaporated sweat carries heat away from the body. High relative humidity reduces the evaporation rate, resulting in a lower heat removal rate from the body, causing the perception of being overheated. When heat gain surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.

Humidity

In Lome, the average relative humidity in December is 82.2%.

Rainfall

In December, in Lome, the rain falls for 2 days. Throughout December, 10mm (0.4") of precipitation is accumulated. In Lome, during the entire year, the rain falls for 93 days and collects up to 859mm (33.8") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Lome, in December, the average water temperature is 28.1°C (82.6°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

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

Sunshine

In December, the average sunshine in Lome is 7h.

UV index

The month with the lowest UV index in Lome, Togo, is December, with an average maximum UV index of 10. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 10 interpret into the following advice:
Take extra precautions. Protection against sun 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. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the temperature in December in Lome?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Lome, is 31.6°C (88.9°F), while the average low-temperature is 22.5°C (72.5°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'feels like'), that factores the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, in December is appraised at 43.8°C (110.8°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Lome?

In December, the average relative humidity in Lome is 82.2%.

How many days does it rain in December in Lome?

In Lome, during December, the rain falls for 2 days and regularly aggregates up to 10mm (0.4") of precipitation.

What is the sea water temperature in December in Lome?

In Lome, Togo, the average seawater temperature in December is 28.1°C (82.6°F). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

What is the month with the shortest days in Lome?

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

How many hours of daylight does Lome have in December?

The average length of the day in December in Lome, Togo, is 11.8h.

How long on average sun shines in December in Lome?

In Lome, the average sunshine in December is 7h.

When is the lowest UV index in Lome?

December is the month with the lowest UV index in Lome, with an average maximum UV index of 10.

What is the UV index reading in December in Lome?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Lome, Togo, is 10. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in December - Lome, Togo
  • Average high temperature in December: 31.6°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is March (32.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (27.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 22.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is March (24.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is August (22°C).

Average humidity in December - Lome, Togo
  • Average humidity in December: 82.2%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (87.6%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is January (77%).

Average rainfall in December - Lome, Togo
  • Average rainfall in December: 10mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (228mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (8mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Lome, Togo
  • Average rainfall days in December: 2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (17 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January and December (2 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Lome, Togo
  • Average sea temperature in December: 28.1°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is May (28.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (24.3°C).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Lome, Togo
  • Average daylight in December: 11.8h

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

  • Average sunshine in December: 7h

The month with most sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 8h).
The month with least sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 4h).

Average UV index in December - Lome, Togo
  • Average UV index in December: 10

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, August, September and October (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 10).