Funafuti
Tuvalu
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Funafuti, Tuvalu

The view from an airplane high up, of the city of Funafuti, in Tuvalu, with the stretch of the airstrip of Vaiaku International airport located in Polynesia Islands in the South of the Pacific
The view from an airplane high up, of the city of Funafuti, in Tuvalu, with the stretch of the airstrip of Vaiaku International airport located in Polynesia Islands in the South of the Pacific
December, the first month of the summer, in Funafuti, is also a hot month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 31°C (87.8°F) and an average low of 27°C (80.6°F).

Temperature

January, April, May, October through December, with an average high-temperature of 31°C (87.8°F), are the warmest months.

Rainfall

December is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 17 days and accumulates 394mm (15.5") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

January, April, May, November and December, with an average sea temperature of 29.8°C (85.6°F), are months with the warmest seawater. 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 longest days in Funafuti are January and December, with an average of 12.6h of daylight.

Sunshine

November and December, with an average of 17h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine.

UV index

January through April, September through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
The average daily UV index of 12 transform into the following instructions:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin can burn in 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. 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 are the warmest months in Funafuti?

Warmest months in Funafuti, Tuvalu, are January, April, May, October through December, with an average high-temperature of 31°C (87.8°F).

What is the temperature in December in Funafuti?

In December, the average high-temperature is 31°C (87.8°F), and the average low-temperature is 27°C (80.6°F).

How much does it rain in Funafuti in December?

In Funafuti, Tuvalu, in December, it is raining for 17 days, with typically 394mm (15.5") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the rainiest month in Funafuti?

December is the month with the most rainfall in Funafuti, Tuvalu. Rain falls for 17 days and accumulates 394mm (15.5") of precipitation.

What months are the sea warmest in Funafuti?

January, April, May, November and December, with an average sea temperature of 29.8°C (85.6°F), are months with the warmest seawater in Funafuti. 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 water temperature in December in Funafuti?

In December, the average sea temperature in Funafuti, Tuvalu, is 29.8°C (85.6°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.

When are the longest days in Funafuti?

January and December, with an average of 12.6h of daylight, are months with the longest days in Funafuti.

How many hours of daylight does Funafuti have in December?

The average length of the day in December is 12.6h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Funafuti?

Months with the least sunshine in Funafuti, Tuvalu, are November and December, with an average of 17h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in December in Funafuti?

In December, the average sunshine in Funafuti is 17h.

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

Months with the highest UV index in Funafuti are January through April, September through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

How high is the UV index in December in Funafuti?

In Funafuti, Tuvalu, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Funafuti, Tuvalu
  • Average high temperature in December: 31°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are January, April, May, October, November and December (31°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are February, March, June, July, August and September (30°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 27°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (28°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (27°C).

Average rainfall in December - Funafuti, Tuvalu
  • Average rainfall in December: 394mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (394mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is September (231mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Funafuti, Tuvalu
  • Average rainfall days in December: 17 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (21 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are November and December (17 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Funafuti, Tuvalu
  • Average sea temperature in December: 29.8°C

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are January, April, May, November and December (29.8°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are August and September (29.1°C).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Funafuti, Tuvalu
  • Average daylight in December: 12.6h

Months with the longest days are January and December (Average daylight: 12.6h).
The month with shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11.6h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 17h

The month with most sunshine is March (Average sunshine: 21h).
Months with least sunshine are November and December (Average sunshine: 17).

Average UV index in December - Funafuti, Tuvalu
  • Average UV index in December: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, September, October, November and December (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is June (UV index 9).