December weather forecast
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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The city skyscrapers and the magnificent Marina yacht port in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The city skyscrapers and the magnificent Marina yacht port in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Weather in December

December in Dubai wraps up the year with a tangible decrease in temperature from that in November. This month features cooler days, chilly nights, and rare occurrences of rainfall. The mild desert winter sets in with optimum weather conditions for exploring the city’s many outdoor attractions. Average daylight in December diminishes to 10.6 hours, with temperatures dropping to a mild 20.9°C (69.6°F). This serene climate marks the peak tourist season in Dubai.

Temperature

With the onset of December, Dubai experiences a modest temperature adjustment, with the average high-temperature gently receding from 29.5°C (85.1°F) in November to a still warm 25.3°C (77.5°F). During the nights of December, Dubai records an average low-temperature of 20.9°C (69.6°F), reflecting a modest decrease from daytime highs.

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity is 56%.

Rainfall

In December, in Dubai, the rain falls for 3.1 days. Throughout December, 4mm (0.16") of precipitation is accumulated. In Dubai, during the entire year, the rain falls for 22.8 days and collects up to 40mm (1.57") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Dubai, the average seawater temperature in December is 25.4°C (77.7°F).
Note: Surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) offer outstanding conditions for any water activity, providing extreme pleasure for extended periods.

Daylight

With an average of 10h and 36min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.
On the first day of December in Dubai, sunrise is at 06:47 and sunset at 17:28. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 07:04 and sunset at 17:40 +04.

Sunshine

November and December, with an average of 7.6h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Dubai.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The UV index of 6 during December leads to these advisories:
Undertake protective measures and comply with sun safety rules. Shielding against skin and eye damage is essential. Stay out of direct sunlight between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV radiation is most intense, and remember that not all shade structures provide complete protection. Safeguard your eyes, ears, and face from sun rays with the aid of a wide-brim hat. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

Frequently asked questions

What are the temperatures in Dubai in December?

December temperatures vary between a high-temperature of 25.3°C (77.5°F) and a low-temperature of 20.9°C (69.6°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'feels like'), which takes the relative humidity and factors it into the air temperature reading, in November is calculated to be 31°C (87.8°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Dubai?

The average relative humidity in December is 56%.

How much does it rain in Dubai in December?

In December, the rain falls for 3.1 days. Throughout December, 4mm (0.16") of precipitation is accumulated.

How warm is the water in December in Dubai?

In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in December, the average water temperature is 25.4°C (77.7°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 Dubai?

With an average of 10h and 36min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

How many hours of daylight does Dubai have in December?

The average day length in December in Dubai is 10h and 36min.

When are sunrise and sunset in December in Dubai?

In December, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:47 and sunset at 17:28. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 07:04 and sunset at 17:40 +04.

What are the months with the least sunshine in Dubai?

The months with the least sunshine in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, are November and December, with an average of 7.6h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Dubai have in December?

In December, the average sunshine duration in Dubai is 7.6h.

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

The months with the lowest UV index in Dubai are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the UV index reading in December in Dubai?

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

Average temperature in December
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Average temperature in December - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Average high temperature in December: 25.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (39.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (23.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 20.9°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (32.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (18.8°C).

Average pressure in December
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Average pressure in December - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Average pressure in December: 1016.9mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1017.3mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is July (996.4mbar).

Average wind speed in December
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Average wind speed in December - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Average wind speed in December: 12.8km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (14.9km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is October (11.8km/h).

Average humidity in December
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Average humidity in December - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Average humidity in December: 56%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (58%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (47%).

Average rainfall in December
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Average rainfall in December - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Average rainfall in December: 4mm

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are January and March (10mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are June, July and September (0mm).

Average rainfall days in December
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Average rainfall days in December - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Average rainfall days in December: 3.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (4.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is June (0 days).

Average sea temperature in December
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Average sea temperature in December - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Average sea temperature in December: 25.4°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (33.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (21.9°C).

Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Average daylight in December: 10h and 4min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 42min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 36min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 7h and 4min

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 12h and 30min).
The months with the least sunshine are November and December (Average sunshine: 7h and 36min).

Average sunshine days in December
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Average sunshine days in December - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Average sunshine days in December: 27.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is July (30.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (24.1 days).

Average UV index in December
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Average UV index in December - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Average UV index in December: 6

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 9).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 6).

Average cloud cover in December
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Average cloud cover in December - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Average cloud cover in December: 8

The months with the most cloud cover are February, March and April (Cloud cover 12).
The month with the least cloud cover is September (Cloud cover 1).

Average visibility in December
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Average visibility in December - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Average visibility in December: 10km

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

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