December weather forecast and climate
Livingstone, Zambia

December, the first month of the summer, in Livingstone, is still a tropical month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 21.5°C (70.7°F) and an average high of 31°C (87.8°F).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in November - a still tropical 31°C (87.8°F). In Livingstone, the average low-temperature is 21.5°C (70.7°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in December is estimated at a sweltering 35.6°C (96.1°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
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', 'real feel', or 'apparent temperature', is calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. Additional factors like wind, metabolic differences, pregnancy, and activity influence one's weather impression. 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.
Perspiration is the human body's physiological response to high temperatures and is an attempt to lower body temperature through evaporation of sweat. Under high air temperature and humidity (high heat index) conditions, perspiration is limited, and the perception of heat is increased. If the body can not disperse the excessive heat and body temperature reaches conditions of hyperthermia, above 37.5°C (99.5°F) to 38.3°C (100.9°F), thermal conditions are potentially life-threatening.

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity in Livingstone is 63%.

Rainfall

In Livingstone, during December, the rain falls for 22.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 101mm (3.98") of precipitation. In Livingstone, during the entire year, the rain falls for 113.3 days and collects up to 457mm (17.99") of precipitation.

Daylight

The month with the longest days in Livingstone is December, with an average of 13.2h of daylight.

Sunshine

In Livingstone, the average sunshine in December is 10.9h.

UV index

In Livingstone, the average daily maximum UV index is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. 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. 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.

What is the temperature in December in Livingstone?

In December, the average high-temperature is 31°C (87.8°F), and the average low-temperature is 21.5°C (70.7°F). In December, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'feels like'), that combines air temperature and relative humidity, is estimated at 35.6°C (96.1°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Livingstone?

In Livingstone, the average relative humidity in December is 63%.

How many days does it rain in December in Livingstone?

In Livingstone, during December, the rain falls for 22.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 101mm (3.98") of precipitation.

When are the longest days in Livingstone?

The month with the longest days in Livingstone, Zambia, is December, with an average of 13.2h of daylight.

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

In December, the average length of the day in Livingstone, Zambia, is 13.2h.

How long on average sun shines in December in Livingstone?

In Livingstone, Zambia, the average sunshine in December is 10.9h.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Livingstone?

The average daily maximum UV index in December in Livingstone, Zambia, is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in December - Livingstone, Zambia
  • Average high temperature in December: 31°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (35.7°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (25.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 21.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is November (22.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (11.1°C).

Average pressure in December - Livingstone, Zambia
  • Average pressure in December: 1010.3mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1020.6mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is January (1010mbar).

Average wind speed in December - Livingstone, Zambia
  • Average wind speed in December: 8.2km/h

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are September and October (12.1km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is December (8.2km/h).

Average humidity in December - Livingstone, Zambia
  • Average humidity in December: 63%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (77%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is September (24%).

Average rainfall in December - Livingstone, Zambia
  • Average rainfall in December: 101mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (125mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Livingstone, Zambia
  • Average rainfall days in December: 22.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (22.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is August (0.1 days).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Livingstone, Zambia
  • Average daylight in December: 13.2h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 13.2h).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11.1h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 10.9h

The month with the most sunshine is October (Average sunshine: 12.1h).
Months with the least sunshine are May and June (Average sunshine: 7.7).

Average sunshine days in December - Livingstone, Zambia
  • Average sunshine days in December: 6.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is August (30.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (5.5 days).

Average UV index in December - Livingstone, Zambia
  • Average UV index in December: 6

The month with the highest UV index is October (UV index 8).
The month with the lowest UV index is June (UV index 5).

Average cloud cover in December - Livingstone, Zambia
  • Average cloud cover in December: 32

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 39).
The month with the least cloud cover is September (Cloud cover 2).

Average visibility in December - Livingstone, Zambia
  • Average visibility in December: 10km

Months with the highest visibility are April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February and March (9km).