This report describes the typical weather at the Begumpet Airport (Hyderabad, India) weather station over the course of an average December. It is based on the historical records from 1996 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Hyderabad has a tropical savanna climate with dry winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by croplands (80%) and grasslands (16%).
The month of December is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 83°F throughout the month, exceeding 86°F or dropping below 79°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of December, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 20 with 11:05 hours of daylight; the longest day is December 1 with 11:10 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:30am on December 1; the latest sunset is at 5:53pm on December 31; the latest sunrise is at 6:46am on December 31; the earliest sunset is at 5:40pm on December 1.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in 2012.
The median cloud cover ranges from 20% (mostly clear) to 28% (mostly clear). The trend is for the sky to be clearing with the median cloud cover decreasing by 9% from the start to the end of the month.
On December 16, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 57% of the time, partly cloudy 17% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 8% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 5%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout December, the most common forms of precipitation are drizzle, thunderstorms, and light rain.
Drizzle is the most severe precipitation observed during 38% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around December 1, when it is observed during 3% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 27% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around December 1, when it is observed during 2% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 25% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around December 1, when it is observed during 2% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in December or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 36% (comfortable) to 91% (very humid) over the course of a typical December, rarely dropping below 24% (dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around December 15, at which time the relative humidity drops below 40% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around December 6, rising above 86% (very humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical December, the dew point typically varies from 50°F (dry) to 62°F (mildy humid) and is rarely below 41°F (dry) or above 69°F (muggy).
The time of the month between December 1 and December 31 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.
Over the course of December typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 8 mph (calm to gentle breeze), rarely exceeding 11 mph (gentle breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 3 mph (light air) occurs around December 31, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 8 mph (light breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 3 mph (light air) occurs around December 15, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 7 mph (light breeze).