Average Weather in December in Gammad Philippines
Daily high temperatures are around 82°F, rarely falling below 76°F or exceeding 88°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 81°F on December 22.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 71°F to 69°F, rarely falling below 65°F or exceeding 74°F.
For reference, on May 1, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Gammad typically range from 76°F to 95°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 69°F to 82°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in December
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on December. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in December
The month of December in Gammad experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 57% to 49%.
The clearest day of the month is December 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 51% of the time.
For reference, on June 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 92%, while on March 2, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 60%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Gammad, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is very rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 27% and ending it at 13%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 55% on August 15, and its lowest chance is 7% on March 7.
Probability of Precipitation in December
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during December in Gammad is very rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 4.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 10.0 inches or falls below 0.6 inches, and ending the month at 2.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in December
Over the course of December in Gammad, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 11 hours, 4 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 11 hours, 9 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Gammad is 6:07 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 16 minutes later at 6:23 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:16 PM on December 1 and the latest sunset is 12 minutes later at 5:28 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Gammad during 2020.
For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:18 AM and sets 13 hours, 11 minutes later, at 6:30 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:19 AM and sets 11 hours, 4 minutes later, at 5:23 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in December
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Gammad is rapidly decreasing during December, falling from 92% to 82% over the course of the month.
For reference, on June 2, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on January 16, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 79% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in December
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Gammad is gradually decreasing during December, decreasing from 8.3 miles per hour to 7.8 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on December 9, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.4 miles per hour, while on August 17, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.3 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during December is 8.4 miles per hour on December 10.
Average Wind Speed in December
The hourly average wind direction in Gammad throughout December is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 77% on December 26.
Wind Direction in December
Gammad is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Gammad is essentially constant during December, remaining within 1°F of 80°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in December
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
Temperatures in Gammad are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in December
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Gammad are rapidly increasing during December, increasing by 749°F, from 9,907°F to 10,656°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in December
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Gammad is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 4.1 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 4.0 kWh on December 17.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Gammad are 17.710 deg latitude, 121.744 deg longitude, and 75 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Gammad contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 220 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 86 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,919 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (7,785 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Gammad is covered by cropland (71%) and water (14%), within 10 miles by cropland (65%) and trees (19%), and within 50 miles by trees (36%) and cropland (35%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Gammad year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Gammad.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Gammad according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Gammad is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Gammad and a given station.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.