Average Weather in December in San Rafael Abajo Costa Rica
In San Rafael Abajo, the month of December is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 81°F throughout the month, rarely exceeding 84°F or dropping below 77°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 68°F, rarely falling below 65°F or exceeding 71°F.
For reference, on March 24, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in San Rafael Abajo typically range from 69°F to 85°F, while on October 2, the coldest day of the year, they range from 67°F to 80°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 San Rafael Abajo experiences very rapidly decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 60% to 36%.
The clearest day of the month is December 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 64% of the time.
For reference, on June 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 95%, while on January 1, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 64%.
Cloud Cover in December
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In San Rafael Abajo, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is very rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 26% and ending it at 10%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 51% on October 7, and its lowest chance is 5% on February 2.
Probability of Precipitation in December
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during December in San Rafael Abajo is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 2.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.3 inches or falls below 0.5 inches, and ending the month at 1.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in December
Over the course of December in San Rafael Abajo, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 11 hours, 33 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 11 hours, 35 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in San Rafael Abajo is 5:38 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 15 minutes later at 5:53 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:14 PM on December 1 and the latest sunset is 13 minutes later at 5:27 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in San Rafael Abajo during 2017.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:18 AM and sets 12 hours, 42 minutes later, at 6:00 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 5:48 AM and sets 11 hours, 33 minutes later, at 5:22 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in San Rafael Abajo is very rapidly decreasing during December, falling from 41% to 14% over the course of the month.
For reference, on June 4, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 85% of the time, while on January 24, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 7% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in December
The average hourly wind speed in San Rafael Abajo is essentially constant during December, remaining around 1.1 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on October 8, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 1.8 miles per hour, while on December 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 1.1 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during December is 1.1 miles per hour on December 10.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
San Rafael Abajo 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 San Rafael Abajo is essentially constant during December, remaining around 82°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in San Rafael Abajo is gradually increasing during December, rising by 0.8 kWh, from 4.7 kWh to 5.5 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of San Rafael Abajo are 9.831 deg latitude, -84.290 deg longitude, and 2,792 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of San Rafael Abajo contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,014 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,818 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,530 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,467 feet).
The area within 2 miles of San Rafael Abajo is covered by trees (38%), grassland (29%), shrubs (17%), and cropland (16%), within 10 miles by trees (40%) and grassland (35%), and within 50 miles by trees (39%) and water (31%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in San Rafael Abajo 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 is only a single weather station, Juan Santamaría International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of San Rafael Abajo.
At a distance of 20 kilometers from San Rafael Abajo, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and San Rafael Abajo according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .