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Average Weather in December in Gbéléban Côte d’Ivoire

Daily high temperatures are around 90°F, rarely falling below 82°F or exceeding 99°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 89°F on December 28.

Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 65°F to 61°F, rarely falling below 55°F or exceeding 71°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 61°F on December 30.

For reference, on March 20, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Gbéléban typically range from 74°F to 96°F, while on December 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 61°F to 89°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in December

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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

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frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

San Juan de los Morros, Venezuela (4,032 miles away); Someshwar, India (5,619 miles); and Sūrandai, India (5,822 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Gbéléban (view comparison).


The month of December in Gbéléban experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 43% to 35%.

The clearest day of the month is December 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 65% of the time.

For reference, on August 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 74%, while on January 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 66%.

Cloud Cover Categories in December

Cloud Cover Categories in December in Gbéléban1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%NovJanDec 157%Dec 157%Dec 3165%Dec 3165%Dec 1159%Dec 1159%Dec 2163%Dec 2163%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.


A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Gbéléban, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is decreasing, starting the month at 6% and ending it at 1%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 83% on August 23, and its lowest chance is 1% on January 1.

Probability of Precipitation in December

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).


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 Gbéléban is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.1 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in December

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.


Over the course of December in Gbéléban, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 11 hours, 34 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 11 hours, 36 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December in Gbéléban1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrNovJanDec 2211 hr, 34 minDec 2211 hr, 34 minnightnightdaydayDec 111 hr, 36 minDec 111 hr, 36 min
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise of the month in Gbéléban is 6:33 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 15 minutes later at 6:48 AM on December 31.

The earliest sunset is 6:09 PM on December 1 and the latest sunset is 13 minutes later at 6:22 PM on December 31.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Gbéléban during 2019.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:13 AM and sets 12 hours, 41 minutes later, at 6:54 PM, while on December 22, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:43 AM and sets 11 hours, 34 minutes later, at 6:17 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in December

The solar day over the course of December. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.


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 Gbéléban is very rapidly decreasing during December, falling from 33% to 3% over the course of the month.

The lowest chance of a muggy day during December is 3% on December 31.

For reference, on August 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on December 31, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 3% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in December

Humidity Comfort Levels in December in Gbéléban1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%NovJanDec 313%Dec 313%Dec 133%Dec 133%Dec 1117%Dec 1117%Dec 216%Dec 216%oppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.


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 Gbéléban is gradually increasing during December, increasing from 5.6 miles per hour to 6.5 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on February 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.7 miles per hour, while on September 30, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.2 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in December

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
The wind direction in Gbéléban during December is predominantly out of the east from December 1 to December 13 and the north from December 13 to December 31.

Wind Direction in December

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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Growing Season

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 Gbéléban 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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in December in Gbéléban1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%NovJan100%Dec 16100%Dec 16coolcomfortablewarmhotsweltering
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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 Gbéléban are rapidly increasing during December, increasing by 727°F, from 9,583°F to 10,310°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in December

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of December, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 Gbéléban is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 5.5 kWh throughout.

The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 5.4 kWh on December 2.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.


For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Gbéléban are 9.585 deg latitude, -8.132 deg longitude, and 1,401 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Gbéléban contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 302 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,384 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (699 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,851 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Gbéléban is covered by trees (40%), cropland (21%), herbaceous vegetation (19%), and grassland (18%), within 10 miles by trees (76%) and grassland (16%), and within 50 miles by trees (72%) and grassland (12%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Gbéléban 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, Odienne, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Gbéléban.

At a distance of 63 kilometers from Gbéléban, 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 Gbéléban 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.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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.


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