7-14° C is Bethlehem temperature in December

Disinformation

December in Bethlehem was much too cold for sheep to be staying in the field.

The truth

Bethlehem-in-December Facts :

  • Average temperature: 7-14° C (44-58° F)
  • Average night temperate: ±7° C (44° F)
  • Minimum temperature (rare) : -1° C (30° F)
  • Position: 31° 42′ 11″ N 35° 11′ 44″ E
  • Zone : Sub-tropic (warm-temperature zone)

Sheep facts

  • Lowest temperature of survival: -40° C (-40° C)
  • Fleece protect sheep from warm winter temperature.
Sheep with thick fleece
Thick fleece protects sheep from winter temperature.

 

Compare 7-14° C (44-58° F) to -40° C (-40° C). Bethlehem in December is not too cold for sheep to be staying in the field.

Conclusion

  • Average Bethlehem temperature in December: 7-14° C (44-58° F)
  • Lowest temperature of sheep survival: -40° C (-40° C)
  • Bethlehem in December is not too cold for sheep to be staying in the field.

Bibliography

1http://www.myweather2.com/City-Town/Israel/Bethlehem/climate-profile.aspx?month=12; May 9, 2014

Suhu rata-rata bulan Desember di Betlehem
Suhu rata-rata bulan Desember di Betlehem

2 http://www.ontariosheep.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=QaeULBxtXxw%3D&tabid=95, December 30, 2014, 15:58.

Chambers, Robert. 20xx. Wintertime Ventilation Needs of Sheep. http://www.ontariosheep.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=QaeULBxtXxw%3D&tabid=95
Chambers, Robert. 20xx. Wintertime Ventilation Needs of Sheep. http://www.ontariosheep.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=QaeULBxtXxw%3D&tabid=95

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