Weather in Western Cape, South Africa in December

So you're interested in going to Western Cape, South Africa in December

December is a warm and dry time for sunbathing in Western Cape. December is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Western Cape for any length of time. Consider visiting Western Cape in the months of January, February, March, December, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for December.

Temperature in Western Cape in December

The average maximum temperature in Western Cape in December is 25°. The average maximum temperature is 23° in the previous month and 26° in the next month.

The average temperature in Western Cape in December is 20°. The average temperature ranges is 18° in the previous month and 22° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Western Cape in December is 16°. The minimum temperature is 14° in the previous month and 17° in the next month.

Sunshine in Western Cape in December

The average day light hours per day in Western Cape in December are 14.4 and there are 10.4 hours of sunshine per day on average during December making it a very sunny and pleasant month with long bright days.

The ultraviolet index in Western Cape in December is typically 13.6 during December. An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Western Cape in December

The average sea water temperature in Western Cape in December is 20° which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Rainfall in Western Cape in December

The average total rainfall in Western Cape in December is 0.5cm and on average there are 5.4 rainy days in December making it a dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Western Cape in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Western Cape in December is 16° which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some. The dew point is 15° in the previous month and 17° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Western Cape in December is typically 87.1%. The maximum relative humidity is 88.7% in the previous month and 88.4% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Western Cape in December is typically 68.7%. The average relative humidity is 69.9% in the previous month and 70.3% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Western Cape in December

The average maximum wind speed in Western Cape in December is typically 34kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 33kmh in the previous month and 34kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Western Cape in December is typically 19kmh. The average wind speed is 18kmh in the previous month and 19kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Western Cape in December is from the South.

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