Weather in Airlie Beach, Whitsunday, Australia in December

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Visiting Airlie Beach, Whitsunday, Australia in December

December has average maximum temperatures of 29°C (85°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 61% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.1hrs making the days long and bright. December has total rainfall of 16.7cm (6.6inches) making it quite dry with only moderate showers. There are just 7.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Airlie Beach. Sea temperatures are a very warm 27°C (81°F). December is an excellent month for swimming in Airlie Beach with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

Consider visiting Airlie Beach in the months of August, September, October, November, for the best beach weather.

December marks the beginning of the wet season, with warm, humid weather and frequent rain showers. Swimming, sunbathing, and beach activities are still popular, but be prepared for possible interruptions due to rain. Snorkeling and diving are good during this time, as the water visibility is still clear and marine life is abundant. Windsurfing and kitesurfing may be limited due to unpredictable wind conditions. Also consider one of our other suggestions for December.

Can you sunbathe in Airlie Beach in December?

Yes, December is a good time for sunbathing in Airlie Beach.

December has average maximum temperatures of 29°C (85°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 61% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.1hrs making the days long and bright. December has total rainfall of 16.7cm (6.6inches) making it quite dry with only moderate showers. There are just 7.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

More about December temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Airlie Beach in December?

Yes, December is an excellent month for swimming in Airlie Beach with very warm sea temperatures 27°C (81°F).

More about December sea temperatures.

Is December a good time to holiday in Airlie Beach?

Yes, December is a great time for a holiday in Airlie Beach.

December has average maximum temperatures of 29°C (85°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 61% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.1hrs making the days long and bright. December has total rainfall of 16.7cm (6.6inches) making it quite dry with only moderate showers. There are just 7.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Airlie Beach. Sea temperatures are a very warm 27°C (81°F). December is an excellent month for swimming in Airlie Beach with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

More about the December temperatures and sunshine.

Is Airlie Beach warm in December?

Yes, Airlie Beach is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days in December.

The average maximum temperature in Airlie Beach in December is 29°C (85°F). The average maximum temperature is 28°C (82°) in the previous month and 29°C (84°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Airlie Beach in December is 27°C (80°F). The average temperature is 25°C (78°F) in the previous month and 27°C (80°F) in the next month.

More info about the December temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Airlie Beach in December?

The average day light hours per day in Airlie Beach in December are 13.3. The sunshine percentage is 61% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.1hrs making the days long and bright.

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Crowds in Airlie Beach in December

December is the peak of the summer season in Airlie Beach, with many tourists visiting the area for the warm weather and Christmas holidays. The beach tends to be extremely crowded during this month, especially around Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations.

Temperature in Airlie Beach in December

The average maximum temperature in Airlie Beach in December is 29°C (85°F). The average maximum temperature is 28°C (82°F) in the previous month and 29°C (84°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Airlie Beach in December is 27°C (80°F). The average temperature is 25°C (78°F) in the previous month and 27°C (80°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Airlie Beach in December is 24°C (76°F). The minimum temperature is 23°C (73°F) in the previous month and 25°C (76°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Airlie Beach in December

During December the average day light hours are 13.3 per day in Airlie Beach. The sunshine percentage is 61% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.1hrs making the days long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Airlie Beach in December is typically 14.8 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 Airlie Beach in December

The average sea water temperature in Airlie Beach in December is 27.1°C (80.8°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Airlie Beach in December

The average total rainfall in Airlie Beach in December is 16.7cm (6.6inches) and on average there are 7.3 rainy days in December making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Airlie Beach in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Airlie Beach in December is 23°C (73°F) which is very humid and quite uncomfortable for most unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require a fan. The dew point is 21°C (70°F) in the previous month and 24°C (24°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Airlie Beach in December is typically 83.5%. The maximum relative humidity is 82.6% in the previous month and 89.5% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Airlie Beach in December is typically 71.6%. The average relative humidity is 70.2% in the previous month and 78% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Airlie Beach in December

The average maximum wind speed in Airlie Beach in December is typically 38KM/H (23MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 36KM/H (23MPH) in the previous month and 41KM/H (25MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Airlie Beach in December is typically 25KM/H (15MPH). The average wind speed is 25KM/H (15MPH) in the previous month and 27KM/H (17MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Airlie Beach in December is from the East.

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