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Visiting Australia in December

December is one of the best months to visit Australia for the best beach weather. It has the most sunshine and best sunbathing and swimming conditions of the year.

December has average maximum temperatures of 26°C (79°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 62.4% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.9hrs making the days long and bright. December has total rainfall of 7.5cm (3.0inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. Sea temperatures are a moderate 21°C (69°F). December is a pleasant month for swimming in Australia though some people may prefer warmer water.

Also consider visiting Australia in one of the other best months of January, February, March, for the best beach weather.

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Can you sunbathe in Australia in December?

Yes, December is a good time for sunbathing in Australia.

December has average maximum temperatures of 26°C (79°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 62.4% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.9hrs making the days long and bright. December has total rainfall of 7.5cm (3.0inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

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Can you swim in Australia in December?

Yes, December is a pleasant month for swimming in Australia with moderate sea temperatures 21°C (69°F).

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Is December a good time to holiday in Australia?

Yes, December is a good time for a holiday in Australia.

December has average maximum temperatures of 26°C (79°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 62.4% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.9hrs making the days long and bright. December has total rainfall of 7.5cm (3.0inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. Sea temperatures are a moderate 21°C (69°F). December is a pleasant month for swimming in Australia though some people may prefer warmer water.

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Is Australia warm in December?

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

The average maximum temperature in Australia in December is 26°C (79°F). The average maximum temperature is 25°C (77°) in the previous month and 28°C (82°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Australia in December is 21°C (70°F). The average temperature is 20°C (68°F) in the previous month and 23°C (73°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Australia in December?

The average day light hours per day in Australia in December are 14.2. The sunshine percentage is 62.4% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.9hrs making the days long and bright.

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Temperature in Australia in December

The average maximum temperature in Australia in December is 26°C (79°F). The average maximum temperature is 25°C (77°F) in the previous month and 28°C (82°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Australia in December is 21°C (70°F). The average temperature is 20°C (68°F) in the previous month and 23°C (73°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Australia in December is 16°C (62°F). The minimum temperature is 15°C (59°F) in the previous month and 18°C (64°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Australia in December

During December the average day light hours are 14.2 per day in Australia. The sunshine percentage is 62.4% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.9hrs making the days long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Australia in December is typically 13.4 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 Australia in December

The average sea water temperature in Australia in December is 20.5°C (68.9°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Rainfall in Australia in December

The average total rainfall in Australia in December is 7.5cm (3.0inches) and on average there are 10.6 rainy days in December making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Australia in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Australia in December is 16°C (61°F) which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some. The dew point is 15°C (59°F) in the previous month and 17°C (17°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Australia in December is typically 82.8%. The maximum relative humidity is 83.7% in the previous month and 82.6% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Australia in December is typically 62.5%. The average relative humidity is 63.1% in the previous month and 62.6% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Australia in December

The average maximum wind speed in Australia in December is typically 29KM/H (18MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 29KM/H (18MPH) in the previous month and 29KM/H (18MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Australia in December is typically 15KM/H (9MPH). The average wind speed is 15KM/H (10MPH) in the previous month and 15KM/H (10MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Australia in December is from the South East.

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