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Visiting Whangapoua Beach, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand in December

December is one of the best months to visit Whangapoua Beach 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 21°C (70°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 44% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (65°F). December is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Whangapoua Beach for prolonged periods of time.

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

December brings warm and sunny weather to Whangapoua Beach, with occasional showers. Swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, and diving are perfect during this time. Surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing are also popular in December, as the wind conditions remain favorable. Also consider one of our other suggestions for December.

Can you sunbathe in Whangapoua Beach in December?

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

December has average maximum temperatures of 21°C (70°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 44% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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Can you swim in Whangapoua Beach in December?

Probably not, December is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Whangapoua Beach for prolonged periods of time with the sea water at 18°C (65°F).

More about December sea temperatures.

Is December a good time to holiday in Whangapoua Beach?

Yes, December is a good time for a holiday in Whangapoua Beach.

December has average maximum temperatures of 21°C (70°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 44% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (65°F). December is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Whangapoua Beach for prolonged periods of time.

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Is Whangapoua Beach warm in December?

Yes, Whangapoua Beach is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in December.

The average maximum temperature in Whangapoua Beach in December is 21°C (70°F). The average maximum temperature is 19°C (67°) in the previous month and 23°C (74°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Whangapoua Beach in December is 18°C (65°F). The average temperature is 16°C (61°F) in the previous month and 20°C (67°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Whangapoua Beach in December?

The average day light hours per day in Whangapoua Beach in December are 14.6. The sunshine percentage is 44% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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Crowds in Whangapoua Beach in December

December is a popular month for beachgoers, with warm temperatures and the start of the summer school holidays. The crowds at Whangapoua Beach increase significantly during this month, especially around Christmas and New Year's Eve. Special events may also take place during this time, contributing to the increased number of visitors.

Temperature in Whangapoua Beach in December

The average maximum temperature in Whangapoua Beach in December is 21°C (70°F). The average maximum temperature is 19°C (67°F) in the previous month and 23°C (74°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Whangapoua Beach in December is 18°C (65°F). The average temperature is 16°C (61°F) in the previous month and 20°C (67°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Whangapoua Beach in December is 15°C (59°F). The minimum temperature is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 16°C (61°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Whangapoua Beach in December

During December the average day light hours are 14.6 per day in Whangapoua Beach. The sunshine percentage is 44% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.4 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Whangapoua Beach in December is typically 12.7 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 Whangapoua Beach in December

The average sea water temperature in Whangapoua Beach in December is 18.4°C (65.1°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Humidity in Whangapoua Beach in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Whangapoua Beach in December is 16°C (60°F) which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 14°C (57°F) in the previous month and 17°C (17°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Whangapoua Beach in December is typically 92.4%. The maximum relative humidity is 91.4% in the previous month and 90.6% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Whangapoua Beach in December is typically 77.8%. The average relative humidity is 77.1% in the previous month and 74.9% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Whangapoua Beach in December

The average maximum wind speed in Whangapoua Beach in December is typically 30KM/H (19MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 31KM/H (19MPH) in the previous month and 29KM/H (18MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Whangapoua Beach in December is typically 18KM/H (11MPH). The average wind speed is 18KM/H (11MPH) in the previous month and 17KM/H (10MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Whangapoua Beach in December is from the West.

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