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Visiting Bay of Islands, New Zealand in December

December is one of the best months to visit Bay of Islands 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 (69°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 49.3% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.2 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 1.7cm (0.7inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 14.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. Sea temperatures are a cold 17°C (63°F). December is too cold for swimming in Bay of Islands for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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

Also consider one of our other suggestions for December.

Can you sunbathe in Bay of Islands in December?

Yes, December is a good time for sunbathing in Bay of Islands.

December has average maximum temperatures of 21°C (69°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 49.3% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.2 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 1.7cm (0.7inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 14.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

More about December temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Bay of Islands in December?

No, December is too cold for swimming in Bay of Islands for any length of time, with the sea water at 17°C (63°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about December sea temperatures.

Is December a good time to holiday in Bay of Islands?

Yes, December is a good time for a holiday in Bay of Islands.

December has average maximum temperatures of 21°C (69°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 49.3% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.2 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 1.7cm (0.7inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 14.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. Sea temperatures are a cold 17°C (63°F). December is too cold for swimming in Bay of Islands for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the December temperatures and sunshine.

Is Bay of Islands warm in December?

Yes, Bay of Islands is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in December.

The average maximum temperature in Bay of Islands in December is 21°C (69°F). The average maximum temperature is 19°C (66°) in the previous month and 22°C (72°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Bay of Islands in December is 17°C (62°F). The average temperature is 15°C (59°F) in the previous month and 18°C (64°F) in the next month.

More info about the December temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Bay of Islands in December?

The average day light hours per day in Bay of Islands in December are 14.6. The sunshine percentage is 49.3% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Bay of Islands in December

The average maximum temperature in Bay of Islands in December is 21°C (69°F). The average maximum temperature is 19°C (66°F) in the previous month and 22°C (72°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Bay of Islands in December is 17°C (62°F). The average temperature is 15°C (59°F) in the previous month and 18°C (64°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Bay of Islands in December is 15°C (59°F). The minimum temperature is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 16°C (60°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Bay of Islands in December

During December the average day light hours are 14.6 per day in Bay of Islands. The sunshine percentage is 49.3% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.2 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Bay of Islands 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 Bay of Islands in December

The average sea water temperature in Bay of Islands in December is 17°C (62.6°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Bay of Islands in December

The average total rainfall in Bay of Islands in December is 1.7cm (0.7inches) and on average there are 14.6 rainy days in December making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Bay of Islands in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Bay of Islands in December is 15°C (59°F) which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 13°C (56°F) in the previous month and 16°C (16°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Bay of Islands in December is typically 86.8%. The maximum relative humidity is 85% in the previous month and 83.7% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Bay of Islands in December is typically 72.8%. The average relative humidity is 70.8% in the previous month and 68.3% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Bay of Islands in December

The average maximum wind speed in Bay of Islands in December is typically 27KM/H (16MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 28KM/H (17MPH) in the previous month and 27KM/H (17MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Bay of Islands in December is typically 16KM/H (10MPH). The average wind speed is 17KM/H (10MPH) in the previous month and 15KM/H (9MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Bay of Islands in December is from the West-Northwest.

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