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Visiting Mount Maunganui Beach, Tauranga, New Zealand in December

December is one of the best months to visit Mount Maunganui 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 22°C (71°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 49% 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 6.4cm (2.5inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. Sea temperatures are a cold 17°C (62°F). December is too cold for swimming in Mount Maunganui Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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

December marks the beginning of summer, with warm temperatures and sunny days. The beach is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying water sports. Surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing are popular during this month due to the consistent swells and favorable wind conditions. Snorkeling and diving are also enjoyable as the water visibility is good. Also consider one of our other suggestions for December.

Can you sunbathe in Mount Maunganui Beach in December?

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

December has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (71°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 49% 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 6.4cm (2.5inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11.3 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 Mount Maunganui Beach in December?

No, December is too cold for swimming in Mount Maunganui Beach for any length of time, with the sea water at 17°C (62°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about December sea temperatures.

Is December a good time to holiday in Mount Maunganui Beach?

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

December has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (71°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 49% 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 6.4cm (2.5inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. Sea temperatures are a cold 17°C (62°F). December is too cold for swimming in Mount Maunganui Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the December temperatures and sunshine.

Is Mount Maunganui Beach warm in December?

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

The average maximum temperature in Mount Maunganui Beach in December is 22°C (71°F). The average maximum temperature is 20°C (69°) in the previous month and 23°C (74°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Mount Maunganui Beach in December is 19°C (66°F). The average temperature is 17°C (62°F) in the previous month and 19°C (67°F) in the next month.

More info about the December temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Mount Maunganui Beach in December?

The average day light hours per day in Mount Maunganui Beach in December are 14.7. The sunshine percentage is 49% 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 Mount Maunganui Beach in December

The average maximum temperature in Mount Maunganui Beach in December is 22°C (71°F). The average maximum temperature is 20°C (69°F) in the previous month and 23°C (74°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Mount Maunganui Beach in December is 19°C (66°F). The average temperature is 17°C (62°F) in the previous month and 19°C (67°F) in the next month.

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

Sunshine in Mount Maunganui Beach in December

During December the average day light hours are 14.7 per day in Mount Maunganui Beach. The sunshine percentage is 49% 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 Mount Maunganui Beach in December is typically 12.4 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 Mount Maunganui Beach in December

The average sea water temperature in Mount Maunganui Beach in December is 16.6°C (61.9°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Mount Maunganui Beach in December

The average total rainfall in Mount Maunganui Beach in December is 6.4cm (2.5inches) and on average there are 11.3 rainy days in December making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Mount Maunganui Beach in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Mount Maunganui Beach in December is 15°C (60°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 Mount Maunganui Beach in December is typically 85.6%. The maximum relative humidity is 82.3% in the previous month and 80% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Mount Maunganui Beach in December is typically 69.3%. The average relative humidity is 64.3% in the previous month and 60.9% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Mount Maunganui Beach in December

The average maximum wind speed in Mount Maunganui Beach in December is typically 22KM/H (14MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 26KM/H (16MPH) in the previous month and 26KM/H (16MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Mount Maunganui Beach in December is typically 13KM/H (8MPH). The average wind speed is 15KM/H (9MPH) in the previous month and 14KM/H (9MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Mount Maunganui Beach in December is from the North.

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