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Visiting Stingray Bay, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand in December

December is one of the best months to visit Stingray Bay 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 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.7 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 chilly 18°C (65°F). December is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Stingray Bay for prolonged periods of time.

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

December marks the beginning of the summer season, with warm and sunny weather perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Snorkeling and diving conditions are excellent, and surfing conditions are generally good. Windsurfing and kitesurfing are popular during this month due to consistent winds. Also consider one of our other suggestions for December.

Can you sunbathe in Stingray Bay in December?

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

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 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.7 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 Stingray Bay in December?

Probably not, December is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Stingray Bay 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 Stingray Bay?

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

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 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.7 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 chilly 18°C (65°F). December is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Stingray Bay for prolonged periods of time.

More about the December temperatures and sunshine.

Is Stingray Bay warm in December?

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

The average maximum temperature in Stingray Bay 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 Stingray Bay 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 Stingray Bay in December?

The average day light hours per day in Stingray Bay in December are 14.7. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.7 hours of sunshine per day.

More about December sunshine.

Crowds in Stingray Bay in December

December marks the beginning of summer in New Zealand, and the beach at Stingray Bay will start to become more crowded as the holiday season approaches. The beach can be quite busy, particularly around Christmas and New Year's Eve, as well as during the start of the school holidays.

Temperature in Stingray Bay in December

The average maximum temperature in Stingray Bay 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 Stingray Bay 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 Stingray Bay 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 Stingray Bay in December

During December the average day light hours are 14.7 per day in Stingray Bay. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.7 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Stingray Bay in December is typically 12.5 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 Stingray Bay in December

The average sea water temperature in Stingray Bay 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.

Rainfall in Stingray Bay in December

The average total rainfall in Stingray Bay 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 Stingray Bay in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Stingray Bay 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 Stingray Bay 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 Stingray Bay 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 Stingray Bay in December

The average maximum wind speed in Stingray Bay 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 Stingray Bay 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 Stingray Bay in December is from the North.

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