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Visiting Bark Bay, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand in December

December is one of the best months to visit Bark 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 20°C (69°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.1 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 11.8cm (4.6inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (61°F). December is too cold for swimming in Bark Bay for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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

December marks the beginning of summer in the Abel Tasman National Park, with warm temperatures, sunny days, and clear skies. This is an ideal time for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling at Bark Bay, and diving, surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing are also popular activities during this month, thanks to the favorable sea conditions and warm water temperatures. Also consider one of our other suggestions for December.

Can you sunbathe in Bark Bay in December?

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

December has average maximum temperatures of 20°C (69°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.1 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 11.8cm (4.6inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days.

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Can you swim in Bark Bay in December?

No, December is too cold for swimming in Bark Bay for any length of time, with the sea water at 16°C (61°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about December sea temperatures.

Is December a good time to holiday in Bark Bay?

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

December has average maximum temperatures of 20°C (69°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.1 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 11.8cm (4.6inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (61°F). December is too cold for swimming in Bark Bay for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the December temperatures and sunshine.

Is Bark Bay warm in December?

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

The average maximum temperature in Bark Bay in December is 20°C (69°F). The average maximum temperature is 18°C (64°) in the previous month and 22°C (72°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Bark Bay in December is 16°C (60°F). The average temperature is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 17°C (62°F) in the next month.

More info about the December temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Bark Bay in December?

The average day light hours per day in Bark Bay in December are 15.1. The sunshine percentage is 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.1 hours of sunshine per day.

More about December sunshine.

Crowds in Bark Bay in December

December sees a significant increase in visitors to Bark Bay, as summer kicks off and school holidays begin. The beach can get crowded, especially around Christmas and New Year's Eve, but it is not as busy as it is in January.

Temperature in Bark Bay in December

The average maximum temperature in Bark Bay in December is 20°C (69°F). The average maximum temperature is 18°C (64°F) in the previous month and 22°C (72°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Bark Bay in December is 16°C (60°F). The average temperature is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 17°C (62°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Bark Bay in December is 11°C (52°F). The minimum temperature is 9°C (47°F) in the previous month and 11°C (53°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Bark Bay in December

During December the average day light hours are 15.1 per day in Bark Bay. The sunshine percentage is 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.1 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Bark Bay in December is typically 11.8 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 Bark Bay in December

The average sea water temperature in Bark Bay in December is 16.1°C (61.0°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Bark Bay in December

The average total rainfall in Bark Bay in December is 11.8cm (4.6inches) and on average there are 11.1 rainy days in December making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

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