Weather in Riviera Maya, Mexico in December

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Visiting Riviera Maya, Mexico in December

December is one of the best months to visit Riviera Maya 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 27°C (81°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 54.2% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.9 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 3.6cm (1.4inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 6.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a very warm 27°C (80°F). December is an excellent month for swimming in Riviera Maya with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

Also consider visiting Riviera Maya in one of the other best months of February, March, April, for the best beach weather.

Also consider one of our other suggestions for December.

Can you sunbathe in Riviera Maya in December?

Yes, December is a good time for sunbathing in Riviera Maya.

December has average maximum temperatures of 27°C (81°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 54.2% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.9 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 3.6cm (1.4inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 6.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

More about December temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Riviera Maya in December?

Yes, December is an excellent month for swimming in Riviera Maya with very warm sea temperatures 27°C (80°F).

More about December sea temperatures.

Is December a good time to holiday in Riviera Maya?

Yes, December is a great time for a holiday in Riviera Maya.

December has average maximum temperatures of 27°C (81°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 54.2% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.9 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 3.6cm (1.4inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 6.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a very warm 27°C (80°F). December is an excellent month for swimming in Riviera Maya with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

More about the December temperatures and sunshine.

Is Riviera Maya warm in December?

Yes, Riviera Maya is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days in December.

The average maximum temperature in Riviera Maya in December is 27°C (81°F). The average maximum temperature is 28°C (83°) in the previous month and 27°C (80°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Riviera Maya in December is 24°C (74°F). The average temperature is 25°C (76°F) in the previous month and 23°C (74°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Riviera Maya in December?

The average day light hours per day in Riviera Maya in December are 10.9. The sunshine percentage is 54.2% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Riviera Maya in December

The average maximum temperature in Riviera Maya in December is 27°C (81°F). The average maximum temperature is 28°C (83°F) in the previous month and 27°C (80°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Riviera Maya in December is 24°C (74°F). The average temperature is 25°C (76°F) in the previous month and 23°C (74°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Riviera Maya in December is 20°C (68°F). The minimum temperature is 21°C (70°F) in the previous month and 20°C (67°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Riviera Maya in December

During December the average day light hours are 10.9 per day in Riviera Maya. The sunshine percentage is 54.2% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.9 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Riviera Maya in December is typically 7.1 during December. An ultraviolet index reading of 8 to 10 indicates a very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 15 minutes. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly. 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 Riviera Maya in December

The average sea water temperature in Riviera Maya in December is 26.8°C (80.2°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Riviera Maya in December

The average total rainfall in Riviera Maya in December is 3.6cm (1.4inches) and on average there are 6.5 rainy days in December making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Riviera Maya in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Riviera Maya in December is 22°C (72°F) which is very humid and quite uncomfortable for most unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require a fan. The dew point is 23°C (73°F) in the previous month and 22°C (22°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Riviera Maya in December is typically 94.5%. The maximum relative humidity is 94% in the previous month and 92.7% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Riviera Maya in December is typically 81.1%. The average relative humidity is 80.4% in the previous month and 79.5% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Riviera Maya in December

The average maximum wind speed in Riviera Maya in December is typically 24KM/H (15MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 24KM/H (15MPH) in the previous month and 25KM/H (16MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Riviera Maya in December is typically 11KM/H (7MPH). The average wind speed is 12KM/H (7MPH) in the previous month and 13KM/H (8MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Riviera Maya in December is from the East-Northeast.

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