Weather in Carlsbad, United States in December

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Visiting Carlsbad, United States in December

December has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (64°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 71% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.1hrs making the days quite long and bright. December has total rainfall of 5.5cm (2.2inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Carlsbad. Sea temperatures are a cold 15°C (59°F). December is too cold for swimming in Carlsbad for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting Carlsbad in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

Also consider one of our other suggestions for December.

Can you sunbathe in Carlsbad in December?

No, December is not a good time for sunbathing in Carlsbad.

December has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (64°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 71% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.1hrs making the days quite long and bright. December has total rainfall of 5.5cm (2.2inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.8 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 Carlsbad in December?

No, December is too cold for swimming in Carlsbad for any length of time, with the sea water at 15°C (59°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about December sea temperatures.

Is December a good time to holiday in Carlsbad?

Yes, December is a slightly cool time for a holiday in Carlsbad.

December has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (64°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 71% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.1hrs making the days quite long and bright. December has total rainfall of 5.5cm (2.2inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Carlsbad. Sea temperatures are a cold 15°C (59°F). December is too cold for swimming in Carlsbad for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the December temperatures and sunshine.

Is Carlsbad warm in December?

No, Carlsbad is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days in December.

The average maximum temperature in Carlsbad in December is 18°C (64°F). The average maximum temperature is 21°C (69°) in the previous month and 18°C (65°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Carlsbad in December is 13°C (56°F). The average temperature is 16°C (61°F) in the previous month and 14°C (56°F) in the next month.

More info about the December temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Carlsbad in December?

The average day light hours per day in Carlsbad in December are 10. The sunshine percentage is 71% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.1hrs making the days quite long and bright.

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Temperature in Carlsbad in December

The average maximum temperature in Carlsbad in December is 18°C (64°F). The average maximum temperature is 21°C (69°F) in the previous month and 18°C (65°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Carlsbad in December is 13°C (56°F). The average temperature is 16°C (61°F) in the previous month and 14°C (56°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Carlsbad in December is 9°C (48°F). The minimum temperature is 12°C (53°F) in the previous month and 9°C (48°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Carlsbad in December

During December the average day light hours are 10 per day in Carlsbad. The sunshine percentage is 71% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.1hrs making the days quite long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Carlsbad in December is typically 3.5 during December. An ultraviolet index reading of 3 to 5 indicates there is a moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Keep out of the sun during the strongest hours around midday when unprotected skin risks burning in less than 30 minutes. For the sensitive 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, and after swimming or sweating. Tanning for hours is possible with the right application of sun cream. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Carlsbad in December

The average sea water temperature in Carlsbad in December is 14.9°C (58.8°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in Carlsbad in December

The average total rainfall in Carlsbad in December is 5.5cm (2.2inches) and on average there are 10.8 rainy days in December making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Carlsbad in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Carlsbad in December is 9°C (49°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 11°C (52°F) in the previous month and 8°C (8°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Carlsbad in December is typically 82%. The maximum relative humidity is 80.1% in the previous month and 77.9% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Carlsbad in December is typically 64.8%. The average relative humidity is 63% in the previous month and 60.4% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Carlsbad in December

The average maximum wind speed in Carlsbad in December is typically 15KM/H (10MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 15KM/H (9MPH) in the previous month and 15KM/H (10MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Carlsbad in December is typically 6KM/H (3MPH). The average wind speed is 5KM/H (3MPH) in the previous month and 6KM/H (3MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Carlsbad in December is from the East.

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