Weather in Sunset Beach, North Shore, United States in December

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Visiting Sunset Beach, North Shore, United States in December

December has average maximum temperatures of 25°C (76°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.9 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 13.2cm (5.2inches) making it a bit rainy but with only moderate tropical showers. There are 18.7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days. It is not an optimal time for sunbathing but it is possible on clearer days in Sunset Beach. Sea temperatures are a warm 25°C (77°F). December is a good month for swimming in Sunset Beach with comfortable temperatures for most people.

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

December experiences similar weather conditions to November, with cooler temperatures and occasional rain showers. The big waves of the North Shore continue to draw experienced surfers and spectators to Sunset Beach, making surfing the most popular activity for December. Swimming and snorkeling may be less suitable due to the strong currents and waves, but sunbathing can still be enjoyed on the beach during sunnier days. Also consider one of our other suggestions for December.

Can you sunbathe in Sunset Beach in December?

Yes, December is not an optimal time for sunbathing but it is possible on clearer days in Sunset Beach.

December has average maximum temperatures of 25°C (76°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.9 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 13.2cm (5.2inches) making it a bit rainy but with only moderate tropical showers. There are 18.7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days.

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Can you swim in Sunset Beach in December?

Yes, December is a good month for swimming in Sunset Beach with warm sea temperatures 25°C (77°F).

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Is December a good time to holiday in Sunset Beach?

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

December has average maximum temperatures of 25°C (76°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.9 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 13.2cm (5.2inches) making it a bit rainy but with only moderate tropical showers. There are 18.7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days. It is not an optimal time for sunbathing but it is possible on clearer days in Sunset Beach. Sea temperatures are a warm 25°C (77°F). December is a good month for swimming in Sunset Beach with comfortable temperatures for most people.

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Is Sunset Beach warm in December?

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

The average maximum temperature in Sunset Beach in December is 25°C (76°F). The average maximum temperature is 26°C (78°) in the previous month and 24°C (75°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Sunset Beach in December is 21°C (70°F). The average temperature is 22°C (72°F) in the previous month and 20°C (69°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Sunset Beach in December?

The average day light hours per day in Sunset Beach in December are 10.8. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Sunset Beach in December

The average maximum temperature in Sunset Beach in December is 25°C (76°F). The average maximum temperature is 26°C (78°F) in the previous month and 24°C (75°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Sunset Beach in December is 21°C (70°F). The average temperature is 22°C (72°F) in the previous month and 20°C (69°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Sunset Beach in December is 18°C (64°F). The minimum temperature is 19°C (65°F) in the previous month and 17°C (62°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Sunset Beach in December

During December the average day light hours are 10.8 per day in Sunset Beach. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.9 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Sunset Beach in December is typically 6.3 during December. An ultraviolet index reading of 6 to 7 indicates a high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 20 minutes. Protection against skin and eye damage is needed. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm. 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 Sunset Beach in December

The average sea water temperature in Sunset Beach in December is 24.8°C (76.6°F) which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Rainfall in Sunset Beach in December

The average total rainfall in Sunset Beach in December is 13.2cm (5.2inches) and on average there are 18.7 rainy days in December making it a wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Sunset Beach in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Sunset Beach in December is 19°C (67°F) which is somewhat uncomfortable for most people in cities but fine on a beach. The dew point is 20°C (68°F) in the previous month and 19°C (19°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Sunset Beach in December is typically 94.7%. The maximum relative humidity is 93.5% in the previous month and 94.2% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Sunset Beach in December is typically 81.6%. The average relative humidity is 80.7% in the previous month and 81% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Sunset Beach in December

The average maximum wind speed in Sunset Beach in December is typically 22KM/H (13MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 22KM/H (13MPH) in the previous month and 22KM/H (14MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Sunset Beach in December is typically 8KM/H (5MPH). The average wind speed is 8KM/H (5MPH) in the previous month and 9KM/H (5MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Sunset Beach in December is from the North-Northeast.

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