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Visiting Cape Hatteras, Cape Hatteras Island, United States in December

December has average maximum temperatures of 14°C (58°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.6hrs making the days quite long and bright. December has total rainfall of 11.7cm (4.6inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 12.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Cape Hatteras. Sea temperatures are a warm 24°C (74°F). December is a good month for swimming in Cape Hatteras with comfortable temperatures for most people.

Consider visiting Cape Hatteras in the months of May, June, July, August, for the best beach weather.

December is a cold and windy month at Cape Hatteras, making it less than ideal for beach activities. Swimming and sunbathing are not recommended during this month due to the cold weather. However, dedicated surfers may still be seen catching waves in wetsuits, taking advantage of the winter swells. Also consider one of our other suggestions for December.

Can you sunbathe in Cape Hatteras in December?

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

December has average maximum temperatures of 14°C (58°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.6hrs making the days quite long and bright. December has total rainfall of 11.7cm (4.6inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 12.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days.

More about December temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Cape Hatteras in December?

Yes, December is a good month for swimming in Cape Hatteras with warm sea temperatures 24°C (74°F).

More about December sea temperatures.

Is December a good time to holiday in Cape Hatteras?

No, December is not a good time for a holiday in Cape Hatteras.

December has average maximum temperatures of 14°C (58°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.6hrs making the days quite long and bright. December has total rainfall of 11.7cm (4.6inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 12.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Cape Hatteras. Sea temperatures are a warm 24°C (74°F). December is a good month for swimming in Cape Hatteras with comfortable temperatures for most people.

More about the December temperatures and sunshine.

Is Cape Hatteras warm in December?

No, Cape Hatteras is a little too chilly for sunbathing in December.

The average maximum temperature in Cape Hatteras in December is 14°C (58°F). The average maximum temperature is 17°C (63°) in the previous month and 12°C (53°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cape Hatteras in December is 11°C (51°F). The average temperature is 14°C (57°F) in the previous month and 8°C (46°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Cape Hatteras in December?

The average day light hours per day in Cape Hatteras in December are 9.8. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.6hrs making the days quite long and bright.

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Crowds in Cape Hatteras in December

December is the quietest month at Cape Hatteras Island, with the cold weather and no major holidays or events. The beach is not crowded, making it an ideal time for those who enjoy solitude and the natural beauty of the island.

Temperature in Cape Hatteras in December

The average maximum temperature in Cape Hatteras in December is 14°C (58°F). The average maximum temperature is 17°C (63°F) in the previous month and 12°C (53°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cape Hatteras in December is 11°C (51°F). The average temperature is 14°C (57°F) in the previous month and 8°C (46°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Cape Hatteras in December is 7°C (44°F). The minimum temperature is 10°C (50°F) in the previous month and 4°C (39°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Cape Hatteras in December

During December the average day light hours are 9.8 per day in Cape Hatteras. The sunshine percentage is 78% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.6hrs making the days quite long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Cape Hatteras in December is typically 2.6 during December. An ultraviolet index reading of 0 to 2 indicates low danger from the sun's UV rays for the average person. Most people will be able to spend several hours in the sun with out a problem, however unprotected skin risks burning in less than 1 hour. Wear sunglasses on bright days. Only those that burn easily will need to apply sunscreen. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Cape Hatteras in December

The average sea water temperature in Cape Hatteras in December is 23.6°C (74.5°F) which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Rainfall in Cape Hatteras in December

The average total rainfall in Cape Hatteras in December is 11.7cm (4.6inches) and on average there are 12.3 rainy days in December making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Cape Hatteras in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Cape Hatteras in December is 10°C (50°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 7°C (7°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Cape Hatteras in December is typically 89.3%. The maximum relative humidity is 89.2% in the previous month and 88.5% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Cape Hatteras in December is typically 74.8%. The average relative humidity is 74.9% in the previous month and 73.9% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Cape Hatteras in December

The average maximum wind speed in Cape Hatteras in December is typically 28KM/H (17MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 27KM/H (16MPH) in the previous month and 28KM/H (17MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Cape Hatteras in December is typically 14KM/H (9MPH). The average wind speed is 14KM/H (9MPH) in the previous month and 15KM/H (9MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Cape Hatteras in December is from the North West.

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