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Visiting Eastern Cape, South Africa in December

December is one of the best months to visit Eastern Cape 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 25°C (77°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 69.3% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.0hrs making the days long and bright. December has total rainfall of 4cm (1.6inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 7.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a moderate 21°C (69°F). December is a pleasant month for swimming in Eastern Cape though some people may prefer warmer water.

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

Also consider one of our other suggestions for December.

Can you sunbathe in Eastern Cape in December?

Yes, December is a good time for sunbathing in Eastern Cape.

December has average maximum temperatures of 25°C (77°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 69.3% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.0hrs making the days long and bright. December has total rainfall of 4cm (1.6inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 7.4 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 Eastern Cape in December?

Yes, December is a pleasant month for swimming in Eastern Cape with moderate sea temperatures 21°C (69°F).

More about December sea temperatures.

Is December a good time to holiday in Eastern Cape?

Yes, December is a good time for a holiday in Eastern Cape.

December has average maximum temperatures of 25°C (77°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 69.3% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.0hrs making the days long and bright. December has total rainfall of 4cm (1.6inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 7.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a moderate 21°C (69°F). December is a pleasant month for swimming in Eastern Cape though some people may prefer warmer water.

More about the December temperatures and sunshine.

Is Eastern Cape warm in December?

Yes, Eastern Cape is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in December.

The average maximum temperature in Eastern Cape in December is 25°C (77°F). The average maximum temperature is 23°C (73°) in the previous month and 26°C (79°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Eastern Cape in December is 21°C (69°F). The average temperature is 19°C (65°F) in the previous month and 22°C (71°F) in the next month.

More info about the December temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Eastern Cape in December?

The average day light hours per day in Eastern Cape in December are 14.4. The sunshine percentage is 69.3% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.0hrs making the days long and bright.

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Temperature in Eastern Cape in December

The average maximum temperature in Eastern Cape in December is 25°C (77°F). The average maximum temperature is 23°C (73°F) in the previous month and 26°C (79°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Eastern Cape in December is 21°C (69°F). The average temperature is 19°C (65°F) in the previous month and 22°C (71°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Eastern Cape in December is 17°C (62°F). The minimum temperature is 15°C (58°F) in the previous month and 18°C (64°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Eastern Cape in December

During December the average day light hours are 14.4 per day in Eastern Cape. The sunshine percentage is 69.3% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.0hrs making the days long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Eastern Cape in December is typically 13.7 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 Eastern Cape in December

The average sea water temperature in Eastern Cape in December is 20.6°C (69.1°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Rainfall in Eastern Cape in December

The average total rainfall in Eastern Cape in December is 4cm (1.6inches) and on average there are 7.4 rainy days in December making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Eastern Cape in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Eastern Cape in December is 17°C (62°F) which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some. The dew point is 15°C (59°F) in the previous month and 18°C (18°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Eastern Cape in December is typically 87.9%. The maximum relative humidity is 89% in the previous month and 89.1% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Eastern Cape in December is typically 70.3%. The average relative humidity is 71% in the previous month and 71.7% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Eastern Cape in December

The average maximum wind speed in Eastern Cape in December is typically 33KM/H (20MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 32KM/H (20MPH) in the previous month and 32KM/H (20MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Eastern Cape in December is typically 18KM/H (11MPH). The average wind speed is 18KM/H (11MPH) in the previous month and 18KM/H (11MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Eastern Cape in December is from the South-Southwest.

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