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Visiting False Bay, Cape Town, South Africa in December

December is one of the best months to visit False Bay 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 26°C (78°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 70% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.1hrs making the days very long and bright. December has total rainfall of 0.6cm (0.2inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 3.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between. Sea temperatures are a cool 20°C (67°F). December is a slightly chilly month for swimming in False Bay.

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

December is the beginning of summer in False Bay, with warm and sunny weather, clear skies, and a gentle breeze. Swimming, sunbathing, and beach activities are ideal during this month. Snorkeling, diving, and surfing conditions are excellent, and the consistent winds make it a great time for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Also consider one of our other suggestions for December.

Can you sunbathe in False Bay in December?

Yes, December is a good time for sunbathing in False Bay.

December has average maximum temperatures of 26°C (78°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 70% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.1hrs making the days very long and bright. December has total rainfall of 0.6cm (0.2inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 3.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

More about December temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in False Bay in December?

Yes, December is a a slightly chilly month for swimming in False Bay with cool sea temperatures 20°C (67°F).

More about December sea temperatures.

Is December a good time to holiday in False Bay?

Yes, December is a great time for a holiday in False Bay.

December has average maximum temperatures of 26°C (78°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 70% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.1hrs making the days very long and bright. December has total rainfall of 0.6cm (0.2inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 3.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between. Sea temperatures are a cool 20°C (67°F). December is a slightly chilly month for swimming in False Bay.

More about the December temperatures and sunshine.

Is False Bay warm in December?

Yes, False Bay is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days in December.

The average maximum temperature in False Bay in December is 26°C (78°F). The average maximum temperature is 23°C (74°) in the previous month and 27°C (80°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in False Bay 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 False Bay in December?

The average day light hours per day in False Bay in December are 14.4. The sunshine percentage is 70% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.1hrs making the days very long and bright.

More about December sunshine.

Crowds in False Bay in December

December is the busiest month for Cape Town's beaches, including those at False Bay. The weather is hot and sunny, and the city is bustling with tourists and locals on summer holidays. Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations also draw large crowds to the beach, making it the most crowded month of the year. Expect limited parking and packed beaches during this time.

Temperature in False Bay in December

The average maximum temperature in False Bay in December is 26°C (78°F). The average maximum temperature is 23°C (74°F) in the previous month and 27°C (80°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in False Bay 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 False Bay in December is 16°C (61°F). The minimum temperature is 14°C (57°F) in the previous month and 17°C (63°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in False Bay in December

During December the average day light hours are 14.4 per day in False Bay. The sunshine percentage is 70% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.1hrs making the days very long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in False Bay 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 False Bay in December

The average sea water temperature in False Bay in December is 19.7°C (67.5°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Rainfall in False Bay in December

The average total rainfall in False Bay in December is 0.6cm (0.2inches) and on average there are 3.9 rainy days in December making it a very dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in False Bay in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in False Bay in December is 16°C (60°F) which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 14°C (58°F) in the previous month and 17°C (17°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in False Bay in December is typically 85.7%. The maximum relative humidity is 87.8% in the previous month and 87.2% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in False Bay in December is typically 65.6%. The average relative humidity is 67.6% in the previous month and 67.5% in the next month.

Wind Speed in False Bay in December

The average maximum wind speed in False Bay in December is typically 38KM/H (23MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 36KM/H (22MPH) in the previous month and 37KM/H (23MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in False Bay in December is typically 22KM/H (13MPH). The average wind speed is 20KM/H (12MPH) in the previous month and 22KM/H (14MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in False Bay in December is from the South-Southwest.

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