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Visiting Western Cape, South Africa in December

December is one of the best months to visit Western 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 71.6% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.3hrs making the days very long and bright. December has total rainfall of 0.5cm (0.2inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a cool 20°C (68°F). December is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Western Cape.

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

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Can you sunbathe in Western Cape in December?

Yes, December is a great time for sunbathing in Western 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 71.6% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.3hrs making the days very long and bright. December has total rainfall of 0.5cm (0.2inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.7 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 Western Cape in December?

Yes, December is a a slightly chilly month for swimming in Western Cape with cool sea temperatures 20°C (68°F).

More about December sea temperatures.

Is December a good time to holiday in Western Cape?

Yes, December is a good time for a holiday in Western 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 71.6% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.3hrs making the days very long and bright. December has total rainfall of 0.5cm (0.2inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a cool 20°C (68°F). December is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Western Cape.

More about the December temperatures and sunshine.

Is Western Cape warm in December?

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

The average maximum temperature in Western 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 Western Cape in December is 20°C (69°F). The average temperature is 18°C (65°F) in the previous month and 22°C (71°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Western Cape in December?

The average day light hours per day in Western Cape in December are 14.4. The sunshine percentage is 71.6% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.3hrs making the days very long and bright.

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Temperature in Western Cape in December

The average maximum temperature in Western 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 Western Cape in December is 20°C (69°F). The average temperature is 18°C (65°F) in the previous month and 22°C (71°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Western Cape 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 Western Cape in December

During December the average day light hours are 14.4 per day in Western Cape. The sunshine percentage is 71.6% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.3hrs making the days very long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Western Cape in December is typically 13.6 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 Western Cape in December

The average sea water temperature in Western Cape in December is 19.9°C (67.8°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Rainfall in Western Cape in December

The average total rainfall in Western Cape in December is 0.5cm (0.2inches) and on average there are 5.7 rainy days in December making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Western Cape in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Western Cape in December is 16°C (61°F) which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some. The dew point is 15°C (58°F) in the previous month and 17°C (17°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Western Cape in December is typically 87.4%. The maximum relative humidity is 89% in the previous month and 88.7% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Western Cape in December is typically 69.1%. The average relative humidity is 70.3% in the previous month and 70.8% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Western Cape in December

The average maximum wind speed in Western Cape in December is typically 34KM/H (21MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 33KM/H (20MPH) in the previous month and 33KM/H (21MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Western Cape in December is typically 19KM/H (12MPH). The average wind speed is 18KM/H (11MPH) in the previous month and 19KM/H (12MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Western Cape in December is from the South.

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