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Visiting Sandy Bay, Gibraltar in December

December has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.0 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 12.3cm (4.8inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 10.6 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 Sandy Bay. Sea temperatures are a chilly 17°C (63°F). December is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Sandy Bay for prolonged periods of time.

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

December brings cooler and wetter weather to Sandy Bay, making it less ideal for beach activities. Sunbathing is limited to sunny days, and swimming is not recommended due to the cold sea temperature. Windsurfing and kitesurfing may still be possible, but overall, the beach experience is not at its best during this month. Also consider one of our other suggestions for December.

Can you sunbathe in Sandy Bay in December?

No, December is not a good time for sunbathing in Sandy Bay.

December has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.0 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 12.3cm (4.8inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 10.6 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 Sandy Bay in December?

Probably not, December is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Sandy Bay for prolonged periods of time with the sea water at 17°C (63°F).

More about December sea temperatures.

Is December a good time to holiday in Sandy Bay?

Probably not, December is not a good time for a holiday in Sandy Bay.

December has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.0 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 12.3cm (4.8inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 10.6 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 Sandy Bay. Sea temperatures are a chilly 17°C (63°F). December is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Sandy Bay for prolonged periods of time.

More about the December temperatures and sunshine.

Is Sandy Bay warm in December?

No, Sandy Bay is a little too chilly for sunbathing in December.

The average maximum temperature in Sandy Bay in December is 17°C (62°F). The average maximum temperature is 19°C (66°) in the previous month and 16°C (61°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Sandy Bay in December is 14°C (57°F). The average temperature is 16°C (61°F) in the previous month and 13°C (56°F) in the next month.

More info about the December temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Sandy Bay in December?

The average day light hours per day in Sandy Bay in December are 9.7. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.0 hours of sunshine per day.

More about December sunshine.

Crowds in Sandy Bay in December

December is the least popular month for beach visits in Gibraltar, with average temperatures around 14°C (57°F). Sandy Bay is not crowded at all during this month, as most people focus on holiday celebrations and indoor activities. There are no public holidays or special events affecting the beach crowds in December.

Temperature in Sandy Bay in December

The average maximum temperature in Sandy Bay in December is 17°C (62°F). The average maximum temperature is 19°C (66°F) in the previous month and 16°C (61°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Sandy Bay in December is 14°C (57°F). The average temperature is 16°C (61°F) in the previous month and 13°C (56°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Sandy Bay in December is 12°C (54°F). The minimum temperature is 14°C (57°F) in the previous month and 11°C (52°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Sandy Bay in December

During December the average day light hours are 9.7 per day in Sandy Bay. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.0 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Sandy Bay in December is typically 2.4 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 Sandy Bay in December

The average sea water temperature in Sandy Bay in December is 17.2°C (63.0°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Sandy Bay in December

The average total rainfall in Sandy Bay in December is 12.3cm (4.8inches) and on average there are 10.6 rainy days in December making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Sandy Bay in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Sandy Bay in December is 12°C (54°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 14°C (57°F) in the previous month and 11°C (11°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Sandy Bay in December is typically 89%. The maximum relative humidity is 89.2% in the previous month and 89.2% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Sandy Bay in December is typically 75.2%. The average relative humidity is 75.3% in the previous month and 75.4% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Sandy Bay in December

The average maximum wind speed in Sandy Bay in December is typically 34KM/H (21MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 30KM/H (19MPH) in the previous month and 32KM/H (20MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Sandy Bay in December is typically 21KM/H (13MPH). The average wind speed is 18KM/H (11MPH) in the previous month and 20KM/H (12MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Sandy Bay in December is from the West-Southwest.

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