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Visiting Elafonissi Beach, Crete, Greece in December

December has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (61°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.4 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 12cm (4.7inches) making it a bit rainy but with only moderate showers. There are 16.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Elafonissi Beach. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). December is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Elafonissi Beach for prolonged periods of time.

Consider visiting Elafonissi Beach in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

December is one of the cooler months, with a higher likelihood of rain and overcast days. Swimming is generally not recommended due to the cooler sea, and sunbathing opportunities are limited. However, the windy weather can provide good conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing for those looking for an adrenaline rush in the off-season. Also consider one of our other suggestions for December.

Can you sunbathe in Elafonissi Beach in December?

No, December is not a good time for sunbathing in Elafonissi Beach.

December has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (61°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.4 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 12cm (4.7inches) making it a bit rainy but with only moderate showers. There are 16.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days.

More about December temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Elafonissi Beach in December?

Probably not, December is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Elafonissi Beach for prolonged periods of time with the sea water at 18°C (64°F).

More about December sea temperatures.

Is December a good time to holiday in Elafonissi Beach?

Probably not, December is not a good time for a holiday in Elafonissi Beach.

December has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (61°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.4 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 12cm (4.7inches) making it a bit rainy but with only moderate showers. There are 16.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Elafonissi Beach. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). December is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Elafonissi Beach for prolonged periods of time.

More about the December temperatures and sunshine.

Is Elafonissi Beach warm in December?

No, Elafonissi Beach is a little too chilly for sunbathing in December.

The average maximum temperature in Elafonissi Beach in December is 16°C (61°F). The average maximum temperature is 19°C (67°) in the previous month and 14°C (58°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Elafonissi Beach in December is 13°C (55°F). The average temperature is 16°C (61°F) in the previous month and 11°C (52°F) in the next month.

More info about the December temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Elafonissi Beach in December?

The average day light hours per day in Elafonissi Beach in December are 9.8. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.4 hours of sunshine per day.

More about December sunshine.

Crowds in Elafonissi Beach in December

December is similar to January, with minimal tourist activity. The beach is quiet, and the atmosphere is calm, with the winter weather setting in.

Temperature in Elafonissi Beach in December

The average maximum temperature in Elafonissi Beach in December is 16°C (61°F). The average maximum temperature is 19°C (67°F) in the previous month and 14°C (58°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Elafonissi Beach in December is 13°C (55°F). The average temperature is 16°C (61°F) in the previous month and 11°C (52°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Elafonissi Beach in December is 10°C (50°F). The minimum temperature is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 9°C (47°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Elafonissi Beach in December

During December the average day light hours are 9.8 per day in Elafonissi Beach. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.4 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Elafonissi Beach 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 Elafonissi Beach in December

The average sea water temperature in Elafonissi Beach in December is 18°C (64.4°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Elafonissi Beach in December

The average total rainfall in Elafonissi Beach in December is 12cm (4.7inches) and on average there are 16.3 rainy days in December making it a wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Elafonissi Beach in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Elafonissi Beach in December is 11°C (52°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 13°C (56°F) in the previous month and 9°C (9°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Elafonissi Beach in December is typically 91.3%. The maximum relative humidity is 89.9% in the previous month and 91% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Elafonissi Beach in December is typically 75.4%. The average relative humidity is 73.6% in the previous month and 75.5% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Elafonissi Beach in December

The average maximum wind speed in Elafonissi Beach in December is typically 26KM/H (16MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 24KM/H (15MPH) in the previous month and 28KM/H (17MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Elafonissi Beach in December is typically 11KM/H (7MPH). The average wind speed is 10KM/H (6MPH) in the previous month and 12KM/H (8MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Elafonissi Beach in December is from the North West.

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