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Visiting Cancun, Mexico in December

December is one of the best months to visit Cancun 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 27°C (81°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 55% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.0 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 5cm (2.0inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 7.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a very warm 27°C (80°F). December is an excellent month for swimming in Cancun with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

Also consider visiting Cancun in one of the other best months of February, March, April, for the best beach weather.

Also consider one of our other suggestions for December.

Can you sunbathe in Cancun in December?

Yes, December is a good time for sunbathing in Cancun.

December has average maximum temperatures of 27°C (81°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 55% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.0 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 5cm (2.0inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 7.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

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Can you swim in Cancun in December?

Yes, December is an excellent month for swimming in Cancun with very warm sea temperatures 27°C (80°F).

More about December sea temperatures.

Is December a good time to holiday in Cancun?

Yes, December is a great time for a holiday in Cancun.

December has average maximum temperatures of 27°C (81°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 55% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.0 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 5cm (2.0inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 7.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a very warm 27°C (80°F). December is an excellent month for swimming in Cancun with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

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Is Cancun warm in December?

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

The average maximum temperature in Cancun in December is 27°C (81°F). The average maximum temperature is 28°C (82°) in the previous month and 27°C (80°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cancun in December is 24°C (74°F). The average temperature is 24°C (76°F) in the previous month and 23°C (73°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Cancun in December?

The average day light hours per day in Cancun in December are 10.9. The sunshine percentage is 55% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.0 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Cancun in December

The average maximum temperature in Cancun in December is 27°C (81°F). The average maximum temperature is 28°C (82°F) in the previous month and 27°C (80°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cancun in December is 24°C (74°F). The average temperature is 24°C (76°F) in the previous month and 23°C (73°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Cancun in December is 20°C (68°F). The minimum temperature is 21°C (69°F) in the previous month and 20°C (67°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Cancun in December

During December the average day light hours are 10.9 per day in Cancun. The sunshine percentage is 55% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.0 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Cancun in December is typically 6.9 during December. An ultraviolet index reading of 6 to 7 indicates a high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 20 minutes. Protection against skin and eye damage is needed. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm. 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 Cancun in December

The average sea water temperature in Cancun in December is 26.7°C (80.1°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Cancun in December

The average total rainfall in Cancun in December is 5cm (2.0inches) and on average there are 7.2 rainy days in December making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Cancun in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Cancun in December is 22°C (71°F) which is very humid and quite uncomfortable for most unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require a fan. The dew point is 23°C (73°F) in the previous month and 21°C (21°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Cancun in December is typically 94.6%. The maximum relative humidity is 94.3% in the previous month and 93.1% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Cancun in December is typically 80.8%. The average relative humidity is 80.2% in the previous month and 79.3% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Cancun in December

The average maximum wind speed in Cancun in December is typically 24KM/H (15MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 24KM/H (15MPH) in the previous month and 25KM/H (16MPH) in the next month.

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

The average wind direction in Cancun in December is from the East-Northeast.

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