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Visiting Ocean Beach, San Francisco, United States in December

December has average maximum temperatures of 14°C (57°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 53% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.1 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 12.6cm (5.0inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11.8 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 Ocean Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 15°C (59°F). December is too cold for swimming in Ocean Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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

December's weather at Ocean Beach is cool and often rainy, with shorter days and colder temperatures. Swimming is not recommended due to the cold water, but surfing can still be enjoyed by experienced surfers who don't mind the chilly conditions. Sunbathing and other beach activities are less appealing during this month, as the winter weather sets in. Also consider one of our other suggestions for December.

Can you sunbathe in Ocean Beach in December?

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

December has average maximum temperatures of 14°C (57°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 53% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.1 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 12.6cm (5.0inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11.8 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 Ocean Beach in December?

No, December is too cold for swimming in Ocean Beach for any length of time, with the sea water at 15°C (59°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about December sea temperatures.

Is December a good time to holiday in Ocean Beach?

No, December is not a good time for a holiday in Ocean Beach.

December has average maximum temperatures of 14°C (57°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 53% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.1 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 12.6cm (5.0inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11.8 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 Ocean Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 15°C (59°F). December is too cold for swimming in Ocean Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the December temperatures and sunshine.

Is Ocean Beach warm in December?

No, Ocean Beach is too cold for sunbathing in December.

The average maximum temperature in Ocean Beach in December is 14°C (57°F). The average maximum temperature is 18°C (64°) in the previous month and 14°C (57°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Ocean Beach in December is 11°C (51°F). The average temperature is 14°C (57°F) in the previous month and 10°C (51°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Ocean Beach in December?

The average day light hours per day in Ocean Beach in December are 9.6. The sunshine percentage is 53% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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Crowds in Ocean Beach in December

December is one of the coldest months, with an average high of 57°F (14°C). The beach is not very crowded during this month, as it is not ideal for sunbathing or swimming. The Christmas and New Year holidays may result in a slight increase in visitors, but the beach remains quiet overall.

Temperature in Ocean Beach in December

The average maximum temperature in Ocean Beach in December is 14°C (57°F). The average maximum temperature is 18°C (64°F) in the previous month and 14°C (57°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Ocean Beach in December is 11°C (51°F). The average temperature is 14°C (57°F) in the previous month and 10°C (51°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Ocean Beach in December is 7°C (45°F). The minimum temperature is 10°C (49°F) in the previous month and 7°C (44°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Ocean Beach in December

During December the average day light hours are 9.6 per day in Ocean Beach. The sunshine percentage is 53% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.1 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Ocean Beach in December is typically 2.2 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 Ocean Beach in December

The average sea water temperature in Ocean Beach in December is 14.9°C (58.8°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in Ocean Beach in December

The average total rainfall in Ocean Beach in December is 12.6cm (5.0inches) and on average there are 11.8 rainy days in December making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Ocean Beach in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Ocean Beach in December is 9°C (48°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 11°C (51°F) in the previous month and 8°C (8°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Ocean Beach in December is typically 89.8%. The maximum relative humidity is 88.7% in the previous month and 90.4% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Ocean Beach in December is typically 75.3%. The average relative humidity is 72.1% in the previous month and 76% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Ocean Beach in December

The average maximum wind speed in Ocean Beach in December is typically 29KM/H (18MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 30KM/H (18MPH) in the previous month and 26KM/H (16MPH) in the next month.

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

The average wind direction in Ocean Beach in December is from the South East.

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