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Visiting Galapagos Islands, Ecuador in December

December is one of the best months to visit Galapagos Islands 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 28°C (83°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 35.7% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.4 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it extremely dry with only very rare light showers. There are just 1.7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between. Sea temperatures are a warm 23°C (73°F). December is a good month for swimming in Galapagos Islands with comfortable temperatures for most people.

Also consider visiting Galapagos Islands in one of the other best months of February, April, May, for the best beach weather.

Also consider one of our other suggestions for December.

Can you sunbathe in Galapagos Islands in December?

Yes, December is a good time for sunbathing in Galapagos Islands.

December has average maximum temperatures of 28°C (83°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 35.7% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.4 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it extremely dry with only very rare light showers. There are just 1.7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

More about December temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Galapagos Islands in December?

Yes, December is a good month for swimming in Galapagos Islands with warm sea temperatures 23°C (73°F).

More about December sea temperatures.

Is December a good time to holiday in Galapagos Islands?

Yes, December is a great time for a holiday in Galapagos Islands.

December has average maximum temperatures of 28°C (83°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 35.7% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.4 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it extremely dry with only very rare light showers. There are just 1.7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between. Sea temperatures are a warm 23°C (73°F). December is a good month for swimming in Galapagos Islands with comfortable temperatures for most people.

More about the December temperatures and sunshine.

Is Galapagos Islands warm in December?

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

The average maximum temperature in Galapagos Islands in December is 28°C (83°F). The average maximum temperature is 28°C (82°) in the previous month and 29°C (84°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Galapagos Islands in December is 26°C (78°F). The average temperature is 25°C (76°F) in the previous month and 26°C (79°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Galapagos Islands in December?

The average day light hours per day in Galapagos Islands in December are 12.2. The sunshine percentage is 35.7% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Galapagos Islands in December

The average maximum temperature in Galapagos Islands in December is 28°C (83°F). The average maximum temperature is 28°C (82°F) in the previous month and 29°C (84°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Galapagos Islands in December is 26°C (78°F). The average temperature is 25°C (76°F) in the previous month and 26°C (79°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Galapagos Islands in December is 23°C (74°F). The minimum temperature is 22°C (72°F) in the previous month and 24°C (75°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Galapagos Islands in December

During December the average day light hours are 12.2 per day in Galapagos Islands. The sunshine percentage is 35.7% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.4 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Galapagos Islands in December is typically 13.5 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 Galapagos Islands in December

The average sea water temperature in Galapagos Islands in December is 22.5°C (72.5°F) which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Rainfall in Galapagos Islands in December

The average total rainfall in Galapagos Islands in December is 0cm (0inches) and on average there are 1.7 rainy days in December making it an extremely dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Galapagos Islands in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Galapagos Islands in December is 21°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 20°C (69°F) in the previous month and 23°C (23°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Galapagos Islands in December is typically 80%. The maximum relative humidity is 79.9% in the previous month and 84.6% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Galapagos Islands in December is typically 70%. The average relative humidity is 70.3% in the previous month and 73.8% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Galapagos Islands in December

The average maximum wind speed in Galapagos Islands in December is typically 25KM/H (16MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 25KM/H (16MPH) in the previous month and 22KM/H (13MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Galapagos Islands in December is typically 15KM/H (10MPH). The average wind speed is 16KM/H (10MPH) in the previous month and 12KM/H (8MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Galapagos Islands in December is from the West-Northwest.

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