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Visiting Knysna, South Africa in December

December is one of the best months to visit Knysna 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 23°C (73°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 71% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.2hrs making the days very long and bright. December has total rainfall of 0.5cm (0.2inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 10.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. Sea temperatures are a moderate 20°C (68°F). December is a pleasant month for swimming in Knysna though some people may prefer warmer water.

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

Also consider one of our other suggestions for December.

Can you sunbathe in Knysna in December?

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

December has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (73°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 71% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.2hrs making the days very long and bright. December has total rainfall of 0.5cm (0.2inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 10.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

More about December temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Knysna in December?

Yes, December is a pleasant month for swimming in Knysna with moderate sea temperatures 20°C (68°F).

More about December sea temperatures.

Is December a good time to holiday in Knysna?

Yes, December is a good time for a holiday in Knysna.

December has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (73°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 71% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.2hrs making the days very long and bright. December has total rainfall of 0.5cm (0.2inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 10.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. Sea temperatures are a moderate 20°C (68°F). December is a pleasant month for swimming in Knysna though some people may prefer warmer water.

More about the December temperatures and sunshine.

Is Knysna warm in December?

Yes, Knysna is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in December.

The average maximum temperature in Knysna in December is 23°C (73°F). The average maximum temperature is 21°C (71°) in the previous month and 24°C (75°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Knysna in December is 19°C (66°F). The average temperature is 17°C (63°F) in the previous month and 20°C (68°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Knysna in December?

The average day light hours per day in Knysna in December are 14.4. The sunshine percentage is 71% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.2hrs making the days very long and bright.

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Temperature in Knysna in December

The average maximum temperature in Knysna in December is 23°C (73°F). The average maximum temperature is 21°C (71°F) in the previous month and 24°C (75°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Knysna in December is 19°C (66°F). The average temperature is 17°C (63°F) in the previous month and 20°C (68°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Knysna in December is 15°C (59°F). The minimum temperature is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 16°C (61°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Knysna in December

During December the average day light hours are 14.4 per day in Knysna. The sunshine percentage is 71% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.2hrs making the days very long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Knysna in December is typically 13.7 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 Knysna in December

The average sea water temperature in Knysna in December is 20.2°C (68.4°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Rainfall in Knysna in December

The average total rainfall in Knysna in December is 0.5cm (0.2inches) and on average there are 10.8 rainy days in December making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Knysna in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Knysna in December is 17°C (62°F) which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some. The dew point is 15°C (59°F) in the previous month and 18°C (18°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Knysna in December is typically 94.7%. The maximum relative humidity is 95.4% in the previous month and 95.9% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Knysna in December is typically 78.4%. The average relative humidity is 78.3% in the previous month and 80% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Knysna in December

The average maximum wind speed in Knysna in December is typically 25KM/H (16MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 26KM/H (16MPH) in the previous month and 23KM/H (14MPH) in the next month.

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

The average wind direction in Knysna in December is from the South.

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