South Africa weather in December 2024

Expect 24°C daytime maximum temperatures in the shade with on average 11 hours of sunshine per day in South Africa in December. Check more long-term weather averages for South Africa in December before you book your next holiday to South Africa in 2024/2025.

  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in December in South Africa (Cape Town)24
    24°C max day temperature
  • 11 hours of sunshine per day
  • 6 days with some rainfall in December in South Africa (Cape Town)6
    6 days with some rainfall
  • 14°C minimum night-time temperature in December in South Africa (Cape Town)14
    14°C min night temperature
  • 14 hours of daylight per day in December in South Africa (Cape Town)14
    14 hours of daylight per day
  • No heat & humidity in December in South Africa (Cape Town)0
    No heat & humidity
  • 43 mm monthly rainfall in December in South Africa (Cape Town)43
    43 mm of monthly rainfall
  • UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in December in South Africa (Cape Town)11
    11+ (Extreme) UV index
  • 18°C sea temperature in December in South Africa (Cape Town)18
    18°C sea temperature

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The December weather guide for South Africa (Cape Town) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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How hot is it in South Africa in December?

Daytime temperatures usually reach 24°C in Cape Town, South Africa in December, falling to 14°C at night.

How sunny is it in South Africa in December?

There are normally 11 hours of bright sunshine each day in Cape Town, South Africa in December - that's 74% of daylight hours.

How warm is the sea around South Africa in December?

The average sea temperature around Cape Town, South Africa in December is 18°C.

Does it rain in South Africa in December?

There are usually 6 days with some rain in Cape Town, South Africa in December and the average monthly rainfall is 43mm.

South Africa December sunrise & sunset times

Browse the sunrise and sunset times for South Africa in December 2024. Select a month to view South Africa sunrise and sunset times for the next 12 months. The South Africa sunrise and sunset times shown below are for Cape Town.

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Date Sunrise times Sunset times
Sunday, 1st December 2024 05:28 19:43
Monday, 16th December 2024 05:30 19:54
Tuesday, 31st December 2024 05:38 20:01

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