Tampa
Florida, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Tampa, FL

The Hillsborough River flowing under the bridge in Tampa, Florida, with a beautiful skyline above
The Hillsborough River flowing under the bridge in Tampa, Florida, with a beautiful skyline above
The first month of the winter, December, is also an agreeable month in Tampa, Florida, with average temperature fluctuating between 72°F (22.2°C) and 58.1°F (14.5°C).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in November - an agreeable 72°F (22.2°C). In Tampa, the average low-temperature is 58.1°F (14.5°C).

Humidity

December is the most humid month in Tampa, with an average relative humidity of 75%.

Rainfall

In Tampa, during December, the rain falls for 8.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.69" (43mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Tampa, there are 178.2 rainfall days, and 32.87" (835mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Tampa, in December, the average water temperature is 69.1°F (20.6°C).
Note: For most, swimming in 69.1°F (20.6°C) is not an enjoyable activity. Furthermore, controlling your breathing becomes progressively more difficult as the water temperature decreases from 69.8°F (21°C) to 59°F (15°C).

Daylight

The month with the shortest days in Tampa is December, with an average of 10.4h of daylight.

Sunshine

The month with the least sunshine is December, with an average of 6.3h of sunshine.

UV index

In Tampa, Florida, the average daily maximum UV index is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 5 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.

What is the temperature in December in Tampa?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Tampa, Florida, is 72°F (22.2°C), while the average low-temperature is 58.1°F (14.5°C).

What is the most humid month in Tampa?

The most humid month in Tampa is December, with an average relative humidity of 75%.

What is the average humidity in December in Tampa?

In December, the average relative humidity in Tampa, Florida, is 75%.

How many days does it rain in December in Tampa?

In Tampa, Florida, in December, it is raining for 8.8 days, with typically 1.69" (43mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What is the ocean temperature in December in Tampa?

In Tampa, the average seawater temperature in December is 69.1°F (20.6°C). Swimming in 69.1°F (20.6°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

What is the month with the shortest days in Tampa?

The month with the shortest days in Tampa, Florida, is December, with an average of 10.4h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Tampa have in December?

In December, the average length of the day in Tampa, Florida, is 10.4h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Tampa?

The month with the least sunshine in Tampa is December, with an average of 6.3h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Tampa have in December?

The average sunshine in December in Tampa is 6.3h.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Tampa?

In Tampa, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in December - Tampa, FL
  • Average high temperature in December: 22.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (32.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (19.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 14.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (26.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (11.9°C).

Average humidity in December - Tampa, FL
  • Average humidity in December: 75%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (75%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (69%).

Average rainfall in December - Tampa, FL
  • Average rainfall in December: 43mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (144mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is November (32mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Tampa, FL
  • Average rainfall days in December: 8.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (25.3 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is November (8.2 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Tampa, FL
  • Average sea temperature in December: 20.6°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (30.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (18.2°C).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Tampa, FL
  • Average daylight in December: 10.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.9h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.4h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 6.3h

The month with most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 10.9h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6.3h).

Average UV index in December - Tampa, FL
  • Average UV index in December: 5

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July, August and September (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 4).