December weather forecast and climate
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

A bright skyline and blue water on the white Caribbean Sea beach in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, with large rocks
A bright skyline and blue water on the white Caribbean Sea beach in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, with large rocks
The first month of the winter, December, is also a warm month in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, with average temperature ranging between max 28.6°C (83.5°F) and min 18.2°C (64.8°F).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature is 28.6°C (83.5°F), and the average low-temperature is 18.2°C (64.8°F).

Rainfall

In Playa del Carmen, in December, during 7.3 rainfall days, 73.1mm (2.9") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Playa del Carmen, during the entire year, the rain falls for 102.8 days and collects up to 1331.2mm (52.4") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Playa del Carmen, in December, the average water temperature is 27°C (80.6°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

Daylight

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 10.9h of daylight.

Sunshine

Months with the least sunshine are January, September through December, with an average of 6h of sunshine.

UV index

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
In December, the average maximum UV index of 7 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in December in Playa del Carmen?

In December, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the average high-temperature is 28.6°C (83.5°F), and the average low-temperature is 18.2°C (64.8°F).

How much does it rain in Playa del Carmen in December?

In December, in Playa del Carmen, the rain falls for 7.3 days. Throughout December, 73.1mm (2.9") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in December in Playa del Carmen?

In Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the average seawater temperature in December is 27°C (80.6°F). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

What is the month with the shortest days in Playa del Carmen?

The month with the shortest days in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, is December, with an average of 10.9h of daylight.

What is the average length of the day in December in Playa del Carmen?

In December, the average length of the day is 10.9h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Playa del Carmen?

Months with the least sunshine in Playa del Carmen are January, September through December, with an average of 6h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Playa del Carmen have in December?

In Playa del Carmen, the average sunshine in December is 6h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Playa del Carmen?

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the lowest UV index.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Playa del Carmen?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, is 7. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in December - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average high temperature in December: 28.6°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (32.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (27.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 18.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is June (23.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (17.9°C).

Average rainfall in December - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average rainfall in December: 73.1mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (284.3mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is March (28.1mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average rainfall days in December: 7.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (15.9 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is April (3.7 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average sea temperature in December: 27°C

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August, September and October (29°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February and March (26°C).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average daylight in December: 10.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.4h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.9h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 6h

Months with most sunshine are March, April and May (Average sunshine: 8h).
Months with least sunshine are January, September, October, November and December (Average sunshine: 6).

Average UV index in December - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average UV index in December: 7

Months with the highest UV index are April, May, June, July and August (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 7).

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