December weather forecast
Tauranga, New Zealand

Weather in December

The first month of the summer, December, is an agreeable month in Tauranga, New Zealand, with an average temperature fluctuating between 13.6°C (56.5°F) and 20°C (68°F).

Temperature

In Tauranga, the average high-temperature in December is almost the same as in November - an agreeable 20°C (68°F). In Tauranga, New Zealand, in December, the average low-temperature is 13.6°C (56.5°F).

Humidity

In Tauranga, New Zealand, the average relative humidity in December is 81%.

Rainfall

In Tauranga, during 17.5 rainfall days, 70mm (2.76") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Tauranga, New Zealand, during the entire year, the rain falls for 180.6 days and collects up to 733mm (28.86") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In December, the average sea temperature in Tauranga is 18.6°C (65.5°F).
Note: Swimming in 18.6°C (65.5°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

Daylight

The month with the longest days is December, with an average of 14h and 43min of daylight.
On the first day of December in Tauranga, sunrise is at 5:47 am and sunset at 8:20 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:56 am and sunset at 8:40 pm NZDT.

Sunshine

In December, the average sunshine is 8.6h.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index are January through March and December, with an average maximum UV index of 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 5 in December transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in December in Tauranga?

In December, in Tauranga, New Zealand, the average high-temperature is 20°C (68°F), and the average low-temperature is 13.6°C (56.5°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Tauranga?

The average relative humidity in December is 81%.

How many days does it rain in December in Tauranga?

In Tauranga, New Zealand, in December, it is raining for 17.5 days, with typically 70mm (2.76") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the sea temperature in December in Tauranga?

In December, the average sea temperature is 18.6°C (65.5°F). For most, swimming in 18.6°C (65.5°F) is not an enjoyable activity. Furthermore, controlling your breathing becomes progressively more difficult as the water temperature decreases from 21°C (69.8°F) to 15°C (59°F).

When are the longest days in Tauranga?

The month with the longest days in Tauranga, New Zealand, is December, with an average of 14h and 43min of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Tauranga have in December?

The average day length in December in Tauranga is 14h and 43min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in December in Tauranga?

In December, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 5:47 am and sunset at 8:20 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:56 am and sunset at 8:40 pm NZDT.

How long on average sun shines in December in Tauranga?

The average sunshine duration in December is 8.6h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Tauranga?

January through March and December, with an average maximum UV index of 5, are months with the highest UV index in Tauranga, New Zealand.

How high is the UV index in December in Tauranga?

The average daily maximum UV index in December in Tauranga, New Zealand, is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.

Average temperature in December
Tauranga, New Zealand

Average temperature in December - Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Average high temperature in December: 20°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is February (22.2°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (12.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 13.6°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is February (15.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (7.3°C).

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Average pressure in December
Tauranga, New Zealand

Average pressure in December - Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Average pressure in December: 1015.2mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is March (1018.4mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (1014.3mbar).

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Average wind speed in December
Tauranga, New Zealand

Average wind speed in December - Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Average wind speed in December: 13.9km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is September (17.1km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is February (12.8km/h).

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Average humidity in December
Tauranga, New Zealand

Average humidity in December - Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Average humidity in December: 81%

The months with the highest relative humidity are June, August and September (82%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are January, February, March and November (79%).

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Average rainfall in December
Tauranga, New Zealand

Average rainfall in December - Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Average rainfall in December: 70mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (84mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January and November (45mm).

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Average rainfall days in December
Tauranga, New Zealand

Average rainfall days in December - Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Average rainfall days in December: 17.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (18.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (12.6 days).

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Average sea temperature in December
Tauranga, New Zealand

Average sea temperature in December - Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Average sea temperature in December: 18.6°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is February (21.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (15.2°C).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Tauranga, New Zealand

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Average daylight in December: 14h and 43min

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 14h and 43min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 9h and 36min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 8h and 36min

The month with the most sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 8h and 48min).
The month with the least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 6h and 30min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Tauranga, New Zealand

Average sunshine days in December - Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Average sunshine days in December: 9.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (14.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (9.3 days).

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Average UV index in December
Tauranga, New Zealand

Average UV index in December - Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Average UV index in December: 5

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March and December (UV index 5).
The months with the lowest UV index are May, June and July (UV index 3).

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Average cloud cover in December
Tauranga, New Zealand

Average cloud cover in December - Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Average cloud cover in December: 45

The month with the most cloud cover is September (Cloud cover 46).
The month with the least cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 35).

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Average visibility in December
Tauranga, New Zealand

Average visibility in December - Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Average visibility in December: 9km

The months with the highest visibility are February, March, April, May, June and July (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, August, September, October, November and December (9km).

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