Temperatures in South Africa in December

South Africa in December has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from moderate in Port Nolloth with 20°C (68°F) to very warm temperatures in Upington with 35°C (95°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 19°C (66°F) in Upington and 13°C (55°F) in Port Nolloth.

What is the temperature for the different cities in South Africa in December

Find the average daytime temperatures in December for the most popular destinations in South Africa on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend very warm warm moderate cold very cold
On this map very warm means daytime maximum temperatures above 30ºC (86ºF). Warm: 22ºC (72ºF) to 30ºC (86ºF). Moderate: 12ºC (54ºF) to 22ºC (72ºF). Cold: 2ºC (36ºF) to 12ºC (54ºF). Very cold means lower than 2ºC (36ºF).

  • What is the warmest city in December in South Africa?
  • Upington tops the warmest city list in our database with average maximum daytime temperatures around 35°C (95°F) and minimum nighttime temperature around 19°C (66°F).

  • What is the coldest city in December in South Africa?
  • The coldest city in December in South Africa is Port Nolloth when we check our database. The maximum daytime temperatures are around 20°C (68°F) and minimum nighttime temperatures fall around 13°C (55°F).

  • How much sun does South Africa get in December?
  • December is generally a sunny month with an average of 334 hours of sunshine in Cape Town during the whole month.

  • How warm is the water in December?
  • The water temperature averages approximately 22°C (72°F) in East London this month, an ideal temperature for swimming and cooling off.

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