Durban weather in December (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

You can expect very pleasant temperatures during the day in December. The average maximum daytime temperature in Durban in December lies at 24.7°C (76.46°F). Usually it is the warmest month of the year. The average minimum temperature goes down to around 21.2°C (70.16°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

Rainfall during December is high with an average of 112mm (4.4 inchec). There are generally around 14 rainy days. The sun will show itself now and again, with 190 hours of sunshine during the entire month.


Durban, monthly averages in December

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Min Temperature 21 °C  
Max Temperature 24 °C  
Chance of Rain 50%  
Precipitation 111mm  
Rainy days 15 days  
Humidity 79% *  
Sunshine 190 hrs *  

Where to stay in Durban

Where to go in South Africa in December

Find out more about the weather in South Africa in December and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So what to wear in December? Visitors traveling to Durban should plan on bringing a totally waterproof coat since it will often be raining. However, also bring your summer cloths because it can be very nice and warm.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in December.

Outdoor sports

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