Stellenbosch weather in December (Western Cape, South Africa)

Planning a trip to Stellenbosch in December? This guide provides all the details you need.

In Stellenbosch the weather in December is generally perfect, characterized by high temperatures and low rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 26°C, while night temperatures can drop to 15°C.

Stellenbosch in December usually receives low rainfall, averaging around 28 mm for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 6 days.

With around 334 hours of sunshine, the days are mostly sunny. It gives a pleasant and vibrant feel to the area.

If you're a fan of comfortable temperatures and drier conditions, December is a great time to visit. January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December generally stand out with the best circumstances. While July tends to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Stellenbosch climate page with graphs.

 

Stellenbosch, monthly averages in December

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 15°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 26°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 18°C *  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 20%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 28 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 6 days  
HumidityHumidity 71% *  
WindspeedWindspeed 18 km/h *  
SunshineSunshine 334 hours *  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Cape Town, South Africa (24 KM, 15 Miles).

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°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in Stellenbosch in December?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. With a water temperature of around 18°C there is no need to bring your swimwear.

What To Do

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

Swimming
10/10
Cycling
8/10
Walking
8/10
Barbeque
10/10
Camping
10/10
Outdoor sports
8/10

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