Caribbean Weather in December
Information on the weather in December for cities and beach towns throughout the Caribbean has been pulled together here.
The December temperatures and rainfall given in the table below allow you to compare the climate for places on two dozen islands. The monthly averages are based on historical weather records.
These temperatures are in degrees Fahrenheit. You can also view the temperatures in degrees Celsius.
The Caribbean serves up weather in December that's especially inviting for anyone wanting to vacation away from a cold and snowy northern climate.
Caribbean temperatures during December are slightly cooler than in previous months. The Bahamas and Cuba in the northern Caribbean have the most noticeable decline in heat.
Ocean temperatures this month average 79 degrees Fahrenheit in the Bahamas and 81 °F around most islands to the south.
The rain tapers off noticeably around the Caribbean now that the hurricane season has officially ended. Yet this is the rainiest time of year for some places, including Curaçao.
Among the driest Caribbean cities this month are Kingston, Havana and Bridgetown.
|Temperature °F||Island||Place||Total Rainfall|
|83||72||Dominica||Melville Hall Airport||9.4|||
|83||72||Dominican Republic||Punta Cana||3.1||11|
|84||73||Puerto Rico||San Juan||5.0||20|
|83||73||St. Croix (US VI)||Christiansted||2.5||17|
|84||71||St. John (US VI)||Cruz Bay||3.5||17|
|85||75||St. Lucia||Vieux Fort||4.3||17|
|85||75||St. Maarten||Princess Juliana AP||3.7||13|
|86||74||St. Thomas (US VI)||Charlotte Amalie||3.0||17|
|88||70||Trinidad||Port of Spain||3.0||13|
NOAA. Ocean Climate Laboratory. World Ocean Atlas 2009.
Rainfall and temperature data come from each island's meteorological organization.