December weather forecast
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

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A pathway secured by a wooden fence on the perfect white sandy beach of Santa Rosa, Florida
A pathway secured by a wooden fence on the perfect white sandy beach of Santa Rosa, Florida

Weather in December

December marks the official arrival of winter in Santa Rosa Beach, bringing the year to a close with cool and crisp weather. The holiday season brings a unique charm to the city, with decoration-filled streets and festive celebrations. Even with shorter, colder days and a relative increase in cloud cover, life remains vibrant, albeit at a more relaxed pace. Nighttime low temperatures hit a low of 52.7°F (11.5°C), creating perfect conditions for cozy indoor activities. Despite the low temperatures, December still sees a high of rainfall at 4.17" (106mm), ending the year on a refreshing note.

Temperature

With December's advent, Santa Rosa Beach sees an average high-temperature of a comfortable 63.3°F (17.4°C), subtly shifted from November's 68.5°F (20.3°C). Santa Rosa Beach registers a consistent average low-temperature of 52.7°F (11.5°C) during December.

Humidity

The most humid month in Santa Rosa Beach is December, with an average relative humidity of 77%.

Rainfall

In Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, in December, during 13.5 rainfall days, 4.17" (106mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 166.2 rainfall days, and 36.34" (923mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

In Santa Rosa Beach, snow does not fall in February through December.

Ocean temperature

In Santa Rosa Beach, the average seawater temperature in December is 68°F (20°C).
Note: Swimming is not a pleasant activity for most when the water temperature is 68°F (20°C). As the water temperature drops from 69.8°F (21°C) to 59°F (15°C), breathing becomes more difficult to control.

Daylight

The month with the shortest days in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, is December, with an average of 10h and 12min of daylight.
On the first day of December in Santa Rosa Beach, sunrise is at 6:24 am and sunset at 4:43 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:41 am and sunset at 4:54 pm CST.

Sunshine

The months with the least sunshine in Santa Rosa Beach are February and December, with an average of 5.5h of sunshine.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December, with an average maximum UV index of 4. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The UV index of 4 during December leads to these advisories:
Prioritize safety - Suggestions to prevent sun damage are offered. When the Sun's UV radiation is most intense during midday, it's best to find shade and limit exposure. Tightly woven clothing, when worn loosely, shields effectively against the Sun.
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Frequently asked questions

What is the usual temperature for Santa Rosa Beach in December?

The high-temperature in Santa Rosa Beach during December is 63.3°F (17.4°C) and the low-temperature is 52.7°F (11.5°C). In September, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'real feel'), which combines air temperature and relative humidity, is estimated at 96.8°F (36°C).

What is the most humid month in Santa Rosa Beach?

December is the most humid month in Santa Rosa Beach, with an average relative humidity of 77%.

What is the average humidity in December in Santa Rosa Beach?

In Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, the average relative humidity in December is 77%.

How much does it rain in Santa Rosa Beach in December?

In Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, during December, the rain falls for 13.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 4.17" (106mm) of precipitation.

When it does not snow in Santa Rosa Beach?

In Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, snow does not fall in February through December.

Does it snow in Santa Rosa Beach in December?

In Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, in December, it doesn't snow. In January, it regularly snows.

How cold is the water in December in Santa Rosa Beach?

In December, the average ocean temperature is 68°F (20°C). For most, swimming in 68°F (20°C) is not an enjoyable activity. Furthermore, controlling your breathing becomes progressively more difficult as the water temperature decreases from 69.8°F (21°C) to 59°F (15°C).

What is the month with the shortest days in Santa Rosa Beach?

With an average of 10h and 12min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

What is the average length of the day in December in Santa Rosa Beach?

The average day length in December in Santa Rosa Beach is 10h and 13min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in December in Santa Rosa Beach?

In December, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:24 am and sunset at 4:43 pm. On the last day of the month, in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, sunrise is at 6:41 am and sunset at 4:54 pm CST.

What are the months with the least sunshine in Santa Rosa Beach?

February and December, with an average of 5.5h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

How long on average sun shines in December in Santa Rosa Beach?

In December, the average sunshine duration in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, is 5.5h.

When is the lowest UV index in Santa Rosa Beach?

The months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December, with an average maximum UV index of 4.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Santa Rosa Beach?

The average daily maximum UV index in December in Santa Rosa Beach is 4. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium hazard to health from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in December
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Average temperature in December - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Average high temperature in December: 63.3°F

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (88.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (59.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 52.7°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (79.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (48°F).

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Average pressure in December
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Average pressure in December - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Average pressure in December: 30.13"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is August (29.97"Hg).

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Average wind speed in December
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Average wind speed in December - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Average wind speed in December: 9.6mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (10mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (7mph).

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Average humidity in December
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Average humidity in December - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Average humidity in December: 77%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (77%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (68%).

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Average rainfall in December
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Average rainfall in December - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Average rainfall in December: 4.17"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (4.84").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is May (1.54").

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Average rainfall days in December
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Average rainfall days in December - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Average rainfall days in December: 13.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (23.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (7.9 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Average snowfall in December - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Average snowfall in December: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (0.04").
The months with the least snowfall are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Average snowfall days in December - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Average snowfall days in December: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (0.1 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in December
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Average sea temperature in December - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Average sea temperature in December: 68°F

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are July and August (84°F).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January and February (64°F).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Average daylight in December: 10h and 1min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 6min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 12min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 5h and 3min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11h and 6min).
The months with the least sunshine are February and December (Average sunshine: 5h and 30min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Average sunshine days in December - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Average sunshine days in December: 15.5 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (20.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (6.2 days).

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Average UV index in December
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Average UV index in December - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Average UV index in December: 4

The months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December (UV index 4).

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Average cloud cover in December
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Average cloud cover in December - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Average cloud cover in December: 40

The months with the most cloud cover are February and December (Cloud cover 40).
The month with the least cloud cover is October (Cloud cover 22).

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Average visibility in December
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Average visibility in December - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Average visibility in December: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).

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