December weather forecast and climate
Sarasota, FL

The palmy bay in Sarasota, Florida, USA, with tall buildings across the water
The palmy bay in Sarasota, Florida, USA, with tall buildings across the water
December, the first month of the winter, in Sarasota, is still a pleasant month, with average temperature varying between 72.5°F (22.5°C) and 60.8°F (16°C).

Temperature

In Sarasota, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in November - a pleasant 72.5°F (22.5°C). In December, in Sarasota, the average low-temperature is 60.8°F (16°C).

Humidity

The most humid month in Sarasota is December, with an average relative humidity of 76%.

Rainfall

In December, the rain falls for 9.3 days. Throughout December, 1.97" (50mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Sarasota, Florida, during the entire year, the rain falls for 183.1 days and collects up to 34.92" (887mm) of precipitation.

Ocean temperature

In Sarasota, the average water temperature is 69.3°F (20.7°C).
Note: For swimming, a surface water temperature of 69.3°F (20.7°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

Daylight

With an average of 10.4h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Sarasota.

Sunshine

With an average of 6.5h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year in Sarasota.

UV index

In Sarasota, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 5 in December interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.

What is the temperature in December in Sarasota?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Sarasota, is 72.5°F (22.5°C), while the average low-temperature is 60.8°F (16°C).

What is the most humid month in Sarasota?

December is the most humid month in Sarasota, Florida, with an average relative humidity of 76%.

What is the average humidity in December in Sarasota?

The average relative humidity in December in Sarasota, Florida, is 76%.

How much does it rain in Sarasota in December?

In Sarasota, during December, the rain falls for 9.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.97" (50mm) of precipitation.

What is the ocean temperature in December in Sarasota?

In Sarasota, the average seawater temperature in December is 69.3°F (20.7°C). For swimming, a surface water temperature of 69.3°F (20.7°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

What is the month with the shortest days in Sarasota?

With an average of 10.4h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Sarasota.

How many hours of daylight does Sarasota have in December?

In Sarasota, Florida, the average length of the day in December is 10.4h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Sarasota?

The month with the least sunshine in Sarasota is December, with an average of 6.5h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Sarasota have in December?

The average sunshine in December in Sarasota is 6.5h.

What is the UV index reading in December in Sarasota?

The average daily maximum UV index in December is 5. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in December - Sarasota, FL
  • Average high temperature in December: 72.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (88.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (68.5°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 60.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (79.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (56.1°F).

Average pressure in December - Sarasota, FL
  • Average pressure in December: 30.1"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.13").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (29.95").

Average wind speed in December - Sarasota, FL
  • Average wind speed in December: 8.9mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (9.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (6.4mph).

Average humidity in December - Sarasota, FL
  • Average humidity in December: 76%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (76%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are March, April and May (72%).

Average rainfall in December - Sarasota, FL
  • Average rainfall in December: 1.97"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (6.42").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are February and November (1.06").

Average rainfall days in December - Sarasota, FL
  • Average rainfall days in December: 9.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (26.8 days).
Months with the least rainy days are January, February and November (8.3 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Sarasota, FL
  • Average sea temperature in December: 69.2°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (86.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (64.1°F).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Sarasota, FL
  • Average daylight in December: 10.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.9h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.4h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 6.5h

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 11.1h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6.5h).

Average sunshine days in December - Sarasota, FL
  • Average sunshine days in December: 18.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (21.1 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (2.5 days).

Average UV index in December - Sarasota, FL
  • Average UV index in December: 5

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July, August and September (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 4).

Average cloud cover in December - Sarasota, FL
  • Average cloud cover in December: 30

Months with the most cloud cover are January and December (Cloud cover 30).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 22).

Average visibility in December - Sarasota, FL
  • Average visibility in December: 6mi

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