Sarasota
Florida, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Sarasota, FL

The palmy bay in Sarasota, Florida, with tall buildings across the water
The palmy bay in Sarasota, Florida, with tall buildings across the water
The first month of the winter, December, is still a warm month in Sarasota, Florida, with average temperature ranging between max 73.9°F (23.3°C) and min 53.1°F (11.7°C).

Temperature

In Sarasota, the average high-temperature slightly decreases, from 80.1°F (26.7°C) in November, to a still warm 73.9°F (23.3°C). The average low-temperature, in Sarasota, Florida, is 53.1°F (11.7°C).

Rainfall

In December, the rain falls for 6 days. Throughout December, 2.4" (62.2mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Sarasota, there are 106 rainfall days, and 54.1" (1375.2mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In December, the average ocean temperature in Sarasota, Florida, is 69.3°F (20.7°C). For most, swimming in 69.3°F (20.7°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).

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 10.4h of daylight.

Sunshine

With an average of 6h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year in Sarasota.

UV index

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 5, are months with the lowest UV index in Sarasota. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
In December, the average maximum UV index of 5 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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?

In Sarasota, Florida, in December, the average high-temperature is 73.9°F (23.3°C), and the average low-temperature is 53.1°F (11.7°C).

How many days does it rain in December in Sarasota?

In December, in Sarasota, the rain falls for 6 days. Throughout December, 2.4" (62.2mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the ocean temperature in December in Sarasota?

In Sarasota, the average seawater temperature in December is 69.3°F (20.7°C). Swimming in 69.3°F (20.7°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

What is the month with the shortest days in Sarasota?

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

How many hours of daylight does Sarasota have in December?

In Sarasota, 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, Florida, is December, with an average of 6h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in December in Sarasota?

The average sunshine in December is 6h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Sarasota?

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 5, are months with the lowest UV index in Sarasota, Florida.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Sarasota?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index is 5. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in December - Sarasota, FL
  • Average high temperature in December: 74°F

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (91°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (72°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 53°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is June (74°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (51°F).

Average rainfall in December - Sarasota, FL
  • Average rainfall in December: 2.5"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (9.4").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is April (1.9").

Average rainfall days in December - Sarasota, FL
  • Average rainfall days in December: 6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (16 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is April (4 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 shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.4h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 6h

Months with most sunshine are April and May (Average sunshine: 10h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6h).

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

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 11).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 5).