December weather forecast and climate
Tampa, FL

The Hillsborough River flowing under the bridge in Tampa, Florida, with a beautiful skyline above
The Hillsborough River flowing under the bridge in Tampa, Florida, with a beautiful skyline above
December is the start of the winter, with the average low temperatures dropping to a mild 54.2°F (12.3°C). The days are at a comfortable 72°F (22.2°C) during which sunburns are not a significant concern as the sun radiates ultraviolet rays to a lesser degree.
Average sea temperature of 73°F (22.8°C) is suitable for beach activities. For people who find the water a little cold, Tampa can be explored from the water on water bikes or kayaks.

What is the temperature in December in Tampa?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Tampa, Florida, is 72°F (22.2°C), while the average low-temperature is 54.1°F (12.3°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Tampa?

In December, the average relative humidity in Tampa, Florida, is 75%.

How much does it rain in Tampa in December?

In December, the rain falls for 5.8 days. Throughout December, 2.2" (55mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the ocean temperature in December in Tampa?

In Tampa, Florida, in December, the average water temperature is 69.1°F (20.6°C). For most, swimming in 69.1°F (20.6°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 Tampa?

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

What is the average length of the day in December in Tampa?

The average length of the day in December is 10.4h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Tampa?

With an average of 6.2h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year in Tampa, Florida.

How many hours of sunshine does Tampa have in December?

The average sunshine in December in Tampa, Florida, is 6.2h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Tampa?

December is the month with the lowest UV index, with an average UV index of 4.

How high is the UV index in December in Tampa?

The average UV index in December in Tampa is 4.
Average temperature in December - Tampa, FL
  • Average high temperature in December: 72°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (90.2°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (69.9°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 54.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (76.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (51.6°F).

Average humidity in December - Tampa, FL
  • Average humidity in December: 75%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (78.4%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (69%).

Average rainfall in December - Tampa, FL
  • Average rainfall in December: 2.2"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (7.3").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is April (1.5").

Average rainfall days in December - Tampa, FL
  • Average rainfall days in December: 5.8 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 (4.9 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Tampa, FL
  • Average sea temperature in December: 69.1°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (86.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (64.8°F).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Tampa, 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: 6.2h

The month with most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 10.1h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6.2h).

Average UV index in December - Tampa, FL
  • Average UV index in December: 4

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 11).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 4).

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