The climate in Basse-Terre during December can be summarized as warm, humid and very wet.
December is in the winter in Basse-Terre and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 26°C (79°F), whilst at night 19°C (66°F) is normal.
|Daytime temperature||26.3°C 79.3°F|
|Nightly temperature||18.7°C 65.6°F|
|Average temperature||22.5°C 72.4°F|
|Daily sunshine||7 hrs|
|Avg rainfall||263 mm 10.4 ins|
|Rainy days||21 days|
|Sea temperature||27.6°C 81.7°F|
|Windspeed||18.4kph 11 mph|
On average December is the 5th driest month of the year in Basse-Terre with around 263mm 10.4 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 21 days, although this may vary considerably.
On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7 hours of sunshine per day.
The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in Basse-Terre in December 2023.
Best places to visit in December
|Hottest month:||August||28°C 82.4°F|
|Driest month:||February||149mm 5.9ins|
|Coldest month:||February||25.2°C 77.4°F|
|Wettest month:||September||385mm 15.2ins|