The climate in Port Elizabeth during December can be summarized as hot, humid and wet.
December is in the winter in Port Elizabeth and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 28°C (82°F), whilst at night 22°C (71°F) is normal.
|Daytime temperature||28°C 82.4°F|
|Nightly temperature||21.6°C 70.9°F|
|Average temperature||24.8°C 76.6°F|
|Daily sunshine||8.2 hrs|
|Avg rainfall||182 mm 7.1 ins|
|Rainy days||18 days|
|Sea temperature||27.8°C 82°F|
|Windspeed||13kph 8 mph|
On average December is the 6th driest month of the year in Port Elizabeth with around 182mm 7.1 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 18 days, although this may vary considerably.
On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.2 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 Port Elizabeth in December 2023.
Best places to visit in December
|Hottest month:||June||29.3°C 84.7°F|
|Driest month:||February||94mm 3.7ins|
|Coldest month:||February||27.3°C 81.1°F|
|Wettest month:||October||309mm 12.2ins|