December – the first month of winter – is a good time to visit Aruba, especially if you enjoy warm weather.
You can expect moderately hot weather, mainly sunny skies and limited rainfall with around seven hours of sunshine daily in December.
How hot is it in Aruba in December?
Daytime temperatures usually reach 30°C (86°F) in Aruba in December, with high heat and humidity, falling to 25°C (77°F) at night.
How sunny is it in Aruba in December?
There are normally seven hours of bright sunshine each day in Aruba in December – that's around 65% of daylight hours.
Sunrise & sunset in December?
Sunrise is around 6:40am with sunset around 6:10pm.
How warm is the sea around Aruba in December?
The average sea temperature at Aruba in December is 27°C (80°F), which is excellent for swimming, snorkelling and diving.
Does it rain in Aruba in December?
December usually has on average 80mm (3in) of rainfall across 11 days. Rainfall is often limited to periodic showers in the late afternoon or evening.
How windy is it in Aruba in December?
December has an average hourly wind speed of around 30 kilometres per hour (16 knots; 18mph). The predominant wind direction is from the south.
What to do in Aruba in December?
Weather conditions in Aruba in December are excellent for watersports activities.
Christmas Day – 25 Dec; Boxing Day – 26 Dec.
|High Temp: 30°C (86°F)|
|Low Temp: 25°C (77°F)|
|Sunshine: 7 hours per day|
|Daylight: 11 hours per day|
|Wind speed: 30 km/h (16 knots; 18mph)|
|Rainfall: 80mm (3in) per month|
|Wet Days: 11 days with some rain|
|Comfort Level: Moderate heat & 80% humidity|
|UV Index: High|
|Sea Temp: 27°C (80°F)|
The best time to visit Aruba is from mid-February to May, when there is minimal to no rainfall. However, anytime is good to visit Aruba.
Aruba experiences a tropical semi-arid climate with little rainfall and a long dry season from late-January to November.
It's hot and muggy year-round, with daytime temperatures averaging 29°C (84°F) throughout the year; but trade winds generally temper the heat.
Note: Meteorological data for Aruba is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the closest weather station, Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA), also known as Aruba Airport, located less than 2km south of the capital, Oranjestad. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.
Latest update: Aruba weather in December: 29 September, 2023
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