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Anguilla Weather in December

December in Anguilla has average daytime temperatures of 84 degrees Fahrenheit and only two inches of rain.

December Temperatures in Anguilla

December temperatures in Anguilla average a high of 84 degrees to a low of a balmy 76 degrees.

Temperatures stay relatively even all year round, reaching an average height of only 87 degrees in the summer months and a nighttime low of 74 degrees in winter.

December Rainfall in Anguilla

December Weather Stats

Avg. High
84 degrees F
Avg. Low
76 degrees F
Rain Inches
Anguilla receives only about 2 inches of rainfall in December. The island is generally very dry, averaging only 35 inches of rainfall per year. Anguilla's rainy season runs from June to November.

During these months, low pressure systems come through the area that can cause some showers and rainclouds. December, however, is the first month of the dry season. The small amount of rain in this month makes it a perfect location for tourists who want to spend as much time on the beach as possible.

If the weather forecast does predict rain during your visit, it will most likely be in the morning. Rain in Anguilla is most likely to occur at 7 a.m., with the likelihood of precipitation lowering throughout the day. It is least likely to rain at 4 p.m.

December Wind Levels in Anguilla

Because of its limited variation in elevation and close proximity to the ocean, a light breeze is constantly present on the island. Outside of hurricanes and the occasional storm, wind levels rarely rise above a comfortable, refreshing breeze.

The consistent light wind keep humidity from building up and the temperatures bearable, even when they reach the high 80s.

Should I Visit Anguilla in December?

Regarding weather, December is an ideal month to visit Anguilla. Anguilla is generally arid year round, but especially so during the winter months.

Many cruise ships, resorts and restaurants tend to slow down or even close from September to November because of the threat of hurricanes. In December, the first month of the dry season, they begin to reopen and come to life again.

The weather is sunny and beautiful, and warm without humidity. With a low amount of rainfall and average temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s, December is a wonderful time of year to visit Anguilla.
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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December 17, 2012
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