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Belize Weather in December: Rain, Temperatures

Belize weather in December
Average high temperature and rainfall in Belize City. © 2021 Scott S. Bateman

Belize weather in December historically has above average rainfall in this Central American country.

Belize City is a somewhat popular cruise port on the Caribbean coast of the country, mostly for “exotic” western Caribbean cruises.

It is known for Mayan ruins and ecotourism attractions in the surrounding countryside.

The ecotourism attractions such as rainforests are common because the country has heavy rainfall during much of the year, especially from June through December.

Belize Temperatures in December

Belize temperatures in December have an average high of 84 degrees Fahrenheit or 29 Celsius, according to the National Meteorological Service of Belize.

The average low, which is usually at night, is 69 degrees Fahrenheit or 20 Celsius.

These temperatures compare to the high points of the year from June through September when they reach the upper 80s Fahrenheit. In contrast, the coldest month of the year is January with an average high of 82 degrees Fahrenheit or 28 Celsius.

Temperatures are usually warmer along the coast and cooler in the interior of the country.

Average Rainfall

Belize has a rainy season that goes from June through December, unlike most Caribbean destinations with a rainy season from June to November. Their rainy seasons coincide with the annual Caribbean hurricane season.

Belize City averages more than seven inches of rain in December. It’s one of the highest levels of the year, although not as high as September and October when the average is more than 10 inches a month.

Rain in Belize is unusually heavy during December despite being the first month after the end of the Caribbean hurricane season. Historically, the Caribbean has no tropical storms or hurricanes during December, and rainfall is moderate in most other locations.

The high rainfall compares to a low point of two inches in February and March during the country’s brief dry season, which goes from February through April.

December is one of the rainiest times of the year to visit Belize. Travelers will find that the best times to visit Belize are February and March because they are part of the dry season.

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Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas. He is the author of four books about cruising in the Caribbean, Alaska and Mexican Riviera.
November 09, 2023

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