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Curaçao Weather in December: Rain, Temperatures

Curaçao weather in December
Average high temperature and rainfall for Curaçao weather in December. © 2017 Scott S. Bateman
The average weather for Curaçao in December has nearly four inches of rain and a high temperature of 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

December is the worst month of the year for rain and the best month for tourism. Go figure.

Curaçao is one of the ABC islands along with Aruba and Bonaire in the southwestern Caribbean Sea. All three islands are the among the driest in the Caribbean.

They are known for largely avoiding the worst storms and hurricanes of the annual Caribbean hurricane season. It goes from June through November.

Rainfall in December


All three islands have a dry season of less than two inches a month and sometimes less than one per month from January through September. The average jumps above three inches for the remaining three months of the year.

Curaçao's average rises to 3.9 inches historically in December, according to 30 years of data from the Meteorological Department of Curaçao. It is the highest out of any month of the year.

Despite the increase in rain, tourism statistics from the Caribbean Tourism Organization show that the number of visitors to Curaçao also reach the highest point of the year.

December tourism in the Caribbean climbs for many destinations because of northerners who want to escape cold and snow.

Temperatures in December


Curaçao stays warm in December with an average high temperature during the day of 86 degrees Fahrenheit or 30 Celsius, the meteorological service says.

The average low temperature at night is 77 Fahrenheit or 25 Celsius.

The average water temperature of 80 Fahrenheit or 27 Celsius is comfortable most of the day. But cool northern currents and the wind chill factor may make swimming a bit chilly sometimes, especially in the mornings.

Curaçao temperatures in December are among the warmest in the Caribbean. They alone are reason to visit the island during this winter month. But the amount of average rain isn't ideal.
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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February 17, 2020
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