Average Weather in December in San José del Cabo Mexico
Daily high temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 83°F to 79°F, rarely falling below 74°F or exceeding 88°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 65°F to 61°F, rarely falling below 57°F or exceeding 68°F.
For reference, on July 25, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in San José del Cabo typically range from 80°F to 93°F, while on January 22, the coldest day of the year, they range from 60°F to 79°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in December
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on December. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in December
The month of December in San José del Cabo experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 45% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 48% on December 18.
The clearest day of the month is December 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 57% of the time.
For reference, on August 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 75%, while on June 6, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 83%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In San José del Cabo, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is essentially constant, remaining around 5% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 25% on September 6, and its lowest chance is 0% on June 5.
Probability of Precipitation in December
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during December in San José del Cabo is essentially constant, remaining about 0.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.8 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in December
Over the course of December in San José del Cabo, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 10 hours, 43 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 10 hours, 49 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in San José del Cabo is 6:43 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 16 minutes later at 6:59 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:32 PM on December 1 and the latest sunset is 12 minutes later at 5:44 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in San José del Cabo during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during December, so the entire month is in standard time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:33 AM and sets 13 hours, 33 minutes later, at 8:07 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:55 AM and sets 10 hours, 43 minutes later, at 5:38 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in San José del Cabo is decreasing during December, falling from 10% to 2% over the course of the month.
For reference, on August 29, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 99% of the time, while on February 12, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in December
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in San José del Cabo is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 8.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on December 24, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.1 miles per hour, while on August 6, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.9 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during December is 9.1 miles per hour on December 25.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
San José del Cabo is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in San José del Cabo is decreasing during December, falling by 4°F, from 78°F to 74°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in December
Temperatures in San José del Cabo are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in December
The average accumulated growing degree days in San José del Cabo are rapidly increasing during December, increasing by 605°F, from 9,115°F to 9,720°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in San José del Cabo is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 4.3 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 4.1 kWh on December 19.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of San José del Cabo are 23.059 deg latitude, -109.698 deg longitude, and 89 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of San José del Cabo contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 741 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 108 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (3,320 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,864 feet).
The area within 2 miles of San José del Cabo is covered by shrubs (78%) and water (20%), within 10 miles by shrubs (43%) and water (39%), and within 50 miles by water (71%) and trees (15%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in San José del Cabo year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There is only a single weather station, Los Cabos International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of San José del Cabo.
At a distance of 11 kilometers from San José del Cabo, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and San José del Cabo according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .