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Clearwater Beach Weather in December

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In December you can expect pleasant highs of 70°F in Clearwater Beach. The sun will shine for 6 hours on average each day and it’s rarely colder than 60°F. The Gulf, with a water temperature of 66°F, might be too cold to swim in but it could still be wonderful to enjoy whilst relaxing on the amazing beaches. Conditions are ideal for getting active outside too and with only 4 rainy days on average and no chance for hurricanes, there is no need to worry about getting wet.

Around the holidays, Clearwater Beach offers some fantastic entertainment. At the Marine Aquarium they have a great Winter Wonderland. Or visit the nearby Busch Gardens for it’s Christmas Town. At the Florida Botanical Gardens they do a great job of beautifully arranging Holiday Lights all around the park. And on New Year’s Eve you will be able to watch some stunning fireworks at the Light It Up.

High and Low Temperature in December °F

Water Temperature in December °F

Current Weather Clearwater Beach

53°F overcast clouds
Local Time

Hourly 10 Days

Averages Clearwater Beach

  J F M A M J J A S O N D

High °F

66° 66° 71° 76° 80° 84° 86° 87° 85° 80° 73° 70°

Low °F

56° 57° 62° 68° 73° 78° 79° 80° 77° 71° 63° 60°

Sun

7h 7h 9h 10h 10h 9h 8h 8h 8h 8h 7h 6h

Rainy days

5 4 4 3 4 12 14 13 9 3 2 4

Water °F

64° 64° 67° 73° 78° 82° 85° 87° 85° 81° 75° 66°

Clearwater Beach Weather by Month

Best Time to Visit Clearwater Beach

Located in the subtropical climate zone, Clearwater Beach offers hot summers and mild temperatures for the rest of the year. In Winter daytime highs are around 70°F, lows are in the high 50s F and it hardly ever rains.

In spring temperatures are in the pleasant 70s F and the Gulf water has also reached swimming temperatures. In summer it gets very hot, in the mid 80s F, with the humidity making it feel even warmer. It does rain quite a bit too in summer and the peak of the hurricane season is from mid-August to September.

And finally, in fall temperatures get more pleasant in the low 80s F again, humidity and rain reduces and the water is still beautifully warm in the low 80s F. There might still be some storms passing through in fall though.

So given the really nice weather conditions all year round, it’s hard to say when the best time to visit is - maybe it’s better to flip it and say that it might NOT be the best time to visit from July until September given the rain, humidity and slight hurricane risk.

Things to know about Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach has been ranked the No. 1 beach in the United States by TripAdvisor. The beaches are wide and endless in length and uniquely white due to the sand’s origins in the mountains rather than shells from the sea. You should experience it to judge the beauty for yourself! Clearwater is a beach vacation destination that’s ideal for families. It offers lovely restaurants and bars but for more intense nightlife you should take a trip to the nearby St. Petersburg or Tampa.

Here is a short guide on what to do in Clearwater Beach without a car and further down are some tips for longer excursions.
Clearwater Beach sand sea pier sky sunrise palms buildings
Clearwater Beach gulf water pier sunset sky clouds

If you are renting a car there are so many attractions nearby- something is guaranteed for everyone!
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