Puerto Rico Weather in December

Averages By Month

Heading to Puerto Rico in December you can expect beautifully warm beach vacation weather with highs of 84°F. The sun shines for 7 hours each and every day and you might never want to get out of the beautifully warm sea with its water temperature of 81°F. Even at night you will be able to enjoy your dinner and drinks outside without having to worry about ever getting too cold as lows rarely drop below 73°F. The official rainy season is over but as Puerto Rico is in the tropics, there will surely be tropical afternoon rain showers with 20 rainy days on average in December. The south gets the least of the rain with the north of the island and the mountains attracting the most rain. Hurricane season is over though.

During the afternoon rain showers, check out some of the fantastic local museums and especially around the holidays there are endless events on offer. A must see is the Christmas lights in the Old Town of San Juan. And finish off the year practicing some of the Puerto Rican New Years Eve Traditions.

High and Low Temperature in December °F

Water Temperature in December °F

Current Weather Puerto Rico

77°F few clouds
Local Time

Hourly 10 Days

Averages Puerto Rico

  J F M A M J J A S O N D

High °F

83° 84° 85° 86° 88° 89° 89° 89° 89° 88° 86° 84°

Low °F

72° 72° 73° 74° 76° 78° 78° 78° 78° 77° 75° 73°


8h 8h 9h 9h 9h 9h 9h 9h 8h 7h 7h 7h

Rainy days

18 14 12 13 16 14 19 19 17 18 20 20

Water °F

79° 79° 79° 79° 81° 82° 82° 84° 84° 84° 82° 81°

Puerto Rico Weather by Month

Best Time to Visit Puerto Rico

Given its tropical climate Puerto Rico is a beautifully warm place to visit any time of the year. The least rainy months are March and April and as such, probably the best time weatherwise for a beach vacation. From May until August the waves are the highest> and the conditions are ideal for surfers.

If you are planning to visit the Rio Camuy Cave Park or the El yunque rainforest, it’s best to choose some of the drier months, like February, March, April or June. In terms of the least crowded time of year, November and May are the best choices. The peak hurricane months are August and September.

Things to know about Puerto Rico

The insular area of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean impresses with its beautiful and quiet bays, a lively capital city and a huge amount of nature and greenery. Here is a guide of what to explore on this stunning island.
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