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South Padre Island Weather in December

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In December temperatures during day are in the low 70s F and can drop down to 57°F during the night in South Padre Island. Days are still not too short with 10 hours of daylight. The water of the Gulf of Mexico does remain relatively warm at 72°F. You might be brave enough to take a swim. Hurricane season is over and it is also a dry month with usually no more than 3 days of rain.

In terms of weather a vacation on South Padre Island in December besides enjoying the beach calls for some exploring of the Isla Blanca Park. Also very interesting could be a dolphin cruise. At the beginning of December is the Harbor Lights Festival and in case you are celebrating Christmas on South Padre Island, you will have lots of events such as a Christmas parade or the Holiday Sandcastle Village. On New Year’s Eve in South Padre Island you will find plenty of restaurants open and offering special menus.

High and Low Temperature in December °F

Water Temperature in December °F

Current Weather

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Local Time

Hourly 10 Days

Averages South Padre Island

  J F M A M J J A S O N D

High °F

69° 71° 74° 80° 84° 88° 89° 90° 89° 85° 79° 72°

Low °F

55° 57° 62° 69° 74° 78° 78° 79° 77° 73° 65° 57°

Sun

10h 11h 12h 12h 13h 13h 13h 13h 12h 11h 10h 10h

Rain Days

3 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 7 5 3 3

Water °F

70° 68° 68° 72° 79° 82° 82° 84° 84° 81° 75° 72°


South Padre Weather by Month

Best Time to visit South Padre

Weatherwise, given South Padre Island’s location in the subtropics we can recommend taking a trip there any time of the year. The months between September and February might be the most pleasant. The months from June to September are nice and hot. During that time there is a slight chance of hurricanes. In September, expect to have some rain as that is the rainy month on South Padre Island.

Winters are mild and the pleasant temperatures almost always allow you to rely on only summer clothes during the day. In winter it can get a bit cooler during the night - so do bring a light jacket if you are travelling at that time of the year.

If you like to swim in the sea, you have found the vacation destination of your dreams - the Gulf of Mexico has pleasantly warm temperatures all year round. In March South Padre Island is a popular destination for spring break - so do join in the party or choose another time to travel to South Padre Island.

South Padre Spring Break
South Padre gulf sunrise

Things to know about South Padre

South Padre Island is the top beach destination in the whole of Texas. With its over 33 miles of beaches, it’s an attractive destination for any age, any time of year! The possibilities of how to spend your time on South Padre Beach are endless- below is a summary of just a few.

South Padre Island has 3 campsites so you could try this very romantic type of accomodation.

Surfing is also big in South Padre Island and during your vacation there you might want to take some lessons too. Parasailing is a great way to get a view of the Laguna Madre Bay and the Gulf of Mexico from up above.

Always great fun for any age can be a round of mini golf, a ride on the huge water slide or go karting. Not to mention the countless shopping options. Many venues offer live music in the evenings.

Even though South Padre Island is a great vacation destination all year round, families do particularly like to visit during the summer months. During the summer there are huge fireworks every Friday and Saturday evening.

Swimming and sunbathing in the beautifully warm Gulf is of course a must when visiting South Padre Island in summer. But also in the other seasons, you won’t get bored with so many things to explore and events on offer - at The Sand Castle Days in fall for example, you will be able to observe the most unreal sculptures.

Not just humans but also animals love to come back to South Padre Island over and over again. Every year millions of birds and turtles visit when it’s getting too cold elsewhere. With over 300 species, South Padre Island is one of the best places in the world for birdwatching. Super exciting for animal lovers is also that South Padre Island is the only place in the world where you can see the endangered Atlantic ridley sea turtle. For more information check out Sea Turtle Inc.

South Padre Island offers a huge amount of restaurants for any price range. Besides the warm weather, that might be another appealing factor for many snowbirds coming to visit during winter. And you won’t get thirsty either with many bars around. Of course, it’s mainly the weather and the beach which is why spring breakers love to come here in March and April - but having one or two bars on offer might not do any harm either!

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