So for those who want to wait to travel until December rather than their normal summer holiday locations, a slew of new countries may be on the cards for sunseekers.
The best 10 hot winter holiday destinations to visit this winter
Cancun: Average December temperature – 30.4C
Cancun is a Mexican city on the Yucatán Peninsula bordering the Caribbean Sea.
The city gets very hot in May, reaching 37.5C, with the dry season beginning in December with temperatures of 30.4C.
Dominican Republic: Average December temperature – 29.6C
The Dominican Republic is a popular spot for visitors in December.
Average rainfall also falls during this time of the year.
Early summer is the most popular time of the year to visit this country.