Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

An evening view of Edinburgh in Scotland, United Kingdom, across from the lovely Princess Street Gardens
An evening view of Edinburgh in Scotland, United Kingdom, across from the lovely Princess Street Gardens
The first month of the winter, December, is still a chilly month in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, with temperature in the range of an average low of 1.3°C (34.3°F) and an average high of 7°C (44.6°F).

Temperature

The coldest months are January and December, with an average high-temperature of 7°C (44.6°F).

Rainfall

In Edinburgh, in December, it is raining for 11.4 days, with typically 60.8mm (2.4") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Edinburgh, there are 124.2 rainfall days, and 704.3mm (27.7") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In December, the average sea temperature is 9.4°C (48.9°F). Swimming in 9.4°C (48.9°F) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 13°C (55.4°F) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 10°C (50°F) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

Daylight

The month with the shortest days in Edinburgh is December, with an average of 7.1h of daylight.

Sunshine

The month with the least sunshine is December, with an average of 1.5h of sunshine.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
The average daily UV index of 0 in December transform into the following instructions:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.

What is the coldest month in Edinburgh?

January and December, with an average high-temperature of 7°C (44.6°F), are the coldest months in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

What is the temperature in December in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, in December, the average high-temperature is 7°C (44.6°F), and the average low-temperature is 1.3°C (34.3°F).

How much does it rain in Edinburgh in December?

In Edinburgh, in December, during 11.4 rainfall days, 60.8mm (2.4") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How cold is the water in December in Edinburgh?

In December, the average sea temperature in Edinburgh is 9.4°C (48.9°F). Swimming in 9.4°C (48.9°F) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 13°C (55.4°F) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 10°C (50°F) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

What is the month with the shortest days in Edinburgh?

The month with the shortest days in Edinburgh is December, with an average of 7.1h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Edinburgh have in December?

In Edinburgh, the average length of the day in December is 7.1h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Edinburgh?

With an average of 1.5h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year in Edinburgh.

How many hours of sunshine does Edinburgh have in December?

The average sunshine in December in Edinburgh is 1.5h.

When is the lowest UV index in Edinburgh?

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0, are months with the lowest UV index in Edinburgh.

What is the UV index reading in December in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, United Kingdom, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 0. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in December - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average high temperature in December: 7°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (19.1°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are January and December (7°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 1.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (11.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (1.3°C).

Average rainfall in December - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall in December: 60.8mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (75.6mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is April (40.5mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall days in December: 11.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (12.5 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is April (8.8 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average sea temperature in December: 9.4°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (15°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (6.9°C).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average daylight in December: 7.1h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 17.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 7.1h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 1.5h

The month with most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 6.1h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1.5h).

Average UV index in December - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Average UV index in December: 0

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 0).