Weather in Scotland in december 2021

Below, you have access to the weather forecast for the month of december for most popular cities in Scotland. These datas are statistics for the month of december from weather reports for over 10 years. The percentage indicates the possibility of having the weather indicated.

Average weather in december in Edinburgh

very bad weather 12.9cm

Weather at 6am
40°F

CloudyCloudy
41% of time

Partly Cloudy

28%

Clear/Sunny

21%

Fog

8%

Weather at 12pm
41°F

CloudyCloudy
43% of time

Partly Cloudy

26%

Clear/Sunny

25%

Fog

4%

Weather at 6pm
40°F

CloudyCloudy
41% of time

Partly Cloudy

23%

Clear/Sunny

23%

Fog

11%

Weather at 3am
40°F

Partly Cloudy

29%

Cloudy

25%

Clear/Sunny

20%

Moderate rain at times

10%

More information about the weather in Edinburgh in december


Where to go in Scotland in december?

Where to go in Scotland in december: destination map

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Where should you go in Scotland in december when it comes to the weather?

Remember:
The climate in Scotland in december is very bad across the board.

The entire Scottish territory lies in the heart of winter. In addition to the well-established cold and the incessant rains that characterize the climate of all the localities, some cities also face abundant snowfall. Even if the intensity and frequency of these precipitations differ from place to place, the weather in Scotland throughout December is far from ideal.

Scottish East Coast throughout December

Climate conditions in the eastern part of the country are expressed through cold temperatures, varying from 1° C to 6 C during the day. However, the more the locality is to the south, the more the values indicated on the thermometer approach zero. Furthermore, it is still possible to take advantage of the relatively weak rains - the sun continues to brighten the days one after the other.

Scottish West Coast throughout December

Rainy days define the weather throughout December in Scotland, along the western coast of the country. In addition, the temperatures are sometimes very cool as in the southwest, in Oban, or relatively mild as on the side of Skye. Still, climatic conditions are not suitable for outdoor activities, except for thrill-seekers off the beaten track.

Central Scotland throughout December

With daytime temperatures around 4° C at the best hours of the day, the climate in Scotland throughout December is characterized by a very cool atmosphere that requires the wearing of comfortable clothes. Due to the showers that can occur at all times - in the morning, in the afternoon and during the night - the weather is really rather mediocre.

Northern and Shetland Islands throughout December

Snow is most abundant in the north of the country. Indeed, the freshness of the temperatures and the sea breezes favor the formation of the flakes that characterize the mornings - equally so on the side of Thurso, as in the Shetland islands. Moreover, the climatic conditions are rather bad because the rest of the day is often rainy.



Climate in Scotland in december

Climate in Edinburgh in december

In december, the mean temperature in Edinburgh is 41°F (maximum temperature is 43°F and minimum temperature is 40°F). The climate is quite cold around this city in this month. Bring warm clothes! With 1.4in over 8 days, rainfall can happen for your trip. But this is rather moderate and you will not be too bothered by it.

December
Average temperature 41°F
Highest temperature 43°F
Lowest temperature 40°F
Sea temperature 50°F
Rainfall 1.4in
Number of days with rainfall 8 day(s)
(26%)
Humidity 90%
Daily sunshine hours 6
Cloud cover 56%
Length of day 07:01
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Edinburgh in december

Climate in Glasgow in december

In december, the mean temperature in Glasgow is 41°F (maximum temperature is 43°F and minimum temperature is 40°F). The climate is rather cold in this city in december. Do not forget to take with you warm clothes! With 3.1in over 14 days, rain may occur during your trip. But this is pretty moderate and it will not be continuous.

December
Average temperature 41°F
Highest temperature 43°F
Lowest temperature 40°F
Sea temperature 50°F
Rainfall 3.1in
Number of days with rainfall 14 day(s)
(45%)
Humidity 92%
Daily sunshine hours 5
Cloud cover 66%
Length of day 07:02
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Glasgow in december

Climate in Aberdeen in december

In december, maximum temperature is 45°F and minimum temperature is 41°F (for an average temperature of 43°F). The climate is quite cold in this city in the month of december. Plan to cover you well! With 1.2in over 8 days, rainfall can happen during your stay. But this is pretty reasonably and it is only of temporary showers.

December
Average temperature 43°F
Highest temperature 45°F
Lowest temperature 41°F
Sea temperature 49°F
Rainfall 1.2in
Number of days with rainfall 8 day(s)
(25%)
Humidity 86%
Daily sunshine hours 6
Cloud cover 50%
Length of day 06:44
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Aberdeen in december

Climate in Dundee in december

In the month of december, maximum temperature is 43°F and minimum temperature is 38°F (for an average temperature of 40°F). The climate is quite cold there in december. Plan a sweater! With 0.7in over 4 days, rain may occur for your vacations. But this is reasonably and you will not be too bothered by it.

December
Average temperature 40°F
Highest temperature 43°F
Lowest temperature 38°F
Sea temperature 49°F
Rainfall 0.7in
Number of days with rainfall 4 day(s)
(11%)
Humidity 91%
Daily sunshine hours 5
Cloud cover 54%
Length of day 06:53
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Dundee in december

Climate in Shetland islands in december

In the month of december, the mean temperature in Shetland islands is 47°F (maximum temperature is 47°F and minimum temperature is 45°F). The climate is quite cold around this city in december. Do not forget to cover yourself! With 0.8in over 4 days, rain may occur throughout your journey. But this is rather reasonably and you will not be too bothered by it.
With a bad weather, december is not recommended month to go there in Scotland.

December
Average temperature 47°F
Highest temperature 47°F
Lowest temperature 45°F
Sea temperature 50°F
Rainfall 0.8in
Number of days with rainfall 4 day(s)
(14%)
Humidity 76%
Daily sunshine hours 3
Cloud cover 69%
Length of day 05:46
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Shetland islands in december

All cities in Scotland in december

Edinburgh in decembervery bad weather
Glasgow in decembervery bad weather
Aberdeen in decembervery bad weather
Dundee in decembervery bad weather
Shetland islands in decembervery bad weather
Inverness in decembervery bad weather
Loch Ness Lake in decembervery bad weather
Oban in decembervery bad weather
Perth in decembervery bad weather
Skye in decemberbad weather
Thurso in decembervery bad weather
Anstruther in decembervery bad weather
Arbroath in decembervery bad weather
Ardrossan in decembervery bad weather
Aviemore in decembervery bad weather
Ayr in decembervery bad weather
Blairgowrie in decembervery bad weather
Bo'ness in decembervery bad weather
Brora in decembervery bad weather
Buckie in decembervery bad weather
Burntisland in decembervery bad weather
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Weather data for Scotland in december:

Weather data for Scotland in december is derived from an average of the weather forecast since 2009 in Scotland. There is a margin of error and these forecasts are to be considered as general information only. The weather in Scotland can vary slightly from year to year, but these predictions should limit surprises. So you can pack your bags and check when is the best time to go to Scotland.


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