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Hamburg weather in December (Hansestadt Hamburg, Germany)

What can you expect from the weather in Hamburg during December? This guide provides all the details you need.

Temperatures

In December, Hamburg generally has low temperatures and moderate rainfall. December is a winter month. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 6°C. But by evening, they drop to around 1°C.

Precipitation

Hamburg in December usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 71 mm for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 17 days.

Average sunshine

The area experiences limited sunny days, amounting to roughly 38 hours of sunshine. This makes it perfect for those who lean towards cooler, cloudier settings rather than intense sunlit days

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, December may not be the ideal month to visit Hamburg. June, July, August and September typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, January, February, March, November and December tend to have less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Hamburg climate page with graphs.

 

Hamburg, monthly averages in December

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 1°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 6°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 56%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 71 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 17 days  
HumidityHumidity 89%  
WindspeedWindspeed 18 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 38 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Germany in December

Find out more about the weather in Germany and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

Wear a base layer in cold weather; this is the #1 thing you can do to increase your overall body temperature.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Swimming
4/10
Cycling
3/10
Walking
3/10
Camping
4/10
Outdoor sports
3/10

Interested in more climate information?

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