London weather in December (Greater London, United Kingdom)

Curious about the December weather in London? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.

In December, London generally has low temperatures and moderate rainfall. December is a winter month. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 9°C. But by evening, they drop to around 3°C.

London in December usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 63 mm for the month. When we look at the climate data from the last 30 years, we can expect around 16 days of rain.

The city usually sees around 54 hours of sunlight, indicating fewer sunny days.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, December may not be the ideal month to visit London. June, July, August and September typically offer the best circumstances. While January, February and December tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

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

 

London, monthly averages in December

Min Temperature 3°C  
Max Temperature 9°C  
Chance of Rain 54%  
Precipitation 63 mm  
Rainy days 16 days  
Humidity 81%  
Windspeed 14 km/h  
Sunshine 54 hours  
Percentage Sunshine 21%  

Where to go in the United Kingdom in December

Find out more about the weather in the United Kingdom in December and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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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 London in December?

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 in December.

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

Interested in more climate information?

Weather and Climate provides you with all the information you need about the climate in London.

Our site offers climate and forecast data for every country in the world. Are you going to the United Kingdom? On this website you can find historical weather averages for many cities in the United Kingdom. Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which recommends destinations that suit your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.