Stockholm weather in December (Stockholm county, Sweden)

What can you expect from the weather in Stockholm during December? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

In December, Stockholm generally has low temperatures and moderate snow/rainfall. December falls within the winter season. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 3°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate -2°C. The month is chilly, so ensure you're equipped and dress warmly. Preparation becomes key in these temperatures.

Stockholm in December usually receives moderate snow/rainfall, averaging around 51 mm for the month. When we look at the climate data from the last 30 years, we can expect around 17 days of snow/rain.

The area experiences limited sunny days, amounting to roughly 32 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 Stockholm. June, July and August 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 Stockholm climate page with graphs.

 

Stockholm, monthly averages in December

Min TemperatureMin Temperature -2°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 3°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 4°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 58%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 51 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 17 days  
HumidityHumidity 78%  
WindspeedWindspeed 11 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 32 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Sweden in December

Find out more about the weather in Sweden 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 Stockholm in December?

Wear a base layer in cold weather; this is the #1 thing you can do to increase your overall body temperature. With a water temperature of around 4°C there is no need to bring your swimwear.

What To Do

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

Swimming
4/10
Cycling
3/10
Walking
3/10
Camping
1/10
Outdoor sports
3/10

Interested in more climate information?

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