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Arklow weather in December (Wicklow County, Ireland)

Planning a trip to Arklow in December? This guide provides all the details you need.

Temperatures

In December, Arklow typically experiences low temperatures and moderate rainfall. December falls within the winter season. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 10°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 5°C.

Precipitation

Arklow in December usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 94 mm for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 18 days.

Average sunshine

The area sees fewer sunny days, with a projection of about 54 hours of sunshine. This reduced sunlight makes it ideal for those who prefer cooler, overcast conditions over bright sunny days.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, December may not be the ideal month to visit Arklow. July and August typically offer the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, January, February, November and December tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

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

 

Arklow, monthly averages in December

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 5°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 10°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 59%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 94 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 18 days  
HumidityHumidity 82% *  
SunshineSunshine 54 hours *  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine 28% *  
* Data from: Rosslare, Ireland (62 KM, 38 Miles).

Where to go in Ireland in December

Find out more about the weather in Ireland and which places have the best travel 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 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
4/10
Walking
4/10
Camping
4/10
Outdoor sports
4/10

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