Weather in December in India

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in December in India. Is this month a good time to go to India? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in India in December?

The weather in India in December ranges from poor to perfect depending on the destination. It is a winter month.

During December in India, the temperature ranges from low in Leh with 2°C (36°F) to very high temperatures in Mangalore with 33°C (92°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 22°C (71°F) in Mangalore and -12°C (11°F) in Leh.

Precipitation in December ranges from almost non in Rajkot with an average of 0.4mm (0inch) rainfall to heavy in Chennai with 174mm (6.9inch). It is the driest month of the year in New Delhi. It is also generally a sunny month with an average of 221 hours of sunshine in New Delhi during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in India.

Where to go in India in December

Find the average weather conditions in December for the most popular destinations in India on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in India

What is the weather like in December for the 5 most popular destinations in India?

Average weather in New Delhi

In December New Delhi generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 23°C (73°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 8°C (47°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

New Delhi
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
28°C / 82°F 
13°C / 55°F 
249 hours 
8mm / 0.3inch 
1 days 
23°C / 73°F 
8°C / 47°F 
221 hours 
7mm / 0.3inch 
1 day 
January   >> January
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21°C / 69°F 
8°C / 46°F 
219 hours 
21mm / 0.8inch 
2 days 
Climate in New Delhi

Average weather in Bangalore

In December Bangalore generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 27°C (80°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 16°C (61°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Bangalore
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
27°C / 81°F 
18°C / 64°F 
195 hours 
49mm / 1.9inch 
4 days 
27°C / 80°F 
16°C / 61°F 
212 hours 
17mm / 0.7inch 
2 days 
January   >> January
>>  
28°C / 82°F 
16°C / 61°F 
265 hours 
2mm / 0.1inch 
0 days 
Climate in Bangalore

Average weather in Jaipur

In December Jaipur generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 25°C (76°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 10°C (49°F) and almost non monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Jaipur
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
29°C / 84°F 
14°C / 57°F 
3mm / 0.1inch 
0 days 
25°C / 76°F 
10°C / 49°F 
4mm / 0.2inch 
0 days 
January   >> January
>>  
23°C / 73°F 
9°C / 47°F 
7mm / 0.3inch 
1 days 
Climate in Jaipur

Average weather in Chennai

In December Chennai generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (84°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Chennai
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
30°C / 86°F 
23°C / 73°F 
263 hours 
403mm / 16inch 
12 days 
poor 
29°C / 84°F 
22°C / 72°F 
210 hours 
174mm / 6.9inch 
6 days 
January   >> January
>>  
29°C / 85°F 
21°C / 70°F 
230 hours 
26mm / 1inch 
1 days 
Climate in Chennai

Average weather in Mumbai

In December Mumbai generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (90°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 21°C (70°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Mumbai
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
34°C / 92°F 
23°C / 73°F 
246 hours 
16mm / 0.6inch 
1 day 
32°C / 90°F 
21°C / 70°F 
253 hours 
5mm / 0.2inch 
0 days 
January   >> January
>>  
30°C / 86°F 
19°C / 66°F 
270 hours 
0.6mm / 0inch 
0 days 
Climate in Mumbai

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in India.

Is December the best time to go to India?

In our opinion December is one of the best times to visit India with commonly perfect weather in New Delhi. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

On average the best time to visit India is in January, February, March, October, November and December with generally perfect weather in New Delhi. The worst months are May, June, July and August that can have poor weather conditions.

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