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Lithuania weather in December

Planning a getaway to Lithuania this December and curious about the weather you should prepare for? Discover all the vital details you need on this page, solving your puzzle:

What is the weather like in Lithuania in December?

December in Lithuania generally has temperatures that range from very cold to cold, with moderate precipitation. In December, it is winter.

The average maximum daytime temperatures vary from very cold in Ignalina at 1°C to cold in Nida at 5°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 1°C in Nida and -4°C in Ignalina. In many areas in Lithuania, December brings with it chilling temperatures. When visiting these parts during this time, it's of utmost importance to be ready. Choose clothing that is both layered and insulating to combat the cold effectively.

In December, precipitation varies across different areas. From moderate snow/rainfall in Joniškis with an average of 47 mm to moderate snow/rainfall in Pervalka with 91 mm. Most areas see fewer sunny days, with a projection of about 25 hours of sunshine in Vilnius. This reduced sunlight makes it ideal for those who prefer dimmer, overcast conditions over bright sunny days.

For a closer look at December's conditions in Lithuania, see the map below. For a more detailed look at Lithuania's yearly weather, check out our Lithuania climate page.

Where to go in Lithuania in December

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

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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).

Popular destinations in Lithuania

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

Average weather in Vilnius

In December Vilnius generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 1°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -4°C and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Vilnius
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly snow/rainfall precipitationSnow/rainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
5°C 
0°C 
33 hours 
52 mm 
18 days 
poor 
1°C 
-4°C 
25 hours 
57 mm 
21 days 
poor 
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-0°C 
-6°C 
36 hours 
55 mm 
19 days 
poor 
Climate in Vilnius

Average weather in Palanga

In December Palanga generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 4°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -0°C and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Palanga
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly snow/rainfall precipitationSnow/rainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
7°C 
3°C 
42 hours 
73 mm 
19 days 
poor 
4°C 
-0°C 
31 hours 
73 mm 
20 days 
poor 
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2°C 
-3°C 
33 hours 
65 mm 
19 days 
poor 
Climate in Palanga

Average weather in Druskininkai

In December Druskininkai generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 2°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -3°C and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Druskininkai
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
precipitationMonthly snow/rainfall precipitationSnow/rainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
6°C 
1°C 
48 mm 
17 days 
poor 
2°C 
-3°C 
53 mm 
19 days 
poor 
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1°C 
-5°C 
48 mm 
18 days 
poor 
Climate in Druskininkai

Average weather in Klaipėda

In December Klaipėda generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 4°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -0°C and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Klaipėda
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly snow/rainfall precipitationSnow/rainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
7°C 
3°C 
42 hours 
78 mm 
19 days 
poor 
4°C 
-0°C 
31 hours 
76 mm 
20 days 
poor 
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2°C 
-3°C 
33 hours 
68 mm 
19 days 
poor 
Climate in Klaipėda

Average weather in Nida

In December Nida generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 5°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 1°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Nida
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
8°C 
5°C 
42 hours 
101 mm 
18 days 
poor 
5°C 
1°C 
31 hours 
88 mm 
19 days 
poor 
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3°C 
-1°C 
33 hours 
72 mm 
18 days 
poor 
Climate in Nida

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

Is December the best time to visit Lithuania?

In our opinion, December may not be the ideal time to visit Lithuania due to the typically poor weather in Vilnius.

Generally speaking, the best visiting conditions can be found in June, July and August offering mostly perfect weather in Vilnius. On the other hand, the months of January, February, March, November and December tend to have poor weather conditions.

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