Weather in December in Sweden

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

What is the weather like in Sweden in December?

The weather in Sweden in December is in general poor. December is a winter month in Sweden.

December has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from very cold in Jokkmokk with -6°C (21°F) to cold temperatures in Malmö with 5°C (40°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 1°C (34°F) in Malmö and -15°C (5°F) in Jokkmokk. It is a very cold month in some areas, so be prepared and make sure to dress up warm.

Precipitation ranges from moderate in Sveg with 31mm (1.2inch) snow/rainfall to high in Gothenburg with 95mm (3.7inch) snow/rainfall. In general it is also a dark month with an average of 32 hours of sunshine in Stockholm 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 Sweden.

Where to go in Sweden in December

Find the average weather conditions in December for the most popular destinations in Sweden 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 Sweden

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

Average weather in Stockholm

In December Stockholm generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 3°C (37°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -2°C (29°F) and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Stockholm
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
6°C / 42°F 
2°C / 36°F 
45 hours 
53mm / 2.1inch 
16 days 
poor 
3°C / 37°F 
-2°C / 29°F 
32 hours 
48mm / 1.9inch 
17 days 
poor 
January   >> January
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1°C / 34°F 
-3°C / 27°F 
45 hours 
39mm / 1.5inch 
16 days 
poor 
Climate in Stockholm

Average weather in Gothenburg

In December Gothenburg generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 4°C (39°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -0°C (32°F) and high monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Gothenburg
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
7°C / 45°F 
3°C / 37°F 
49 hours 
84mm / 3.3inch 
11 days 
poor 
4°C / 39°F 
-0°C / 32°F 
33 hours 
95mm / 3.7inch 
11 days 
poor 
January   >> January
>>  
3°C / 37°F 
-1°C / 30°F 
42 hours 
81mm / 3.2inch 
13 days 
poor 
Climate in Gothenburg

Average weather in Visby

In December Visby generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 4°C (39°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 0°C (33°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Visby
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
7°C / 45°F 
3°C / 37°F 
43 hours 
63mm / 2.5inch 
poor 
4°C / 39°F 
0°C / 33°F 
32 hours 
59mm / 2.3inch 
poor 
January   >> January
>>  
2°C / 36°F 
-2°C / 28°F 
38 hours 
48mm / 1.9inch 
poor 
Climate in Visby

Average weather in Malmö

In December Malmö generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 5°C (40°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 1°C (34°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Malmö
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
8°C / 46°F 
4°C / 38°F 
55 hours 
63mm / 2.5inch 
15 days 
poor 
5°C / 40°F 
1°C / 34°F 
32 hours 
71mm / 2.8inch 
16 days 
poor 
January   >> January
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3°C / 37°F 
-1°C / 30°F 
45 hours 
59mm / 2.3inch 
17 days 
poor 
Climate in Malmö

Average weather in Simrishamn

In December Simrishamn generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 5°C (40°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 1°C (33°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Simrishamn
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
8°C / 46°F 
4°C / 38°F 
48 hours 
53mm / 2.1inch 
16 days 
poor 
5°C / 40°F 
1°C / 33°F 
32 hours 
44mm / 1.7inch 
16 days 
poor 
January   >> January
>>  
3°C / 37°F 
-1°C / 30°F 
34 hours 
38mm / 1.5inch 
16 days 
poor 
Climate in Simrishamn

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

Is December the best time to go to Sweden?

In our opinion December is not the best time to visit Sweden with commonly poor weather in Stockholm.

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

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