St Andrews weather in December (Fife, United Kingdom)

How is the weather in St Andrews in December? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

In December, St Andrews generally has low temperatures and moderate rainfall. December is a winter month. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 9°C (show in °F), while night temperatures can drop to 3°C.

St Andrews in December usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 78 mm (show in inches) for the month. Typically around 16 days of rainfall is expected.

The area experiences limited sunny days, amounting to roughly 45 hours of sunshine. This makes it perfect for those who lean towards cooler, cloudier settings rather than intense sunlit days

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, December may not be the ideal month to visit St Andrews. July and August typically offer the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, January, February, March 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 St Andrews climate page with graphs.


St Andrews, monthly averages in December

Show in Fahrenheit
Min Temperature 3.3°C  
Max Temperature 8.5°C  
Chance of Rain 55%  
Precipitation 78 mm  
Rainy days 16 days  
Sunshine 45 hours *  
Percentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Dundee, Scotland (17 KM, 10 Miles).

Where to go in the United Kingdom in December

Find out more about the weather in the United Kingdom 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 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So, what should you wear in St Andrews in December?

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 in December.

Outdoor sports

Interested in more climate information?

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