Tórshavn
Faroe Islands
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

A view of Tórshavn city in the Faroe Islands set on the mountain slopes and the shores of the beautiful harbor
A view of Tórshavn city in the Faroe Islands set on the mountain slopes and the shores of the beautiful harbor
December, the first month of the winter, in Tórshavn, is still a chilly month, with average temperature varying between 2.1°C (35.8°F) and 6.2°C (43.2°F).

Temperature

In Tórshavn, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in November - a still chilly 6.2°C (43.2°F). The average low-temperature, in Tórshavn, is 2.1°C (35.8°F).

Humidity

Months with the highest humidity are January, July through October and December, with an average relative humidity of 90%.

Rainfall

In Tórshavn, it is raining for 22 days, with typically 135.3mm (5.3") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 210 rainfall days, and 1326.6mm (52.2") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In December, the average sea temperature is 8.2°C (46.8°F). At temperatures below 10°C (50°F), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 13°C (55.4°F) is not comfortable.

Daylight

With an average of 5.3h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Tórshavn.

Sunshine

With an average of 0.2h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year in Tórshavn.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
The daily maximum UV index of 0 interpret into the following advice:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects.

What is the temperature in December in Tórshavn?

In December, in Tórshavn, the average high-temperature is 6.2°C (43.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 2.1°C (35.8°F).

What is the most humid month in Tórshavn?

January, July through October and December, with an average relative humidity of 90%, are most humid months in Tórshavn.

What is the average humidity in December in Tórshavn?

The average relative humidity in December in Tórshavn is 90%.

How much does it rain in Tórshavn in December?

In Tórshavn, during December, the rain falls for 22 days and regularly aggregates up to 135.3mm (5.3") of precipitation.

How cold is the water in December in Tórshavn?

In Tórshavn, the average seawater temperature in December is 8.2°C (46.8°F). Swimming in 8.2°C (46.8°F) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 13°C (55.4°F) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 10°C (50°F) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

What is the month with the shortest days in Tórshavn?

The month with the shortest days in Tórshavn is December, with an average of 5.3h of daylight.

What is the average length of the day in December in Tórshavn?

In Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, the average length of the day in December is 5.3h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Tórshavn?

December has the least sunshine of the year in Tórshavn, with an average of 0.2h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Tórshavn have in December?

The average sunshine in December is 0.2h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Tórshavn?

Months with the lowest UV index in Tórshavn are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0.

How high is the UV index in December in Tórshavn?

The average daily maximum UV index in December in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, is 0. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in December - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Average high temperature in December: 6.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (13.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (5.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 2.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (9.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (1.3°C).

Average humidity in December - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Average humidity in December: 90%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January, July, August, September, October and December (90%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (87%).

Average rainfall in December - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Average rainfall in December: 135.3mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (157.7mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is June (57.5mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Average rainfall days in December: 22 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are January, October and December (22 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is June (12 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Average sea temperature in December: 8.2°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (11.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (7.2°C).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Average daylight in December: 5.3h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 19.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 5.3h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 0.2h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 4.2h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 0.2h).

Average UV index in December - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Average UV index in December: 0

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 4).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 0).