December weather forecast
Marseille, France

St. Jean Castle and the Cathedral de la Major, in the port of Marseille in France
St. Jean Castle and the Cathedral de la Major, in the port of Marseille in France

Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter in Marseille, is still a cool month, with an average temperature varying between 7.4°C (45.3°F) and 11.5°C (52.7°F).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature slightly decreases from a mild 14.6°C (58.3°F) in November to a cool 11.5°C (52.7°F). In December, in Marseille, the average low-temperature is 7.4°C (45.3°F).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in December in Marseille is 74%.

Rainfall

In Marseille, during December, the rain falls for 8.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 33mm (1.3") of precipitation. In Marseille, during the entire year, the rain falls for 106.6 days and collects up to 428mm (16.85") of precipitation.

Snowfall

In Marseille, snow does not fall in January, April through December.

Sea temperature

In Marseille, in December, the average water temperature is 15.4°C (59.7°F).
Note: For swimming, a surface water temperature of 15.4°C (59.7°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

Daylight

With an average of 9h and 2min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 07:50 and sunset at 17:04. On the last day of December, in Marseille, sunrise is at 08:10 and sunset at 17:12 CET.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in December in Marseille is 6.2h.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index in Marseille are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium health hazard from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 3 in December interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in December in Marseille?

In December, in Marseille, France, the average high-temperature is 11.5°C (52.7°F), and the average low-temperature is 7.4°C (45.3°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'apparent temperature'), which combines relative humidity and air temperature, in August is computed to be 29°C (84.2°F).

What is the average humidity in December in Marseille?

In December, the average relative humidity in Marseille is 74%.

How much does it rain in Marseille in December?

In December, in Marseille, France, the rain falls for 8.7 days. Throughout December, 33mm (1.3") of precipitation is accumulated.

When it does not snow in Marseille?

January, April through December are months without snowfall in Marseille, France.

How cold is the water in December in Marseille?

In Marseille, France, the average seawater temperature in December is 15.4°C (59.7°F). For most, swimming in 15.4°C (59.7°F) is not an enjoyable activity. Furthermore, controlling your breathing becomes progressively more difficult as the water temperature decreases from 21°C (69.8°F) to 15°C (59°F).

What is the month with the shortest days in Marseille?

The month with the shortest days in Marseille, France, is December, with an average of 9h and 2min of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Marseille have in December?

In December, the average day length in Marseille, France, is 9h and 2min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in December in Marseille?

In December, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 07:50 and sunset at 17:04. On the last day of the month, in Marseille, sunrise is at 08:10 and sunset at 17:12 CET.

How long on average sun shines in December in Marseille?

In Marseille, France, the average sunshine duration in December is 6.2h.

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

The months with the lowest UV index in Marseille are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 3.

What is the UV index reading in December in Marseille?

In Marseille, France, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate vulnerability from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in December
Marseille, France

Average temperature in December - Marseille, France
  • Average high temperature in December: 11.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (27.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (10.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 7.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (20.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (6.1°C).

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Average pressure in December
Marseille, France

Average pressure in December - Marseille, France
  • Average pressure in December: 1019.3mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is December (1019.3mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is November (1014.2mbar).

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Average wind speed in December
Marseille, France

Average wind speed in December - Marseille, France
  • Average wind speed in December: 20.1km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (21.5km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (14.6km/h).

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Average humidity in December
Marseille, France

Average humidity in December - Marseille, France
  • Average humidity in December: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is November (75%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (63%).

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Average rainfall in December
Marseille, France

Average rainfall in December - Marseille, France
  • Average rainfall in December: 33mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (77mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (12mm).

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Average rainfall days in December
Marseille, France

Average rainfall days in December - Marseille, France
  • Average rainfall days in December: 8.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (12.2 days).
The month with the least rainy days is July (4.8 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Marseille, France

Average snowfall in December - Marseille, France
  • Average snowfall in December: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (2mm).
The months with the least snowfall are January, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in December
Marseille, France

Average snowfall days in December - Marseille, France
  • Average snowfall days in December: 0.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (0.8 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in December
Marseille, France

Average sea temperature in December - Marseille, France
  • Average sea temperature in December: 15.4°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August and September (21.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (12.9°C).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Marseille, France

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Marseille, France
  • Average daylight in December: 9h and 2min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 20min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 2min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 6h and 12min

The months with the most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 12h and 6min).
The months with the least sunshine are January and November (Average sunshine: 6h and 6min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Marseille, France

Average sunshine days in December - Marseille, France
  • Average sunshine days in December: 20.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is July (24.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (16.3 days).

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Average UV index in December
Marseille, France

Average UV index in December - Marseille, France
  • Average UV index in December: 3

The months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 3).

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Average cloud cover in December
Marseille, France

Average cloud cover in December - Marseille, France
  • Average cloud cover in December: 31

The month with the most cloud cover is November (Cloud cover 34).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 10).

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Average visibility in December
Marseille, France

Average visibility in December - Marseille, France
  • Average visibility in December: 10km

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).

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