December weather forecast and climate
Paris, France

The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France viewed from River Seine, with a ship sailing across
The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France viewed from River Seine, with a ship sailing across
December marks the official onset of winter in Paris. It is characterized by low temperatures and dark, long, and icy nights. The first major snow begins to fall from the second week of December. Snow is minimal and does not layer up and begins to thaw away after a few days of falling. Frost at night is common in Paris and is experienced throughout the season.
The temperatures range between 3°C (37.4°F) and 8°C (46.4°F). At night temperatures read 0°C (32°F) or even lower depending on the blowing wind. Most activities withdraw from outdoors, even as the festivities approach.
In December, Paris receives the highest precipitation of the year. Falling for an average of fifteen days during the month, the precipitation scale measures a high 25.4mm (1") monthly average.
The average sunshine hours remain steady at two per day, heating the days mildly under the cold weather.
Most tourists leave Paris for warmer places due to freezing weather. The crowds in the city become fewer and more manageable in winter. Christmas celebrations get underway in December, and the city remains brightly lit most nights. The brave join the night celebrations and enjoy the breathtaking night lights of Paris and Eiffel Tower.

What is the temperature in December in Paris?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Paris, France, is 7.5°C (45.5°F), while the average low-temperature is 3.4°C (38.1°F).

How many days does it rain in December in Paris?

In Paris, in December, it is raining for 10.7 days, with typically 58.7mm (2.3") of accumulated precipitation.
Average temperature in December - Paris, France
  • Average high temperature in December: 7.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (25.2°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (7.2°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 3.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (15.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (2.7°C).

Average rainfall in December - Paris, France
  • Average rainfall in December: 58.7mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (65mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is August (43mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Paris, France
  • Average rainfall days in December: 10.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (10.7 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is August (6.9 days).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Paris, France
  • Average daylight in December: 8.3h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16.1h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.3h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 1.7h

Months with most sunshine are July and August (Average sunshine: 6.8h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1.7h).

Average UV index in December - Paris, France
  • Average UV index in December: 1

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 1).

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