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Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

A scenic shot of the Gibraltar Rock in Gibraltar
A scenic shot of the Gibraltar Rock in Gibraltar
December, the first month of the winter, in Gibraltar, is also an enjoyable month, with average temperature varying between 11°C (51.8°F) and 17°C (62.6°F).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in November - a still comfortable 17°C (62.6°F). In Gibraltar, the average low-temperature is 11°C (51.8°F).

Rainfall

In Gibraltar, in December, during 10 rainfall days, 127mm (5") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 63.5 rainfall days, and 767mm (30.2") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Gibraltar, in December, the average water temperature is 16.8°C (62.2°F).
Note: For swimming, a surface water temperature of 16.8°C (62.2°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 9.7h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

Sunshine

Months with the least sunshine are January, November and December, with an average of 6h of sunshine.

UV index

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Gibraltar. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 interpret into the following advice:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for 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.

What is the temperature in December in Gibraltar?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Gibraltar, is 17°C (62.6°F), while the average low-temperature is 11°C (51.8°F).

How much does it rain in Gibraltar in December?

In Gibraltar, Gibraltar, in December, during 10 rainfall days, 127mm (5") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the sea water temperature in December in Gibraltar?

In December, the average sea temperature is 16.8°C (62.2°F). Swimming in 16.8°C (62.2°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

What is the month with the shortest days in Gibraltar?

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 9.7h of daylight.

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

The average length of the day in December is 9.7h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Gibraltar?

Months with the least sunshine are January, November and December, with an average of 6h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in December in Gibraltar?

The average sunshine in December in Gibraltar, Gibraltar, is 6h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Gibraltar?

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index.

How high is the UV index in December in Gibraltar?

The average daily maximum UV index in December is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in December - Gibraltar, Gibraltar
  • Average high temperature in December: 17°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (29°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (16°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 11°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (21°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (10°C).

Average rainfall in December - Gibraltar, Gibraltar
  • Average rainfall in December: 127mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (152mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is July (1mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Gibraltar, Gibraltar
  • Average rainfall days in December: 10 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are January, March and December (10 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (0.5 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Gibraltar, Gibraltar
  • Average sea temperature in December: 16.8°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (23.3°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February and March (15.8°C).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Gibraltar, Gibraltar
  • Average daylight in December: 9.7h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.7h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 6h

Months with most sunshine are June, July and August (Average sunshine: 11h).
Months with least sunshine are January, November and December (Average sunshine: 6).

Average UV index in December - Gibraltar, Gibraltar
  • Average UV index in December: 2

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 10).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 2).