December weather forecast and climate
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bicycles parked on a bridge on river Amstel in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Bicycles parked on a bridge on river Amstel in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is also a frosty month in Amsterdam, Netherlands, with average temperature ranging between max 6.8°C (44.2°F) and min 3.8°C (38.8°F).

Temperature

In Amsterdam, Netherlands, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in November - a still chilly 6.8°C (44.2°F). The average low-temperature, in December, is 3.8°C (38.8°F).

Humidity

December is the most humid month in Amsterdam, with an average relative humidity of 86%.

Rainfall

In Amsterdam, during December, the rain falls for 18.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 54mm (2.13") of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Amsterdam, there are 189.3 rainfall days, and 510mm (20.08") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through March, November and December. In Amsterdam, in December, during 2.6 snowfall days, 13mm (0.51") of snow is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Amsterdam, there are 11 snowfall days, and 54mm (2.13") of snow is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Amsterdam, Netherlands,, the average water temperature is 9.4°C (48.9°F).
Note: 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

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 7.8h of daylight.

Sunshine

December has the least sunshine of the year in Amsterdam, with an average of 3.5h of sunshine.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Amsterdam are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 in December 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the most humid month in Amsterdam?

The most humid month is December, with an average relative humidity of 86%.

What is the average humidity in December in Amsterdam?

The average relative humidity in December is 86%.

How many days does it rain in December in Amsterdam?

In December, in Amsterdam, the rain falls for 18.2 days. Throughout December, 54mm (2.13") of precipitation is accumulated.

How many days does it snow in December in Amsterdam?

In December, in Amsterdam, it is snowing for 2.6 days. Throughout December, 13mm (0.51") of snow is accumulated.

How cold is the water in December in Amsterdam?

In Amsterdam, in December, the average water temperature is 9.4°C (48.9°F). Swimming in 9.4°C (48.9°F) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 10°C (50°F) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

What is the month with the shortest days in Amsterdam?

December has the shortest days of the year in Amsterdam, with an average of 7.8h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Amsterdam have in December?

The average length of the day in December in Amsterdam, Netherlands, is 7.8h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Amsterdam?

The month with the least sunshine in Amsterdam is December, with an average of 3.5h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in December in Amsterdam?

The average sunshine in December in Amsterdam, Netherlands, is 3.5h.

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

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

What is the UV index intensity in December in Amsterdam?

In Amsterdam, Netherlands, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in December
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Average temperature in December - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average high temperature in December: 6.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (21.6°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (5.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 3.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (15°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (2°C).

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Average pressure in December
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Average pressure in December - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average pressure in December: 1014.3mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is September (1016.8mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is November (1011.2mbar).

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Average wind speed in December
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Average wind speed in December - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average wind speed in December: 20.4km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is December (20.4km/h).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (13.2km/h).

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Average humidity in December
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Average humidity in December - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average humidity in December: 86%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (86%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (75%).

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Average rainfall in December
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Average rainfall in December - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average rainfall in December: 54mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (55mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is April (18mm).

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Average rainfall days in December
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Average rainfall days in December - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average rainfall days in December: 18.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (18.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is April (12.2 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Average snowfall in December - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average snowfall in December: 13mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (22mm).
Months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in December
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Average snowfall days in December - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average snowfall days in December: 2.6 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (3.8 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in December
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Average sea temperature in December - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average sea temperature in December: 9.4°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (18.3°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January and February (6.4°C).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average daylight in December: 7.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16.7h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 7.8h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 3.5h

Months with the most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 9.7h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 3.5h).

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Average sunshine days in December
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Average sunshine days in December - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average sunshine days in December: 8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is March (15.1 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is December (8 days).

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Average UV index in December
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Average UV index in December - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average UV index in December: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in December
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Average cloud cover in December - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average cloud cover in December: 66

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 66).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 40).

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Average visibility in December
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Average visibility in December - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average visibility in December: 9km

Months with the highest visibility are April, June and August (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, May, July, September, October, November and December (9km).

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