December weather forecast and climate
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bicycles parked on a bridge on river Amstel in Amsterdam, Netherlands, overlooking beautiful banks and distant city buildings
Bicycles parked on a bridge on river Amstel in Amsterdam, Netherlands, overlooking beautiful banks and distant city buildings
December, the first month of the winter, in Amsterdam, is also a frosty month, with average temperature varying between 6.8°C (44.2°F) and 3.8°C (38.8°F).

Temperature

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

Humidity

With an average relative humidity of 86%, December is the most humid month.

Rainfall

In Amsterdam, in December, it is raining for 18.2 days, with typically 54mm (2.13") of accumulated precipitation. In Amsterdam, during the entire year, the rain falls for 189.3 days and collects up to 510mm (20.08") of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Amsterdam, Netherlands, are January through March, November and December. In Amsterdam, in December, during 2.6 snowfall days, 13mm (0.51") of snow is typically accumulated. In Amsterdam, during the entire year, snow falls for 11 days, and aggregates up to 54mm (2.13") of snow.

Sea temperature

In December, the average sea temperature is 9.4°C (48.9°F).
Note: Swimming in 9.4°C (48.9°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.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

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

UV index

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 interpret into the following advice:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in December in Amsterdam?

In December, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, the average high-temperature is 6.8°C (44.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 3.8°C (38.8°F).

What is the most humid month in Amsterdam?

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

What is the average humidity in December in Amsterdam?

The average relative humidity in December in Amsterdam is 86%.

How much does it rain in Amsterdam in December?

In Amsterdam, during December, the rain falls for 18.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 54mm (2.13") of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Amsterdam in December?

In Amsterdam, during December, snow falls for 2.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 13mm (0.51") of snow.

What is the water temperature in December in Amsterdam?

In Amsterdam, Netherlands, in December, the average water temperature is 9.4°C (48.9°F). Swimming in 9.4°C (48.9°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 Amsterdam?

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

How many hours of daylight does Amsterdam have in December?

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

What is the month with the least sunshine in Amsterdam?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Amsterdam have in December?

In December, the average sunshine in Amsterdam, Netherlands, is 3.5h.

When is 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 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

What is the UV index reading in December in Amsterdam?

In Amsterdam, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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).

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).

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).

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%).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).