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 is the most humid month of the year in Amsterdam, which starts the cold and moist winter season. The average temperatures are in the zone of a chilly 1.7°C (35.1°F) to 6.7°C (44.1°F) as frost is common during the night.
Christmas time sees many festivities with people enduring the occasional flurries of snow. The sunlight lasts for hardly 50 hours in December, which is the darkest month of the year. A few nights drop below freezing, but Amsterdam is warmer than many of its neighboring towns due to the proximity of large water bodies.
Pack in layers, while visiting Amsterdam in December.

What is the temperature in December in Amsterdam?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Amsterdam, is 6.4°C (43.5°F), while the average low-temperature is 1.5°C (34.7°F).

What is the most humid month in Amsterdam?

December is the most humid month in Amsterdam, with an average relative humidity of 90%.

What is the average humidity in December in Amsterdam?

In Amsterdam, Netherlands, the average relative humidity in December is 90%.

How much does it rain in Amsterdam in December?

In Amsterdam, Netherlands, in December, it is raining for 13 days, with typically 76.3mm (3") of accumulated precipitation.

How many days does it snow in December in Amsterdam?

In Amsterdam, Netherlands, during December, snow falls for 5 days.

What is the water temperature in December in Amsterdam?

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

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

December is the month with the lowest UV index in Amsterdam, Netherlands, with an average UV index of 0.

What is the average UV index in December in Amsterdam?

In Amsterdam, the average UV index in December is 0.
Average temperature in December - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average high temperature in December: 6.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (22.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (5.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 1.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (12°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (0.5°C).

Average humidity in December - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average humidity in December: 90%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (90%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (76%).

Average rainfall in December - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average rainfall in December: 76.3mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (89.6mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is April (40.9mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average rainfall days in December: 13 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are October, November and December (13 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is April (9 days).

Average snowfall days in December - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average snowfall days in December: 5 days

Months with the highest number of snowfall days are January and February (6 days).
Months with the lowest number of 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).
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 shortest days is December (Average daylight: 7.8h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 1.6h

The month with most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 7.2h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1.6h).

Average UV index in December - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average UV index in December: 0

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 0).

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