December weather forecast
Manchester, United Kingdom

The old and new buildings of the town hall in Manchester, United Kingdom, within the city center
The old and new buildings of the town hall in Manchester, United Kingdom, within the city center

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is also a frosty month in Manchester, United Kingdom, with an average temperature ranging between max 6.4°C (43.5°F) and min 2.6°C (36.7°F).

Temperature

In Manchester, the average high-temperature in December is practically the same as in November - a still frosty 6.4°C (43.5°F). The average low-temperature, in Manchester, is 2.6°C (36.7°F).

Humidity

The months with the highest humidity are January and December, with an average relative humidity of 89%.

Rainfall

In Manchester, during December, the rain falls for 16.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 43mm (1.69") of precipitation. In Manchester, during the entire year, the rain falls for 205.2 days and collects up to 524mm (20.63") of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through April, November and December. In Manchester, during December, snow falls for 1.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 15mm (0.59") of snow. Throughout the year, in Manchester, United Kingdom, there are 8.4 snowfall days, and 71mm (2.8") of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

With an average of 7h and 35min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 8:01 am and sunset at 3:54 pm. On the last day of December, in Manchester, sunrise is at 8:24 am and sunset at 3:59 pm GMT.

Sunshine

In December, the average sunshine is 3.6h.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index in Manchester are January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 in December 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. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What are the most humid months in Manchester?

January and December, with an average relative humidity of 89%, are most humid months in Manchester.

What is the average humidity in December in Manchester?

In Manchester, the average relative humidity in December is 89%.

How much does it rain in Manchester in December?

In Manchester, United Kingdom, during December, the rain falls for 16.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 43mm (1.69") of precipitation.

How many days does it snow in December in Manchester?

In Manchester, United Kingdom, in December, snow falls for 1.3 days, with typically accumulated 15mm (0.59") of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Manchester?

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 7h and 35min of daylight.

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

The average day length in December in Manchester is 7h and 35min.

When are sunrise and sunset in December in Manchester?

On the first day of December in Manchester, United Kingdom, sunrise is at 8:01 am and sunset at 3:54 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 8:24 am and sunset at 3:59 pm GMT.

How long on average sun shines in December in Manchester?

The average sunshine duration in December in Manchester, United Kingdom, is 3.6h.

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

The months with the lowest UV index in Manchester, United Kingdom, are January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2.

How high is the UV index in December in Manchester?

In Manchester, United Kingdom, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in December
Manchester, United Kingdom

Average temperature in December - Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Average high temperature in December: 6.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (19.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (5.7°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 2.6°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (11.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (1.5°C).

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Average pressure in December
Manchester, United Kingdom

Average pressure in December - Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Average pressure in December: 1011.8mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is May (1016.2mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is November (1009mbar).

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Average wind speed in December
Manchester, United Kingdom

Average wind speed in December - Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Average wind speed in December: 17.3km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (17.8km/h).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are June and July (12.5km/h).

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Average humidity in December
Manchester, United Kingdom

Average humidity in December - Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Average humidity in December: 89%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and December (89%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are April and May (79%).

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Average rainfall in December
Manchester, United Kingdom

Average rainfall in December - Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall in December: 43mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (67mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is April (23mm).

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Average rainfall days in December
Manchester, United Kingdom

Average rainfall days in December - Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Average rainfall days in December: 16.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (20.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (14.5 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Manchester, United Kingdom

Average snowfall in December - Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Average snowfall in December: 15mm

The month with the highest snowfall is January (24mm).
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in December
Manchester, United Kingdom

Average snowfall days in December - Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Average snowfall days in December: 1.3 days

The months with the highest number of snowfall days are January and February (2.7 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Manchester, United Kingdom

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Average daylight in December: 7h and 35min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16h and 56min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 7h and 35min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 3.6h

The month with the most sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 6.8h).
The months with the least sunshine are January and February (Average sunshine: 3.4).

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Average sunshine days in December
Manchester, United Kingdom

Average sunshine days in December - Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Average sunshine days in December: 11.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is April (12.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (6.7 days).

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Average UV index in December
Manchester, United Kingdom

Average UV index in December - Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Average UV index in December: 2

The months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 4).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in December
Manchester, United Kingdom

Average cloud cover in December - Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Average cloud cover in December: 66

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 67).
The month with the least cloud cover is April (Cloud cover 54).

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Average visibility in December
Manchester, United Kingdom

Average visibility in December - Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Average visibility in December: 8km

The months with the highest visibility are February, March, April, May, June and October (9km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, July, August, September, November and December (8km).

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