December Weather in England and Wales:
Average Temperature, Rainfall and Sunshine

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The normal December weather conditions for England and Wales are summarized below. The tables list average daily high and low temperatures, total rainfall and hours of sunshine for December.

These measures of climate are averages of data collected at weather stations from 1981 to 2010.

The weather averages are given for the entire countries, and also broken down into six regions.

Southeast England ranges from London southwards and covers England's south coast from Bournemouth to Margate. Southwest England and Wales includes Cornwall, Devon and southern Wales.

Eastern England is the land lying northeast of London. It includes Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and the cities of Cambridge and Norwich. Midlands corresponds to West and East Midlands, except Lincolnshire.

Northeast England includes Yorkshire and the Humber and the Lincolnshire portion of East Midlands. Northwest England and Wales covers from northern Wales up England's west coast to the Scottish border, taking in the cities of Liverpool, Manchester and Carlisle.

Temperature

Average December temperatures
High °F Low °F Region High °C Low °C
45 35 England 7 2
45 35 Wales 7 2
46 36 Southeast England 8 2
46 36 Southwest England & Wales 8 2
45 35 Eastern England 7 2
44 34 Midlands 7 1
44 34 Northeast England 6 1
44 34 Northwest England & Wales 7 1

Rainfall

Average monthly precipitation in December
Days Region Inches Millimetres
13 England 3.4   87
16 Wales 6.5 166
12 Southeast England 3.3   84
16 Southwest England & Wales 5.7 144
11 Eastern England 2.1   54
12 Midlands 3.1   79
12 Northeast England 2.9   75
16 Northwest England & Wales 5.7 145

Sunshine

Total December sun
Region Hours
England 47
Wales 42
Southeast England 51
Southwest England & Wales 48
Eastern England 50
Midlands 45
Northeast England 46
Northwest England & Wales 41
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