December Sunshine Averages for Cities in Europe

The tables below give December averages for the number of hours of sunshine at major cities throughout Europe.

The cities range from Amsterdam to Zurich and from Reykjavík to İstanbul. They are listed alphabetically and you can jump ahead to the section for Amsterdam to Kazan, Lille to Pristina and Reykjavík to Zurich.

Included in this list are Europe's national capitals plus cities with a metropolitan population of over one million people.

The month's totals are averages of historical weather data collected over a long period, in most cases 30 years.

Total December sunshine
City Hours
Amsterdam, Netherlands 51
Andorra la Vella, Andorra 109
Athens, Greece 127
Barcelona, Spain 138
Belgrade, Serbia 65
Berlin, Germany 37
Birmingham, United Kingdom 38
Brussels, Belgium 45
Bucharest, Romania 63
Budapest, Hungary 49
Chisinau, Moldova 58
Cologne, Germany 44
Copenhagen, Denmark 38
Dublin, Ireland 53
Glasgow, United Kingdom 33
Hamburg, Germany 35
Helsinki, Finland 26
İstanbul, Turkey 71
Kazan, Russia 33
Average amount of sun in December
City Hours
Lille, France 50
Lisbon, Portugal 142
Ljubljana, Slovenia 37
London, United Kingdom 46
Luxembourg, Luxembourg 43
Lyon, France 54
Madrid, Spain 124
Manchester, United Kingdom 47
Marseille, France 135
Milan, Italy 59
Minsk, Belarus 27
Monaco, Monaco 139
Moscow, Russia 19
Munich, Germany 49
Naples, Italy 105
Nice, France 139
Nizhny & Novgorod, Russia 29
Odessa, Ukraine 57
Oslo, Norway 35
Paris, France 51
Podgorica, Montenegro 107
Prague, Czech Republic 47
Pristina, Kosovo 70
Average December sun
City Hours
Reykjavík, Iceland 12
Riga, Latvia 24
Rostov-on-Don, Russia 38
Rotterdam, Netherlands 47
Saint Petersburg, Russia 13
Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina 41
Skopje, Macedonia 80
Sofia, Bulgaria 64
Stockholm, Sweden 33
Tallinn, Estonia 18
Turin, Italy 109
Vaduz, Liechtenstein 52
Valletta, Malta 155
Vienna, Austria 51
Vilnius, Lithuania 25
Zagreb, Croatia 50
Zurich, Switzerland 35

The sunshine data are provided by national meteorological agencies.

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