December Weather in Scotland:
Average Temperature, Rainfall and Sunshine

The data here summarize the normal December weather conditions for Scotland. The tables list average daily high and low temperatures, total rainfall and hours of sunshine for December.

The weather averages are given for the country as a whole, and also broken down into three regions.

Western Scotland covers the land from Dumfries and Galloway, north to Argyll and Bute. It includes Glasgow and the Isle of Mull.

Eastern Scotland ranges from Scottish Borders in the south to Aberdeenshire in the north. Major cities in the area include Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh.

Northern Scotland covers the Highlands along with Inverness. It also takes in the Orkney, Shetland and Outer Hebrides Islands.

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


Average December temperatures
High °F Low °F Region High °C Low °C
42 32 Scotland 6 0
43 33 Western Scotland 6 1
41 31 Eastern Scotland 5 -1
42 32 Northern Scotland 5 0


Average monthly precipitation in December
Days Region Inches Milli­metres
17 Scotland 6.4 164
18 Western Scotland 7.5 190
15 Eastern Scotland 4.5 116
19 Northern Scotland 7.2 182


Total December sun
Region Hours
Scotland 30
Western Scotland 34
Eastern Scotland 36
Northern Scotland 23
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