Average December Precipitation in the United Kingdom





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during December at cities and towns in the United Kingdom.

Each place has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets this month and for the normal amount of precipitation. The calculation of days only includes the days when precipitation totalled at least one millimetre (0.04 inches).

The month's total precipitation is an average of weather data collected from 1981 to 2010.

In December, the entire UK averages 13 days of rain or snow, totalling 87 millimetres (3.4 inches).

You can jump to a separate table for: Southern England, Northern England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Southern England

Average monthly precipitation in December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Birmingham 2.5 64
10 Cambridge 1.8 46
12 Eastbourne 3.6 91
13 Exeter 4.1 103
11 Ipswich 2.0 52
10 London 2.1 53
12 Lowestoft 2.2 56
16 Newquay 4.4 112
11 Oxford 2.5 63
18 Princetown, Dartmoor Park 9.3 237

Northern England

December averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
14 Blackpool 3.7 95
11 Grimsby 2.0 52
17 Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales 6.8 172
14 Manchester 3.2 81
12 Newcastle 2.2 57
14 Penrith 4.1 105
13 Sheffield 3.4 87

Wales

Average amount of rain and snow in December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
15 Aberporth 3.8 96
17 Aberystwyth 5.3 135
14 Cardiff 4.9 125
15 Tenby 4.8 123
15 Valley, Anglesey 3.6 91

Scotland

Precipitation totals for December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Aberdeen 3.1 80
11 Dundee 2.4 62
11 Edinburgh 2.5 65
12 Forres 2.0 51
16 Glasgow 5.3 135
19 Kirkwall, Orkney Islands 4.2 108
22 Lerwick, Shetland Islands 5.6 143
18 Oban 6.9 174
20 Stornoway, Outer Hebrides 5.1 130
19 Tiree, Inner Hebrides 5.2 132

Northern Ireland

Total precipitation during December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
13 Armagh 3.0 77
14 Belfast 3.1 79
16 Londonderry 4.0 101
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