Kyoto Weather in December

What's the weather like in Kyoto (Kyōto) in December 2023?

The climate in Kyoto during December can be summarized as cool and reasonably dry.

December is in the winter in Kyoto and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 9°C (47°F), whilst at night 1°C (33°F) is normal.

Kyoto weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 8.5°C 47.3°F
Nightly temperature 0.5°C 32.9°F
Average temperature 4.5°C 40.1°F
Daily sunshine 4 hrs
Avg rainfall 65 mm 2.5 ins
Rainy days 19 days
Sea temperature 17°C 62.6°F
Humidity 75%
Windspeed 10.8kph 7 mph

On average December is the driest month of the year in Kyoto with around 65mm 2.5 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 19 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4 hours of sunshine per day.

December temperatures in Kyoto

Kyoto average temperature in December

December rainfall

Kyoto average rain in December

December hourly sunshine

Kyoto average rain in December

The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in Kyoto in December 2023.

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Kyoto weather stats

Kyoto weather statistics
Hottest month: August 30°C 86°F
Driest month: December 65mm 2.6ins
Sunniest month: May 6.5hrs
Coldest month: January 5.5°C 41.9°F
Wettest month: June 228mm 9ins
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