Orkney Weather in December

What's the weather like in Orkney (Scotland) in December 2022?

The climate in Orkney during December can be summarized as cool and damp.

December is in the winter in Orkney and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 7°C (44°F), whilst at night 2°C (36°F) is normal.

Orkney weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 6.7°C 44.1°F
Nightly temperature 2.3°C 36.1°F
Average temperature 4.5°C 40.1°F
Daily sunshine 0.9 hrs
Avg rainfall 109 mm 4.3 ins
Rainy days 25 days
Sea temperature 9.5°C 49.1°F
Humidity 88%
Windspeed 27.7kph 17 mph

On average December is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Orkney with around 109mm 4.3 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 25 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 0.9 hours of sunshine per day.

December temperatures in Orkney

Orkney average temperature in December

December rainfall

Orkney average rain in December

December hourly sunshine

Orkney 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 Orkney in December 2022.

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Orkney weather stats

Orkney weather statistics
Hottest month: August 15.3°C 59.5°F
Driest month: May 49mm 1.9ins
Sunniest month: April 5hrs
Coldest month: February 5.9°C 42.6°F
Wettest month: November 119mm 4.7ins
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