Shetland Weather in December

What's the weather like in Shetland (Scotland) in December 2023?

The climate in Shetland during December can be summarized as cool and wet.

December is in the winter in Shetland and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 6°C (43°F), whilst at night 2°C (35°F) is normal.

Shetland weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 6.1°C 43°F
Nightly temperature 1.9°C 35.4°F
Average temperature 4°C 39.2°F
Daily sunshine 0.6 hrs
Avg rainfall 135 mm 5.3 ins
Rainy days 26 days
Sea temperature 9.1°C 48.3°F
Humidity 89%
Windspeed 30kph 19 mph

On average December is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Shetland with around 135mm 5.3 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 26 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 0.6 hours of sunshine per day.

December temperatures in Shetland

Shetland average temperature in December

December rainfall

Shetland average rain in December

December hourly sunshine

Shetland 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 Shetland in December 2023.

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Shetland weather stats

Shetland weather statistics
Hottest month: August 14.2°C 57.6°F
Driest month: June 59mm 2.3ins
Sunniest month: April 4.9hrs
Coldest month: February 5.2°C 41.4°F
Wettest month: November 140mm 5.5ins
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