Weather in Outer Hebrides, United Kingdom in December

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Visiting Outer Hebrides, United Kingdom in December

December has average maximum temperatures of 8°C (46°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 14.7% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with very little sunshine. There are only 1.0 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 2.9cm (1.1inches) making it very dry with only very occasional light showers. There are 25.1 days with some rainfall, so although many days have some rainfall the rain is sparse and light on those days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Outer Hebrides. Sea temperatures are a cold 13°C (55°F). December is too cold for swimming in Outer Hebrides for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting Outer Hebrides in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

Also consider one of our other suggestions for December.

Can you sunbathe in Outer Hebrides in December?

No, December is not a good time for sunbathing in Outer Hebrides.

December has average maximum temperatures of 8°C (46°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 14.7% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with very little sunshine. There are only 1.0 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 2.9cm (1.1inches) making it very dry with only very occasional light showers. There are 25.1 days with some rainfall, so although many days have some rainfall the rain is sparse and light on those days.

More about December temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Outer Hebrides in December?

No, December is too cold for swimming in Outer Hebrides for any length of time, with the sea water at 13°C (55°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about December sea temperatures.

Is December a good time to holiday in Outer Hebrides?

No, December is not a good time for a holiday in Outer Hebrides.

December has average maximum temperatures of 8°C (46°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 14.7% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with very little sunshine. There are only 1.0 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 2.9cm (1.1inches) making it very dry with only very occasional light showers. There are 25.1 days with some rainfall, so although many days have some rainfall the rain is sparse and light on those days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Outer Hebrides. Sea temperatures are a cold 13°C (55°F). December is too cold for swimming in Outer Hebrides for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the December temperatures and sunshine.

Is Outer Hebrides warm in December?

No, Outer Hebrides is too cold for sunbathing in December.

The average maximum temperature in Outer Hebrides in December is 8°C (46°F). The average maximum temperature is 10°C (49°) in the previous month and 7°C (45°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Outer Hebrides in December is 5°C (41°F). The average temperature is 7°C (45°F) in the previous month and 5°C (41°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Outer Hebrides in December?

The average day light hours per day in Outer Hebrides in December are 6.6. The sunshine percentage is 14.7% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with very little sunshine. There are only 1.0 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Outer Hebrides in December

The average maximum temperature in Outer Hebrides in December is 8°C (46°F). The average maximum temperature is 10°C (49°F) in the previous month and 7°C (45°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Outer Hebrides in December is 5°C (41°F). The average temperature is 7°C (45°F) in the previous month and 5°C (41°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Outer Hebrides in December is 2°C (36°F). The minimum temperature is 5°C (40°F) in the previous month and 3°C (38°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Outer Hebrides in December

During December the average day light hours are 6.6 per day in Outer Hebrides. The sunshine percentage is 14.7% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with very little sunshine. There are only 1.0 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Outer Hebrides in December is typically 0.2 during December. An ultraviolet index reading of 0 to 2 indicates low danger from the sun's UV rays for the average person. Most people will be able to spend several hours in the sun with out a problem, however unprotected skin risks burning in less than 1 hour. Wear sunglasses on bright days. Only those that burn easily will need to apply sunscreen. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Outer Hebrides in December

The average sea water temperature in Outer Hebrides in December is 12.7°C (54.9°F) which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit.

Rainfall in Outer Hebrides in December

The average total rainfall in Outer Hebrides in December is 2.9cm (1.1inches) and on average there are 25.1 rainy days in December making it a very wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Outer Hebrides in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Outer Hebrides in December is 5°C (42°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 7°C (45°F) in the previous month and 5°C (5°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Outer Hebrides in December is typically 92%. The maximum relative humidity is 91.8% in the previous month and 91.1% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Outer Hebrides in December is typically 83.3%. The average relative humidity is 83.1% in the previous month and 83.3% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Outer Hebrides in December

The average maximum wind speed in Outer Hebrides in December is typically 44KM/H (27MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 41KM/H (25MPH) in the previous month and 44KM/H (27MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Outer Hebrides in December is typically 26KM/H (16MPH). The average wind speed is 24KM/H (15MPH) in the previous month and 27KM/H (17MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Outer Hebrides in December is from the West-Southwest.

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