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Visiting Italy in December

December has average maximum temperatures of 14°C (57°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 45.3% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.2 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 2.6cm (1.0inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Italy. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (60°F). December is too cold for swimming in Italy for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting Italy 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 Italy in December?

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

December has average maximum temperatures of 14°C (57°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 45.3% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.2 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 2.6cm (1.0inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

More about December temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Italy in December?

No, December is too cold for swimming in Italy for any length of time, with the sea water at 16°C (60°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about December sea temperatures.

Is December a good time to holiday in Italy?

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

December has average maximum temperatures of 14°C (57°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 45.3% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.2 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 2.6cm (1.0inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Italy. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (60°F). December is too cold for swimming in Italy for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the December temperatures and sunshine.

Is Italy warm in December?

No, Italy is too cold for sunbathing in December.

The average maximum temperature in Italy in December is 14°C (57°F). The average maximum temperature is 18°C (64°) in the previous month and 13°C (55°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Italy in December is 11°C (51°F). The average temperature is 14°C (58°F) in the previous month and 10°C (49°F) in the next month.

More info about the December temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Italy in December?

The average day light hours per day in Italy in December are 9.3. The sunshine percentage is 45.3% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.2 hours of sunshine per day.

More about December sunshine.

Temperature in Italy in December

The average maximum temperature in Italy in December is 14°C (57°F). The average maximum temperature is 18°C (64°F) in the previous month and 13°C (55°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Italy in December is 11°C (51°F). The average temperature is 14°C (58°F) in the previous month and 10°C (49°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Italy in December is 8°C (46°F). The minimum temperature is 11°C (53°F) in the previous month and 7°C (44°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Italy in December

During December the average day light hours are 9.3 per day in Italy. The sunshine percentage is 45.3% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.2 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Italy in December is typically 1.7 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 Italy in December

The average sea water temperature in Italy in December is 15.7°C (60.3°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in Italy in December

The average total rainfall in Italy in December is 2.6cm (1.0inches) and on average there are 11.3 rainy days in December making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Italy in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Italy in December is 9°C (48°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 8°C (8°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Italy in December is typically 87.1%. The maximum relative humidity is 89.4% in the previous month and 88.3% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Italy in December is typically 73.8%. The average relative humidity is 76.2% in the previous month and 75.7% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Italy in December

The average maximum wind speed in Italy in December is typically 25KM/H (16MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 25KM/H (16MPH) in the previous month and 25KM/H (16MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Italy in December is typically 14KM/H (9MPH). The average wind speed is 14KM/H (9MPH) in the previous month and 14KM/H (9MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Italy in December is from the West.

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